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metastatic adenocarcinoma -small intestine from uterine cancer

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Joined: Dec 2011

My heart has broken as I'm sure many of you have felt when dealing with cancer.
A woman that I love DEARLY has recently been told that she has metastatic adenocarcinoma.
Her plight began with colon cancer nine years ago which was successfully resected. Four years ago, she underwent a hysterectomy due to uterine cancer. Both cancers were low grade level one and no one ever expected any complications.
Over the past few months, she started to lose weight and to not feel well. After endless visits to ER, family doctor, etc. we were able to get a cat scan and a surgeon to explain what was going on. She was told that she has a tumor in the mesentry of the small intestine and that the cancer has spread but is contained currently in the small intestine. She had relief surgery performed to bypass the tumor, but since has had complications and has not begun chemotherapy as of yet.
All who love her are deeply terrified, and unsure about what to expect. I'm looking for anyone who has had a similar situation, and who could tell me about there experience, their recovery, treatment, and how they are doing not only physically but mentally as well. I'm hoping to hear that this is something that you can live with, and that the spread and effects can be stopped, although at this point the oncologist has literally only given us five minutes of his time. We are in Toronto Canada and if anyone has a referral to a doctor they have dealt with that would also be greatly appreciated. Any and all help will be accepted and cherished. I hope you all find peace and that God is with all of you.

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Joined: Jan 2012

I am so sorry that your love is going through this yet again. I have not yet been in the position of you or her, as I have just begun my journey with cancer and am still in the first run with this terrible disease. I do want to express my condolences but also to insist that cancer is unpredictable and poorly understood and each individual is unique and beautiful and capable of beating down the ugliness of this disease. She has beat it before and can beat it again. Was the adenocarcinoma of the uterus or colon for this relapse? That will probably dictate course of action. I wish you all strength and courage and hope in the face of this continuing journey. No matter what cards your dealt, there is a stategy for beating the dealer. Even bluffing counts for something.

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