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HELP MY MOM. Stage 4 colon cancer with mets
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2012 5:47 AM
Joined: 9/10/2012
Posts: 3

First off, we reside in Ottawa Ontario any advice would be appreciated.
My mother is 54. She was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in September 2010 with mets to the liver. She had undergone a right hemicolectomy on her colon that fall as she had to go into emergency due to the risk of blockage/busting her appendix. After that she had been on chemo, had another surgery on her liver in spring of 2011 where they took out a great deal of her liver. She went on chemo after that but it made her too sick she was close to death from it. We went on alternative therapy after that in which she needed to take a break from that as well in the fall of 2011.. she started up again shortly and in the summer of 2012 they needed to perform another liver surgery..the mets were close to the hepatic vein so it was very risky. Ever since then she has never really felt better. She has been through hell and its worse than ever now. She had been passing blood clots and mucus from her anus and has been losing weight FAST. shes ended up in emergency so many times but with no suprise, they have been fairly useless. She had a sigmoid scope last week to see what was going on- they couldn't even complete that because blood would start squirting out everywhere and now we know its due to a blockage above a massive ulcer in the rectal area of her colon. The CT scan told us that the cancer came her colon, liver and lungs. We don't know what to do. She needs the operation on her colon ASAP (its very life threatening)..she is getting worse, and we NEED the cyberknife for her. Unfortunately Ottawa only does it for brain..someone with experience HELP. Can you get us in somewhere else???


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