Colon cancer stage 4 2 lung spots

jlg17
jlg17 Member Posts: 6
edited September 2021 in Colorectal Cancer #1

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  • Tunadog
    Tunadog Member Posts: 235
    You should have some time..

    Sorry you are here, welcome. It's a good place for honest information and answers.

    Best of Luck on your Journey.

    Peace

     

  • danker
    danker Member Posts: 1,276
    edited September 2017 #3
    Age

    Your young age is in your favor.  It may be a bumpy ride, but it is doable.   Take it a day at a time, assuming all is going well, and you will be a NED survivor like so many of us.  Good luck to you!!

  • jlg17
    jlg17 Member Posts: 6
    danker said:

    Age

    Your young age is in your favor.  It may be a bumpy ride, but it is doable.   Take it a day at a time, assuming all is going well, and you will be a NED survivor like so many of us.  Good luck to you!!

    stage4

    Thank you. I don't know if I have the strength to do it. 

    I am so scared. !!

  • Woodytele
    Woodytele Member Posts: 163
    edited September 2017 #5
    Stage 4

    Im in the same boat as you.  Your Doctor should be advising you on what the steps are, but yes usually they will do surgery on the colon, then possibly chemo after that.  If the cancer has spread just to the lungs, then that will be your focus, however it usually spreads to other parts, liver being the most common.  Ask a lot of questions.  No one knows how you will respond to the treatment until it starts. Stay positive. 

  • vtspa6
    vtspa6 Member Posts: 172
    My husband's mets went to his lungs too

    Surgury was not an option.  He has been doing chemo.  It depends on where the spots are in your lungs to see what options you will have.  My husband's spots were not in a place to do surgery or radiation.  The chemo has been working, got rid of all except 3 very small spots. He had 30 spots in his lungs, some nodes plus the tumor on his colon.  Best wishes for you!

  • jlg17
    jlg17 Member Posts: 6
    Thank you

    thank you for your info and support. I'm very depressed but I'm sure that's normal 

    I will look into natural ways as well as surgery and chemo. Thank you. 

  • Bellen
    Bellen Member Posts: 281
    Chemo for lung mets

    Vtspa6 - What chemo cocktail is your husband having for the lung mets?  Glad to hear it seems to be working well.  Best to him.

  • impactzone
    impactzone Member Posts: 539 Member
    find a good surgeon

    Stage 4 here from 11 yeras ago. I have had 4 thoracic surgeries where they went in and cut out mets to the lungs. All my stuff was done at Stanford and yes it was a hassle being 5 hours away but we felt comfortable there and there are many great large cancer centers around the world. Find one near you, get a thoracic surgeon that has some experience. You will never be younger than now. you can look at my profile but there are many here who have done well for years.

    All my best

    Chip

  • vtspa6
    vtspa6 Member Posts: 172
    Bellen said:

    Chemo for lung mets

    Vtspa6 - What chemo cocktail is your husband having for the lung mets?  Glad to hear it seems to be working well.  Best to him.

    chemo

    Right now he has been doing Folfori w/Avastin every two weeks along with the pump.  Before that he was on Folfox w/Avastin and pump.  He just finished his 52nd treatment (starting on the third year of chemo).  He can't stop chemo, only thing keeping the cancer from speading.  I asked the Dr. how long a person can stay on chemo, he said approx up to 4 years.  We will see!

  • tanstaafl
    tanstaafl Member Posts: 1,299 Member
    starting out

    There are a lot of treatment possibilities, some standard, some more advanced.  

    For metastatic cancer, it's been important for us to get multiple kinds of opinions (bd certified colorectal surgeons, oncology surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, natural medicine) at various points.  The most successful treatments for advanced cancer have tended to be a multimodal approach - multiple segments of surgery, chemo, radiation and/or integrative medicine to regain control of the situation.  

    We also immediately used  neoadjuvant (before chemo or surgery) immune building treatments on my wife using off label drugs (cimetidine, celecoxib, baby aspirin) and high potency supplements based on Life Extension Foundation articles and others.   

  • vtspa6
    vtspa6 Member Posts: 172

    find a good surgeon

    Stage 4 here from 11 yeras ago. I have had 4 thoracic surgeries where they went in and cut out mets to the lungs. All my stuff was done at Stanford and yes it was a hassle being 5 hours away but we felt comfortable there and there are many great large cancer centers around the world. Find one near you, get a thoracic surgeon that has some experience. You will never be younger than now. you can look at my profile but there are many here who have done well for years.

    All my best

    Chip

    Thoracic surgery

    Chip, I was wondering where your spot(s) were in your lungs and if they were in just one lobe?  They told my husband that the spots were in all lobes and also kinda in the middle area of the lobes.  They were not near the edge.  And if they could possibly get to one, it wouldn't make sense because they couldn't get to them all.  What was your situation?

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    edited September 2017 #13
    Opinion

    I'm sorry that you are facing this situation.  You might want to get a second opinion.  It looks like you joined in 2006, is this a recurrence or a new cancer find.  It's scary but if you can get someone that can give you some plan you can work on that.  Wishing you the best.

    Kim

  • impactzone
    impactzone Member Posts: 539 Member
    I had spots in different

    I had spots in different lobes. I had 1 lobectomy and then 3 other opertions that took parts of the lung. Currently I have about .5 lobe on one side and .75 on the other. I understand that location matters a lot but surgeons seem to believe they can get almost anything where oncologists are not as positive. Not all spots were visible at the same time. The reason I had 4 operations were mets popping up over time.

    All my best

    Chip

  • blessed39
    blessed39 Member Posts: 90 Member
    Stage four

    Several years ago I was in a similiar situations as yours. They took out 12 inches of my colon.

    Then throw in the mix a quadruple bypass open heart surgery. Also the colon cancer spread over behind 

    the aorta causing a tumor. I was sixty five at the time the colon cancer was dectected. Let me encorage you to keep the faith.

    My complete story "How I Beat Stage Four Colon Cancer" is on my blog. I can't advise you as to medications or any other medical advice,

    I can only tell you what worked for me. God bless you, blessed39

  • Phoenix_66
    Phoenix_66 Member Posts: 118
    edited September 2017 #16
    Stay Positive

    I am 50 and my original colon cancer was in 2006.  It returned in 2013 and again this year.  I have been fighting for 11 years and while it is scary at times, my advice would be to do some research and find a really good oncologist and clinic that you are comfortable with.  Most good oncs will give you options but above all, stay positive.  A positive attitude goes a long way in fighting cancer.  Joshua 1:9

  • vtspa6
    vtspa6 Member Posts: 172

    I had spots in different

    I had spots in different lobes. I had 1 lobectomy and then 3 other opertions that took parts of the lung. Currently I have about .5 lobe on one side and .75 on the other. I understand that location matters a lot but surgeons seem to believe they can get almost anything where oncologists are not as positive. Not all spots were visible at the same time. The reason I had 4 operations were mets popping up over time.

    All my best

    Chip

    Thank you for replying. 

    Thank you for replying.  Sounds like you have gone thru so much!  We will keep your experience in mind as we go thru this.  My husband is getting a scan tomorrow, hoping his spots have not grown since the last scan.

  • ericliu
    ericliu Member Posts: 8
    edited September 2017 #18
    come on

    dont give up , that make you stronger , we will be with you  !

    Best wishes from ChinaSmile

    eric