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  • sarah06779 has replied to a post on the message board

    Hi Suzanne: I am so sorry to hear that you've diagnosed with that lousy colon cancer stage 4. It's so frustrating ... you go all the way to stage 4 with no or few symptoms, but not the kind of symptoms that you would see the doctor about. You may have a totally different outcome than my husband. The chemo may work to shrink your chemo lesions. I'm assuming that they got it all out of your colon. Right? In som...

    March 02, 2013 view post
    • sarah06779 has replied to a post on the message board

      I'm so happy to hear that it likely is nothing. Your doctor would definitely biopsy it if he/she felt it was warranted. Failure to do so could result in medical malpractice and they would NEVER take that chance. You're fine. Enjoy your little children ... before you know it the teen years will hit.

      February 28, 2013 view post
      • sarah06779 has replied to a post on the message board

        Hey Karen: Your husband may well have a better outcome than mine did. My regrets are not pushing him into seeking out different treatments. His oncologist (Dr. Bowen) is wonderful, but I knew of local hospitals that specialize in colon cancer. Somehow, my husband felt that if he went for a 2nd opinion, that Dr Bowen would be hurt. His brother came over this evening and they had a nice visit for nearly 2 hours...

        February 28, 2013 view post
        • sarah06779 has replied to a post on the message board

          In the meantime (while waiting on results), don't stress over it. Sometimes the stress alone can kill you. Relax. It's likely nothing to worry about.  

          February 27, 2013 view post
          • sarah06779 has replied to a post on the message board

            Karen: I apologize for the delay in responding. The new drug is called:  regorafenib tablets .. a generic name for Stivarga. It kills the cancer cells, but leaves the healthy cells alone. Unfortunately, my husband started on them too late. Liver failure has begun and his doctor told him to discontinue the chemo and that he only has 2 to 4 weeks left. I chose not to tell him about the 2 to 4 weeks. He can stil...

            February 27, 2013 view post
            • sarah06779 has replied to a post on the message board

              OMG Ms Jay: I couldn't agree with you more. I thought I was the only one on this forum who could see through them. My husband has stage iv colon cancer and is very sick. Shortly after being diagnosed, we visited their web site and a rep appeared to "chat" with us. The more he learned about our insurance, the kinder and more sympathetic he became. They were ready to fly us out there for free and put me up at a Sherat...

              January 13, 2013 view post
              • sarah06779 has replied to a post on the message board

                Hi -- Yes. There is a new med that the doctor wanted to try on him. It's called Renfenobib(?) something like that. But his tumors are so large by now. 6 months ago, his scan report stated that the tumors were more numerous and some around 1 and 1/2 inches in size. That was last July and he hasn't let me see another scan report since. He's afraid that they'll scare me. No matter how I try to convince him that I'm...

                January 13, 2013 view post
                • sarah06779 has replied to a post on the message board

                  Hi Sarah -- yeah. His behavior has changed drastically in the past couple of weeks. I know that the tumors in his liver have grown drastically -- last July some were 1 1/2 inches and they were more numerous. One of the 1st signs of liver damage is loss of mental acquity and irrational behavior. His personality has been so differently than it used to be. He'll yell at me and at my kids often (my kids are 16 & 20)...

                  January 13, 2013 view post
                  • sarah06779 has replied to a post on the message board

                    Hi Scarlett -- and thanks so much for your advice. I am so sorry to hear about your sister. Hopefully they caught her in an early stage. God Bless.

                    January 13, 2013 view post
                    • sarah06779 has replied to a post on the message board

                      Hi Lisa: I am so sorry to hear of your diagnosis. It's always so sad when someone so young gets sick. My husband's was diagnosed around 20 months ago and I only learned tonight that there is such a thing as stage IV(a, b, or c). What do the letters mean? Anyway, my husband is as stubborn as a mule and will not go anywhere for a 2nd opinion. There's a hospital that specializes in colon cancer which is located within...

                      January 13, 2013 view post
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