Feb 04, 2003 - 2:00 pm
My colon cancer has recurred at the site where the colon was sewn together. My abdomen is full of tumor which is inoperable. I am told that I "may" have nine months. Went to the University of Virginia - they will treat with Oxaliplatin as a first line therapy. They said I may have a year with treatment. Georgetown University would enroll me in a clinical vaccine trial but no pathology was done after my surgery four weeks ago! So I may not be able to get it. They said I could have two years with all the different treatment options. My local oncologist offers CPT-11, 5FU and Leucovorin and doesn't really offer much hope at all. I just don't know what to do next. I am frustrated and discouraged. One day I believe that I may live another two years, the next not more that a few months. I need to start treatment soon for my own peace of mind. Has anyone had this type of tumor that was "successfully" treated?