Nov 26, 2003 - 12:03 pm
I've just been diagnosed with inoperable Recurring colon cancer, it's stuck to the outside of the colon and other organs. They are talking second round of chemo, this time to try CPT-11 first and see if I respond, if not - then Oxaliplatin. Chances of respond between the two drugs is 40% said the onc., that's complete and partial responce together, I asked how many percent is the complete responce, he said it's very low but it happens, the main thing that you have 40 percent chance to manage the cancer, meaning to stop it from spreading. Is 40% good, I am horrified, to me it's very low, considering the side effects and the effect of these drugs on the immune system. What did your doctors say, and what treatments are you taking for metastatic cancers? Thank you in advance for all the info, I am still in shock and don't know what to do.