Mar 08, 2005 - 9:47 pm
Well, we have had two different onc. appts and here is what I am getting out of the two. My mom had level one colon cancer spread to the liver and abdomen cavity. Supposedly pretty rare to go that route. There are several places but know large tumors. The places are freckle sized and they called them "implants". She is starting on Chemo next week. The regime is Folox- 6 every 2 weeks and Avastin. Anyone with information on these drugs and success stories please let me know. Basically we kept hearing "treatable not cureable". I understand this concept and wonder if we are unrealistic to think she could one day be cancer - free. I have read several stories online about people being cancer free even at level 4 diagnosis. Also how long can something like this just continue on to be treated. I mean could she hypothetically have chemo every year if it comes back and still live a normal life and/or lifespan. She has a kick butt attitude and is extremely healthy in every other way. I just started getting abd vibes form the onc. like they just didn't want us to be too positive. Like maybe they thought we were in denial. The thing is I know 2 people that are cancer free for 5 years after level 4 ovarian cancer. Please any insight, stories, advice would be great. ALso the one onc. seemed to think liver surgery is pointless since the tumors will eventually come back. Any opinions on this?