Caat55 wrote:NHMike wrote:Caat55 wrote:The CBD helped the nausea but the lump is still in my chest. Feels like When you swallow air but big time. I called oncologist to see about a reduction but am afraid even a small change will reduce my possibility of a cure.
Did you have a Pathological Complete Response with surgery?
Yes, pathology report was clean. T2n0, clean margins, just scar tissue.
i'm 3B and my Dana Farber Oncologist told me that I'm in the best part of the 69% survival rate because of the PCR from surgical pathology. That and the research showing that the difference between full Adjuvant chemo and half Adjuvant chemo is less than 1% in survival rates. I will supplement with tree nuts (I think that eating two ounces of tree nuts per week has a higher recurrence prevention rate than the Oxaliplatin does).
I think that you have to look at the research for your individual case. A friend on another board only did three cycles because he wanted quality of life along with quantity of life. But he's in a different place being about 15 years older than I am. He's also Stage 2 and the decision for Stage 2 is definitely different for Stage 3.
I can't tell anyone what to do because circumstances are different for every person but I recommend talking to your oncologist for an overall assessment of risks.