Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices
by Lillith30 on Wed Jan 25, 2012 05:28 PM
by jinane on Wed Jan 25, 2012 05:48 PM
i dont know what to say... i really pray god that everything go smoothly with him !!!!! that he feels no pain from chemo, that he has no ugly or nasty side effects! i really pray god that he becomes alright.nothin g is impossible, do your best to cheer him up, give him hope and make him laugh so he will forget abt cancer !! and tell him that nasty side effect or vomitin(if he had any side effects from chemo) this means that the medication is workin (which is not true, but i used to tell this to my husband , so he accepted the nasty side effects, and "enjoyed it") ... cook his favorite plate bcs he will loose appetite ... all the best to you kisses...
he is not old, i ve read posts abt 72 old men who survived metastised colon cancer
by Lillith30 on Wed Jan 25, 2012 08:23 PM
by jcare on Thu Jan 26, 2012 04:17 AM
Hi Lillith. My husband is 61 and now stage 4--mets to the liver. He was cancer free in Aug 10' after chemo/surgery then 2 weeks ago mets popped up in the liver. Back on Chemo. What I have come to learn is that many people live with--for a long time or beat this stuff. My husband also has a strong will to live and that means alot. Did the Doc give you any prognosis?
by Janenotdoe on Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:05 PM
by jcare on Tue Feb 12, 2013 04:27 AM
by anginaberryz on Tue Feb 12, 2013 09:34 AM
Please don't be worry. One can overcome that problem with proper treatment and guidance .Stage IV cancer can be diagnosed when disease has to be spread to other part of the body even after surgerical removal of the cancer.
by Janenotdoe on Tue Feb 12, 2013 02:34 PM
Hi, jcare ~
I cannot tell you how encouraged I'm feeling after your kind and MOST informative response. Have even sent one of my daughter's the info re: refined sugar, alkaline water, etc. -- plus the BOOK! Thank you so very much for taking your time to share all of this with me. Am so glad I happened upon this site and your post. Will definitely keep you informed once I know more.
Love & continued blessings,
Jane in Richmond, VA
by jcare on Tue Feb 12, 2013 04:56 PM
by workinprogress on Thu Feb 14, 2013 01:20 AM
On Jan 26, 2012 4:17 AM jcare wrote: Hi Lillith. My husband is 61 and now stage 4--mets to the liver. He was cancer free in Aug 10' after chemo/surgery then 2 weeks ago mets popped up in the liver. Back on Chemo. What I have come to learn is that many people live with--for a long time or beat this stuff. My husband also has a strong will to live and that means alot. Did the Doc give you any prognosis?
On Jan 26, 2012 4:17 AM jcare wrote:
Just a comment. I don't advise paying attention to prognosis. This will discourage you. Each cancer is unique to the individual it afflicts. Luck, other health issues, access to good care and the ability to comply with treatment can have a huge effect - or not.
I just "celebrated" six years of Stage 4 colon cancer. Just when my tumor was declared inoperable, 2-1/2 years ago the experimental IRE (Irreversible Electroporation) surgery became available and it worked for me. I still have cancer and receive my bi-weekly chemo but I don't think about a prognosis. I've never asked.
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