I had MRI on Thursday. When I was diagnosed with colon cancer on 1/8, they did a CT scan and said that I had an undefined mass on the left lobe of my liver and a spot on my right lobe. When the surgeon removed my tumor on 1/14 he said he got a good look at the liver and the mass on the left lobe appeared to be something similar to veracois veins; an entangled mass of veins and nothing more. The Oncologist called me yesterday and said that the MRI report stated that I had multiple lesions throughout my liver - 15 but didn't indicate that it was mets. Today she called and said that it was definately mets. She said it was inoperable, that radiation wasn't an option because of the risk of hepatitis and chemo was the only option and it was not curable. I am absolutely blown away. I asked her what happened to the mass of entangled veins and she said it wasn't there. Where did it go?! She wants to get a port in as soon as possible and start chemo right away. My Oncologist is at St. Lukes Hospital in St Louis and I have a friend who's husband is a doctor. When I spoke to her tonight she mentioned that about 10 years ago a girl she went to HS with lived in Cleveland and was diagnosed with colon cancer. They went in to do the surgery and found it in her liver also, closed her back up and told her to get her affairs in order. She went to Siteman's Cancer Center and they told her they would probably put her thru hell but she would make it thru this. She is still okay today. My immediate plan is to contact Sitemans in the morning. I am beside myself. I'm a single mom with 2 young girls (10 and 12) an older daughter (28) and I'm not ready to leave any of them. Any words of hope from anyone?