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Dec 24, 2007

im thinking about stopping treatment...its to hard

Response from Dr. Frascino


The decision to take any medication or treatment is always up to you and only you. And yes, some therapies, including chemotherapy, can be extremely difficult to tolerate. Sometimes there are medications to help with the side effects. Other times we just have to try to endure the challenges these potent therapies present. Prior to stopping your treatment, I suggest you talk to your doctor about your side effects, treatment options and consequences of discontinuing therapy. There may be an alternative treatment for you to try that might be better tolerated. Or you may be out of options and this is the only treatment available. As with all treatments, you must weigh the risks and discomforts of taking the treatment against the benefits. Quality of life needs to be a part of every treatment equation. Your doctor should provide you with information and treatment options, if any are available. He should also support you in whatever your final decision may be.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob

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