I would be grateful for any help / experiences of this.
Initially my mum and I were told by the oncologist that my mum would receive 4 or 6 cycles if she could tolerate it of cisplatin and pemetrexed. She has NSC lung cancer with bone mets which (thankfully) has responded reasonably well to the first 2 cycles of chemo (this is the most recent scan).
She is due her 5th cycle on Thursday but the oncologist rang yesterday to tell her she would be getting maintenance pemetrexed only on Thursday instead.
My mum questioned him and he said there’s not much evidence to show additional benefit from another 2 cycles and that it increases fatigue, potential side effects.
She felt he was waffling and asked why he had changed the plan but he was adamant the plan hadn’t changed. Confused as to why he would suggest 6 cycles (and after doing some reading, cancer research website among others say you may have 4-6 cycles).
I wondered if anybody had any advice / experience of this or perhaps a definitive answer from Roy Castle?
Thanks very much,