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Cancer: Rectal & Anal board

Hi Sam:
Welcome to the boards. Sorry about the circumstances. My numbness STILL persists off and on over 1 1/2 years after treatment. It's the Eloxatin (oxaliplatin) that causes it. Small price to pay though. Radiation will help to kill the tumor along with the chemo, but bottom line is you STILL need to have the left over tumor with margins removed. They also remove some lymph nodes surrounding the tumor to help stage you, so you know the possibility of it micro metastasizing-- spreading to other areas, but still too little to be detected by their tests. I know it's scary, but lean on us. We have all been thru so much, and can offer you A LOT of information and comfort.

How far up is the tumor in your rectum (or from the anal verge)? Remember, the radiation you are going through will not only help kill the tumor, but also give the colorectal surgeon more room to reconnect you, and hopefully have you avoid a permenant bag. You will likely have a temp ileostomy-- your small intestine will be brought through an opening in you abdomen to the right of your navel, and a changeable bag attached to collect waste. If you end up with a permenant colostomy... again, just an adjustment, but not the end of the world.

I am a 32 year old male stage 3C Rectal Cancer Survivor, and however I can help, would be happy to do it. YOU WILL GET THROUGH THIS! :)

Warm Regards,
CancerDad :angel: