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My husband doing chemo after diagnosed with iiib colon cancer, tumor removed on #7 treatment, sugar level is really high now, what causes this?

Ask your medical tea. Your treating doctors will have the right answer. Chemo does not cause the blood sugar to go up but some of the other drugs used for nausea control can. One such drug is a steroid called dexamethasone(decadron) which can be the cause, but only your nurse of oncologist can give you the correct answer. Read more...
Decreased Insulin. In the setting of chemotherapy, broad systemic toxicity is possible with one potential affected organ being the pancreas. Should the beta cells of the pancreas be injured or reduced in number, the body will have a lower overall capability to produce endogenous (internally produced) insulin. Low Insulin secretion is associated with high blood glucose levels. This setting may require Insulin tx. Read more...
Diabetic now. Diabetes may be in your body and it manifest clinically in any moment of your life, mainly is stress situation like is now. You did not say if the diagnosis of diabetes has been established with a glycohemoglobin testr. Read more...
He may be diabetic. Sone of the pre-medications we use in chemo can increase bloo dsugar. If levels are high he needs to be evalauted for diabetes and if needed treated as such. Read more...

What would be best chemo / treatment after irinotecan n Xeloda (capecitabine) failed for colon cancer with mets?

Difficult to answer. recommended chemotherapy regimens change regularly depending on the results of studies. Your oncologist should keep on top of those studies and will be able to recommend the next approved therapy or any experimental trials which may be available. I would talk further with your oncologist before making any plans. Good luck. Read more...

Liver and peritoneal mets from colon cancer. Chemo not working well. We are uk Based, can Germany be considered for TACE treatment and for peritineal procedure?

Yes. Since cancer therapy has become very specialized in recent years, you should look at the individual treatment center or the institute and read posted reviews by treated patients at those centers, rather than focusing on the country. Germany like many Western European countries have very sophisticated cancer treatment centers, with advanced medical machines, they are known to have invented for long. Read more...
Yes. Germany can offer TACE ( transarterial chemo-emboliation. While relatively effective one may also use radiolabelled microspheres to replace the chemo portion of the treatment. One has to consider hyperthermic chemo perfusion of the peritoneal cavity since TACE will not effect peritoneal mets. If all fail, protocol available in US for Neo-102 mAb to treat recurrent colon failing other procedur. Read more...

He had done colon cancer operation, after chemotherapy treatment but has cancer percentage not reduce completely. Can he outcome from illlness?

Your question, uncle. Your question is not all that clear. Please write clearly when the cancer operation(?date) was done and what was the stage of his Cancer? did he have chemotherapy before or after the operation and how is he doing now. His oncologist can address your questions also. But we need more details before we can help you. Read more...

Are there any alternatives to chemotherapy treatment for metastic colon cancer?

Yes. While chemo like FOLFOX is transiently effective, more immunotherapeutic agents are showing good responses. Avastin (bevacizumab) a vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor and Erbitux effecting epidermal growth factor 1 are working well as is the newer Neo-102 against the immunogenic protein. Chemo in conjuction with the biologics (immunochemo) is the best combo. Read more...

How successful is chemo treatments along with fu2 cheom for two days in treating colon cancer -stage 4?

This is complicated. There are many different chemo regimens for people with stage 4 colon cancer which include fluorouracil. The effectiveness of the chemotherapy varies quite a bit depending upon your coexisting medical conditions. On average, however, stage 4 colon cancer is very serious and regardless of treatment the 5 year survival rate is low, in the range of 10% or less. Read more...