My name is Tanya, I'm 39 years old, wife, mother of 2 kids Nathan (17) and Breanna (15). My specialist found a tumour 2 weeks ago today. The very next day it fully obstructed my bowel and I had emergency surgery to remove the tumour and lymph nodes. I was diagnosed with an Adenocarcinoma T3-N2 stage 3. I now have an ileostomy which I will have for the duration of chemotherapy which will be 6 months. I have no family history and had very little symptoms. I am starting chemo (Folfox)next week. I would love to hear from anybody as I am so new to this cancer thing. I am doing ok and slowly but surely my family is coming to terms with the situation. My daughter is doing Shave for a Cure on the 4th of December and shaving off her gorgeous long ginger hair.
Anyway, would love to hear from you.
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