Dec 02, 2012 - 6:53 am
my husband diagnosed August 2012 with EC Stage IV with liver mets. had radiotherapy for tumour at base of esophagus which seems to be controlled and has had 3 lots of chemo for liver mets - cisplatin & fluorouracil (5FU). had a rescan on tuesday but appears tumours on both lobes have got bigger we could not believe it, my husband was doing well, look good and eating well but obviously the inside wasn't doing as well. so dr now decided to go with another chemo type drug - Taxotere - will do this for 1 hour for the next three weeks then rescan again. TACE (Thermasphere) maybe considered down the track. we do not appear to have many options left but i suppose while there are options there is hope. Anyone had experience of Taxotere? All i want is for the cancer to be controlled, we realise it cannot be cured but I want my husband to be given more time. This is such a terrible beast of a disease so unfair.