He went into surgery on oct 25, 2018 hoping to remove his sigmoid region of his colon with a few lymph nodes, only to find that the cancer has spread throughout his abdomin. The only information we were given is that the cancer has spread and that now it’s in stage 4... His heart and liver are yet to be affected by this disease. Hoping to get treatment ASAP.
My husband was only 22 turning 23 years old within days when he got diagnosed with colon cancer a few weeks back, early September. His blood work always came back normal. The only abnormal thing was the excruciating pain he was experiencing. Diagnosis took a long time because he had no family history and because of his young age. Atter being diagnosed with metastasis, at least stage 3 based on results from CT and PET scans, the doctors didn’t do anything. There was no sense of urgency. There was no immediate treatment plan. Surgery was what they told us was the best option, only to be scheduled a month after being diagnosed after we urged them to start something... On the surgery table, they discovered the cancer has spread... This was all at Kaiser Permenente in Seattle. We left his life in the hands of his oncologist, to whom we asked for any refferals if they can treat him anytime sooner only to be told “we are trying our best to fit you in”, “even if you get into any other hospital it will take a while before they get you started”. I’m wondering if this is normal or is this how we’re being treated because we are young. I have an aunty who got treated right away after being diagnosed...I’ve heard many stories from close friends of their family’s with cancer being treated right away... everything feels so unfair because he such a great guy and deserves more that this...
Moderator's note :
we have combined your first 2 posts here so you have your own topic
- Best Wishes
Colon Club Moderator's Committee