IV Colorectal Cancer Patients - Questions from a caregiver
Hello all. My 36 year old husband was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer 7 months ago. It has metastasized to his liver (22 cm tumor, shrunk to half that after some chemo) and multiple small tumors on his lungs. He has been nothing but positive – to the point that I almost thought it was denial – until a few weeks ago. He’s done a 180. Talking about how our lives will never be the same and not good (of course life will be different… but it can still be good!) and is making more comments about how I’ll be alone soon :*( The average prognosis is 3 years and, until the last few weeks, he was convinced he’d live a lot longer. Now not so much.
I’ve been on a few chat rooms where there have been stage IV CRC patients that are living longer than 3 years and hearing those stories seems to be the only thing that is giving him hope right now. Is there anyone out there who has been living with it for long periods of time, or who have had huge luck with chemo especially with liver metastasis? I’d LOVE to hear your story! He won’t go on these boards but it’ll be good to tell him about any stories that are shared 🙂
While I’m at it… if anyone has had Sir-Sphere/SIRT procedure, did you get headaches a few weeks after the procedure?
Thank you all!!