Hi All- I am a new rectal cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with Stage II rectal cancer on 10/19/04. I had a lower bowel resection 11/9/04 and had about 7" of my lower intestine removed. All is going well. I have questions on the different ways that chemo is administered and wanted to get feedback.
When I met with the Oncologist yesterday, he said that we will either do chemo 5 times a week, for about 30 minutes each day, then be off for 3 weeks--then start the same process again; or do it for 2 1/2 hours once a week for 6 weeks, then be off for 2 weeks, then start over again.
Can anyone tell me if they have tried both, and what the difference or preference is? I am 43yo and plan on going back to work soon. I am looking for the schedule that would work best.
Any info is appreciated.