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Old 02-17-2008, 01:38 PM   #3
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Re: Stage 3 colon cancer ...how can this be?

They say it is not in any other organs nor in the bones. She had a multitude
of tests including a Pet Scan. How the Oncologist described it was
" in the rectum, a bit north, into the sigmoid colon and most likely thru
the colon wall with a few lymph nodes affected "
Everything I've read says this is a slow growing cancer so I don't understand
how she can have such a large mass after having a colonoscopy just 3 years ago. I believe they said it was a squamous cell cancer...which I thought just
had to do with skin cancer...but guess not. They want to do chemo & radiation first before the surgery to shrink the tumor.