May 05, 2011 - 4:48 am
I just joined this network since my lovely father has been diagnosed with liver mets after recently being operated for a lesion in his colon. I have lots of questions and concerns as I live far away from him and the feeling of helplessness seems even greater so any support would be great. He is 75 years old and has just started xeloda on Monday (2500mg per day) for 2 weeks on/ 1 off. The oncologist said that his mets are not curable nor operable nor did she tell us which stage/ or any other type of prognosis. All the questions I wanted to ask while in that room just flew out of my head and now I would love to bombard her with a never ending list! Nevertheless, my dad has not suffered any side effects yet and that makes me feel a lot better. The only concern I have is that she did mention that Xeloda is not as effective as (Port a cath chemo) but a lot more delicate for him. I noticed that many people are on different mixes of chemo. Does that mean that this could be a trial to see how it works and if there is no progression we can change it up? If you have any tips or can give me ideas on what to be asking and looking for it would be greatly appreciated. This is the first time going thru anything like this. Thank you!