Best Next Treatment Plan - overcomer2014

Decision Point Associated with Anal Cancer. Posted on July 21, 2014 View this journey (13 Experiences)

I had another CT scan of my chest, abdomen and pelvis at the end of June after 11 5FU treatments. The scan showed that the tumor in my rectum continues to shrink and there was some improvement with the nodules in my lungs. I took a break from treatment because my body needed a rest and we had some once-in-a-lifetime events with my family that I wanted to enjoy. My doctor gave me several options and I chose to take one of the chemotherapy drugs by pill rather than continue with the 5FU by IV every other week. I will take the pills for two weeks and then have a week off. I am hoping this will be an effective and good alternative. I am happy to not have to spend time in the treatment room or have a medicine pump for 48 hours. I am thankful for the healing that continues in my body!

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