Feb 07, 2013 - 9:47 pm
I would like to inquire about chemotheraphy protocol. My husband was diagnosed of NPCA stage 2
he went to 3 cycles of cisplatin (1 day admission every cycle) and 3 cycles of cisplatin & 5fu (5 days of admission per cycle).
His onco wants him to undergo last cycle of cisplatin & 5fu but before she told us that it will only be for 3 cycles.
I am really confused if he will continue to the 4th cycle of 5fu & cisplatin. my husband refuses to undergo the 4th cycle because the onco originally told him only 3 cycles of 5fu/cisplatin.
We confirmed his onco before starting the 1st cycle of cisplatin/5fu on to how many cycles he will undergo. She told us only 3 cycles. Also, his rad onco told us radiation alone is enough for his stage but the med onco wants him to undergo the adjuvant chemo which is the 3 cycles of cisplatin/5fu just to be aggressive. We went to his ENT for nasal endoscopy, thank God the result was good no mass was seen in the nasopharyngeal area. He also told us that the nasopharyngeal area is clean as if he didnt have npca before. His MRI will be on Feb 19 2013.
His sister also refuses to continue the 4th cycle because he is suffering too much (due to pneumonia he had this last week of january) and she believes that God healed him and went to a complte treatment of chemotheraphy.
I also believe that 3 cycles of cisplatin/5fu is the complete protocol because that was the first protocol the onco gave us maybe she is just confused (when she told us about the 4th one) and that is the protocol given in US.