• "Almost" out of options

    Asked by danpb13 on Friday, August 17, 2018

    "Almost" out of options

    Has anyone ever have/had a treatment called the codman implanted liver infusion pump?

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      Sadly the manufacturers of this infusion pump have discontinued production. If you are interested, you need to contact Memorial Sloan Kettering and speak to Dr. Kemeny or one of her staff to see if they have any pumps remaining.

      Here's the link to the article: http://www.cancernetwork.com/colorectal-cancer/halt-production-codman-pump-leaves-questions

      3 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      @danpb13, are there any clinical trials you could enter? When I was "almost" out of options, I joined a clinical trial. I'm doing very well now, 5 years later. (My "almost" out of options, was either enter a chemo program that my oncologist said wasn't effective and had terrible side effects - how enticing! - or go into a clinical trial. I am so glad I chose the trial route.

      3 months ago
    • danpb13's Avatar
      danpb13

      Oncologist called my husband last night this is what he starting next week instead of going the codman pump way.

      Fwd: LONSURF® (trifluridine and tipiracil) tablets | Refractory Metastatic Colon or Rectal Cancer Treatment
      https://www.lonsurf.com/

      3 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Praying it works.

      3 months ago
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      Have you looked at clinical trials at Dana Farber? Lonsurf works for some people, but I believe in your situation that you should be thinking ahead and have a Plan B and a Plan C. Here's a link to Dana Farber trials - there are options for colon or rectal cancer.
      https://www.dana-farber.org/research/clinical-trials/find-a-clinical-trial/

      3 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Google Stephen Estrada. He faced many issues with colon cancer. I believe he was in a trial for an immunotherapy. He is NED today.

      3 months ago

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