My husband had emergency surgery. We had no idea he had colon cancer. Had been to a different hospital the week before and they determined his issue was gall bladder, sent him home with pain pills. One week to the day I called for an ambulance. Cat scan showed mass which had totally blocked of his colon. Surgery was totally successful with removing mass that was colon cancer. He now has a colostomy which they say will be reversed in 3-4 months. Follow up with surgeon says will definately be reversable and that is great news. My husband is actually fine with the colostomy, certainly better than the "option". During surgery they removed and tested 13 lymph nodes and only one tested as positive. The cancer mass is removed, the lymph node is removed. Pet scan results were clear, no cancer "cells" anywhere. Our delima is...chemo is recommended for stage 3 cancer however the pet scan is clear, the one bad lymph node is gone, he is in exceptional health...exercises, works, no issues. No medication, nothing. So...should he go through with the chemo which will have side effects or should we simply continue life as normal with eatting correctly, exercising, etc.View Thread
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