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Need Some Positive Thoughts and Prayers

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Joined: Mar 2007

First let me thank each one of you. I have spent the better part of the last 2 days going over the prior posts and tried to educate myself about this disease for my Father. We found out on Tuesday that he has adenocarinoma and yesterday we got the news that the cancer on his tongue was gone. He had a follow-up surgery last week to remove a 3cmX1cm area in order to acheive a clear margin. Well, there were no cancer cells present. The doctor gave him a 97% cured rate.
So on to battle #2... I am requesting some positive thoughts or prayers for my Dad as he is scheduled for a CT scan tomorrow morning at 9:00 am. We are praying that the cancer is contained to the colon. The lesion was 2cms and moderately differentiated so I do not know if that means it is likely to have spread or not. Any insight would be great.
Thanks to all of you for helping and making me feel so welcome. I am hoping to introduce my Dad to this website in a few weeks after he gets through the initial shock.
God Bless.

KathiM's picture
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Joined: Aug 2005

First, for the tongue, one of my patented ......



Next...you all know the drill, the beast CAN BE beaten. I can understand the feeling...if you read my page...I STARTED with stage III rectal cancer, then, a PET scan for that found unrelated, primary site breast cancer....within 6 months of finishing chemo...back I was...

Big, strong, healing, fighting vibes to dad and you!!!!

Hugs, Kathi

vinny3's picture
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Joined: Jun 2006

Hi Paula,

As I recall your father's colon cancer was located at the base of a polyp. That makes the chances good that it has not spread and likely Stage 1. I think there may be quite a variation of opinion as to whether or not chemo and radiation are in order. I would make sure your father gets an opinion from other doctors, especially an oncologist. You can also get more information about standard treatments at the website of the National Cancer Institute (www.cancer.gov). I would ask the surgeon why the delay. It may be because of the procedure on his mouth and allowing healing as there will be monkeying around with his mouth for the anesthesia for his colon surgery.

We are praying for you and your father. He is very lucky to have you looking out for him.


Monicaemilia's picture
Posts: 455
Joined: Nov 2006

You got them. It sounds like your dad is in great hands (especially with you by his side). Monica

Posts: 544
Joined: Jun 2004

Hi Paula,
It's wonderful news that your father's tongue cancer is gone!
I'm sending positive thoughts your way for a good CT scan.
Take care,

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