Dec 11, 2004 - 11:47 pm
my mother has dukes D,stage iv colon cancer. irresectible and now has colostomy. she went through 7 months of 5fu, leuc, cpt-11, one day a week, 2 weeks on 1 off. they stopped when the tumor was no longer shrinking and her cea level was 1. she has 2 nodes on her lungs, 2 spots on her kidney's, and it has also spread to her peritoneal. she has had stents in her ureters to help her kidney's drain. she has done great since july, but in last month feeling bad and dr. visit monday showed her cea level has risen to 8.5 so now they want to see her in a month instead of two. what will they do now? will they give her more chemo? origionally dr. said it was pallitive treatment. she is 65 yrs old? anyone know what happens next?