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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Stage 4 bowel cancer. Where to now?

    Husband diagnosed March 2015. Had operation and 6 months chemo. After Ct scan in June 2016 nodules appeared in both lungs, that are too small for biopsies. Another CT scan in August and no increase in size. Next appointment is in November. We know there is no cure, but this waiting for nodules/tumours to get bigger doesn't make sense. Is it advisable to get another opinion in regards to any treatment at all to start now. Understandably I am looking at prolonging my husbands life with as much quality to it as possible. We would like to go down to Peter Maccallum Centre in Melbourne but don't won't to offend current oncologist. We are mindful that we may get the same information, just want to be sure. We live remote and want to cover all avenues and be happy that we did so. Thank you.
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  • Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. We … View Profile

    Thank you for your enquiry.

    Due to the detailed nature of your questions they are quite difficult to answer in an online forum.

    If you'd like to send your questions through to Bowel Cancer Australia's Bowel Care Advisory Services team, one of our friendly Bowel Care Nurses would be very happy to get in contact with you to provide an individual response and advice.

    You can send your questions to us using the web form available at

    We look forward to receiving your questions and to offering you some tailored advice.

    Kind Regards,
    The team at Bowel Cancer Australia

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    If you believe your symptoms are consistent with those of bowel cancer or a digestive illness, please consult your doctor.

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