Life Expectancy being diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma consistent with Colorectal Primary

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Life Expectancy being diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma consistent with Colorectal Primary

by ProudAmericanArmyMom on Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:00 AM

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My mom who is 76 has just been diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma, consitent with colorectal primary cancer. She has not had a colonoscopy in 20 years. In the beginning of March she wasn't feeling good, feeling very tired and weak, thought she was just coming down with something, one day as she got in the car and put her seat belt on, she got a sharp pain on the right side, she felt the area and realized that there was a lump of some kind there. Still not knowing what it was she went to the emergency room thinking she was having a gall bladder attack as all the symptons appeared to be having one.  After the ultrasound results came back, she was told that she has a tumor on the liver which is very large and that is was cancer.  They admitted her to do more testing.  A CT scan was done and a liver biopsy. The biopsy confirmed cancer and the tumor is 4.1 x 5.5 x 3.1 cm. Multiple lesions in the liver, there is some sludge in the gall bladder, chest x-rays found 5 nodules 6mm, 4mm,5mm,5mm,8mm non calcified nodules, the blood test show pancreas levels high, liver tests high. After discharge from the hospital we went to see the oncologist and we were told that she has stage 4 cancer and being that it's so advanced that chemo wouldn't help as there is no cure for the cancer at this stage.

   But if she chooses chemo it could slow down the rate of the cancer but again would not cure it, therefore he said at this point it would just make her sick from the chemo. In order to give chemo being that Colorectal Primary is where the cancer originated she would need a colonscopy to confirm it.  We asked the doctor being that it is so advanced, how much time she had left, we were told 2 to 3 months with or without chemo treatment.  So my question is this, based on this information, is there anyone who knows of someone that has this type of cancer and how long did they live with or without chemo.  Of course we are all hoping for the best, but given the information we have we know that this is going to have a sad outcome, but we the family would like to know if maybe the life expectancy varies, and how does a doctor know how much longer a person will live with this kind of cancer? 

Any answer would be greatly appreciated.

RE: Life Expectancy being diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma consistent with Colorectal Primary

by CancerStrike2 on Sun May 24, 2009 12:00 AM

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Hello,

Cancer is non-curable.  We can prolong our love ones but no drugs / surgeries out there can say for sure it is a permanent cure.  Sadly enough, they can return at any time. 

However, pls dont give up, you can try some of the Oral Drugs to maintain her daily lifestyles.

My mom has been mis-diagnosis of Small Cell LC and then now after a lot of research, we believe it could be the Adenocarcin NSCLC instead.  We are waiting for pathologist to read the info again. 

God bless.

Victoria

RE: Life Expectancy being diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma consistent with Colorectal Primary

by JulieAlan on Sun May 24, 2009 12:00 AM

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Please get a 2nd opinion from an NCI cancer hospital. 

RE: Life Expectancy being diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma consistent with Colorectal Primary

by ProudAmericanArmyMom on Mon May 25, 2009 12:00 AM

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Sadly to say that on March 26, 2009 my mom passed away.  She was diagnosed on March 10, 2009.  After visiting the oncologist as I stated in my first post, we came home and immediately had hospice come to the home.  My mom didn't want to die, and thought that maybe the chemo would help, but I had a talk with her as she wanted to know what was happening, and I told her that the chemo would only prolong it and make her feel sick.  She accepted the fact that she had cancer and that it was running rampant thoughout her body. We did not tell her how long she would have.  My mom passed away without fear and went peacefully and fast.  I miss my mom terribly and only wish now that she would have taken care of herself instead of her always worrying about my dad who is in better health than any of us at age 78.  My mom is in a better place and free of pain now.  It is so important that everyone go for routine checkups and colonscopies.  I have my first colonscopy coming up July. Cancer is such a silent disease and I stress that everyone who has a history of it in the family go to the doctors for CHECKUPS.

