I opted for the 4 treatments every two weeks recommended by MSKCC vs. the lower dose once a week for 12 weeks suggested by my oncologist at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center in Delaware.
The thinking is lower doses, less side effects. Fortunately, aside from some body aches and chills for a couple of days and sleeplessness from the steroids that are given with the drug, it has not been a bad run. I believe this is large part from the acupuncture treatments I have been receiving regularly (and good luck?)
|Nanci at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, July 2011|
photo by Kay Healy
Photo session made possible by the Leeway Foundation