Dec 05, 2012 - 3:28 pm
Hi all - been following this board for awhile now reading everyone's stories and have been finding it a great sense of positivity seeing how many ppl have stage iv and are doing well and even NED. My dad is 63 and up until this summer has always been very healthy. Started with what we thought was IBS, then they said rectal cancer and would just do surgery in 2 weeks and would be done. Then it turned to possibly chemo then surgery. Then after the scans etc we found out it was stage iv with numerous mets to the liver. Very very hard to take in. He starts Folfiri and Bevacizumab next week, every 2 weeks and will check again to see if it's working after 2 rounds. In the meantime i am trying to keep his nutrition up and even start integrating some new foods for him to help the colon. I sometimes feel there is a link b/w food/digestion and colon cancer. Has anyone really found that this is the case? I'm wondering if you can suggest a book to start from/food ideas that can start me in the right direction. I've read a lot about 'superfoods' 'juicing'. I figure anything to assist in the long term survival/recovery and pray the chemo works. It's so overwhelming to be dealing with this as many of you understand. Thanks for any help and/or positive stories!!