I just finished my 6 weeks of chemo Erbitux Carboplatin and Taxol now i ve got a 2 week rest,
Next week they make my mask then 7 weeks of radiation plus chemo.
My giant lemonsized lymphnode seems to have shrunk a bit with the chemo .
I handled the chemo very well week 2 erbitux acne rash got bad but the antibacterial cream and pills they gave me kept it in check.
I got a couple sore spots in on sides of fingernails of hands.
I got to see my medical onc for 10 minutes after week 4 of chemo tried to ask him questions about if chemo or treatment ever gets adjusted like because im doing so well can they up the dose or not take the 2 weeks off before radiation
i didnt get much of an answer. I get the you wouldnt understand i aint got time for this look and answer.
But im used to it now they have picked their preferred method of treating me and good luck to me. It seems there is the what has been the standard treatment for head and neck of cisplain and 5fu and now im getting the erbitux which supposedly has less side effects which is why i think my onc's go with it they can choose it and then just see how you do and not have to deal with as many side effects. Sorry i just see and feel the total lack of interest in my onc's.
Maybe my radiation onc or techs will show a bit of interest in what they are doing.
Sorry for complaining im just scared because of radiation coming up and i really dont trust my surgical onc and i dont know how or if i can find someone else.
thanks Victor Brown