my sister has been on this treatment for two cycles with severe side effects that i have talked about before. last week they gave her an additional week off because she was having a lot of pain in her stomach. a ct scan was ordered and yesterday we got the results that they "see something near her liver" they claim they dont know what it is and have ordered an mri on wednesday. they have stopped her chemo until they get these results saying they arent sure if this protocol is working. when they say something like "seeing something" or "we dont know if it is working" it shows how little i think they know about this terrible disease. the dr said they are not going to give her the oxiliplatin again because of the side effects and will just keep her on the xeloda. i dont know what to think about all of this and i am trying to stay positive. so much more research and attention needs to be paid to this cancer but it is not getting the attention of the medical community and i dont understand it. right now my sister is feeling the best she has in a while since she hasnt had any chemo in two weeks but is that allowing the cancer to grow in the meantime. i guess all we can do is pray that a cure or even a more effective treatment can be found. we are praying the mri comes back with good news. it would be nice to get some of that kind of news sometimes.