Topic: second opinion

hy everyone

tom is stil doing great.. he has several metastases..and we had an second opinion in belgium.
they say there is stil something to do..chemo..only gemsitabine...or a new chemo 5flu dont mow if my spelling is good...we dont now what chemo we must choose...please advice us ...in the netherlands they give tom no options...but in belgium they give us hope...
so glad with the foundation.. and all off you... thanks

moontje

Re: second opinion

Dear Moontje, I can't help with chemo but want to say how important that 2nd opinion can be. I know others will come forward about the chemo but wishing Tom the very best!!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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thanks lainy!!!!

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moontje........5F-U-  Fluorouracil belongs to the class of chemotherapy drugs known as anti-metabolites. It interferes with cells making DNA and RNA, which stops the growth of cancer cells.  It has been used for many years and lately has gained some additional attention due to the Hepatic Pump, which directs the agents directly into the liver.
Gemzar -Gemcitabine Hydrochloride -  works in a similar way. 
Both drugs are used as a single agent or in combination with other agents. Using the "search" function will lead you to many postings re: these drugs.
I wonder whether any of your physicians have recommended molecular testing in order to identify pathway inhibitors which may be beneficial as well?
Additionally, have clinical trials been recommended not only in the Netherlands or Belgium, but in France or Italy as well?
Hugs,
Marion

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thanks marion for the good information...

we are going today to belgium,and talk about 5flu and irrotecan..hope they wil start next week...

we will let you now what the plan will be..

and thanks again..

moontje

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Hi Moontje,

Good luck with everything today. I hope that you and Tom get some good news and I will keep my fingers crossed for you both. And please let us know how things go.

My best to you and Tom,

Gavin

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Moontje,

Hoping all went well yesterday.  Thinking of you and Tom.

Hugs,
Darla

"One Day At A Time"

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Re: second opinion

Hello, Moontje, wishing you and Tom all the very best in Belgium and hoping for good news! You know we can't wait to hear what is happening! Safe Travel!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.

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moontje.....good luck and please keep us posted
Hugs,
Marion

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER