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Radiation During Chemo Treatment??

11 years 11 months ago #9908 by wendy
Hi Elsie,

Geezo, foot mets. That's a weird one. I hope the radiation keeps it away for good.
Wendy

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11 years 11 months ago #9896 by elsie2
After my bladder cancer had metasized to the foot, I know ,they say this is very unusual, I began radiation to the foot and abdominal area with Xeloda chemo pills at the same time. I hope this does the job for a while. I don't think I could ever handle the infusion type chemo again.

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12 years 18 hours ago #9035 by wendy
Dear Karen,

Radiation to bone mets is a different type of treatment than the chemo+radiation protocol that is meant to save the bladder and avoid cystectomy. It's less strong and more directed to the site of metastasis, not the bladder. It's not painful and in fact is very good against bone pain and is very commonly used in this setting, doesn't usually make a person sicker, nor will the treatments be given long enough to cause burning or other side effects like fatigue.

I'm sorry to hear your husband needs it, but I'm hopeful that it could really help.

Please keep us posted.
Wendy

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12 years 1 day ago #8981 by Clara
Karen,
Chemo and radiation together had been mentioned before Bob had the radiation to the pelvic area but then the dr. decided to just to with the radiation. Bob is older than your husband and did not tolerate chemo very well; also, it probably only kept his tumors from growing but did not shrink them.

Both times that Bob had radiation, it was only 10 treatments. First to the pelvic area and a left rib. Next 10 to lower back and a right rib.
I think it depends on the individual whether they can handle both at one time or not. I have know others who did have both at the same time.

Clara

Caretaker of husband, Bob.
Stage IV
Diagnosed Jan, 2007

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12 years 2 days ago #8972 by Mike
Karen I think #2 answers that but if wanna make sure this is a simple enough question for any Oncologist. Joe

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12 years 2 days ago #8971 by cathy
Hi Karen, a friend of ours has bowel cancer with node involement, today he finishes his first 5.5 weeks of chemo & radiation, he has been having the radiation for 5 days a week in this time.
As you know we are in Australia so I cant answer your question about insurance. All I know is you can be treated with both together at the same time.
Hope this helps.
Cathy.

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