Topic: New to Chemo
Mom starts chemo on August 13th. Nothing seems to be working out as we would have hoped.
Her billirubin levels are rising so we were hoping for a stent. The team met and felt that based on the location of the tumor, it would be difficult to reach and they would prefer not to put in an external drain. They are hoping that the chemo will reduce the blockage.
The blockage is affecting her liver function so the onc does not want to administer gem/cis. Instead they want to put in a medi port and use oxiplatin and FU5 for 4 cycles.
I'm really nervous as the first line of defense seems to be gem/cis.
I'm also sad for my mom as she is constantly belching and is turning yellow. She would feel so much better with a stent.
Thanks for listening.