• Not great news

    Asked by deemc on Saturday, April 13, 2013

    Not great news

    My dear hubby had a PET scan last week and we went for the results yesterday. The cancer is still active in colon and there are two more spots in liver. His platelets have been too low to get any aggresive chemo so he has only been getting Avastin. We have been working on diet change and supplements now will ramp that up. I am not sure what else to do or where to go. They want to do another biopsy to test for a cancer marker so they may can try another drug that won't effect platelets. Does anyone else have diet ideas or supplements. We have cut out a lot of sugar now I will be tossing it all out. Any other suggestions?

    2 Answers from the Community

    • CAS1's Avatar

      Avastin is a powerful drug and can keep the cancer in control for a long time. Has radiation been discussed. Like SBRT or Proton?
      Go to "Lets test now" as a source to exaplain the mutation testing ( its for LC but the concepts are the same) which will be a big plus for him.. They can now test for 220 mutations and then see what drugs or clinical trilas could match up with the mutations.

      I am not sure you can get his platelets up with food alone..There are drugs like Nulasta and others. Has the Dr's discussed this with you? It will make him feel so much better.

      over 3 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Hello, I am an oncology nurse and before you throw out the sugar, you should know that sialic acid is the only sugar cancer feeds on. No food you will buy contains it. It is a sugar made by the body. If you want suggestions, try Ben Williams website. He beat his tumor by making a cocktail. He is a professor at UCLA. Good luck, Carm RN.

      over 3 years ago

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