I note with interest the welcome editorial in the Summer Newsletter and in particular reference to the comments made by Dr Richard Osborne consultant oncologist from the Dorset Cancer centre with reference to tailored treatment plans rather than a one approach suits all strategy.
I wonder why other health authorities do not adopt this treatment plan, instead of a bog standard cycle for all. It would appear that necessary adjustments tothe chemo ie reduction in dose, are only made, where the patient has endured exceptionally bad side effects.
For myself, I have yet to start chemo, but have been told that the Carboplatin dose is decided according to my kidney function.Therefore as my kidney function is good I have a larger dose!! Also with regards to the Paclitaxel chemo, that dose is decided in accordance with my height. As I am quite tall, for once in my life, wish to be smaller.
All quite perplexing really, would be interested in others thoughts on this x