Re: Peritoneal Mets (Stage IV) new surgical options
This is very hard for you and your family. My mother just passed away from uterine cancer, where the tumor also invaded the peritoneal cavity. We never heard of the treatment you are describing, but my mother's cancer had metastisized to her liver and bones. She was young, but decided she couldn't go through another round of chemo. and radiation. Since you said your father's cancer hadn't spread to his liver or lungs or other vital organs, then, I'd probably check out other options. There's always hope. At some point though, like you mentioned, your family has to decide how much more your father can physically take, in terms of treatment. My heart goes out to you, because I've gone through something similar. I know there are some people, on this site, who have, or their spouses have had, advanced colon cancer, which had even spread to the liver. I don't know what treatment they've had, passed chemo. and radiation, but some of them are doing better. I know, when my mom was very sick, I was driven to get as much info. as possible. I wish I had the right words to say, but you will find a support system, at this board.
Last edited by wmkcolors; 05-21-2005 at 02:15 PM.