I am a bit of a long time looker, but first time poster. I am a 41 year old Mum and was diagnosed with rectal cancer in March 2010. After 6 weeks of chemo and radiation, I had surgery where a 6cm tumer was removed and all lymph nodes were negative. I then had the horid bag for 9 or so months, anther 18 weeks of chemo and then a reversal. By the way, I am not all that up to speed on the medical jargon as you may notice. As I am on a clinical trial, I have regular blood tests, colonoscopies, CT scans etc. My last CT scan has show a small 6mm lesion that has developed on my liver. My oncologist wants me to go back and see her in 2 weeks after the surgeon, radiologist have reviewed the scan. I am really after some realistic opinions as to the likley prognosis. I know everyone is different, but from what I can read on line, should this show to be where the cancer has spread and formed a secondary cancer, the outlook isn't good. Is that whatyou guys refer to as mets to the liver? The CT scan report indicated "suspicious for metastatic disease". Any opinions, experience or advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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