Chemotherapy or not after liver resection
Hi everyone. I had my second r0 liver resection 8 weeks ago. Last time, 18 months ago, I was given 3 rounds of Xelox after the resection. This time the oncologist has said that because the chemo didn’t work last time ( liver mets returning a year or so later) and the research saying that the mets are just as likely to return whether I have chemo or not, I will not be given chemo. He basically said it’s more a case of when, not if they return and to keep the chemotherapy in my arsenal for a later date. Of course I don’t want to have it if it’s not going to be of benefit but can’t help feeling that I’m just being left to wait for the liver mets to return, or should I just be grateful and get on with my life because at the moment as far as I know I’m cancer free! I now have lots of questions that just went out of my head when I had my appointment. I’m wondering if I should get a second opinion just to get it all straight in my head. Everyone around me thinks I should,but just going through the process of getting a second opinion feels like a mountain to climb. Would really appreciate any advice from you lovely people on this forum.