by tatsu2222 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 01:41 PM
Since November 2012, it has been a nightmare. It started with a complaint of constipation and fatigue. My father was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer in December 2012 and had a bleeding disorder of unknown origin (platelets were 18,000). The hematologist then told us that the cancer is stage IV Signet Ring cancer cells had metastasized to bone and bone marrow. I have taken my father to Dr. Mehta of Condell Advocate, Dr. Benson of Northwestern, Dr. Banck of Mayo Clinic and the suggestions for Chemo all looked grim due to the severe anemia. The suggestion of home hospice was suggested. Does anyone know of a doctor who has dealt with administering chemo to severely anemic patients? I can feel we are being steered toward hospice...is there any hope out there?
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