retiredteacher wrote:Oncologist recommended stopping the chemo - so completion of four cycles rather than five. He says with the gut problems (capecetibine) and foot neuropathy (ice picks in toes) the negative side effects may be outweighing positive benefits, given my staging etc. He has felt the this third phase shows the weakest survival benefit and also the weakest evidence after the chemo radiation and surgery. Is completely comfortable with the call. Wants me to recover from all this and see him in two months. So - woo hoo!
retiredteacher wrote:Thank you! Doc said my body needs to recuperate from all the trauma and he will see me back in 2 months to talk about surveillance etc. He doesn't want any blood work etc. until then. Mike - Dr. Kin at Stanford was able to skip the ileostomy so no reversal - just a matter of bouncing back. Will call tomorrow about having the port removed.
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