Aug 11, 2012 - 7:34 pm
I've completed week 1 of planned 5 1/2 weeks of combined Chemo / Proton Radiation Treatment. Treatment plan is 1000 mg Xeloda Morning and Evening Monday thru Friday with Proton Radiation Each day. I also have an IV Drip of Benadryl / Steroid and Docetaxol each Monday. No noticeable effects yet and I wonder if this is just the calm before the storm.
I'm at MD Anderson in Houston and I've talked with Thoracic Surgeon about MIE surgery. He said he does not do it but would recommend me to a Dr thatChemo does if that's the way I decide to go. I then talked with my Medical Oncologist and he said they have had issues with MIE by what almost sounded like an experience issue of the surgeons here doing MIE. I am taking Williams advise though and getting second opinions before I agree to the Open Surgery.