Lead the way... I am happy for you.  You will continue to do brilliantly well.

Rgds,
Neeru

Hi Rebecca,
       
    You will certainly find loads of information here easily compared to hours of net search as lots of eperiences have been pooled in. 

just wanted to share with you, we are taking chemo trmnt in NYC but also are taking advice and nutritional supplements from Dr. Keith Block, MD, medical director of the Block Center for Integrative Cancer in Chicago. They were recommended by a colleague from CA. They do a nutritional profile to help analyze and boost the immune system and ability of one's own body to fight cancer.

Rgds,
Neeru

Hi,
      I am repeating this post for those who plan to take treatment in NYC and are looking for a place to stay for few weeks.

        We stayed at Sutton court for a couple of months when my hubby was hospitalized. It is a very nice service apartment  and costs about $200/ day. They require min 2 week booking. Don't forget to mention your hospital name. They do give hospital discounts.

Sutton Court Hotel Residences
417 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
Office: (212) 935-3300

Affinia gardens is another SA which is ok but more expensive.

Hopelodge is another inexpensive place recommended by ACS but as posted by Darla they only permit Opd patients.

The NY state metro transit is quite good. Train connection from Nj is also pretty good.

Best Regards,
Neeru

Hi Darla,
        We stayed at Sutton court for a couple of months when my hubby was hospitalized. It is a very nice service apartment  and costs about $200/ day. They require min 2 week booking. Don't forget to mention your hospital name. They do give hospital discounts.

Sutton Court Hotel Residences
417 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
Office: (212) 935-3300

Affinia gardens is another SA which is ok but more expensive. The NY state metro transit is quite good . We recently moved to NJ and commute by NJ transit train to Manhattan.

Marion, I will post it on the thread you mentioned.


Best Regards,
Neeru

Dear Darla,

       Just read your post...Very inspiring , motivates all of us to give this our best fight ever. Our best wishes and prayers are  with you. I have just sent my husb's reports to Dr. Kato too.
     My husb is taking treatment at Sloan. If you haven't already, pls chk out the Hope Lodge recommeded by ACS. www.cancer.org/hopelodgenyc.

Best Regards,
Neeru

Thank you Percy.
      This is extremely useful info for all of us.

I would like to add that my husb has just been put on FOLFIRI and Cetuximab combo.
Also MD Anderson also seems to have advised Avastin and FOLFIRI although there aren't any published reports on this.

Lastly in surgey the Nano knife/IRE is in clinical trials at some places. My husb' s case was non resectable and the IRE was used.

Hi , I am posting here for the first time. My husb has the intrahepatic CC with mets. My Sis-il, uid-Jypan has posted about us. This place is a great source of information and feels like family. I hope to add my bit too.

      My husb's first line of Trmnt was 4 cycles of gem Ox which kept the primary tumor and LN stable but did not shrink it. This was followed by 2 cycles of gem +Xeloda. he was operated for LN removal and IRE. The  biomarker test showed Kras neg. He was treated with 7 cycles of gem and Erbitux. The LNs intially shrunk in the first 4 cycles but later started increasing. So our Dr. at SLoan has changed it Folfiri +Erbitux.

  I would like to know if anyone has had experience with Folfiri + Cetuximab combo.