Jan 05, 2013 - 4:47 pm
Please comment on my options
Today, Saturday (01.05.13) I have my clinic visit after surgery. My surgeon was happy with the healing process. He unpinned the incision and sent me to the oncologist. With all the tests, histopathology, and reports, he said my staging is certainly stage IIA (T3N0M0).LVI indeterminate. He tried to explain this LVI to me in layman English. He said they examined up to 18 lymph nodes beyond the infected area and found them all clean. It seems this LVI has to do with layers of the removed piece. In terms of treatment, the onc told me I have two options:
1. To remain under biweekly observation and do blood work every once in a reasonable while.
2. To be on a mild chemo (tablets by mouth); he mentioned (Zelda? Xolda? sp) and periodic blood work.
I asked how soon I should start treatment; he said they can schedule me to start in two weeks (if I opt for the second option).
No one talked about diet; supplements, or anything of the sort. Some people on this board mentioned something about Citemidine(?) and I have no idea what that is.
I need your comments on any aspect of my situation.