Judy M. Posted June 27, 2017 Share Posted June 27, 2017 Saw Radiology Oncologist for follow up yesterday. Got specifics on my S.B.R.T. Am writing this because my treatment plan has been rather unique. Hoping if it works out it will help someone down the road. Tom suggested a blog, but have no idea how to do that. So here is what I've done on advice of Med. Oncologist: Had 5 fractions of 1000-1500 centigrays each on all three of my lung tumors at twice a week over 21/2 weeks for a total of 4500-5000 centigrays. S.B.R.T. is normally done daily or every other day. I'm thinking they gave me a couple of days between because of Rad. On. concern about toxicity since I had received the standard radiation treatment of 33 fractions for another cancer less than a year earlier. Physicist assured me the fractions were too high for the cancer to develop resistance in that length of time. Have had no adverse reactions from the S.B.R.T. Now having Cisplatin/Alimta chemo every 3 weeks for 4 rounds. Just completed 2nd round. The difference in my treatment is that I was diagnosed with stage IV because of tumors in both lungs. That would normally mean 1st line chemo. Med. On. gave me the choice to try this for a cure and I took it. We will see when scans come up how it works out. Reason for the option was scans showed no spread of cancer outside my lungs. On another note ( and this one is a bit embarrassing) have had constant battle with constipation for years and normally take full dose of Miralax daily. The chemo seems to have made this an even greater problem. Was told I could take Sennekot besides the Miralax. No good. Didn't work. Ask for help and Oncology nurse told me to try Prunelax. Had never heard of it, but it works. Hope this helps someone else. Enough misery with cancer treatment for us all without having to deal with this one.Judy M Sent from my SM-J100VPP using Tapatalk Tom Galli and Michele 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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