Oct 20, 2011 - 1:49 pm
Bill had his Ivor Lewis on August 29th at the University of Indiana, and the post-op path showed 5/22 positive nodes. His original staging was T3N1M0, but the post op staging was N2. When we went back in IUMed for his six week check we had hoped that they would recommend post-op chemo due to the positive nodes. They didnt, so we've been on a hunt to find a doctor that would since it's the unanimous opinion of the patients here that it's crucial in the case of positive nodes.
We saw two oncologists where we live (Kansas City area)yesterday and today, and the oncologist from the University of Kansas Cancer Center told us today that there is no data to support using the Taxol/Carbo regimen post-surgery inproves outcome, especially since it apparently didn't take care of the nodes the first time. (The tumor, however, got quite a bit smaller but it could have been the radiation.)
Has anyone had Taxol/Carbo pre-op and then post-op chemo for positive nodes, and if so, what chemo was used?