Back in middle of January I was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer that has spread to a 3inch tumor in the lower center of my liver between the lobes. The tumor had piched off the bile ducts, and my liver was draining into my blood stream instead of where it normally goes in small intestine.
I had exterior drain tube put in immediately to help my liver, and have been on chemo treatments since Jan 15. Been working at my job through this, but its hard with chemo fatique for sure. Not much Cub time either
Tumor in liver has shrunk 40% but last Cat scan showed the rate of shrinkage has slowed up alot. It is typical in my disease and causes concern because such a large amount of liver may need to be cut out. There are new and successful options for treating large tumors that can be determined inoperable on the liver.http://www.mdnews.com/news/2013_02/brea ... rgery.aspx
In 2 weeks I am going to Madison, WI at University Hosital to meet with a leader in some of the new treatment options.
I have a long way to go on this, and need to stay positive in my outlook
Thank-you for reading this, I have needed a few months for this to sink in before I opened up about it.
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