• My Doc didnt mention chemo or radiation.How common is that.My stage is T1A

    Asked by daveh on Saturday, July 21, 2012

    My Doc didnt mention chemo or radiation.How common is that.My stage is T1A

    3 Answers from the Community

    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      I have always found that asking the doctor a question like this would get you a much more intelligent answer than asking a caring group. We do care and want to help, but we're not oncologist. That said.. it is my understanding that some physicians choose not to give chemo, when they KNOW they got it all. T1A I understand is extremely early stage...Good job catching this early. I would ask oncologist.

      about 8 years ago
    • daveh's Avatar

      When I was there,I was scared and went blank all i could do smile and nod.Not a good thing,I was not asking for specifics I was just looking for a sense of what to expect.

      about 8 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      It might be best to try to take someone with you on your appointments. That person can be your back up for asking questions and remembering what was said. When you go on your own, sometimes you are too busy trying to absorb and make sense of what comes out of the docs mouth along with trying to deal with your own emotions that asking questions slip our minds.

      If you can't get someone to go with you, think of questions to ask and write them down on a note pad. Take that and a pen ready to write down info at the docs office. Unanswered questions can sometimes take away peace of mind and can keep you up at night wondering about it. Wishing you all the best.

      about 8 years ago

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