Saturday, 9 January 2016
Temodar 6 cycles (European protocol) vs 12 cycles (U.S. protocol)
My 61 yr old husband, who was diagnosed May 1, 2015 with GBM, just finished his 6th round of Temodar. The usual protocol in Europe is only 6 rounds, we have a friend who is a neuro-onc in Scotland suggesting that more than 6 is not impactful. Our U.S. doctor and the U.S. protocol is for a full 12 rounds. In this last round of chemo, my husband is having a harder time recovering. He is struggling with short-term memory loss, exhaustion and most frightening is the lack of appetite, weight loss. It seems he is taking longer and longer to recoup from chemo, is it worth it?