I just wanted to add to the idea of stress being a huge contributing factor, if not the root cause, to cancer. When i was first DX,they told me that they estimated my tumor had been forming basically for about 8-10 years. Of course, I thought back to around that time and was in fact going through a ton of personal, financial, emotional and work related stresses. Very dark times indeed. Of course, there's no way to know for sure, but my gut instinct is there is some correlation at least,even if it was just a prolonged weakening of my body's own immune system. Just something to think about.
By the glory, by the grace, by the strength of God, I will be made whole.
Aug 3, 18-colonoscopy, 5cm mass 12cm from AV rectal cancer
Aug 17-CT,chest and pelvis
CEA-.99-likely not a good marker
Clinical DX-T2/T3n1 -3cm mass, 13.5 from AV-might be colon? - let surgeon make determination
Sept 10-14 radiation
Sept 25-CR lap surgery, temp loop ileostomy
Oct 2-path stage pT1N0M0-no chemo recommended
Jan 8-stoma takedown