I don't know. Just before my surgeon put me under for my first surgery, he mentioned that he "just finished building a new rectum for another guy." I'm sure he was talking about more than just a j-pouch, which is what he gave me. I probably have a third of my rectum left. I've never heard of a rectal transplant, but I think based on what he said that some kind of total reconstruction surgery is possible.
Dx: 3/09, Stage 4 RC
Recurrences: (ongoing, lung)
Major Ops: 5/ RFA: 3 /bronchoscopies: 2
Chemo Rounds (career):123
Current Chemo Cocktail: Xeloda & Erbitux biweekly
Current Cocktail; Bombay Gin & tonic
Bicycle miles post-dx 10,477
Motto: Live your life like it's going to be a long one, because it just might, and then you'll be glad you did.