Topic: My doctor doesn't think current chemo is working
We met with the oncologist this week to see what the next game plan is going to be. I finished steriotactic radiation two weeks ago but it is too soon to tell if it worked. Prior to radiation I had three months of Cisplatin and 5FU. He said the chemo regimen didn't appear to be doing anything to the tumors so he suggested that we stay off chemo until I have a CAT scan on October 5th. I am really nervous about doing nothing to fight this disease till then. He said my body has been though a lot and this would be a good healing time. He said in October if there is new tumor growth then I would probably enter a clinical trial that uses biological agents or try a different chemo combo. Isn't it strange that as much as we don't want chemo...we do want it!