• quimo everyday?

    Asked by Lucila on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    quimo everyday?

    has anyone gone through quimo and radiation everyday? thats what my husband is supposed to get for 2 months :0

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    • Peroll's Avatar

      Radiation is almost always daily (weekdays) for the legnth of the treatment, it only takes 10 to 15 minutes a day. I personally have had radiation daily and had only minor side effects but everyong is different. As for chemo it depends on what drugs they are using as to how often it is given. Most of mine has been once a week but I had surgery first then chemo. In you husbands case they are using chemo and radiation to try and beat back the tumor brefore surgery. This should make surgery easier. He will likely get a 4 to 6 week berak between chemo and surgery. He is young and should tolerate the treatment better than most of the older patients. When he starts chemo please be prepared for the people in the chemo room. Many of them will have cancers much more advanced than your husband so it may be kind of scary. I remember my first chemo session and looking at all of the other people. Your husband will be one of the healthier people there and will probably not get as sick as most of them. Good Luck and let us know if we can do anything to help.

      almost 4 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      He will most likely get a break in-between chemo treatments. When I was on chemo, I received it 5 days per week and then got two weeks off to recover from it. This was over the course of 12 weeks. I was not a candidate for radiation due to the size and location of my tumors. Your husband has a rough road ahead of him but he can do this!!

      almost 4 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar

      I do know of some people who had constant chemo for 6 weeks at a stretch for colorectal cancers, so yes, this sounds right.

      almost 4 years ago
    • AmyK's Avatar

      Hi,I have chemo and radiation every day.I am on #24 out of 27-but I take chemo pills (xeloda). All my side effects have been minimal and that may be due to the fact I am about his age.. Also,my docs say I am receiving low doses.

      almost 4 years ago

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