Aug 17, 2010 - 4:42 pm
Hi to all. My dad is receiving treatment for stage IVA larynx cancer. He is having 35 rads and 3 rounds chemo (cisplatin). He has had 14 rads and 1 chemo treatment so far. Today he had an appointment with his radiation oncologist. My dad asked him how things looked so far and the doctor told him not too good. No one else was in the room with my dad when he asked so I am not sure if he meant the treatment wasn't working or if he was just referring to his overall health. His throat is starting to get really sore and he has had trouble eating and is losing weight. My question is, isn't it still too early to tell if the treatment is working or not? My dad has been upset all afternoon after hearing his doctor say this. I am just wanting to hear from others what their doctors told them while going through treatment and if it would be normal for them to be able to tell so soon. Thanks so much!