ronswife wrote:These stories really give me HOPE, which I very badly need! I went on cancer.gov and was told the chances of someone with stage 4 colon cancer surviving 5 years was only 11 to 13%!!
Can those who posted in this thread tell me which chemo they received and what side effects they had?
My hubby Ron starts his chemo on Thursday, 4/28. His onc already told him he will have to wear a pouch for 2 days. Is this normal for CC?
Also how many of you have had severe diarrhea? The doc told Ron he may be subjected to that. What about premeds for the chemo? Can this be prevented?
I thank you SO much for answering my many questions!!
ronswife wrote:Thank you SO much Nik Colon!
I will ask Ron's onc Thursday about the HAI pump. I didn't know what it was called. I am GLAD people on this forum have gotten good results with it including you.
I will also post a new thread asking for more info regarding the diabetic neuropathy!
wolverine wrote:Looking for hope and information. My best friend was diagnosed with rectal cancer last May, had surgery, and they discovered it was also in several lymph nodes. She had complications recovering from surgery, so she got a late start to chemo, and just last month after finishing chemo her scan showed mets to the lungs and spine. She's 38. Doing more chemo. Has anyone else here been through this with success? The statistics are horrifying to me.
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