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    sandkdawson asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Colorectal cancer metastasized to liver

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      It sounds like treatments take care of the cancer. All we need is one cancerous cell to escape from its original source to another place in the body. If chemo or radiation takes care of most of the liver's tumors, then maybe they can remove a smaller portion of the liver.

      about 4 years ago
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      I have colon cancer metastasized to my liver. I had partial removal of my colon & have 5 cm multiple tumors on both lobes of the liver. Oncologist is looking for chemo to reduce the tumors so they are operable. I have spoken with several patients/survivors that were in this situation and are cancer free for several years now. "Inoperable" means inoperable today, but can change in the future. All the luck in the world to you and your's.

      about 4 years ago
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    Celebration (Cancer is shrinking): CEA went from over 1,000 down to 33 after six rounds of chemo.

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    Side Effects (Nausea/Vomiting): Hand/foot syndrome, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, eating problems, taste issues, mouth sores, weight loss, high BP,

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I'm on Folfox. 5FU, leucovorin and oxaliplatin (spelling?). The 5FU is a rough drug. Numerous side effects. Mouth sores, hand/foot syndrome, peeling skin on hands/feet. Nausea, diarrhea, constipation.

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      I stopped Leucovorin after 1st chemo due to severe mouth sores which then subsided. I also used to use Biotene mouth wash about 4 times a day during chemo and even afterwards to avoid mouth sores. Key is to find the right drug to battle the nausea. I was originally on Zofran IV and pills and never worked all the way and really constipated me. I switched to Emend IV and Ativan for nausea which is also an anti anxiety. The constipation wasn't as bad then when I took Mirolax, Senna and Colace. Switching to Oatmeal for breakfast actually got me past taking any anti-constipation meds.

      about 4 years ago