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Old 11-09-2007, 03:29 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Auburn, AL, USA
Posts: 4
ronda88 HB User
Husband with new Dx stage 4 colon cancer

My husband was just diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. He has been healthy all his life and is just 35 years old. We have 3 small children and this news has been devestating. His tumor is sigmoid and has metastatic disease to the peritoneum and has porta hepatis with many lymph nodes and possible liver mets. He had to undergo an ERCP with stent placement to bile duct to relieve jaundice and delayed chemo start for 3 weeks. They do not want to operate now, but just chemo at first. We have received 2 opinions which are the same. Any suggestions on a large cancer center that may offer us some hope? He just completed his first FOLFOX6 regimen this week and is starting to have abdominal pain. His pathology is mucinous adenocarcinoma which is supposed to be very aggressive.

I would appreciate any advise.

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