Apr 28, 2010 - 10:40 am
I was diagnosed with 1B adenocarcinoma in January, 2010. I had a left upper lobe lobecotomy. My oncologist recommends 4 treaments of chemotherapy, 3 weeks apart. After two doses of Cisplatin I have been diagnosed with moderate sensory neural hearing loss. My oncologist says I cannot have any more Cisplatin, but wants me to continue chemo. He wants to change the drug from Cisplatin to Taxol. My research suggests that this drug has the same risk of hearing loss. My oncologist is telling me that my hearing will probably return in 3-4 months, but my research suggest that this type of hearing loss is usually irreversable. Has anyone had an experience similar to this one?