mainecoon Posted June 29, 2003 Share Posted June 29, 2003 On Wednesday my wife finished the third series of chemo sessions. She had a CAT scan and evaluation at the end of her second series, at which the onc gave her the option of either continuing with the chemo, or not. She chose to continue. Initially my wife was puzzled at being given the choice to go on or not. She interpreted this as meaning that there really isn't any point in continuing. It wasn't until she was told that the Carboplatin / VP-16 combo had actually shrunk the tumor that she decided to continue. When she was first diagnosed the onc told her the standard procedure is to administer 4 - 6 chemo series and then to evaluate the situation. She expected to go to 6 series, each three weeks apart. Has anyone else here separated their chemo series by more than the standard period of time? Would anyone feel confident about taking a break from chemo of more than three weeks? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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