Is it safe to skip few doses of chemotherapy for colon cancer?
I would not insist on skipping the remaining two doses
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I have gone through the mentioned details as well as the PET Scan reports attached. The report indicates a good surgical resection without any leftover cancerous cell activity being detected around the surgery site or elsewhere distant in the body. That is in fact quite reassuring and I would not insist on skipping rest of the doses. Kindly take the pains of taking him for the remaining two doses.
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Can we take xeloda tablets without taking oxaliplatin, so that he can take easily in home.
After completion of chemotherapy, what other tests we have to do.
Physiology is the science of normal functioning of the body.
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Physiological means in the course of normal functioning of the body. In other words, it means that the distribution of the tracer in the biological tissues is as expected to occur in course of the normal functioning of the body. There is nothing to worry about in this regard.
I would not recommend deviating from the regimen and giving xeloda alone. You can discuss with your doctor if it would be feasible for a nurse to infuse the same at home.
I do not think that any particular test needs to be done after completion of the chemotherapy. He should be able to return back to his normal schedule. It is only in case of a subsequent suspicion that a PET scan might need to be repeated.
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