Had an appointment with the oncologist who sent me for surgery.(March 16th)He said that the scan I had taken did not show that the cancer was so advanced. If the scan had shown how advanced the cancer was he would have first treated it with chemo and radiation, before surgery.
Monday I will start chemo. The drugs he will use is a combination of Fluorouracil (5-FU) and Leucovorin. Will have chemo for five straight days and then rest for 4 weeks. Radiation for five weeks. First 4 days of radiation will be combined with chemo and last 3 days of radiation will be combined with chemo,then I will rest for 4 weeks. One more week of chemo---then rest for 5 weeks, then another five days of chemo. The stage of my cancer is T3N1M0, the tumor was at the junction of the stomach and esophagus.
Would like to know if anyone out there has had this treatment with the same drugs.
I plan on just rolling with the punches. Taking each day at a time.
Clyde, Richmond. Va