I was diagnosed with rectal cancer about 2 years ago. I went through the radiation, chemo and surgery. I had my first annual CT scan a couple of weeks ago and it was discovered that the cancer had come back and metasticized into multiple nodules in my lungs. I was given a 5 year survival rate of approximately 13%. No surgery or radiation is going to be done at this point. Just chemo.
Has anyone out there had rectal cancer metasticise into their lungs or other organs? How was it treated and how are you doing?
I would very much welcome any positive feedback from anyone who has gone through this kind of cancer. I feel like I've been given a death sentence and frankly, I'm pretty scared. I don't mind admitting that, especially on this site. I'm sure some of you have been in my place and hopefully, have beaten it. Hoping to hear from you.