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Joined: Apr 2013

Hi All,

I am new to the board have been lurking but never posted before.  I was diagnosed in December of 2011 with colon cancer stage 1 but then found out it had spread to lung and liver so went to stage IV.   I have had 5 surgeries and 13 chemo treatments in the last 15 months.  My last surgery was Feb 4th of this year on both lungs to remove tumors, 10 in the left and 4 in the right.  Just had a CT scan last week and had hoped that things were clean for awhile.  I found out today there is something suspicious in my right lung and on my liver.  I am so disappointed...have to have a PET scan on Monday and will see the Dr. again next Wednesday.  Our plan may be more chemo at this time.  The surgery on my lungs was a tough surgery and I don't think I am ready for more at this time.  I read your stories and messages everyday and they give me hope.  Thanks for reading my message.


Annabelle41415's picture
Posts: 4563
Joined: Feb 2009

Welcome to the board but sorry that you didn't get better news.  Have you ever thought about getting a second opinion for your treatments.  Wishing you the best.


Posts: 1170
Joined: Sep 2012

Welcome. I'm glad you decided to share your story. Please let us know which course of treatment you decide. Best of luck with it all.


Posts: 2192
Joined: Oct 2011

I am sorry about your news but glad you introduced yourself.As you have already found out this is a very supportive community. Now that we know you we can really support you regarless of the issue.

YoVita's picture
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Joined: Mar 2010

But you probably already know that from your former lurker status - I was a lurker for 2 years before my first post.  I'm sorry you're dealing with some bad news.  I second the opinion about a second opinion :) Maybe there are some other options for you.  Good luck with your decision and treatment.

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