Hope for Colon Cancer Stage 4

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Hope for Colon Cancer Stage 4

by hopeforallofus on Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:00 AM

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This is the first time I am leaving a message on this site, however, I have read your messages every day for the past 6 months.  My brother, age 48, in perfect health was diagnosed 6 months ago with Colon cancer Stage 4 with mets to both lobes of his liver.  He was not a candidate for liver resection.  He was devestated to say the least, as was all of his family.  He has a wife and 2 young children.

After receiving chemo for the past 5 months, Folfox V (with 3-day pump infusion) with Avastin, he received his first pet scan .  He was terrorized to get the results.  The oncologist told him that his pet scan was excellent; there were no lesions in the liver.  We are all thrilled!  He will continue with oral chemo and Avastin.

I spent all of my free time searching the net for some hope and progress for victims of Colon cancer.  I wanted to save my little brother.  Do yourself a favor, stay on this site, because I always found it truthful and optimistic, but stay off the other sites.  You are looking for a cure and most of the information you will find is outdated.  Stop looking at statistics.  They are outdated.  It will frustrate you.  Have faith in God.  I never prayed so much in all of my life.   Have faith in your oncologist.  Make sure you have a good support system, your spouse, your siblings, anyone you can talk to about anything.   

You can send me a message at any time and I will answer you.  I am a cancer survivor (10 years).

God bless you.

 

 

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