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    cdunfee219 asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Mother is going on 5 years with colon cancer that mestizesed to her liver, any other experiences?

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      First im so sorry for you and your mom. i am fairly new (6mnth) with my stage 4 colon cancer/mets to the liver. But I'm rounding the corner to the finish line now. I am 42 but feel like 92 years old. What do want to know? Everyday I think of a new question and when I use the search field I find several people have asked and responded with fairly accurate information. You might try that first. My mom and I use this site regularly and it is so helpful when your mind is racing every direction and you feel hopeless. I wish you peace on this journey with your mom. Paula

      about 6 years ago
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      I was diagnosed with colon cancer last summer,of 2012,had surgery,no chemo or radiation,this March a lesion appeared on my liver,itwas removed three weeks ago.I begin chemo on 8/22/13.Some people have chemo first,then surgery,I know.Anyway,I continue to believe in a healthy future,it isa common spot to recur on the liver..warm thoughts and prayers to you and your mom. catherine

      about 6 years ago
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      Thank you everybody, and yes I need more of a detailed question!!;) Found out 5 years ago about the colon cancer, and it had already spread to her liver. Fortunately they removed all of the CC, removed a good portion of her colon, then next was her liver. A liver reduction (I think that is what it was called) was done, to remove the lesions but it was not a success. I feel we have been very blessed that it has not spread in all these years anywhere else, has stayed localized in liver. My heart is heavy for the simple fact so many people are going through so many challanges and it just seems odd to me when I was a teen, (36 now) you hardly if at all heard of everyone dying from this disease. Since my mother's illness, I have done so much research as to the causes and factors of cancer. I suppose my real question is the main thing most documents show is the most you live with this type of cancer is 5 years. Depending on many factors as well, but I wonder if there is anyone out there who's had this for quite some time, beat it, or maybe there are treatments that work best than others. She is currently on chemo with her port for two days, then her shot, off one week, then back at it the next. She just had a problem with keeping her blood pressure to a normal level but that's because we found out she wasn't taking her meds as prescribed. She had a little over a month off in June, and one week in july because the scan showed no lesions on her liver. Granted she has only had a few breaks in between treatments. Thank you all for sharing, I wish you blessings and happiness.

      about 6 years ago
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