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How Do You Make Decisions was posted 07/20/2015 09:44 am by Katrina
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At JHU with a highly regarded PC specialist. Like him, but cannot get the kind of answers we feel we need for decision making.

Stage 4 PC, with spread to the peritoneum. Started Folfirinox with a very positive attitude. I chose to stop after 7 treatments because there was no quality of life. Fought to stay awake. No stamina to do anything for more than a few minutes. Depression started to take hold.

4 weeks later scan show that tumors are stable/very minor decrease in size. Need to make a decision about what's next. Doctor will not offer any non-chemo treatments, nor will he say why.

I realize that there are no crystal balls, but need more in depth understanding. 5 weeks later, able to function with some normalcy.

How to you make decisions re: quality of life v quantity of life? How would you approach this?



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