Oct 18, 2012 - 2:52 am
My father had the symptoms of blood in stools and a feeling that he has not completely emptied his bowels. He consulted a surgeon who said that it could be internal piles which can be healed with tablets. Since the above symptoms continued to be there we consulted some other doctor who did colonoscopy, Biopsy and CT scan and confirmed that he is in stage 4 colon cancer since they found two small polyps in other organs one small 9mm polyp in liver and one more 15mm polyp in spleen.
Docs said that we don't have any other treatment option except chemotherapy and that too it is for prolonging the life and not for curing as the cancer is in 4th stage. Docs have advised 6 cycles of Chemo with an interval of 15 days between successive Chemos. 1st Chemo for three days on 25th Oct 2012 and Second on 10th Oct 2012.
Just few days back i consulted one more oncologist who told us to get the PET scan done since he is not sure whether the polyps on liver and spleen are cancerous.
Please advise the best treatment option.