RE: Life Expectancy being diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma consistent with Colorectal Primary

by rddhawan on Thu Sep 02, 2010 04:30 AM

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On Mar 19, 2009 12:00 AM ProudAmericanArmyMom wrote:

My mom who is 76 has just been diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma, consitent with colorectal primary cancer. She has not had a colonoscopy in 20 years. In the beginning of March she wasn't feeling good, feeling very tired and weak, thought she was just coming down with something, one day as she got in the car and put her seat belt on, she got a sharp pain on the right side, she felt the area and realized that there was a lump of some kind there. Still not knowing what it was she went to the emergency room thinking she was having a gall bladder attack as all the symptons appeared to be having one.  After the ultrasound results came back, she was told that she has a tumor on the liver which is very large and that is was cancer.  They admitted her to do more testing.  A CT scan was done and a liver biopsy. The biopsy confirmed cancer and the tumor is 4.1 x 5.5 x 3.1 cm. Multiple lesions in the liver, there is some sludge in the gall bladder, chest x-rays found 5 nodules 6mm, 4mm,5mm,5mm,8mm non calcified nodules, the blood test show pancreas levels high, liver tests high. After discharge from the hospital we went to see the oncologist and we were told that she has stage 4 cancer and being that it's so advanced that chemo wouldn't help as there is no cure for the cancer at this stage.

   But if she chooses chemo it could slow down the rate of the cancer but again would not cure it, therefore he said at this point it would just make her sick from the chemo. In order to give chemo being that Colorectal Primary is where the cancer originated she would need a colonscopy to confirm it.  We asked the doctor being that it is so advanced, how much time she had left, we were told 2 to 3 months with or without chemo treatment.  So my question is this, based on this information, is there anyone who knows of someone that has this type of cancer and how long did they live with or without chemo.  Of course we are all hoping for the best, but given the information we have we know that this is going to have a sad outcome, but we the family would like to know if maybe the life expectancy varies, and how does a doctor know how much longer a person will live with this kind of cancer? 

Any answer would be greatly appreciated.

I'm in a similar situation with my mom having diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma of liver with unknown primary, Stage four and no possibility of radiation or surgery. Any input would be helpful. thanks 

RE: Life Expectancy being diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma consistent with Colorectal Primary

by rddhawan on Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:40 PM

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did anybody had an answer for her, i'm waiting too

RE: Life Expectancy being diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma consistent with Colorectal Primary

by Connie2001 on Mon Dec 12, 2011 09:37 PM

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On Sep 02, 2010 4:30 AM rddhawan wrote:

On Mar 19, 2009 12:00 AM ProudAmericanArmyMom wrote:

My mom who is 76 has just been diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma, consitent with colorectal primary cancer. She has not had a colonoscopy in 20 years. In the beginning of March she wasn't feeling good, feeling very tired and weak, thought she was just coming down with something, one day as she got in the car and put her seat belt on, she got a sharp pain on the right side, she felt the area and realized that there was a lump of some kind there. Still not knowing what it was she went to the emergency room thinking she was having a gall bladder attack as all the symptons appeared to be having one.  After the ultrasound results came back, she was told that she has a tumor on the liver which is very large and that is was cancer.  They admitted her to do more testing.  A CT scan was done and a liver biopsy. The biopsy confirmed cancer and the tumor is 4.1 x 5.5 x 3.1 cm. Multiple lesions in the liver, there is some sludge in the gall bladder, chest x-rays found 5 nodules 6mm, 4mm,5mm,5mm,8mm non calcified nodules, the blood test show pancreas levels high, liver tests high. After discharge from the hospital we went to see the oncologist and we were told that she has stage 4 cancer and being that it's so advanced that chemo wouldn't help as there is no cure for the cancer at this stage.

   But if she chooses chemo it could slow down the rate of the cancer but again would not cure it, therefore he said at this point it would just make her sick from the chemo. In order to give chemo being that Colorectal Primary is where the cancer originated she would need a colonscopy to confirm it.  We asked the doctor being that it is so advanced, how much time she had left, we were told 2 to 3 months with or without chemo treatment.  So my question is this, based on this information, is there anyone who knows of someone that has this type of cancer and how long did they live with or without chemo.  Of course we are all hoping for the best, but given the information we have we know that this is going to have a sad outcome, but we the family would like to know if maybe the life expectancy varies, and how does a doctor know how much longer a person will live with this kind of cancer? 

