Topic: Possibly Stopping Chemo??
Hi everyone. Hoping for some advice, but maybe counting my chickens before they hatch. As of my last PET scan in October, I have no active disease and I'm obviously really really happy about that, but I have scans coming up the end of January and another PET the end of February, and I'm trying to get all my ducks in a row for when I see my oncologist at Emory to go over the scans. I know there are a few of us who have had successful treatment and are currently cancer free (or active disease free per my doctors). For those who have been cancer free for a while, are you still having chemo, but if not how did you decide to stop having chemo? Right now the thought of stopping chemo scares me pieces, but I haven't even had the scans so I may be jumping the gun. I just want to be prepared for whatever the scans show, good or bad. Also, are there any thoughts on what happens if you stop a chemo treatment for a while (as in months), then the cancer comes back, can you go back on the same treatment or does your body adapt and you have to try a brand new treatment? I'm starting to panic myself thinking that if I do stop chemo, then if it comes back, I can't go back on the same treatment i was on because it won't work anymore. I'm probably rambling and sure hope this post makes sense. Thanks for any thoughts.