Good afternoon family and friends. I, Heather, have started this website on behalf of my mom Sandy to let everyone know about what has been going on with her. About a month ago Mom was diagnosed with stage2 T3 rectal cancer. Her treatments are extensive. Last Monday May 7th Mom started her 6 week round of radiation along side of taking Xeloda (an oral chemo med) in hopes to shrink the tumor. So far the only side effects she has experienced are some nausea and a mild headache after radiation.
Once Mom is done with the round of radiation/chemo she will have to wait 8-10 weeks then have surgery to remove the tumor. After she heals from surgery she will again have to undergo chemo.
I will continue to update here on how Mom is doing throughout her and our journey.