My dad is undergoing chemotherapy - he has had 4 out of 6 - and the hospital have just rang him to say it is his decision whether to carry on with the remaining 2. They are giving us very little information of the risks of not carrying on vs the risks of catching the virus so I wanted to ask for your help in weighing this decision up.
His PSA started off at 43, after 3 sessions of chemo (docetaxel) it was 1.7. Hopefully it is now lower after his 4th session but he hasn't had the bloods done for that yet.
He is otherwise healthy, coping with the chemo ok and so far his bloods have shown his immunity bounces back well. The hospital he has the chemo is not a hospital where coronavirus patients are taken but of course the risk of catching it is there.
Obviously nobody can say definitively what the best thing to do is but does anybody know what the risks of delaying 2 remaining chemo session would be? Can you pick up where you left off, so to speak, or does it need to be 6 sessions in a sequence?
Thank you so much, from a very anxious daughter.