I'm new to the site and would love to hear from anyone who has experience or information on clinical trials. My husband, Joe, was diagnosed w/ cancer in Oct 2003. At the time, he had a lemon sized tumor removed along with 13 lymph nodes - 9 were cancerous. It had not yet spread to other organs. He went through FolFox treatment until mid June of 2004 and all appeared to be ok. He went for a routine follow up CT scan in late Oct 2004 and the cancer had spread to his liver and both lungs. He then started Irinotecan (I'm sure that's misspelled), Erbitux and attempted Xeloda. He was unable to tolerate the Xeloda, but continued weekly with the others. He became extremely week and had many complications which interfered with his chemo treatments. Everything he was given had a side effect and the medication for that would cause another side effect-I've never seen so many medicine bottles in my life. His most recent CT scan has shown that the nodules in his lungs have gotten a bit larger. His Dr is starting him back on FolFox and adding Avastin, but his Dr wants him to see a colon cancer specialist at Georgetown Univ. to see if there are any experimental drugs or clinical trials he can become a part of. His Dr feels that we're running out of options here.
Also, does anyone have an opinion on or experience with Vitamin B17 (or Laetrile Therapy)?