Sep 13, 2012 - 8:23 am
I was diagnosed in June with Stage 4 mCRC (had to have colostomy done as well) and started chemo (FOLFOX + Avastin) in July. Due to a bile duct blockage, my first chemo tx was only 50% of normal and with no Avastin. Second tx was 80% with Avastin, and have since had 3 full tx with Avastin. Had the CT scans done Monday, and results were very encouraging. No new tumors, all pulmonary masses were stable, all hepatic, lymph, peritoneal, and colon tumors showed reduction in size, with some up to 50% smaller. My oncologist called it a "tremendous" response in such a short time. VERY happy family and friends right now, and hoping the trend continues. Plan is to continue with FOLFOX with possible switch to FOLFIRI if the oxalaplatin side effects become too much (not bad so far).