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, bronchial cavity, ribs)
Major Ops: 6/ RFA: 3 /bronchoscopies: 8
Pelvic radiation: 5 wks. Bronchial radiation—brachytheray: 3 treatments
Chemo Rounds (career):136
Current Chemo Cocktail: Xeloda & Erbitux & Irinotecan biweekly
Current Cocktail; On the Wagon (mostly)
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.