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Pls Help: Racing Against Time
An_188437 posted:
Hi -

My uncle has been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. He is not expected to live much longer. My cousin wants to take him home from the hospital, but the tumor is creating blockages, making it difficult for my uncle to naturally eliminate waste. My cousin had heard of a procedure where a hole can be drilled through the tumor to allow waste to pass. The oncologist and gastro-intestinal surgeon have never heard of such a procedure.

Does the procedure exist? What are the pros and cons? Any help you can offer would be hugely appreciated. Thank you!!!
worn1 responded:
in stage 4 colon cancer a colostomy bag can be used for elimination of waste. I am a laboratory technologist not a doctor so the pros and cons and the chances of surviving surgry would have to explained by your doctor.
bluehawk1967 responded:
Hi An_188437,
I don't not want to give you false hope because I know what that feels like since I lost my mother to kidney cancer 4 yrs ago, but I have just stumbled onto something that might bring joy to you.
Ask the doctor if Interleukin 2: a interleukin, a type of cytokine inmune system signaling modecule which is a leukocytotrophic hormone that is instrumental in the body's natural response to microbial infection and in discrimainating between foreign (non-self) and self IL-2 receptors, which are expressed by lymphocytes, the cells that are responsible for inmunity. could benefit your uncle. And then investigate this on your own.

Good luck and I am praying for you and your uncle.

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