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DELAYING CHEMO was posted 03/29/2010 11:27 pm by GAILSUSAN
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This is my first post on this discussion board. I'm so grateful to have found others who are in our situation, although I'm sorry you have to go through this, too.

My 71 y.o. husband and I have been married five years and haven't had our honeymoon yet (due to caregiving for two elderly parents). He was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma on 2/26/10 and was in the hospital due to jaundice. They inserted a stent and he is still recovering from the jaundice. He lost over 20 lbs. of muscle and is still weak.

Both my husband and I think he's too weak and thin for chemo and he would like to go away for a week on our honeymoon to build himself up physically and mentally before beginning chemo and radiation. The medical oncologist wasn't pleased. I know that adenocarcinoma is fast growing, but do you think that delaying the chemo by two weeks will make that big a difference?

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