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  • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

    There are not a lot of clinical trials.    How long have you been in treatment?  Any surgeries.

    June 10 at 7:45 PM view post
    • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

      It sounds like a lot but many people are diagnosed with 3/4's of their liver full of tumors.   He just needs to find a chemo that will work and shrink them down.  I hope his new combination can do that. 

      April 12 at 3:42 PM view post
      • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

        If he has never had Avastin,  yes, I would recommend you ask your doctor about giving it to him. 

        April 11 at 6:29 PM view post
        • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

          You are right about Avastin and the job it does.   However, many and I will say most people starting this journey do have active tumors.   It can be common to get the part of the colon that has cancer out (like my husband) but his liver was not operable at that time, so he had many liver tumors, as is the case when most people start their first line of chemo treatment.   I believe Avastin is a good sup...

          April 11 at 6:18 PM view post
          • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

            Sorry I just read the part about the 5FU, too bad they couldn't get that regulated, its been the first line treatment for many years and it carries a lot of success with it.

            April 08 at 4:07 PM view post
            • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

              If I were you, I would ask why they are leaving off the 5FU, and why he doesn't take home a chemo pump every time.  He should also explain why or why not on the Avastin.   In most cases, it keeps new cancer cells from forming while you are getting chemo.

              April 08 at 4:05 PM view post
              • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

                I can appreciate your post.   You are right, the same few people on here with their success stories which is good for those still fighting and trying to find the right treatment that gives the most chance of remission and the best quality of life.  This is what we have all done.   I can't say why some people have more success than others, but you are very right, only 6% of people get full remission/cur...

                April 08 at 4:02 PM view post
                • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

                  Seems like they should have done FOLFOX which includes 5 FU, does he go home with a chemo pump after each chemo which pumps for 3 more days?   My husband did not get those symptoms on the traditional combination.    He should also get calcium and magnesium liquid supplements in his IV prior to getting the chemo? 

                  April 07 at 5:29 PM view post
                  • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

                    When you say they didn't work, you mean no shrinkage in tumors and no drop in CEA numbers?  Are they doing FOLFOX treatment which means oxplatin is combined with other drugs?   Using Avastin?   

                    April 06 at 4:22 PM view post
                    • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

                      KRAS mutant does not affect the first line drugs, it comes into play when the first line drugs do not work, as in FOLFORI, and Irinotecan, those first line drugs.   When moving to the next group of drugs, as in Erbitux, and things like that, if you are WILD TYPE, you can't use some of those particular 2nd line drugs.   Or if you do its a waste of time.    Is Irinotecan the only one he has tried?

                      April 04 at 5:16 PM view post
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