Apr 01, 2003 - 10:55 am
My name is Daniel, I have a wife and two children, and three months ago I was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma with primary site in my lung. I've had half of my left lung resected and the margins looked clear. Originally my oncologist indicated that other treatments may not be necessary, but after discussing my case with other oncologists, she has suggested that I have chemotherapy. We've heard that there is a possibility for future heart failure and luekemia and are unsure if I should proceed with chemo. Is there anyone out there who can offer their two cents of advice?
Note: I had hodgkin's disease while in high school and received chemotherapy then; as a result, my doctor is recommending that I have only half of the optimal number of treatments to protect my heart.