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Reply was posted 05/28/2015 01:02 am by David Dessert
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Since he had an R1 resection and the blood vessel was involved, I like the idea of radiation on the surgical site as well. I was told the cancer really likes to spread up the blood vessels and since this is not removed by surgery, blasting with radiation seems like a good plan.

I had Xeloda & radiation for 25 weekdays over 5 weeks and it was easily tolerated. But there are many types of radiation, including some that are less targeted at the tumor, with incidental spraying of adjacent organs. I think that you'll get the type of radiation the hospital offers because that's the type of machine they have. If it's a more targeted one, then that's good. If not, then not so good. Most patients don't know that there are differences in radiation and don't ask.

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