Stage IV Colon cancer- Surgery after SIR-micro sphere--need surgeon

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Stage IV Colon cancer- Surgery after SIR-micro sphere--need surgeon

by ANNA786 on Wed Jan 20, 2016 04:16 PM

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if anyone had SIR-micro sphere done and liver resection after please help me I need information on the surgeon who performed this surgery. I know it might be couple step surgery but please help me. My husband is only 38 years old I am desperate

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by thesecretchef on Thu Jan 21, 2016 01:32 AM

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Google Thomas Aloia at MDAnderson in Houston,TX. He was my husband's surgeon for two liver resections. Excellent surgeon, very caring and spends a great deal of time with you to explain every detail. Don't loose hope. My husband has been fighting for almost five years! When you consider they originally gave him six months...these years have been a miracle. God bless you and your husband.

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by Flyman on Thu Jan 21, 2016 05:53 PM

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As I write this my wife is having a PET scan in preparation for the microspheres injection into her liver in a couple weeks. The surgeon here in Minnesota says he can't do surgery even before the ThereSphere Y90 microspheres are tried. I've been looking at MD Anderson hoping to find a surgeon that would be willing to try. We're desperate too. Hope you find answers for your husband. He's too young and you have to manage his care. Often the doctors are afraid of being sued and won't think out of their comfort zone. My wife's oncologist never mentioned the microspheres. After 5 months of hearing only about chemo I decided it was time to do our own self referral to another institution. Now her oncologist says he's all for doing the procedure. He should've have suggested it 4 months ago. Good luck with your fight.

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by taylor0722 on Fri Jan 22, 2016 04:12 PM

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Hello Anna786. I have not had a problem with liver, but did have Kidney cancer. I say this because my surgeon is out of the University of Colorado Medical Center, in Denver. The hospital is not only ranked #1 in cancer research by the National cancer Institute, but it is truley a place of lives being saved. I have a friend who 'had' stage IV bladder cancer. The cancer had taken over his entire bladder from the outside, had also attached and disrupted use of both his prostate and rectum. His oncologist only new chemo, and therefore was just treating him with chemo. I suggested that he get a second opinion at the place where I was treated. Luckily he took my advice and was scheduled for surgery 3 weeks later. The doctor used a different approach by cooking the tumor. Long story short, my friend is completely cancer free at this time, and was even able to come off the cathater and coloscophy bag. It has been a year now, and still no cancer.

Another woman from Alaska had stage IV breast cancer and was told that they could not do anything else for her. She heard of an experimental drug being used here, flew to Colorado started the drug and is seeing great improvements.

So, what I am saying, is that there is lots of hope out there, you just have to know where it is. Google the University of Colorado Medical Center in Aurora, CO. They have patients sent from Cancer Centers of America, to them. 

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by Roch1985 on Sun Jan 31, 2016 01:32 PM

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Hi, 

Sorry to hear about your husband. It must be difficult I dont have info on the doctors in your region but following has link to chemotherapy for colo rectal cancer along with other cancers as well. I think it will be useful for you so I am sharing please check

http://www.oncologybiomarkers.com/2016/01/chemotherapy-for-m

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by Mausyf on Mon Feb 01, 2016 07:47 PM

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I had the Sirtex treatment last month on my liver after bowel cancer spreading to my liver if you have any questions regarding the procedure. 

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by Flyman on Wed Feb 03, 2016 04:09 PM

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On Feb 01, 2016 7:47 PM Mausyf wrote:

I had the Sirtex treatment last month on my liver after bowel cancer spreading to my liver if you have any questions regarding the procedure. 

Hello, My wife is going to have her first treatment with the Theraspere brand of Y90 microspheres next Wednesday the 10th. I think that's the same thing. Sirtex is a different brand if I'm right. Assuming that's the case what can you tell me about the end result or any side affects you experienced? Anything you can tell us would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance

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by Mausyf on Wed Feb 03, 2016 07:42 PM

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On Feb 03, 2016 4:09 PM Flyman wrote:

On Feb 01, 2016 7:47 PM Mausyf wrote:

I had the Sirtex treatment last month on my liver after bowel cancer spreading to my liver if you have any questions regarding the procedure. 

Hello, My wife is going to have her first treatment with the Theraspere brand of Y90 microspheres next Wednesday the 10th. I think that's the same thing. Sirtex is a different brand if I'm right. Assuming that's the case what can you tell me about the end result or any side affects you experienced? Anything you can tell us would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance

I had the Sirtex done about 4 weeks ago, not so bad. The first week a lot of temperatures and pain which I still have a bit of, having a ct scan tomorrow to find out the results. In saying that, the pain is nowhere near as bad as it was before the spheres and it is not uncomfortable to have, just a little scarey and a lot of tests afterwards and isolation for a week or so from being close to people especially pregnant women and babies. Hope all goes well.

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by Flyman on Wed Feb 03, 2016 08:14 PM

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On Feb 03, 2016 7:42 PM Mausyf wrote:

On Feb 03, 2016 4:09 PM Flyman wrote:

On Feb 01, 2016 7:47 PM Mausyf wrote:

I had the Sirtex treatment last month on my liver after bowel cancer spreading to my liver if you have any questions regarding the procedure. 

Hello, My wife is going to have her first treatment with the Theraspere brand of Y90 microspheres next Wednesday the 10th. I think that's the same thing. Sirtex is a different brand if I'm right. Assuming that's the case what can you tell me about the end result or any side affects you experienced? Anything you can tell us would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance

I had the Sirtex done about 4 weeks ago, not so bad. The first week a lot of temperatures and pain which I still have a bit of, having a ct scan tomorrow to find out the results. In saying that, the pain is nowhere near as bad as it was before the spheres and it is not uncomfortable to have, just a little scarey and a lot of tests afterwards and isolation for a week or so from being close to people especially pregnant women and babies. Hope all goes well.

Thanks for the input. Very helpful to hear from someone who has actually experienced it vs the doctors trying to describe third hand what they think their patients experienced. I assume your fever wasn't too bad but made you feel crummy like the flu. Good luck with your scan tomorrow. And again thanks for taking the time to write. Much appreciated.

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by Mausyf on Sun Feb 07, 2016 07:47 PM

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Just a quick note, how did your wife handle the Sirtex treatment, hope she is well. My thoughts are with you both.

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