Sep 25, 2013 - 10:35 pm
I am very confussed my husband is dx w/satge 3 crc he is also done w/oral xeloda and radiation and instead of going door surgery he is getting a porta cath and will do 6 mo iv chemo then be reevaluated for surgery , they are treating him like stage 4 and I am concerned that the scan that showed lung scarring could that be metastisized crc ? His liver showed no mets he has large lymph nodes involved and 1 in the r iliac crest area . His cea was 8.64 . I am just worried that this has progressed more then what we are told ,although I do ask they say they are treating him for stage 3 but being aggressive like stage 4 . His tumor has be described as apple core . Any input would be greatly appreciated .