May 11, 2004 - 9:19 pm
I wanted to post an update about my mom (originally diagnosed Jan 03, local recurrence June 03, Mar 04)
I mentioned in an earlier posting that the pathology report shows clear margins, 0 lymph node involvement. The surgeon recommended no chemo. Today we met with the oncologist who also recommended no chemo for quality of life. Hearing that phrase makes me a little scared - does that mean "there isn't much time left, so why suffer??" He said she could go ahead with chemo if she wanted to be very aggressive, but that he just wasn't sure it was going to work.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this? My mom is looking to us for advice on if she should take the oncologists advice for no chemo or insist on it.