The Struggle Has Ended

Greg Hewlett passed away on January 17th after nearly eight years of battling colon cancer. While we grieve his loss, we are comforted to know that he is with his Lord.

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Sunday, January 7, 2007

Treating liver mets in stage IV colon cancer

Colon cancer which has spread to the liver has traditionally been seen as inoperable, especially when there are more than one lesions in the liver. MD Anderson's philosophy, which they used in treating me, is showing good results. See this article for more. I had two liver metastases and had 76% of the liver removed in December 2003. The liver is still clean as of August 2007.


Connie said...

You have a mighty and awesome testimony!

Henry Chu said...

Hallelujah, Praise our God, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain.
God is good! God is so good to you, and to us all. Didn't not get a chance to check company email until this morning, but now I am thrilled to read thru all those wonderful progress. Throughout the weekend, you and a few other dear friends in desparate needs were constantly in our prayer thoughts.
I browse thru the medical linke you included in one of the updates, and I am greatly encouraged that the 5year survival rate for patients with aggressive treatment like yours, exceeds 70%; and many are healed completely. May it be God's will for you.
Sir-Koff-alot is cute and civil war of pain, how precise the term. May He continue to bestow His love and grace upon you, that your joy continue to overflow.
Let's now put in more prayer for healing of Christian's migrain.

Annette (at TCA) said...

Sounds like you are doing awsome. I am thrilled to hear this. Hope you get to go home soon and the lord will continue to bless you. Talk to you soon.

Wendy said...

Hi Greg, I am encouraged by your success in beating this disease. I too have stage IV CC with mets just to my liver. I also discovered the MD Anderson article some time ago and it has given me the hope I needed. I was diagnosed Jan 2006 and was told that I was not a candidate for surgery...I am now schedule at the end of January for a liver resection!! My success was due to the targeted therapy - Avastin...which is not funded in Ontario, Canada - which is a whole other story!
Hope you are able to leave the hospital soon, as true recovery happens at home.