Any answer would be greatly appreciated.

I'm in a similar situation with my mom having diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma of liver with unknown primary, Stage four and no possibility of radiation or surgery. Any input would be helpful. thanks 

I was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma stage 4 in July.  It has matasised all through my liver and a couple other spots.  I have been ungoing FolFox chemo with Avastin and have had great results.  The tumors have schrunk and I am going to start a maintanence chemo.  There is no cure but I am doing much better than i was when they discovered the cancer.  This was only because of major pain in my abdomin.  Im only 49 so i did not think of colonoscopy.  Im also a pretty good eater as well as VERY active.  So you never know!  God Bless!

RE: Life Expectancy being diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma consistent with Colorectal Primary

by Johnr_1 on Tue Dec 13, 2011 03:38 AM

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On Dec 12, 2011 9:37 PM Connie2001 wrote:

On Sep 02, 2010 4:30 AM rddhawan wrote:

On Mar 19, 2009 12:00 AM ProudAmericanArmyMom wrote:

My mom who is 76 has just been diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma, consitent with colorectal primary cancer. She has not had a colonoscopy in 20 years. In the beginning of March she wasn't feeling good, feeling very tired and weak, thought she was just coming down with something, one day as she got in the car and put her seat belt on, she got a sharp pain on the right side, she felt the area and realized that there was a lump of some kind there. Still not knowing what it was she went to the emergency room thinking she was having a gall bladder attack as all the symptons appeared to be having one.  After the ultrasound results came back, she was told that she has a tumor on the liver which is very large and that is was cancer.  They admitted her to do more testing.  A CT scan was done and a liver biopsy. The biopsy confirmed cancer and the tumor is 4.1 x 5.5 x 3.1 cm. Multiple lesions in the liver, there is some sludge in the gall bladder, chest x-rays found 5 nodules 6mm, 4mm,5mm,5mm,8mm non calcified nodules, the blood test show pancreas levels high, liver tests high. After discharge from the hospital we went to see the oncologist and we were told that she has stage 4 cancer and being that it's so advanced that chemo wouldn't help as there is no cure for the cancer at this stage.

   But if she chooses chemo it could slow down the rate of the cancer but again would not cure it, therefore he said at this point it would just make her sick from the chemo. In order to give chemo being that Colorectal Primary is where the cancer originated she would need a colonscopy to confirm it.  We asked the doctor being that it is so advanced, how much time she had left, we were told 2 to 3 months with or without chemo treatment.  So my question is this, based on this information, is there anyone who knows of someone that has this type of cancer and how long did they live with or without chemo.  Of course we are all hoping for the best, but given the information we have we know that this is going to have a sad outcome, but we the family would like to know if maybe the life expectancy varies, and how does a doctor know how much longer a person will live with this kind of cancer? 

Any answer would be greatly appreciated.

I'm in a similar situation with my mom having diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma of liver with unknown primary, Stage four and no possibility of radiation or surgery. Any input would be helpful. thanks 

I was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma stage 4 in July.  It has matasised all through my liver and a couple other spots.  I have been ungoing FolFox chemo with Avastin and have had great results.  The tumors have schrunk and I am going to start a maintanence chemo.  There is no cure but I am doing much better than i was when they discovered the cancer.  This was only because of major pain in my abdomin.  Im only 49 so i did not think of colonoscopy.  Im also a pretty good eater as well as VERY active.  So you never know!  God Bless!

