NEWBIE - Further unexpected treatment
hello, I was diagnosed in October with Bowel cancer I(sigmoid ) I had Surgery to remove the tumour on 22nd of November and have since found out that out of the 19 lympth nodes 3 of them had cancer and therefore I will need chemotherapy which was a bit of a blow as I was so sure it was contained to the bowel only .
I haven't got an appointment with oncology untill 11th of January and was wondering if anyone on here had similar and what type of chemo they had /how often / how long for and side effects. I am a single mum of a 7 year old boy and all he knows is mummy had surgery so I'm wondering if I need to prepare him slowly for the effects the treatment might have on me. Any advise and help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you❤️