conley Posted February 12, 2004 Share Posted February 12, 2004 Just returned from taking my husband to Roswell Cancer Center 2/11/04 for a second opinion. Our main objective was to try "Chemosensitivity Testing" through a company called Onotech in Ca., but the Dr. at Roswell said that the location of my husbands tumor would prevent getting a good sample (2 gr). It could be done with surgery, but after having a triple bypass in June of 03, could cause complications + would delay treatments. So, here we are back to square one, except for the fact that he recommended Carbo + Taxol, given only once a week with radiation for 7 weeks. Apparently, it is the Chemo that allows the Radiation to do its job. Our original Oncologist suggested Cisplatin + Etoposide given 3 cycles twice with radiation. I would appreciate any information on the side effects of both treatments. They gave my husband the standard 15% survial rate up to two years. I hope he can go through the treatments, as he has been suffering with a misdiagnosed tumor for seven months. Thanks to everyone on this list. Judy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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