Feb 23, 2011 - 12:20 am
i'm seeing both my onc and the surgeon tomorrow and I I'd like some input or opinions from the family.
I'm really leaning towards getting surgery and then restarting chemo as opposed to restarting chemo and waiting for surgery. My last chemo was Jan. 31. Am I correct in that it is recommended that surgery be 4 to 6 weeks after chemo? And restarting chemo should be 4 to 6 weeks after surgery? given that it would be maybe 12 weeks/3months of no chemo. I most likely will be put on FOLFIRI w/Avstin or maybe Xeloda w/Avastin. That is still up in the air.
Since I now have a new growth in my colon and spots on my lungs do you think that it would be too determinal to wait that long before having chemo again?
Having the surgery will be a reversal/reconnect of my end colostomy, hernia repair, adhesion removals and a good look see at what is going on since I can't have contrast dye with my CTs.
I am waiting to be scheduled for the colonoscopy to take a better look at the new growth in the colon. We don't know what is going on with the liver because of lack of contrast dye and my onc would feel better about that after having the look during surgery.
I am just concerned about such a long time before starting chemo because we know that my cancer is a fast growing, aggressive cancer. Remember that my cancer was growing even with the FOLFOX. What do you all think about waiting that long to start chemo under the circumstances?
Thanks for your input.