May 14, 2003 - 7:40 pm
My mother was diagnosed in early March with stage IV colon cancer. Her doctor told her he did not think they could cure it and that she has 3 options. 1. Intravaneous chemotherapy. 2. Chemotherapy in pill form. 3. Do nothing. He then told her that he did not think she was strong enough to try the IV chemo. She agreed to try the chemo in pill form but has been really discouraged by the side effects and was advised by the doctor to stop taking the pills. She actually feels much better since she stopped the chemo but I'm really concerned that the doctor has given her no hope. Does anyone have any advice to help her?