Jan 16, 2012 - 3:43 pm
Hi there - my husband (39) has just been diagnosed with Stage 2 anal cancer (squamous cell carcinoma, HPV mediated). Luckily it hasn't spread. He will start 6 weeks of treatment on Thur, and have a Picc line inserted tomorrow. I've been reading a lot about this horribly decease this past week - which ironically was the third year anniversary of since I had a hysterectomy because I had cervical cancer due to HPV!). So we've had this decease a little too close to our lives. But we are ready to keep fighting!
My question to you is - what is your best advice/suggestion to me as his wife, mother of our two kids (11 and 5) to support my husband best possible during this ordeal? What can I expect? I know we are all different and react differently, but I'd nevertheless greatly appreciate your insights and experiences as I believe this will help us as a family.