Though guidelines suggest screening starts at 50, researcher says it's premature to change them
by mchakra on Fri Jan 25, 2013 06:17 PM
My 67 year old father (Stage IV Colon Cancer Mets to Liver) has finished 1 year on a clinical trial with 5FU + metmab or placebo. he only did 6 months of Oxiliplatin) after he had surgery to remove part of his colon 11/2011. We've learned that his CEA is rising (I know some docs don't care about CEA) and that some of the lesions are growing a bit. The mets to the liver seems to be gone. We've decided to come off this treatment and look for 2nd line treatment.
We are weighing our options between:
1. Folfiri + the new drug Zaltrap
2. Clinical trial in Atlanta: http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/search/view?cdrid=69592
3. HIPEC surgery
Curious if anyone has used Zaltrap yet?Participated in this 2nd line trial? And/or has done the HIPEC surgery?
We are meeting w/the surgeon Monday at Emory to learn more about it and will make our decision next week. Any and all thoughts would be appreciated.
Big hugs to all of you,
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