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by pray4patti.v on Tue Jul 10, 2012 02:48 AM
Hey, I'm Natalie and my mom has Colon cancer.It started in her Colon, then spread to her liver. They were able to remove what was in her Colon :) but they have to do Chemo for her liver! :'( I want to hear your stories so I can pray for you, and I hope you will pray for me too. This question breaks my heart to think about, but what are the chances of survival? Please get back with me. Anyone!~Natalie
by annacarla on Wed Jul 11, 2012 04:09 PM
Don't be upset about chemo, it saves lives.
My boyfriend also has it now in his liver. They removed what they could from his colon. He has a colostomy bag.
I lost my father to colon cancer, my uncle to multiple myeloma and my step father to colon cancer.
Its a road i think we all end up on...if not for ourselves - our loved ones.
The saddest and most upsetting thing to me though is the greed in this country and with regards to this industry.
I believe Burzynski has a cure and the government has so much invested in chemo that we can't even have a choice about what treatment is received.
by Shitulpatel on Wed Jul 11, 2012 05:17 PM
On Jul 10, 2012 2:48 AM pray4patti.v wrote: Hey, I'm Natalie and my mom has Colon cancer.It started in her Colon, then spread to her liver. They were able to remove what was in her Colon :) but they have to do Chemo for her liver! :'( I want to hear your stories so I can pray for you, and I hope you will pray for me too. This question breaks my heart to think about, but what are the chances of survival? Please get back with me. Anyone!~Natalie
On Jul 10, 2012 2:48 AM pray4patti.v wrote:
by PopPop62 on Thu Jul 12, 2012 03:04 AM
by pray4patti.v on Thu Jul 12, 2012 03:19 AM
Thanks Bill! I will be praying for ya! And That made me feel better! :) ~Natalie
by busiwork on Thu Jul 12, 2012 03:34 PM
So sorry to hear about your Mum Natalie. Dont give up hope there are lots of things that can be done to try to cure/slow cancer and to prelong life.
My Mum (65) started with stage 4 colon cancer in Nov 2011 and also had multiple mets (10+) in her liver (both lobes and throughout) and 2 in her lung. We were told it was inoperable and that with pallative chemo we may get 18 months.
My mum has had 4 lots of chemo and a great thing has happened. They have just been able to cut out the main tumour from her colon and they say the mets in the liver have shrunk a lot.
Yesterday they scanned her liver to see where we go from here and she will get her next appointment (with consultant) on the 25th of July to review scan.
They have told us that it is possile to take out up to 65% of ther liver and it will still grow back - so I guess we just wait and see what they suggest next.
The best advice I can give is to stay on top of the treatment, dont leave anything to chance and always follow up - dont let him get over looked or slip under the radar.
There is no answer to your question on survival - everyone is different. Take everyday as a blessing - but dont forget to live and make sure that cancer does not take your Mums remaining life away - remind her to live as well.
Good luck to you and your family x
by pray4patti.v on Tue Jul 17, 2012 06:23 PM
by pray4patti.v on Tue Jul 17, 2012 06:24 PM
by suzie2910 on Sat Jul 28, 2012 09:37 PM
My husband has colon cancer with liver mets and has been on 3 different combinations of drugs, plus bowel resection. There are so many drugs out there plus alternative treatments it often occured to me that a real cure - something at the genetic level to stop cancer in its tracks - is probably out there but is being prevented from reaching the public because too many people are making too much money from the "cancer industry". If that's true we can only pray that somehow, the cure becomes known and distributed. In the meantime, we cope - use the treatments available and continue praying.
by pukalania on Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:11 PM
Good luck to everyone here!!!...we just joined your group :) i'm so happy to have found you! my husband has a colon cancer that has moved to liver after 12 chemo rounds...we are a bit concerned about our current oncologist would anyone suggest a cancer center or an oncologist doing colon cancer with a splash of liver cancer?
Thanks so much
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