Sep 02, 2004 - 10:08 am
Hi gang, my dear dad was diagosed with colon cancer after having a colonoscopy on July 7th. On July 31 he had appoximately 2 feet of his right colon removed, along with the 4 cm malignant mass, and 35 lymph nodes removed. Five of the 35 lymph nodes were positive. Next week he will have his port installed and the oncologist has decided to put him on a clinical trial study. He will be receiving the standard 5fu/leu and then either oxiplantin or ironotecan (not sure if i spelled either one of these correct). I got another phone call from the oncologist today to say that they added another part to this study and that if he gets picked for this category he will also receive erbitux. My question to anyone out there is - did any of you with stage 3 colon cancer also get put on a clinical trial. The oncologist says that if my dad decides not to go on the clinical trial he will treat him with again the standard 5fu/leu and oxyplantin.
I'm very confused on what to do. any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.