Oct 07, 2013 - 10:04 pm
I posted a few weeks ago stating that my father was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and it was determined through a PET scan that there is a .7cm nodule on his liver and two .7cm nodules on his lungs. Therefore, Stage IV.
However, the appointment with the oncologist was interesting and in my opinion very positive. Here's how it went:
The oncologist walked in to the room and the first thing he said is "you don't have a lot of cancer." That perked my mom and dad up quite a bit. The next thing he said is that he will live "many years."
The treatment route they have decided on is chemo every other week for 6 months. The oncologist said there is a very high chance that this can knock out the liver and lung nodules since they are so small. He hesitated on calling them tumors and instead stuck with nodules.
He has his port installed two days later and chemo this past Tuesday. The first day of chemo he was very hungry and kept telling my mom that after the treatment they were going to Burger King. He also has been drinking Ensure shakes and he really enjoys them. He was hungry until the third day when they took the port off and gave him a shot (can't remember what it's called).
He is still eating. Some days more than others. On Saturday he was in some pain but he said "it felt like the tumors were burning up." Only the tumor sites in his colon hurt he said.
We are all very positive and so are his doctors. He said he is bound and determined to get through this.
I'll update as we go!