Re-irradiation in recurrence

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Re-irradiation in recurrence

by dansgirl on Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:00 AM

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My husband was diagnosed with locally recurrent but inoperable ampullary adenocarcinoma in april '08 and has been through a failed course of oxaliplatin/cetuximab/xeloda and is now on irinotecan/avastan/5fu with radiographic stabilization. We've been offered a repeat course of radiation (was done as part of his initial adjunctive treatment regimen post-whipple), but we were told that it is almost never done, and the doctor couldn't give us any idea about either likelihood of success or risks of doing it. Does anyone have any experience with this?

RE: Re-irradiation in recurrence

by hundred on Fri Jan 08, 2010 07:42 AM

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On Feb 07, 2009 12:00 AM dansgirl wrote:

My husband was diagnosed with locally recurrent but inoperable ampullary adenocarcinoma in april '08 and has been through a failed course of oxaliplatin/cetuximab/xeloda and is now on irinotecan/avastan/5fu with radiographic stabilization. We've been offered a repeat course of radiation (was done as part of his initial adjunctive treatment regimen post-whipple), but we were told that it is almost never done, and the doctor couldn't give us any idea about either likelihood of success or risks of doing it. Does anyone have any experience with this?

how is your husband doing?

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