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Advice For Next Steps

Postby Bschreibs » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:42 am

Looking for opinions on next steps. In December I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer w Mets to my liver. I’m mss and kras mutant. I have completed six rounds of Folfiri and Avastan and had his first scan and everything has shrunk. However there are two lymph nodes that have shrunk as well which indicates that they are cancerous. My oncologist wants to keep going with the current mix of Folfiri and Avastan. Any input or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!


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Re: Advice For Next Steps

Postby Mercy110 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:31 am

So sorry to hear your news, but it seems that your chemo is doing the right job.
I guess it would be best to keep going with the chemo plan and hope everything will keep on shrinking and you can try surgery eventually. Until then just stay with chemo. You can change the drugs if you have serious side effects, but you did not mention any of them so I guess it is tolerable.
Add oil and God bless.
Mum age 56, NRAS-mutate Q61R
2017-05: Surgery with stoma. T4N1M0. Stage3C. Xeloda No Radio. CEA: 7.3, 8.0, 9.8 CT: Multiple lung nodules. Stage4.
2017-09: 85% FOLFOX + Avastin CEA: 7.0, 4.7 (10/10), 3.7 (11/10), 2.9 (12/3), 2.2 (12/21), 2.4 (01/09), 3.4 (2/24), 2.6 (3/9), 3.6 (5/24), 19.2 (8/16), 22 (8/31), 24.9 (9/18), 27.7 (10/9)
2017-11: Stable CT
2018-03 to 05: Folfox Allergy
2018-08: Folfiri, CT lung met, 2 lymph nodes
2018-10: Folfiri + Avastin


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Re: Advice For Next Steps

Postby chemo sabe » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:37 pm

try to hang in there with advice from a real doctor. this is a bad spot but your results seem to indicate the current treatment is having a positive effect.
64 year old male
Diagnosed Stage 3 Rectal Cancer - T3N1M0 - Oct 2011
28 radiation treatments with xeloda
Colon resection with ileostomy Feb 2012
8 Rounds of Xelox completed Sept 2012
Ileostomy reversal surgery Oct 2012
Incisional Hernia Repair Nov 2013

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