Newbie - partner has stage 4 rectal cancer
Just before Christmas my partner was diagnosed with rectal cancer which has spread to his liver. He's only 40 and is a pretty fit and healthy vegetarian so it was such a shock. I've been putting off joining the forum because I think I was in too much shock to face up to what is happening.
He's having 3 months of chemo and then they will assess what to do next. I'm just freaking out because there's no way of knowing whether the chemo is working. I wish there was something I could do to help him! Good thing is he is coping well with the chemo, only mild neuropathy for a couple of days after the oxaliplatin, no other side effects yet.
Anyway just wanted to introduce myself and say hi.