Hello - Thanks to everyone who posted a response to my Mom's inquiry about the benefits of chemo after major Liver resection. She has since seen 4 different oncologists in the Washington DC area and like that old joke, has received 5 different opinions. Two of those opinions - which I must mention came from the 'older' physicians - included fairly lengthy course of 5 day week radiation possibly including chemo such as Xeloda or 5FU -
Has anyone who has undergone a 'successful' Liver resection with seemingly negative margins also had heavy duty radiation?? Does it make sense to radiate the entire region of the surgical site without a known tumor??
This question - of radiation + chemo vs. chemo alone has us all very confused.
BTW - The MDs who recommended chemo alone - one suggested Gemzar + Cisplatin the other recommended FOLFOX - any feedback on the chemo is certainly appreciated as well.