Nov 24, 2010 - 9:59 am
Diagnosed October 10th, had a partial gastronomy October 28th. They found my tumor had spread to my liver via contact, removed a small portion of the liver, most of my stomach and 44 lymph nodes (40 showed signs of cancer). My cancer stage is 3C.
We met with the chemo doctor and he outlined a plan where I'll be put on a pump for a five day infusion of 5FU followed by three weeks off. This will be repeated for six months. Some time after the second treatment I'll be receiving a round of radiation during the three week off period. He stated most people do not get sick or even lose their hair from this regimen.
My question is: I'm 57, relatively healthy and strong and wonder is this plan is aggressive enough. I'm not concerned with losing my hair or other side effects, I'd rather go after the cancer. Is this plan something others have experienced and how effective was it. The cancer center we are going to has a very good reputation however the doctor told me of the 800 cancers they treat in a year only one or two are stomach cancer.
Thanks for any feedback.