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sportsmom9433 (@sportsmom9433)

My husband diagnosed w stage4 terminal

Colorectal Cancer | Last Active: Jan 8, 2019 | Replies (14)

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@brettb83

I am 34 and was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer that spread to my lungs and liver. I started my 1st round of chemo last November. I did my 12 rounds and the went on maintenance. All my tumors shrunk and my CEA levels went from a 47 to 3.4. I was on some of the same drugs as your husband. The treatments worked for me. Have faith in the drugs, they work.

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Hi @brettb83, I'm thankful that @sandrabee's post about her husband encouraged you to tell your story of living with stage 4 colon cancer and how chemo shrunk the tumors and decreased the CEA levels.

Unfortunately, I was moving Sandra's post to this discussion at the same time as you were writing your message yesterday, so it went missing for several hours. Luckily the tech team was able to retrieve it for me. Sandra, please see Brett's post here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/my-husband-diagnosed-w-stage4-terminal/?pg=1#comment-246497

Brett, you said you are on "maintenance". Does that mean you continue to get chemo? At a lower dose? Less frequently?

@brettb83 thanks for your response. I am staying hopeful.