need opinions on quitting chemo

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need opinions on quitting chemo

by tracikayette on Wed Oct 10, 2012 02:29 AM

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I have gone through 6 rounds of 5 F-U.  I am ready to quit and get back to a normal life.  My tumor was removed and cancer was found in only 1 of 20 lymph nodes.  Has anyone quite halfway through and if so do you have any regrets?

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by lochan on Wed Oct 10, 2012 03:23 AM

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Hi I am assuming that you had colon cancer and the staging was 2 , but please do not quit chemo as that can harm you , my husband is now going through second round of chemo , he was disease free for 2 years but it has reoccurred , so this is the irony of this disease and follow up scans and test are very important . Better be safe than sorry ..... Best regards Bibban

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by Samuelly on Wed Oct 10, 2012 03:56 AM

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Hi,

You've gone this far why quit now?  If it were to recurr you'd be kicking yourself and wondering if it could have been avoided had you finished the treatment.  If you are having bad reactions to it, then maybe, but if you are tolerating it alright, just finish it and then move on with your life. 

Best Wishes. 

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by larrybilt on Thu Oct 11, 2012 02:16 AM

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HI , I had FU 5 and it actually gave me a boost in energy.

I had the mediport , the 24 hour chemo pump, and still went to work ( i hid the pump under my shirt and wore a vest to conceal)

Do not quit!! It bought me 9 years

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by hfrench57 on Sat Nov 24, 2012 07:00 PM

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After three weeks of 5fu, 24 hour pump, combined with radiation "up my butt" for rectal cancer, I am only half way through and am in SERIOUS pain during bowel movements (really more "diareah movements").  I am going to tell my doctors I want to take a week off and see if I can heal some.  I truly feel if I continue with this for another three weeks my rectum will be permanently trashed.  The cancer was removed with clear margins, but no lymph nodes were taken.  When do the risks outweigh the benefits?  The nurse says some people breeze through it, and some have problems like me...it is excruciating!

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by sguerra47 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 04:19 PM

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My husband was warned by others on this site not to agree to the radiation so we did not do it.  I would quit the radiation if its already causing you that much pain.

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