May 24, 2013 - 12:08 am
Yesterday my father who is 55 got diagnosed with colon cancer.
He will be getting a scan on the 28th to see if it has metastasized to other organs.
He has been having symptoms (blood in stool on a few occasions, thin stools and light abdominal pains) over a period of more than 6 months now.
The doctor told us that the tumour is partially wrapped around the lower part of the colon near the rectum.
He told us that he would be preemtively removing lymph nodes and he will also be removing part of the intestine.
I am very scared that this might be an advanced form of this cancer although I am not a Dr and cannot say before having the scan results.
My father is my best friend, business partner and we spend most our time togerther.
I just lost my grand father to whom I was very close to last december and can't bear the though of loosing my dad to.
We have been having a very though time financially recently and now I am feeling very depressed and overwhelmed.
Can some of you answer some of my questions and possibly give me some tips on how to deal with all of this?
Is the fact that the cancer is wrapped around the colon something to be concerned about?
What can we do to slow the cancer down and give him the best chances possible?
Will my father be able to travel with me during his treatments (this was his wish)?
Thanks you all and i'm greatfull that this community exist.