New to the forum, is anyone currently on chemotherapy for Stage 4 colorectal cancer?

65 years of age. A few days ago given the news that I have Stage 4 Colorectal cancer. It is spreading throughout my body. Zomorph and Oramorph usually manage the pain but this evening the pain has broken through the morphine and is quite intense. Tomorrow I have a hospital meeting to discuss chemotherapy and apparently that alone. Is anyone currently on chemotherapy for Stage 4 cancer and can they offer any advice.

  • Hello Flyfisher, 

    I am so sorry to hear that you have been given the news that you have stage 4 colorectal cancer which has spread. How did your hospital meeting go? I hope you managed to bring up with them that the pain has been quite intense and that even the morphine doesn't always alleviate it. If you experience such intense pain again, make sure you bring it up with your medical team as you should not be suffering so much. 

    I hope that you will hear from other members of our community who are currently on chemotherapy for stage 4 colorectal cancer and that they will be along shortly to share their experience with you. I hope you won't mind but I have slightly edited the title of your thread to provide more specific information about your cancer so that it can be more easily spotted by others who have had a similar diagnosis. Our website also has information on chemotherapy for advanced bowel cancer which may be helpful to you. 

    Our nurses are also available on this free number 0808 800 4040 if there is anything you would like to talk through with them - their helpline is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm so don't hesitate to give them a call if there's anything you would like to ask at any point.

    I hope that you are not in as much pain now and that the pain medication is working effectively. Best of luck too for your chemotherapy treatment - I hope you have found out more about when it might start and that it all goes well for you.

    Best wishes, 

    Lucie, Cancer Chat Moderator

  • The meeting was very good and I have decided to go ahead with the chemotherapy. Just waiting to find out start date.