My boyfriend was diagnosed with colon cancer last November. He had 6 inches of his colon removed and had a temporary illiostomy. We were led to believe that the cancer had been caught in the early stages but because he's so young (25), the docs said that they'd give him 12 sessions of chemo (5FU and cpt 11) every two weeks. After his 8th session he had what I thought was a routine scan, but it transpires that the cancer had spread to his liver- he had three small spots there. He has been told that his liver is functioning 100%. He has started weekly treatment with an antibody called Erbitux, with cpt 11 every 2nd week. He's been v positive, but the whole thing is pretty overwhelming and I'd just love to know if anyone had any advice or experience to add. He's due to have a scan in Sept but until then, treatment is just continuing.
Thanks a million. Jo.