Feb 09, 2005 - 8:00 pm
Hi, I am new here I was diagnosed in 5/04 colon cancer IV. Since then I have had 2 operations one for blockage had ilostomy and mucus fistula bag, then the full treatment of full fox, oxiplatinam and lukeavaroim, avastin, for 6 mos, another surgery to hook colon back up at the time they were going to take spots off liver but found spots on stomache lining so just did hook up now back on treatment again, for6-8 sessions, what I don't like is they say well you may make it 5 yrs has anyone known anyone who has survived more than 5 yrs on anything. my tumors did shrink on liver and hopefully will continue to shrink with chemo. It is the fact of fighting so hard and to keep going to have them say well only 5 yrs at the most. Any help from anyone. or just to give me some advice as what to do to keep on living and fighting this disease.