Thanks again to everyone chiming in with some hope.
The oncological surgeon that I spoke with this week at our local cancer center was the first doctor that I've seen so far that gave me confidence that he knew his stuff, actually read all of my information and wasn't punting bad news.
He wants to do 3 months chemo, then a scan, and then possibly going in and resecting and/or ablating the liver (putting my colon back together as well.) He has ordered an MRI as a baseline so that if any mets become invisable later, he can still include those areas in resections or ablations. This is because they might likely still be there and the goal is to prevent recurrence.
Yesterday I read that for stage 4 patients with successful resections the 5- year survival rate goes up to 40%. Let's hope that he can do that. Grabbing onto allof the hope that I can.
40 yr old, 3 kids. Dx 9/2018, Stage IV
KRAS G12V (resistant to Cetuximab)
CEA levels normal at diagnosis
4.2 cm Tumor, PT3, PN2B
11 of 18 with adenocarcinoma
+ removal of one cancerous node in Peritoneum.
9/2018, Colon resection and Ostomy-- Margins Negative
10/2018, PET shows 6 liver mets
10/2108, begin FOLFOX (Oxi+5 FU)
11/2018, MRI updates potential liver metastasis to 11 mets, both lobes.