Dec 10, 2009 - 11:08 pm
My husband is stage IV. He just recently completed six rounds of Taxotere, Cisplatin and 5FU and 5 weeks of radiation
As some of you may remember we were in the processes of getting a second opinion, well we got it. Of course I wanted the sky to open up, and drop a cure in our laps, but that did not happen. The Dr. agreed with our current Dr. as to what the next steeps could be 1) do nothing 2) start an oral form of 5FU, or participate in a clinical study (only phase 1 trials are available where we are). We will most likely start the oral chemo. after the 1st. Next week he will have his stent replaced and we should know how the radiation worked.
We have asked 3 different Drs. about surgery and they all said it would not be worth the risk/benefit.
On a lighter note, when she was talking in general about his disease, she said that there was nothing life threatening in his situation(all of his organs are clear). It is strange to have cancer which cannot be cured, and yet it is not life threatening, an interesting way to spin it.