Jan 07, 2005 - 1:08 pm
I have decided to start the chemo recommended by my oncologist-IFL (irinotecan, 5FU and leucovorin) with Avastin. From my reading, this seems like a pretty typical course of action. He's reluctant to go the oxaliplatin route-he's afraid i won't tolerate that too well. I called the oncologist office to arrange an appt to discuss IMRT with a radiation oncologist. He had offered this at the appt, even though he doesn't think it's an option, but i was not thinking too well then.
I want to get some sort of treatment going before our vacation. That's why i'm putting off the 2nd opinion. In the meantime I will work on a 2nd opinion for when i get back> The oncologist wants to go through 2 cycles (6 wks) and recheck my cat scan to see how the nodules are responding to treatment. Reevaluate then.
So that's the plan, so far.