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Anybody know how long it would be for someone getting 5 rounds of Chemo?

Speck
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Joined: Apr 2006

Hi. I have a loved one with synovial sarcoma and she has had her surgey and has done 2 weeks of radiation and still has 4 weeks left. Next she will be doing 5 rounds of chemo whats the length of this 5 months?? i dont know anybody please tell me. Thank-You.

AuthorUnknown
Posts: 1564
Joined: May 2006

Hello,

You may want to contact the American Cancer Society's National Cancer Information Center. Cancer Information Specialists can assist you with your questions. They can be reached at 1-800-227-2345.

Take care and be well,

Dana
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jcthomas
Posts: 15
Joined: Jan 2001

Contacting the American Cancer Society's National Cancer Information Center is a good idea. My experience in 1995 was a 3 to 4 week cycle of chemo. Receive the chemo over a few days the first week and then for 2 to 3 weeks after that they would monitor my immune system and my recovery from the chemo before starting the next round of chemo. That is just my experience. I was supposed to go through 6 rounds of post-surgery chemo but after 3 rounds my body and immune system could tolerate no more so they called it quits. Confidence was high though due to the pre-surgery chemo treatment and post-surgery radiation.

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