Treatment of metastatic colon cancer: patient’s testimony regarding successful chemotherapy and surgery
Colon cancer with metastasis to liver – removal of the stoma and restoration of the colon
As told by Lyuba, iMER medical coordinator
This is a story of my patient that came to Israel for a repeat surgery, fortunately successful. Inna contacted us at iMER through the Internet. Neither she nor her family, almost desperate by then, had any idea whom to contact and where to turn to. I am very happy their choice fell on us eventually. Inna was able to get treatment for her colon cancer at the Hadassah MC.
After we had received the application here at iMER, our medical consultants in cooperation with the specialists of the Hadassah MC composed the plan of Inna’s medical treatment. Inna required systemic treatment: chemotherapy, repeat surgery (ablation) and removal of the stoma. Chemotherapy was conducted by Dr Ayala Hubert, and the surgeries were performed by Dr Gideon Zamir.
Inna’s husband was by her side the entire time; he supported her throughout the difficult chemotherapy treatment. He accompanied her to the surgery doors when she was taken there for the ablation and stoma removal procedures. He also rejoiced together with her when the treatment was finished and they could go back home..
Inna wrote this testimony a couple of months later, when she came to the Hadassah MC for a follow-up and got a clean bill of health! For me this was the best reward.