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Cancer: Colon board


Hello All,

This is my 1st time posting a message. My father was diagnosed with stage 4-colonrectal cancer in March 2006. The cancer has spread to his liver, lungs, and spine. The cancer has spread to his liver, lungs, and spine. He is at MD Anderson in Houston getting treatment, but the chemo this not working. He has lost a considerable amount of weight (he is almost 6 feet tall and weighs 123lbs) At first he was taking 5FU, Leucovorin, Asastin, and Eloxatin but the doctors have stopped the Eloxatin and added Camptosar (today was day of the new treatment). He goes every two weeks for chemo and he is in extreme pain. The doctor told me that if this does not work that my father may only have 2 - 3 months to live, but if it does work he may be able to live for an additional 6 months. I told my father lets give it a try for 1 month and see if it works. I have looked into taking him to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa,OK. Can anyone give me some advice?

Take care and God Bless,
Daddys #1 Girl