Oct 18, 2013 - 2:10 pm
My husband was diagnosed with carcinoid cancer in May of this year. He had been having bouts of diarrhea for over 6 months. An endoscpy found several polyps, one in the ileum showed carcinoid. CT scan showed numerous liver metasteses, "too numerous to count" along with two lymph nodes involved. He has been on Sandostatin since June which has controlled the diarrhea. It seems like everything I read suggests going to specialized cancer centers, which we cannot afford. I have been feeling depressed over the past several days, thinking if it is being treated aggressively enough. All the doctors I talk to say carcinoid is better than having other types of cancer because it is slow growing. It is hard for me to wrap my head around that because of the liver involvement. Any positive thoughts would be appreciated. We see the oncologist again on Tuesday.