Re: Husband diagnosed with rectal cancer
You have to be your hubby's chearleader in the weeks and months ahead. From what you are saying it appears the cancer has not spread to other part of the body and that is good. My BIL had a similar diagnosis and treatment, and by the time the chemo & radiation treatments had been finalized, the tumor mass had been killed and shrunk to nothing, but then still the surgeon has to do his thing, but you do adjust to the bag. The good news about rectal cancer is that it is slow growing. Now, if you want to count your blessings, do a web search for "glioblastoma" cancer cells, i.e. brain tumor. This is a cancer that you do not want to face and count your lucky stars that you are not dealing with it. I have spent many a night at 2 websites that deal with this disease, and the outcome for many suffers is not good. This fast growing cancer often results in death and the survival rate beyond 5 years is extemely small. My MIL died from this disease and she prayed contantly for her son's survival, and her prayers were answered. Just today the newspapers are reporting the survival rate for colin cancer has increased signifcantly these past years! So keep looking for good news, come hear often for advise-- this website has the best contributors to be found on the net and keep working for that happier day that will come! Peace-- you and your husband are in my prayers. PcTech
Last edited by PCTECH01; 10-15-2007 at 12:39 PM.
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