Bill Posted August 5, 2004 Share Posted August 5, 2004 from my 8/4/04 Bi-Lateral Hip X-Ray post I asked : Thanks to Jane and all of the other positive thinkers. The oncologist offered to stop chemo and order radiation for the pelvis. But, he tried to discourage my wife from doing so at this time. He would like to continue with the chemo and hold off on the radiation until later OR until her hip pain worsens. She ( we ) decided to trust his judgment on this and postponed the radiation. He basically argued that there are several pitfalls to interrupting the chemo and administering radiation at this time. Do you agree ? And, has anybody been faced with a similar situation ? If so, what did you do ? Thanks. BTW, my wife's bio is added per Don Wood's suggestion. //////////////////// I'm sure that I have read and heard that some cancer patients are receiving chemo and radiation at the same time. As I stated above, my wife's oncologist told us unequivocally NO ! It's one or the other and he added that if the blood #s deteriorate, scarring develops ( ? ), etc. with the radiation ( in her case radiation to her pelvis ) that could further delay resumption of, or even lessen the effective of, the chemo. Thanks in advance for any input or opinions on this confusing subject. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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