Oct 24, 2010 - 11:48 pm
I am 5 weeks post treatment. Got second round of chemo despite the cardiac toxicity I had during first round. I was hospitalized with heart monitor for second chemo cycle and on the third day I again had chest pains, abnormal EKGs and elevated troponins from the 5-FU so the chemo was stopped after 65 hrs (was supposed to get 96 hrs.) I'm feeling fine now and my heart has recovered. In 2 weeks my medical oncologist wants me to get both a PET scan and a biopsy to make sure the cancer is gone. Have any of you had a biopsy after treatment? I have only read in the posts about PET scans and DREs. Is a biopsy necessary? I'm worried about having any cuts from the tumor area since it is all still healing. Should I refuse the biopsy? Please advice.