Aug 09, 2013 - 4:32 am
My dad was diagnosed with colorectal cancer last May. He went through a surgery follwed by rediation and 12 cycles of Chemo. He had colostromy closure surgery in Feb this year. After that the doc asked for a pet scan and everything came normal in it. There was no sign of cancer in the body. But in his routine check up after 3 months that is in June his CEA count was incresed and was asked to do pet scan again. This time they found a small 1.6cm melignant cyst in his lever. the doc imeediately started 4 cycles of chemo for him. I referred to another doc and he suggested to do RFA. BEfore RFA, he asked to do another pet scan. My dad has already finished his 2 cycles of chemo. we did the scan yesterday and there is no sign of cancer in his lever.
The dco says that he still has to go through the remaining 2 cycles of chemo even if all the reports are normal. I am very confused. And need help in understnding why he has to go through 2 more chemo cycle when there is nsign of cancer? He has become very waek, tired with 2 cycles. He has lost a lot of hair. He feels fatigue all the time. is having trouble walking as his feet are hurting and feel burning.. Does he still have to go through this?
Is it necessary to complete all 4 cycles of Chemo even when after 2 cycles the cancer is gone from his Lever??
Will appreciate all kind of info and help.