I am from the Uterine Cancer Board.
I am writing because my father has just been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma in the colon.
The onco suspects the liver, and therefore the lymph nodes, is involved.
He wants to do surgery, because according to him there is room to cut and saw the colon back together.
I am concerns about surgery without knowing if other organs are involved, metastasis.
He is 82, but very healthy, still driving. He leaves in Venezuela, which is where I am from.
The onco is also tanking about chemo and radiation.
I had chemo for 6 months, and it wiped me out! I am against it for my father, due to his age and the side effects doctors never tell you about.
I finished chemo July 2012, and I am now having joint pain from head to toe since October 2011.
Any way, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there is any chemo for colon cancer that does not have severe side effects. This is what the onco claims. I do not believe it.
I also would like to know how effective it has been.
I hope to hear from anyone soon.
God bless you all!