Has anyone taken Vectibix ? If so what were your side effects? Did it work? My husband will be starting it with Xeloda soon and looking for info on Vectibix. He has been on Xeloda so we know what to expect. Thank you
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My husband has stage 4 colon cancer with mets to liver and lungs. He did not qualify for keytruda so we have not had the opportunity to try it. I was praying he would have qualified. I wish you the best and hope you continue to keep us posted as we are in touch with many colon cancer patients outside of this site and would love to share your experiences with them.
I am just seeing this post and not sure if I am missing some of the dialogue,(so I apologize if someone has already mentioned this), but has the patient been tested to determine if qualified for immunotherapy? (Keytruda). It is approved for colon cancer.
My husband did chemo ( 5-fu avastin etc) first. He did 6 months of chemo. By the way we were told no hope get our affairs in order too. That was 7 plus years ago. They gave my husband 1-2 yrs at most. Then we went to a liver specialist after most of the colon and liver tumors had shrunk from the chemo. The liver surgeon did a liver resection which is they took half of my husbands liver out. Then 6 weeks later the liver grew back and he had almost the entire other side of the liver taken out along with a large piece of the colon. He went back on chemo for a short time and hasn’t been back on it for over 2 years. However we then found tumors in his lungs, which we have been treating with cyber knife(a very pinpointed type of radiation ). There has been no reoccurrence in the colon or liver since the operations. I hope that helps.
GM, my husband was diagnosed with the same thing in 2011. My husband was 57 at the time. He will be celebrating his 65th birthday in a few weeks. His CEA at the time was 298. The AST, ALT are liver results. I don't recall what my husbands AST, ALT were at the time. My husband had cancer in the colon, liver and lungs. It is now 7 years since the terminal diagnosis. We have been very fortunate to be able to have some procedures beyond chemo. I would be more than happy to share our journey and what procedures we had done over these last 7 years. Probably a little too long for this blog. Stay positive. Lots of progress happening in this area ie immunotherapy if you qualify after certain tests.. Wait to see the results and next steps, but again we are happy to share our journey with you and your husband.
Actually, the doctor sometimes orders a petscan and sometimes orders a ctscan. Both have given us insight of reoccurrence. It seems like insurance companies are pushing back on pet scans because of the expense, but ctscans with contrast have given us good info too.
Hi Logan, my husbands has stage 4 colon cancer (colon cancer with Mets to liver and lungs). When he was diagnosed his cea was 298. Yes 298. We have met many, many people with colon cancer during our 7 year journey and some of these folks have had a Cea of over 2,000! ( I just thought I would share this info as a perspective of others cea numbers vs yours) . My husbands numbers have gone as low as 2 after surgery and have climbed in conjunction with new tumors. Usually after treatment ( not only chemo) his numbers go back down again. I think CEA is just one indicator to keep your eye on. I applaud you for trying to get in front of this disease. Knowledge is truly power. I hope this helps.
Jul 9, 2018 · Post colorectal cancer pet scan showing spot on liver in Colorectal Cancer
My husband has stage 4 colon cancer. He has had mets to his liver and to his lungs. Another option you might want to inquire about is Cyber Knife. It is NOT surgery!!! (even though it has the name knife in it). It is a VERY pinpointed radiation that can be used on the liver and the lungs (actually most organs). My husband had too many tumors in the liver to use cyber knife so he had his liver resected. (they took out half of his liver and then 6 weeks later took out almost all of the other half, because you liver grows back. He has had cyber knife on his lungs and it works GREAT!!!! Just sharing another option.