Jan 27, 2005 - 12:04 pm
My dad was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in May 2002. Still going strong. It came back to his liver last year (2 small spots). Since being on Oxiplatin, one has disappeared and the other will be zapped in two weaks with radiofrequency ablation. Oncologist who told us on our first visit that there is a 25% chance for cure of Stage IV, is changing is mind (or not very clear). Now, he says my dad is simply adding years to his life. I do not understand this. Adding years to someone's life and cure are not the same thing!! My dad will reach is 3 year mark this May. It has not gone outside of his liver. All of the surgeons and radiologist say this great news. They tell us we can keep on zapping forever. Why is the oncologist never in that camp? Is there really a 25% cure rate? Any answers would help.