My husband started his last treatment for stage 4 bowel cancer three months ago, he had his scan last week and we are going for the results tomorrow. His oncologist has told us on numerous occasions that treatment second time around isn't as effective. He started on Irinotecan, 5FU and cetuximab back in August 2020 which at the time was effective and shrunk the biggest nodules down by half, he had this for six months then changed to a new treatment last year.
This time he is only on irinotecan and 5FU. I was quite optimistic at first but as it gets nearer I have become so scared, my anxiety is through the roof today. I know that if it doesn't work this time then other than clinical trails there isn't anything they can do for him.
I guess I'm just wanting a bit of encouragement and reassurance that we will indeed have more time and this thing can be beaten into submission. I know everyone is different but I'm struggling today to drag myself through this nightmare.
I have only just seen your post, How are things at the moment, what where the scan results?
Hope everything is OK. x
The scan results were good, some shrinkage which was wonderful news. We are getting on with life once again until the next one. Thank you both so much for taking the time to ask.