Topic: Experience with chemo
Registered: Fri, 14 Mar 2014
Like many of you, i have been lurking around this site trying to gather as much information and knowledge on this horrible disease. In January, my 53 year old boyfriend was diagnosed with intra hepatic CC. He was experiencing pain on the right side of his abdomen and also had night sweats. Doctor brushed it off but my boyfriend who is very aware of his body just knew something was wrong and insisted on a scan. Thank God he did.
On january 23rd Dr. DeMatteo performed surgery at Sloan in NY and removed a 6.8 cm tumor. The surgery was a success and the doctor said he was able to remove a large enough margin. He recently had his 6 week scan which showed no cancer as well as blood work and tumor markers were all good. The oncologist and surgeon are still recommending chemo due to the high recurrence of this cancer as well as the fact that 1 lymph node had mets. He starts chemo on Monday which is Gem for 3 weeks on and 1 week off for 6 months as well as Capcitabine (xeloda) 2 times a day one week on and one week off. Do any of you have any experience or knowledge with this combo of chemo as far as success or side effects? I look forward to hearing from you. God bless you all!