Jul 16, 2013 - 2:15 pm
I' m visiting from the rectal cancer patients, however since my cancer is right on the anal sphincter my treatment is very similar to yours except that in September they have to remove my sphincter and rectum.
I just had a visit with my oncologist and everything is looking good.
He presented a plan to me that is different than what I was told at the beginning and what I heard from other patients here which was that you get all your Folfox treatment after surgery. He suggests that since I tolerated Xeloda a radiation so well and my blood levels look good why don't we get part of the Folfox treatment done before surgery which would be sometimes in September. He said it would be silly not to give me any treatment for two months and toldd me that if we stopped Folfox before the surgery it will not interfere with my healing capacity.
The questions that I forgot to ask him or came up since I talked with him:
Has any of you had treatment protocol of what he he suggested?
What is a "pick" and where do they place it?
What is your experience with the pick and the pump?
What kind of side effects should I expect and what are the remedies?
Your help and support is greatly appreciated?