Aug 02, 2013 - 2:24 pm
My dad 74 years old was diagnosed with Colon Cancer of Signet ring type in Mar - 2013. The staging was III B . He had a colon resection surgery on April - 2013. His recovery from the surgery was very slow. He could not go to Chemo . With intense prayers he slowly started recovering. Yesterday the doctor did a colonscopy and found that the cancer has come back. We were devastated on hearing this. The oncologist said that signet cell is a rare type of cancer and has higher relapse rates.
The oncologist is recommending a second surgery and have a colostum bag attached. Any help on the options would be great. My dad lives in Bangalore, India
On reading on the net I get information that the signet cells originate else where. So after the second surgery there is no guarentee that it will not show up again in the intestine.
Any suggestions help would be great at this point of time.