Mar 31, 2010 - 6:48 pm
I have recently had a recurrence of colon cancer, Stage IV, metastasized to the lung. Four years ago I had 3 nodules removed from my right lung, and then underwent 6 months of folfox. It was hard but I did it, and went 4 years cancer free. In January a nodule was detected on my left lung. It was easily removed surgically on Feb. 22. My oncologist recommended 6 months of folfiri. My first treatment was March 22, 10 days ago and I still feel nauseous and tired and depressed. I have spoken to two thoracic surgeons who have indicated to me that since I am cancer free the chemo would not be necessary. The onco feels that it may get rid of any cancer cells that are still in my body. But the surgeons feel that with no evidence of disease there is no need to put my body thru this ordeal of chemo. I plan to tell my onco on Monday that I am not going to continue with chemo. My question is, has anyone out there refused chemo? I would love to hear of anyone else's experience. Thank you.