Apr 23, 2003 - 9:50 pm
My husband was diagnosed with stage iv colon cancer with mets to the liver (5 spots initially)in March of 2002. He had a resection of his colon and they were able to get all of the tumor but not before it had spread to his liver. He has been on 5fu and leucovorin since May of 2002 with some success. He now has 3 small tumors instead of 5 with no signs of any more spread to other organs. His CEA marker has never gone below 300 and has gone up and down like a yo yo from low 1000's to 300's. He feels pretty good, no weight loss just very fatigued from the treatments. His liver function tests are all normal though they have risen on and off. Its been over a year now and he is still kicking. Its a drag going for chemo every week but so far so good. Hang in there to all of you who have been given bad news. Keep a good outlook, keep hope alive and live one day at a time. Everyday is a gift. Anyone else out there with similar stories I would love to hear them.