Radiotherapy after op
I'm just posting this to see if anyone can advise.
My brother recently had his hip replacement op, which seems to have been successful and he was out of hospital in 4 days. He is now recovering so well at home that his onc team are going to start his next lot of chemo next week. It's cap + oxy, which he has been on before, so he is prepared for that.
However, at the same time while having the chemo he is also due to have radiotherapy on the hip area too, to get rid of any stray cells at the top of the femur, where it meets the newly replaced hip. He's been told it is fine to have this done while on chemo, but what he and his wife want to know is how long after his hip op would he have to wait before having the course of radiotherapy?
The reason is that they were due to go on holiday to Cornwall for a week last month, but had to cancel it as he needed to have his hip op done. (Luckily they managed to re-let the holiday cottage they'd booked!). So now they are trying to re-book this but are not sure when he could go away for a week. Obviously when he's on chemo he can do that but he's not been told how long it will be till his radiotherapy starts, so I wondered if anyone has any idea how long after the op they would normally do this?