Secondaries on the Liver

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Secondaries on the Liver

by fredsonic on Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:18 AM

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I had a total Gastrectomy in September in order to treat Adenocarcinoma at the junction of the Stomach/Oesophagus. I am allergic to Xeloda (gave me Angina & was warned could cause a heart attack) so no more chemo for me. Have just been told the cancer has now spread to my Liver. Would be interested to hear other peoples experience of this situation.

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by margaret3 on Fri Dec 09, 2011 09:05 PM

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Hi,

Not a great deal of experience but my dad has been diagnosed exactly the same. He has been battling cancer of the esophagus (adenocarcinoma) at stomach junction since Jan this year, last month we were told he now has new tumours in the liver after both chemo and radiotherapy have failed to do much good.

My dad is at the moment trying a therapy at a Centre for Integrated Medicine as conventional medicine has not helped him so far, only robbed him of his quality of life.

So I don't really have any advice as we are new to this situation too, just wanted to share that you are not alone.

I hope you find some answers xxx

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by Jenholm25 on Fri Jan 13, 2012 09:04 PM

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I too have an unstable angina and new mets to my liver.  It sucks, but I just try and take things one day at a time.  Did the doc give you Nitro pills?

I have stage 4 carcinoid cancer - started in my small intestine.  Chemo doesn't work for my kind of cancer anyway.

I'm currently trying to adjust to taking pain meds all of the time now.

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by fredsonic on Sat Jan 14, 2012 08:29 AM

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Hi, thanks for the reply. No, my Doc. would not give me GTN. The chemo was stopped. I had surgery & am now stage IV & on different palliative chemo & a pile of painkillers. Such is life!

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by margaret3 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 03:06 PM

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What are Nitro pills? My dad can't even have chemo due to his fluid increase, we are literally stuck :(

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by fredsonic on Sat Jan 14, 2012 05:13 PM

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They are pills, or a spray applied under the tongue to suppress the cardiac spasm during an Angina attack. My Oncologist would not consider them. Sorry, not much help to anyone else unless the same symptoms were evident.
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