Hello - My mom had a lobectomy on April 10 to remove a 7 mm tumor. Her oncologist is recommending 4 rounds of Carbo/Alimpta. She is 72 years old and does not feel well generally. She has been feeling unwell for the last 3 years and, despite a lot of testing (the CT scan that detected the tumor was one of the tests), she has not been able to figure out what is causing her to feel so bad.
I think she was told that she has a 50% chance of recurrence without chemo - and that chemo will increase her overall survival rate by 10%. Does that sound right?
She is concerned about the side effects of chemo and is wondering whether it is worth it for the extra 10%.
It's a tough decision. Any thoughts on what she should be considering?