My Dad who is 68 years underwent 2 surgeries in last 2 months [stomach-intestine bypass surgery on 22 Feb 2011 and partial gastrectomy on 22 March 2011]. The Biopsy report says T4 and out of 20 lymph nodes 5 are infective so it is T4N2M0 which is as per pathology Stage 4. At the end of report it has been mentioned as Microscopic extent of tumour - Tumour penetrates to surface of visceral perituneum (serosa) and directly invades adjacent structures- part of pancreas seen in sections.
Now I met some couple of Oncologist to seek the best advice and to my wonder, I got variety of opinions. After looking at the reports, some Oncologist says go for ECF, some says use EOF or Docetaxel or MacDonald theraphy where as some says go for chemoRadiotheraphy.
I wanted to know which one would be best. Chemotheraphy or ChemoRadiotheraphy ? If only chemotheraphy then which drugs to be used which are best effective as chemo itself is a combination of 3-4 drugs. Also, during or before chemotheraphy what diet we should give which can minimize the side effects of chemotheraphy.
I am totally shattered after hearing that my dad got such a painful disease. I just to give the best available treatment in order to cure him from this disease.
Waiting for an earliest response as chemotheraphy or chemoRadiotheraphy has to start pretty soon.