I met with the Radiologist and Oncologist last week and have finalized my treatment plan. I had a port (a long term type of IV that is in the chest under the skin and connected directly to one of the veins of the heart) inserted today. Tomorrow I meet with an Oncology nurse to discuss all the side effects of chemo. My chemo treatments begin on Wednesday. They will connect a pump and the drugs will be continuously infused for two days. At the end of two days, they disconnect and remove the pump. I will wear the pump in something like a fanny pack with tubes connected to the port taped to my chest under my shirt. This process is repeated every two weeks and continues for six months. They anticipate nausea the first infusion and will treat with anti-nausea medication. Approximately two months into the chemo treatment, they will start radiation treatment concurrent with chemo. This will be every day for six weeks. After that, they will complete the treatments with chemo only.
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