2 years to live
i just wanted some advice really and maybe some postive stories so i dont get too upset about my moms future.
she was diagnosed october 2016 with stage 4 bowel cancer since then the drs have said shes inoperable and its pallative chemo only.
she went onto folfox and after her 1st 3 month scan the tumours in her bowel and liver shrunk loads and her lung tumour became stable. the drs were really happy so decided to take my mom off oxaplatin due to the side affects and keep her on 5fu for another 3 months.
this treatment did nothing and the cancer got worse so they then put her back on the oxplatin folfox and then said as she didnt look well that the side effects were outweighing the good. They gave her a 4 week break and re scanned her and said the problem is the liver tumours are growing and the next chemo will be changed to folfiri but they then told my mom she has up to 2 years to live with this treatment.
can the drs be wrong? anyone had a good response with folfiri ?