Im sorry you are so terrified...I would be if I were you too..
Im 46 and have just made the decision to not do chemo since my cancer cells were slow growing and all the research Ive done says that slow growing does not respond to Chemo very well...
My onco sent a sample of my tumor in for OncoDx testing and the results from that show that there would be little benefit (4%) in my doing chemo...I weighed the risk of chemo against the benefit and with my family history of other cancers choose not to do the chemo...
Hello Jule and thank you for your nice supportive reply.
Yes - you are right - we all have a different set of problems and must make our own decisions based on those. I'm pleased for you that chemo is not necessary in your case. (Another reason why I was offered and have accepted it is because my tumour was a Grade 3 and - as you say - higher grade cancers respond better to chemo).
Thank you for reminding me that I'm not alone -sometimes it's very difficult especially in the middle of the night when things seem even worse. But it does help to read this board and to realise that other people have similar problems. And it's very nice to know that you are a friend Jule.
I wish you lots of luck with the radiotherapy next week. Take care.
Dear Deb and Bev
Thank you both for your very positive encouraging replies.
Hi and thank you for the very useful advice.