Given days to live
I’ll try keep this as short and to the point as I can, my wife who is just 26 years old was diagnosed just about a month ago now with stage 4 bowel cancer which is sigmoid primary and has been confirmed to have spread to her liver, hips, peritoneum, ovaries & spine.
She’s had one cycle of capecitabine which we were told today has had no effect on the cancer therefore she won’t be offered any further treatment as they feel having any more chemo won’t help and could just make her unwell.
I’ve already had to do a lot of fighting this past month to get her the care, treatment and tests she’s had so far and now to be told she won’t be offered anything more, basically saying she’s just gonna be left to let the cancer kill her in what they believe to be just days, just doesn’t make sense to me.
To do nothing and accept this is not an option for me, we have 2 kids together so I have to do anything I can for her, for their sake. I’ve already got a referral to the Royal Marsden and have an appointment on Wednesday which I’m gonna see if they’ll see us sooner in light of this news, but want to also explore the private option, at least for an opinion if nothing else. My thoughts are to go to the Christie clinic but was wondering what others may suggest as other options? We are currently at Basingstoke which I know is a specialist in this kind of cancer, but our oncologist, in my mind gave up on my wife right at the beginning.