Sep 27, 2012 - 8:11 pm
We met with radiation oncologist and oncologist today. Basically we had some good news. We are being put in a study to do less radiation because he had surgically proven negative nodes on the left side, which means he will have radiation to the right side only. He will still need chemo though. Of course the dr explained some of the radiation will end up on the opposite side but all in all it will be about 60% less then if he would have had positive nodes on the left side. Because he had BOT laser surgery they will not radiate that area.
I am somewhat relieved but just hope that the cancer at BOT does not recur since that will not be receiving the direct radiation. So, all in all I guess the surgeries were worth it.
Best wishes for health to all of you kind people.
One other thing though, they wont' be starting treatment for another 2 weeks so that will be 8 weeks since surgery. The standard of care is 6 weeks so I am a little concerned about they delay. Worried what the cancer cells are doing....