Topic: taking a break from chemo
My husband Dave who has had 5 chemo treatments had a heart problem a couple weeks ago. He ended up needing a cardiac catheterization that showed 3 severely blocked arteries that would usually be treated with coronary artery bypass surgery. However, since we do not have a clear idea of prognosis of his cancer and he does not want to undergo a life threatening surgery that will require a long recovery if he only has a limited time left to enjoy life.
So anyway, to make a long story short, his oncologist is giving him a month off from chemo to not stress his heart at this time. I am very concerned that his tumors that have been responding to the chemo may advance during this time. Chemo has sort of become a life line for me. Does anyone have experience with breaks from chemo and the effect or result of this. Thanks for any suggestions.