Over my first two years, I had a few chemo breaks, two of which I chose. Both were for about a month. There was some growth but it's hard to know what caused it: was it the chemo break or was it chemo resistance? My body was SCREAMING for a break, and the time off gave me a chance to recover physically and mentally. I too found that chemo was not as hard for me when I resumed after the breaks. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing.
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Nov-2009 Early stage CRC found during routine colonoscopy
2010, 2011, 2014 F/U colonoscopies, all clear
Jun-2016 CRC during followup colonoscopy, surgery, Stage 4, KRAS, MSS, inoperable lung mets
Aug-2016-May-2018 Folfox, 5FU & Avastin, 5FU, Folfiri & Cyramza
Aug/Sep-2018 YAG laser surgeries (Germany), 11 nodules removed
Nov-2018 clean CT scan
Mar-2019 New lung nodules
Apr-2019 Dec-2020 Xeloda/Avastin, SBRT, cont. Xeloda/Avastin
Dec-2020 Progression, considering all options