I have found this Website to be very helpful with all kinds of Cancer issues and Solutions:

http://liveforeverwithcancer.com/

Johnr_1

RE: Life Expectancy being diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma consistent with Colorectal Primary

by mcknight on Mon Sep 17, 2012 01:35 PM

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On Dec 12, 2011 9:37 PM Connie2001 wrote:

On Sep 02, 2010 4:30 AM rddhawan wrote:

On Mar 19, 2009 12:00 AM ProudAmericanArmyMom wrote:

My mom who is 76 has just been diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma, consitent with colorectal primary cancer. She has not had a colonoscopy in 20 years. In the beginning of March she wasn't feeling good, feeling very tired and weak, thought she was just coming down with something, one day as she got in the car and put her seat belt on, she got a sharp pain on the right side, she felt the area and realized that there was a lump of some kind there. Still not knowing what it was she went to the emergency room thinking she was having a gall bladder attack as all the symptons appeared to be having one.  After the ultrasound results came back, she was told that she has a tumor on the liver which is very large and that is was cancer.  They admitted her to do more testing.  A CT scan was done and a liver biopsy. The biopsy confirmed cancer and the tumor is 4.1 x 5.5 x 3.1 cm. Multiple lesions in the liver, there is some sludge in the gall bladder, chest x-rays found 5 nodules 6mm, 4mm,5mm,5mm,8mm non calcified nodules, the blood test show pancreas levels high, liver tests high. After discharge from the hospital we went to see the oncologist and we were told that she has stage 4 cancer and being that it's so advanced that chemo wouldn't help as there is no cure for the cancer at this stage.

   But if she chooses chemo it could slow down the rate of the cancer but again would not cure it, therefore he said at this point it would just make her sick from the chemo. In order to give chemo being that Colorectal Primary is where the cancer originated she would need a colonscopy to confirm it.  We asked the doctor being that it is so advanced, how much time she had left, we were told 2 to 3 months with or without chemo treatment.  So my question is this, based on this information, is there anyone who knows of someone that has this type of cancer and how long did they live with or without chemo.  Of course we are all hoping for the best, but given the information we have we know that this is going to have a sad outcome, but we the family would like to know if maybe the life expectancy varies, and how does a doctor know how much longer a person will live with this kind of cancer? 

Any answer would be greatly appreciated.

I'm in a similar situation with my mom having diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma of liver with unknown primary, Stage four and no possibility of radiation or surgery. Any input would be helpful. thanks 

I was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma stage 4 in July.  It has matasised all through my liver and a couple other spots.  I have been ungoing FolFox chemo with Avastin and have had great results.  The tumors have schrunk and I am going to start a maintanence chemo.  There is no cure but I am doing much better than i was when they discovered the cancer.  This was only because of major pain in my abdomin.  Im only 49 so i did not think of colonoscopy.  Im also a pretty good eater as well as VERY active.  So you never know!  God Bless!

Are you still here with us? I see you posted in 2010... my father is 58 and just diagnosed with a great deal of spreading... chemo to start in 2 weeks, holding out hope you are one of the 3-5% that can live for up to 5 years or longer??? 

RE: Life Expectancy being diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma consistent with Colorectal Primary

by gissocrates on Sat Feb 28, 2015 09:48 AM

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I realize this is an old thread but if I can give someone hope,  it's worth it.  My mom was 76 and complained of a lump in her throat for a long time.  Her doctor kind of blew her off.  She didn't say anything to anyone.   2 years later they did a biopsy and found adenocarcenoma.  A dye CT  scan showed it had spread thru her body everywhere.  The quote from the doctor was "it looks like stars in the sky".  They gave her 4 to 6 months.  She took chemo.  She didn't lose one hair,  never felt sick,  and it managed to help her live another 5 years.   One night she got up out of her bed, took 2 steps,  and fell over dead.   She never suffered at all from pain and even went on several international trips.   Originally she had a HUGE TNF. ( tumor necrosis factor) a marker that shows tumor growth speed, but after chemo it fell to 0.65.  (I think less than 2 is normal).  Her doctor was the head of oncology at Rutgers University Hospital.   He did say he knew of no one who lived this long with this advanced cancer.  I Lost my mom 4 years ago and still miss her every day.   The best of wishes for you and your outcomes. 

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