Candyys03 wrote:....Then I got a second opinion. He put me back on Erbitux and irinotecan because it works. Yes I've had issues with it as it is toxic to me. I have good days and bad days just like everyone else. I know that your cancer is different. Did you get a second opinion? Did you personally talk to your surgeon? Did you check out new chemotherapy's and or tried everything you can?
...If my cancer reduces in size I have the option of surgery or other procedures like possible radiation that may work for me.
They cannot refuse treatment if you want it and they cannot tell you that you can't take a break if you want do something or go on vacation.
Have you tried Stivarga? It works for some people just not me.
I didn't mean to imply that you have or are giving up I am just sharing some possibilities to explore.
When I heard the words nothing else for me it was devastating and depressing. My relationship with my oncologist changed but that happens with any relationship. Things are better between us now. I thought he was the one giving up. My second opinin encouraged to me and gave him some ideas so here I am today.Erbitux and Irinotecan are toxic to me. I have been in the hospital more than once when on them. My oncologist is trying to figure out the right dose for me. After 3 weeks on Erbitux and Irinotecan my large tumor in my lung decreased 1cm which is better than nothing.
I finished 4 weeks on 2/4 and I will start again on 3/26.
When I was diagnosed I was given 6months to live.
I will be praying for you.
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