tammy_ Posted February 4, 2006 Share Posted February 4, 2006 Dad was admitted to the hospital and after testing the doctor said that they couldn't cure his cancer. The tumour is too big and it had spread to some lymph nodes. He said that nothing else would make the lymph nodes look like they did in the ct scan. So it's been set up for Dad to get 5 days of radiation next week to try and shrink the main tumor and then the following Monday we'll talk to a medical onc. But the doc said that chemo would be unlikely as it only really helped with limited sclc. That's different from what I've read on the boards here and I'm confused. 5 days of radiation seems pretty little. Will that be enough to shrink the tumor? Shouldn't we be trying some chemo as well? I'm giving dad essiac tea, sang hwang mushroom tea, and ginseng. Should I mention this to his doctors? Thank you, Tammy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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