Read both of your replies and yeah - I'm just as shocked by the doctors response. I'd probably keep an eye on them and request print outs of all the drugs/etc they're doing. Unfortunately (in regards to chemo and radiation), it will probably be a new norm of feeling really bad after the first week or so of chemo/radiation but then feeling better for the week before the next treatment (because that's when her body will be on the mend). I'm not an expert on it myself but based on my own research - chemo and radiation aren't good at being specific in terms of what to poison and kill so there is always going to be 'casualties' of good cells. Good luck to you and yours - just remember the important question of asking "how will this impact her quality of life?" and with any luck, the doctors will hopefully not be so hardcore in their attempts of being curative or extending life as long as possible despite side effects.
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