Feb 21, 2013 - 9:52 pm
My husband has been battling colon cancer since Jan 2004. Had surgery and 6 months of chemo. All was well until Jan 2011 when spots in pleural lining showed up plus mediastinal lymph node involvement. Biopsy confirmed metastatic adenocarcinoma. Has been on weekly treatments since Jan 2011 advancing from one to the next as they stopped working ( 5FU, OXILAPLATIN,IRINOTECAN, avastin, ERUBITUX) and now Stivarga. Also did a phase one clinical trial, had cyber knife on a rib that was impacted by tumor and recently had a drain put in pleural cavity for drainage. We are fortunate to live in Cleveland and have had wonderful medical care at Seidmen Cancer Center. I also feel lucky to work for the same hospital system where he has been getting his treatment. At any rate he is in his 2nd round of Stivara (4 pills daily for 3 weeks and one week off). I have tried too find info from others on this new treatment without success, so, I am reaching out via this site to anyone who has any experience with it. At this point I feel that he is getting weaker and drifting further away from me daily.