Ask your oncologist this question: "How many stage iv patients do you have alive after 5 years?" Dr. Kemeny has almost 80% of her patients who do HAI along with systemic alive after 5 years. I brought up the pump to one of the oncologists who told me I had at most 2 years to live and he said the same thing - it's old technology, it's unproven, blah, blah, blah. Well, here I am 18 months out from diagnosis and currently cancer free.
Is it possible to just do the resection and chemo and be cured? Absolutely. But the stats say there is a 70% chance the cancer will come back. The pump takes that % down significantly.
Colonoscopy 2/17, 5cm tumor descending
Diagnosed stage iv, liver mets 3/17
Colon resection 3/17
Told surgery not an option, get my affairs in order
Meet w/MSK team 5/01/17
Liver resection/implant HAI pump 7/17
HAI pump chemo(5rds) 8/17-2/18
Spot on chest CT 10/17
Lung biopsy (that was fun) 11/17
Nocardia bacterial infection w/spread to brain (this is serious) 11/17
IV antibiotics 12/17-2/18
Oral antibiotics 3/18-present
Clear of cancer since surgery