Surgeon1, I don't know you, but as with all those who have responded, I love you all! The overwhelmingly positive responses have done so much to buoy our thoughts. Thank you, and please keep in touch. We will be needing your positive thoughts as we face this crisis in the near future!!!Ive been a surgeon over 30 years specializing in cancer! And the survival rates of colorectal cancer
has improved each year! With neoadjuvent chemotherapy and radiation we are able to down stage almost all rectal cancers so surgery is much more successful. Now with the addition of new biological
drugs we have dramatically altered this disease!
I can't emphasize to much how keeping the faith and a positive attitude are so important. Each step in the treatment is one more hurtle and your way to full recovery! I have several thousand cancer survivors in my practice and they are my heroes, I look forward to adding you to that list!