just found spots on liver...

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just found spots on liver...

by superscared on Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:00 AM

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my dad is 60 and was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer and colon cancer. they are treating the colon cancer first, removing it early next week then tackling the prostate.

they just got his catscan back and found spots on his liver. does this mean that its metastasized to the liver?

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by Shemay on Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 6/4/2008 superscared wrote:

my dad is 60 and was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer and colon cancer. they are treating the colon cancer first, removing it early next week then tackling the prostate.

they just got his catscan back and found spots on his liver. does this mean that its metastasized to the liver?

Spots on the liver does not necessarily mean mets. I had several that turned out to be nothing to worry about. Here is a link to some information that could be very important for your dad's treatment even if there are mets. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/67040.php

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by Arnold on Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:00 AM

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As I stated before Shemay, the best approach just might be a combination of both.  The combination of both will be put through trials to assure the effectiveness of the combo. Better targeting resulting in greatly reduced side effects is something we have been waiting for and it looks like it is coming soon.  Big Chemo, University Research combined with the cooperation of the FDA with accelerated approvals is what we are all striving for.  We should all be positive and chip in and help.

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by superscared on Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:00 AM

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he goes in for surgery to address the colon first. this is happening tuesday and i am beyond devastated. my dad means the world to me. : ( i am so nervous. the cancer is in his right ascending colon.

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by Shemay on Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 6/4/2008 superscared wrote:

he goes in for surgery to address the colon first. this is happening tuesday and i am beyond devastated. my dad means the world to me. : ( i am so nervous. the cancer is in his right ascending colon.

It is completely understandable that you are superscared and feeling devastated. Pretty well everyone on this board can relate to your feelings. I have learned though that it is really important to push those feeling aside and let more positive energy take their place. Nothing you worry about from now until after the surgery Tuesday will change anything. Postive thoughts though will create a positive energy for you and this will be a big help in getting both you and your dad through this trying time. I hope you will post a message after the surgery on Tuesday and let us know the outcome. Blessings to you both

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by superscared on Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:00 AM

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:) thank you for your kindness. i appreciate it, really i do. i am happy i found this site and look forward to the education i can learn from it. my parents have been keeping me in the dark about a lot of things and i am glad that i can come here for answers.
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