History of the treatment

Albena was diagnosed with colon cancer with metastasis in the liver in June 2016. She immediately started chemotherapy (Xelox, then Folfox 4 and Avastin), which aimed to reduce the neoplasms in order for them to be surgically removed. After that six courses with Folfiri and Avastin were then conducted.
At the beginning of 2017, after a CAT-scan, it was estimated that the neoplasms had partial response to the chemotherapy. There were different views on how to continue the treatment. Some doctors recommended surgery to remove the colon carcinoma, while others insisted on continuing with the chemotherapy. There were more opinions to continue with the surgical treatment.
On April 21, 2017, surgery was performed to remove the colon tumor. The postoperative period included a blood loss and a longer than usual recovery.
In May 2017, a CAT-scan was performed, which showed that the lesions in the liver had increased. At the same time, an ovary cyst was found in the right ovary, with a diameter of 6.5 cm. It was decided to monitor the cyst. After one month the cyst had grown to 10 cm in diameter and an surgical solution was recommended.
On August 10, 2017, a surgery was performed to remove the two ovaries and the two ovarian tubes. Two weeks after the second surgery, the chemotherapy on every two weeks was continued.
Currently (27.11.2017) and regrettably we have an increase of some liver lesions. Albena’s oncologist recommended her to have a transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) with the hope of stopping the development of liver lesions.
Albena has more than 30 chemotherapies so far.
In addition to the chemotherapy, the following supplements are being taken on a daily basis: Turmeric, Mushroom complex, Vitamin C, Selenium and Lagosa (milk thistle).
Please review the medical record from the Surgical Clinic of the Nadezhda Hospital here (pdf).

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