If I could change one thing about my treatment, it would be to have xelox sooner. I was (am?) seriously worried about the fact that between diagnosis in Sept 2015 and surgery in March 2016, absolutely nothing was officially done to address biopsy-related or natural metastasis. Yes, I took Xeloda during radiation Nov--dec but the docs assured me the dose was only high enough (2500 mg) to "sensitize the radiation", not address global metastasis or potential biopsy seeding. Drove me nuts! I always took my Xeloda defiantly with a couple of slices of toast hoping the folic acid would boost effectiveness!
Rectal Cancer Stage 3A 10-22-2015 T2N1M0
Start Chemo radiation 11/2015
LAR TME w/ total hysterectomy 3/14/2016 pT2N1M0 No ileo, straight connect
Start Xelox 4/21/16 1 week on/1 week off
Switch to Xelox 2 weeks on/1 week off 6/1/2016
Supplements: Curcumin, PSK, Celixicob, Cimetidime, Glutamine, L-Acytel Carnitine, Vit D, Vit B6, Vit B12, magnesium, calcium, aspirin, metformin, modified citrus pectin