How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
by sadfriend on Tue Jan 10, 2012 01:37 AM
by Mel5787 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 03:36 PM
First of all, I am so sorry to hear about both of your friends circumstances..so young. They are going to need your love and support and it wont be easy on you either.. make sure you have a support system for yourself as well.
I can tell you from my experience that after 6 rounds of chemo, my tumors from stage IV stomach cancer were totally gone. I opted to have my stomach removed cuz my dr said that if I did not, the cancer would be back so it was a no brainer for me.
Can I ask you where this friend is receiving treatment?
Prayers your way...
by MP1977 on Fri Jan 13, 2012 03:24 PM
Hi there, my mom has done 3 rounds of ECF and had 6 rounds of Taxol. She has stage IV cancer and now is taking a break from chemo to build her immune system. She's been doing chemo since June of last year. Doctors say she's inoperable. What type of chemo did you have?
by Mel5787 on Fri Jan 13, 2012 04:21 PM
I had 6 rounds of Cisplatin, Taxotere and 5FU... One Dr said that I was inoperable but the one I chose did my gastrectomy... depends on where you go... I felt more comfortable with having my stomach removed.
Where did Moms cancer travel to? Mine had hit my liver. They removed part of my liver as well.
by sadfriend on Mon Jan 16, 2012 02:55 PM
by Mel5787 on Mon Jan 16, 2012 03:10 PM
If I could make a suggestion, do you think she would get a second opinion at Cancer Institute of NJ out of Robert Wood Johnson in New Brunswick, NJ? They have a different attitude about cancer. They believe that everyone is curable and I found that attitude fit my outlook better. They are the ones that ended up treating me. I saw Dr. David August at RWJ.
What state is your friend in?
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