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  • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

    I can understand your concern.   What is the situation with the tumor(s) in his colon?  How urgent an issue is that?   Usually that is what sends people to the doctor, symptoms in that regard.   I am so sorry.  It does sound like he is facing a lot of serious issues.   I would say getting on chemo quickly is the only chance, shrinking the tumors ---  

    Friday at 4:34 PM view post
    • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

      You should take his blood work, liver counts with you when you see another doctor or post them on here, lots of people are knowledgeable about the liver counts in the blood work.  That does matter too.  Is he having any confusion or anything like that? 

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

        He is my age.    I think he deserves a second opinion, and some treatment plan should be offered.   His cancer sounds pretty extensive in the liver, but chemo can shrink tumors very quickly and he could get some relief from that.   That is his most life threatening challenge right now, get some of that cancer in the liver under control.   If his doctor will add Avastin to his chemo cocktail, ...

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

          How old is your father in law

          Friday at 3:52 PM view post
          • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

            I saw another comment that it depends on certain factors about your Dad's age, etc.   Liver surgery is very difficult and unless a surgeon is very certain he can get all the cancer by removing either a lobe or more of the liver, he should not put your Dad through that surgery.   I think you can do the ablation and then later if that does not work, there are sir spheres to consider, and even then liver surge...

            December 12 at 5:03 PM view post
            • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

              Sorry I made that mistake.   I hope everything goes perfectly in all you do.   My husband had colon cancer and sometimes I am on the site for that which helped me so much, and I think I got on this site when I saw your post on the Cancer Newsletter, it reminded me of my best friend who had this same thing.    

              December 07 at 4:13 PM view post
              • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

                Okay.  I think you have the best scenario possible.    I was told when my husband was sick that Avastin kills the blood vessels which keeps the cancer from spreading while you are going through treatment.  Its pretty well used here in the US.    As is the pump.   Okay, if you are a doctor you should have what you need to make your decisions.  I hope the battle goes well for you...

                December 07 at 3:44 AM view post
                • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

                  We all unfortunately know the staging but there are things that can make treatment of Stage IV cancer better, and one of those things is when they can resect your liver tumors at the same time they remove the cancer in your colon.

                  December 07 at 3:38 AM view post
                  • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

                    I am assume you are going to get the 5FU combo with Avastin, take the chemo pump home 3 days (every two weeks).    I think you will do very well, you are young, and obviously your liver tumors were close to the intestine and able to be resected.    Do you have the illestomy bag?

                    December 06 at 5:57 PM view post
                    • sguerra47 has replied to a post on the message board

                      That's very good that they could do the liver resection at the same time.   This is a good site.  

                      December 06 at 4:26 PM view post
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