The doctor has told me that my cancer is incurable.
I'll go in Friday for removal of part of my bowel and colon. Chemotherapy will follow.
The median survival time following this surgery is 18 months, although some patients live up to 5 years. Without the surgery, the doctor told me, most patients live eight to ten months.
Perhaps more importantly, the surgery will save me from enduring a lot of severe pain whenever the end does come.
And that's as much as I know.