HI, all, just to give a little info as to my husband's experience. He has stage 4 colon cancer metastazing to abdomen. Avastin worked for a few months, but then didn't, and cancer is growing aggressively.
The Onc put him on Stivarga. We were both wary of it, because of all the side effects we have read about, but he wanted to try it. He is an outdoorsman, and doesn't want to give up. The chemo at least kept him going, but when he was off it a few weeks, he became very weak.
He has been on Stivarga for two weeks, starting his third. So far he hasn't had the bad foot and hand problems, which is good because he got neuropathy during the first round of chemo. He is vvery tired, and has almost lost his voice. He needs very sensitive toothpaste, and has no desire to eat, so his dr has ordered med to augment his appetite. He has lost 14 pounds since May, that he didn't have to lose.
He also has bad night sweats, but that may be from his body fighting cancer.
Diagnosed August, 2016 with Colon Cancer.
Underwent surgery, took most of the tumor in right
side of his colon, and nearby lymph nodes.
Adjuviant Chemo (not sure what) 11/16-6/2017
8/18 -found out cancer had recurred, and had spread to
Had colostomy 9/19
Chemo Avastin 8/2018-4/2019
Started Stivarga 5/15/2019
Dh, 73 , diagnosed with SigmoidColon Cancer, 8/2016
Surgery, partial colostomy, 9-2016
Recurrence - Stage4 - 8/2018
Colostomy - 8/2018
chemo -Avastin -8/2018-4/2019
Started Stivarga - 5/15/2019