Oct 14, 2012 - 11:05 pm
Hey all..just a quick question if I may.
Since I have seen on here and also read in the past that many times you can have radiation but not always in the same place or depending on the strength...
Does chemo alone kill cancer cells / tumors?
I would think it does / can ..and I know everybody is different ..but can you give me an "average person response" (there I go again with stats) ..be patient with me ...stats are part of my culture at work :)
For instance, I had Erbitux only along with radiation..nothing else. So if Erbitux is suppose to "inhibit" cancer cells from splitting, thus they can't grow...doesn't that mean that Erbitux can "kill" cancer?
If the answer is yes, then why do we endure radiation and chemo and not just chemo first? When I asked why I was not going to have surgery, the ENT / Onc said that would be an optioon AFTER radiation / chemo..so why not radiation being an option after chemo, and then surgery after radiation ? You all get where I am going with this ... :)
This will be a thread I print for future reference