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chemo after surgery

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Joined: Jun 2004

Hi everyone,

Thanks to everyone who replied to my prior post and gave me pep talks!

I saw my oncologist yesterday. He ordered a pet scan for next week and said that chemo will depend on what the scan shows. If the scan comes back clear, I will go back on xeloda, a higher dosage than before, for 6 months, 2 weeks on followed by 1 week off. If something shows up on the scan then there will be additional medication, though he didn't say what.

Since the surgeon felt that he removed all the cancer and the lymph nodes were cancer free, hopefully nothing will show up on the scan. I'm back to playing the waiting game again which I think is one of the hardest things about having cancer, though I do feel better about going back on chemo than I did a few days ago.

Take care and have a great day!


littlejulie's picture
Posts: 311
Joined: Mar 2004

The waiting game is SO hard. My mother is having tests done tomorrow. Im pretty sure that nothing will show up on my mother's scan and she had one node positive for cancer so I can't imagine something appearing in yours. Good Luck to the both of us!


kangatoo's picture
Posts: 2115
Joined: Feb 2004

Hey Jamie--got a chair here in tha waitin room next to me--nice n comfy leather recliner too.We do hope your scans come back NED and that your chemo will be your last.
All tha best--kanga n Jen

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