StephanieJane Posted December 7, 2006 Share Posted December 7, 2006 My dad had his first chemo treatment on Tuesday. Original plan was for Carbo/Taxol/Avastin, but the onc dropped the Avastin because dad's primary tumor is close to his heart and major arteries, so there is concern about bleeding problems. The onc wants to start radiation on the lung tumor, as he is very worried that the tumor's growth could cut off blood supply to dad's heart. I am concerned about this...can't they do damage to his heart with the radiation? All in all, the chemo went great. Dad had no negative reactions, and today when I went over with his lunch he was up and dressed and feeling pretty good. I feel like this is probably the calm before the storm, and I worry about him living alone. I feel like I should be there...just in case. Just wanted to update and let you guys know what's going on. I am still scared, but hopeful that this chemo will be successful and that we can kick out some of this terrible cancer. I just hate it so much. Any info on radiation would be helpful. Thanks! -steph Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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