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Colon Cancer Forums => Living with Colon Cancer => Topic started by: MatthewB on August 23, 2018, 02:29:44 pm

Title: starting a family while living with cancer
Post by: MatthewB on August 23, 2018, 02:29:44 pm
I have been diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer recently and I am not taking it well, especially since I feel as though I am just getting my life started. My wife and I recently bought a house together and were hoping to have a child soon, but I do not know if starting a family is appropriate or feasible right now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: starting a family while living with cancer
Post by: fitnessmom on August 30, 2018, 12:16:44 pm
Im sorry about your recent diagnosis. Personally I think this is something that is nearly impossible to give advice on. Your cancer journey can be very personal and I think it is a decision you two should come to together.
Title: Re: starting a family while living with cancer
Post by: diannastarr on August 30, 2018, 01:39:51 pm
That sucks Matt. Hoping whereever this spread is treatable. I've read can be tricky depending on where it went. Until you get all the facts i wouldn't make any quick decisions. Work through with your support team and then with all the info in front of you figure out next steps.

I'm sending good vibes your way. Hoping it all works out.
 
Title: Re: starting a family while living with cancer
Post by: happyholly on October 29, 2018, 04:47:53 pm
Hi Matt, I wanted to check in and see how things have been going with your family and diagnosis. I hope you are doing well!