Guest hearrean Posted January 10, 2008 Share Posted January 10, 2008 I know this will probably be a basic question, but in general, what is the benefit of having chemo along with radiation? In my case, my (4) weekly treatments of chemo reduced my primary + (2) nodes by 50%. What happens when radiation is added vs. just having more chemo? Does it kill the tumor differently than chemo? I ask this question because when I told the local Oncologist (not the MD Anderson one, but the local one who oversaw my previous chemo) that the MD Onc had said we now need to add radiation, he was surprised. He said he was surprised they suggested adding radiation vs. just continuing more chemo since I had such success in just 4 weeks of chemo. Ken Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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