Dec 13, 2012 - 6:16 pm
I am curious if any longer term survivors have experience with mayo Rochester? I live in Iowa and was initially stage 3 with 7 lymph nodes involved. I had a second opinion at Iowa City. My initial chemo and radiation was done locally and successful THE surgery at Iowa City, but now I have 7 more lymph nodes involved which has moved me to stage 4. My oncologist is competent, but only sees on or two cases every couple years. and he seems to be following the same treatment suggested by Iowa City and standard protocol. My first two postoperative chemo doesn't appear to have a major impact, so we have move on to the next level of chemo drugs.
I wonder if there is some other options available at Mayo. Like targeted radiation or something else.