• Peri-rectal?

    Asked by Skyemberr on Thursday, November 9, 2017

    Peri-rectal?

    Unfortunately I got the news this evening that my mom is following in my footsteps and has been diagnosed with peri-rectal cancer. She is far away and needs care so I may be away for a bit.

    My question is whether "invasive perirectal carcinoma" is considered an anal cancer or a rectal cancer? It seems to be somewhere in the middle but some sites are giving me treatment options for an external anal cancer, which this is not yet. It's in some lymph nodes and polyps were removed but there is still a mass inside.

    So is this a rectal treatment type plan or anal? I know that probably at least 5 regulars out there know the answer! Either that or only her oncologist will be able to tell me and I'm not sure I'll be able to get him on the phone.

    I'm finding out that the only benefit to having colorectal cancer is that i know a lot about it now, but i don't know it all. I understand it i guess. I can help my mom at least. Thanks for your help!

    15 Answers from the Community

    15 answers
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I can't tell you the answer but wanted to express our sorrow for her diagnosis. I've said before, after helping our Mom and Dad both through cancer, that it's as tough or tougher to watch Mom go through it than being the patient. We wish her the best.

      12 days ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      No answer from me, either. Just some well-wishes for your mom. Hugs to you both.

      12 days ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar
      Lynne-I-Am

      Skyemberr, I also am sorry for this news. Mom’s come first and she is fortunate to have a daughter that can help care for her and give her additional emotional support.

      12 days ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      Thanks guys. She's now the third person in my family to get colorectal cancer! I am hoping people well start listening to me now and get tested.

      Wish me luck trying to get Herr oncologist to talk to me. I am stuck in bed a lot but at least that gives me time to make a lot of phone calls!

      12 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      No answer from me either, but big, big BIG bear hugs to you and now to your mom, too. Sometimes, i just wonder how much a person (ie, you ... and also your mom) should be expected to endure.

      You and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers.

      11 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      A colonoscopy is such a simple procedure, but (pun intended) most people think they don't want to do it.

      11 days ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      @LiveWithCancer my uncle had rectal cancer last year too! It's a bit incredible! My mom wouldn't even go in for a checkup sadly. I'm hoping she's only stage two but I'm expecting to hear 3.
      @GregP_WN it is simple and I've been telling at whole family to get one. So far only two people have listened that I know of!

      11 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      No answers here either, but I, too, am sending you big hugs. I'm so sorry your mother has this.

      10 days ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      She's back in the hospital tonight in icu on a ventilator. Doc called me at 4am. I live 11 hours away and cant get to her until next week. She seems to have added pneumonia to the copd and cancer and isnt getting co2 out of her system well. Prayers please guys!

      9 days ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar
      Lynne-I-Am

      Oh! Sorry to read this. I am sending hugs and wheelbarrows of support for you and your mother. Hope this is a temporary situation and she is out of both the ICU and the hospital soon.

      9 days ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      I'm really sorry about your mom, Skyemberr. I'm sending prayers, indeed, for both of you.

      8 days ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      She's a bit better. Off the vent tonight and no pneumonia! She is being held in hospital so no answers from oncology yet.
      I really appreciate the prayers and hugs. I seriously thought soneone was calling to tell me she'd died last night, and then it didn't get better as the phone call went on.
      The only good party of all of this is that my family is getting more united around helping with this situation and I'm starting to get them to understand that she may need extended care after she had surgery because being in a cabin 40 miles from town by herself won't cut it after a big cancer surgery.

      Hopefully things will get a bit better every day from here.

      8 days ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      I am so sorry to hear about your mother. Is she still in ICU? I am sure it is hard on you too, since you are so far away. I will remember both of you in my prayers. Take care.

      8 days ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      @beachbum5817 she was moved put pf icu and off the ventilator. Today they did s ct scan and she has pleural effusion in both lungs. They said it's blood in there so she's on blood thinners. I called her tonight and she sounded better, but we all know that we rally and sound cheerful for those moments when family calls when we're in hospital. I will be up to see her for about 4 days starting Sunday. Hopefully i can get some issues sorted out for her. She needs repairs, people hired, appointments and legal papers.

      My husband just told me he's ok with me helping but that I have to hand it off to another family member of it starts making me sicker. I'm overwhelmed but still kicking for her and I.

      7 days ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Skhemberr, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. With her having pneumonia, I hope you can go before Sunday It might help her get better to see you now. I'm praying for her.

      7 days ago

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