I am desperate and have no place else to look for answers. Here is the situation: my husband is 31 years old and we have been together for 12 years. He is the love of my life. We have two great little boys. In Sept 03 he was diagnosed with stage 3C rectal Cancer. Devastating to say the least. He went through chemo and radiation, 3 surgeries, and is living every day with debilitating pain. Technically he has been in "remission" since last summer. He has been complaining of pain in his hips for over a year now and has been needing a cane for support for about that long. Well, finally his oncologist decided that it may not be in his head and ordered x-rays on his hips, he said it is extremely "rare" that the cancer has spread. However, we received a copy of the radiology report today and it appears that it may be a "metastatic deposit".
So, here is my question..does anyone have any advice for us. I am a believer in natural healing and am convinced that the chemo and radiation has had a profound negative effect on him. Is it possible for prolonged radiation to effect bones and their density? Could this be arthritis? It is located on the ball of the femur - where the bone fits into the hip socket, which, coincidentally is basically underneath where the radiation "tatoo marker" is located. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated (also, prayers too). Thank you.