Skip to content


    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place:

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1.Head over to this page:

    2.Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3.Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at

    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.

    Helpful Tips

    i would like to know something my dr still has not calle and tell me after me pet scan
    have a nodgel mass that is 25mm and i would like to knwo if that could be lung cancer and i am only35 More
    Was this Helpful?
    0 of 0 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.