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  • Sharcher has replied to a post on the message board

    Hi, What a miracle without any surgery!  Has your dad been on the same chemo regiment for the last 17 mos?  Was he put on Folfox or Folfiri with a targeted drug like avastin or erbitux? My husband, 77 is also a great fighter.....diagnosed Feb 2010 .....colon surgery......12 rounds folfox-4 concluded Oct 2010 Pet/CT scans clean for 9 mos then recurrence in July 2011 Mets to Liver.  Instead of going the...

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      Thank you for responding so quickly.  I've never heard of ablation surgery. Is that done by laser? Before doing the SIR-Spheres, my husband & I looked into a new procedure being developed at Mayo Clinic called Laser Ablation.  (It is actually done in an MRI machine). We had actually favored this over the Spheres.  I believe the tumor size & how many tumors were a big factor.  How...

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        About 4 wks ago, my husband underwent SIR-Spheres (Yttrium-90 resin microspheres) treatment administered to his liver tumors due to metastacized colon cancer originating in January 2010.  Prior to this treatment,  he underwent 12 rounds of chemo. As of Oct. 2010, his PET/CT were negative until the latest scans done in July 2011 - showing metastasis to the liver.  The Spheres procedure w...

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        About Sharcher

        Caregiver, Survivor
        Colon Cancer, Thyroid Cancer
        Alternative Treatments, Chemotherapy

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