Survival rate without Chemo?

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Survival rate without Chemo?

by Mihyun on Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:00 AM

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My dad was dignosed with colon cancer stage 3 (has not spead to other organs) in January 2007, and had a surgery to remove the cancer. (Actual tumor was about 2inches, and insected about 6inches) He started his first chemo in the begining of March. They said he has low white blood cells, and his second chemo has been delayed 2weeks from the original date he was supposed to have. He has eated really really well, and work out everyday. Currently, there is no tumor/cancer in his body, but since 4 out of 12 lymph nodes were cancerous, I have been worried that it might come back if chemo keeps delaying. Is there anyone who has similar situation to us? He was supposed to have a chemo every other week, but it seems like he is having one a month if his white blood cells come back normal. Many many thanks...

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by Oncrx on Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:00 AM

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you might ask about Neupogen or Neulasta.  These are drugs to increase the WBC and perhaps maintain the treatment schedule. 

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by Njtwinmom on Wed May 02, 2007 12:00 AM

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Both are wonderful drugs, and very, very effective.  My Mom had problems initially, as well, but these drugs make all the difference.  Sometimes your insurance will dictate which one you are "allowed" to have. Neulasta is a one shot deal, and the Neupegen, is given 4 days in a row. 

 

Beth

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