To Chemo or not to Chemo that is the question.
I've been diagnosed as T3 M0 N0 which means it hasn't spread,or doesn't seem to have anyway. I'm feeling as fit as a fiddle 3 weeks after my operation, way better than I did 6 months ago when I didn't know I had cancer.
I actually feel lucky, for someone who has had cancer (and hopefully now doesn't). It could have been far worse, and I should live a good few more years yet. Which I easily might not have done if it hadn't been picked up for another year.
So, now the question is do I have 3 months Chemo or not. My surgeon/consultant says he would go for "not" as in my case the difference is pretty small, and I'm tempted to agree with him.
I was wondering about attacking the recurrence problem from the other end. The NICE recommendations are 6 monthly CEA checks and an annual CAT scan.
It appears to be possible to have CEA and other cancer checks more regularly than that ; possibly privately ; the idea being that if it does reoccur the sooner it is diagnosed the better the chances.
Anyone have any experience of such ?
Regards as ever, Paul.