Nose Cancer (NPC): Chemo and Radiation Did Not Cure – More Radiation Needed!
Dear Dr Chris,
I am 59 years old. I was referred to you by a friend who has survived cancer with your treatment.
I was diagnosed with stage 3 nasal cancer (NPC) in Jan 2011. I had 4 rounds of chemo and 35 cycles of radiotherapy and completed my treatment on 1 April 2011. In May 2012, a PET scan showed that the tumor had recurred.
Rather reluctantly, I then had another 5 rounds of chemo, the last one was on 29 Oct, 2012. On 3 Jan 2013, I had another scan done and it showed that 80 per cent of the tumor was gone. Now the oncologist has recommended that I go through another 30 cycles of radiotherapy to get rid of the residual cells. I do not want to go through it as I am still suffering from the effects of my last radiation. In fact, if I had known of you earlier, I wouldn’t have gone through the 5 rounds of chemo.
Thank you for your kind attention and I look forward to hearing from you.