Dec 08, 2010 - 1:50 pm
Dad met with the oncologist today to discuss chemo. To our surprise, they gave him 3 options. 1)standard radiation and 3 cisplatin tretments (std care) 2) radiation and cisplatin weekly which i guess is a lower dose and 3) induction chemo of taxotere-5FU-cisplatin.
She said the induction is very hard on kidneys and so is cisplatin in the 3 doses. She really worried my Dad and he has tentatively opted for the radiation for 7 weeks with weekly cisplatin (lower dose).
Does anyone have experiene with radiation and weekly cisplatin? does anyone know any difference among the three options. The oncologist said there is no difinitive outcome differences.
I am confused and anxious as I want to make sure we choose the best option to get rid of the cancer.
The reason inducton chemo was given as an option is due to cancer in a lymph node in the lower neck.