Aug 15, 2012 - 3:24 pm
THIS JUST IN!!! Met with chemo doc today. Had an in depth discussion and did the math regarding how many mg of chemo I've received. End result... I'm done with the chemo!!! He said I've already received more than the dosage which has proven to be effective and since my radiation is complete, there's really no compelling evidence that shows I should get the last 2 infusions.
Standard protocol is Cisplatin 100mg x 3 sessions. A large percentage of patients can't tolerate it and never get the 2nd or 3rd infusion. The patients who complete at least 2 infusions have basically the same results as the patients who complete all 3. I've received 235 mg of Cisplatin which is used to increase the effectiveness of radiation. Since I'm no longer receiving radiation anyway, I feel ok with my decision. My first PET will be the week after Labor Day.