concurent chemo-RT

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March 9, 2016 at 11:44 am  #1273189    


if a patient gets concurent chemoradiation, like head and neck cancer patient who gets cisplatin 50 mg/m2 weekly and RT together. what time is needed from chemo to radiation to pass??? our one coleague said it is 2 hours, but anothers say it does not matter. how do you think, is it beter that patient waits two hours after chemotherapy before going into the radiationtherapy treatment room???

March 9, 2016 at 5:37 pm  #1273194    
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It really doesn’t matter. It most likely will be what fits into the schedule of the cancer center.

My husband, 8/09 53 @ dx stage III squam nsclc R. pancoast tumor
Destruction of 3 ribs, touching brachial plexus.
6/09-8/09 2 core and 1 VATS undx biopsies. Open thoracotomy for 1 positive biopsy (unresectable)
9/09 Chemo/rads curative intent
11/09 MRI by pancoast specialist surgeon spine met found undiagnosed Rad to spine, Chemo continued thru 6 cycles
Tarceva maintenance 2/10
11/10 3cm tumor L lung, undx core bx w/collapsed lung. Gemzar, 12/10 through 7/12
NED 3/12, stop tx 7/12. Remains NED as of 9/16
Unanswerable question. Was it ever metastatic?

March 9, 2016 at 9:58 pm  #1273196    


I am getting chemo and radiation also ,radiation every day..Chemo once a week.
As the last reply it …it doesn’t matter I don’t think so. Dr s.would wouldn’t schedule that way if it would cause problems..good luck. Stay Strong. M M

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