Thanks, Fritz; I now understand what Dr Cheung was saying about my Mom. He wouldn't say "I got it all out", and still won't even just last week (almost a year since Mom's hemicolectomy). All he said was "I couldn't find any cell trails" in the two sections stitched together after the resection. After all the CAT's, MRI's and bloodwork (over the last 11.5 months); all he'll say is "Nothing shows a re-occurrance." Of course, you were hearing the same answers not that long ago. Take care, my friend.