I really wish that I had a clear answer to this myself! Having had no chemo after my resection in May, I do always wonder if I should have done so. And I still just don't know the answer. I too read all of the research I can find and I just don't find a clear answer to this. Many of the studies are based on very small numbers or aren't double blind or valid retrospective studies. Or they study too broad of range of subjects, making them not very applicable to any of them.
I think it all just points to the need for really good studies to be done on CC, involving multiple medical centers, and the studies then replicated. Of course, this involves a lot of money and I'm sure the drug companies don't think that the bottom line, involving so few patients, justifies their funding. And all of this means that we need fundraising to support this research.
For every person it really is a decision based on risk versus benefit, and that is certainly on many different levels. Suppressing the immune system, as when chemo is given, certainly doesn't come without risk.
I wish so much that I knew the answer to this! I know that I made the best decision for myself that I could at the time and don't honestly know if I would do differently if I had it to do over again. I just don't know!
A very good topic to bring up Lisa...it's something many of us have or will struggle with.