Apr 01, 2005 - 8:25 pm
Hello Everyone! I haven't posted in a couple of weeks b/c my sister was hospitalized again and we have had a lot of family in town. I wanted to ask if any of you know about any other chemo drug or an experimental treatment that my sister can try. I am sending a letter to several cancer centers...I am attaching part of the letter in hopes that one of you can refer me to someone or knows about another chemotherapy drug that she can try...thanks
I am writing on behalf of my sister. My sister was diagnosed with colon cancer Nov 2001, she was 35 at the time. I am writing this letter to find out if you would review her medical files and tell us if there are any new chemotherapy drugs or any other treatment out there that she can try. We have all of her records and we want to send them to as many doctors as we can because we know that research changes daily and there might be a chemotherapy drug out there that we havent tried or an experimental drug she can try or someone that is willing to operate on her. If someone has positive results we would appreciate the information to help cure her.
Her most recent medical status is that she has mets to her lungs and a tumor in her right abdomen area. The most recent chemo that she was on was oxaliplatin combined with capecitabine and Avastin.. Her CEA is 164. She has also been on FOLFOX-4, irinotecan and Erbitux, and then irinotecan and Avastin.
Please let me know if any of you know of anything else that we can try.
Thank you so much!