Only option is maintenance - advice please!
My Dad was diagnosed with stage 4 KRAS mutant cancer in September, he was told he was inoperable and started on FOLFIRI. His side effects have been minimal, he's feeling good and all his vitals showed improvement. He is keeping fit and healthy and still climbing mountains - despite the first consultant we met at the local hospital being really negative and surprised he would want to carry on with those things (hence a change to Christies - Manchester). He had his halfway scan results yesterday which showed that there is a significant improvement, all of his tumours have reduced quite drastically, however the next part of the treatment plan is still 'maintenance'. As he is being treated at Christies, we know we are in a really brilliant place and he is happy with the treatment, however it just feels a bit deflating that this is all that is being offered currently. Does anyone have similar experiences or advice? I am considering asking for a referral to the Basingstoke liver team (liver mets have reduced a lot but apparently still too many - more than 5 - to operate) but don't want to only focus on that. I also want to look into Avastin, but obviously it's so expensive and as he only has 4 treatments left on FOLFIRI, I'm not sure of the added value of it. Thank you all for all of your support so far, you're all truly inspirational and your advice is invaluable