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My mother in law has primary peritoneal cancer, stage 4

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Hi, my mother in law has primary peritoneal cancer, stage 4 and has had 3 rounds of chemo followed by surgery. There are tiny cancer cells left by the bowel. Her 4th chemo has been delayed by 2 weeks - is that ok?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Oncology
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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi and sorry for the delay. Why the delay in the chemo?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hello, thank you for your reply. Chemo was delayed to allow her to be in a stronger state to cope with it.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK We can continue after this if you'd like but no, delaying the 4th treatment for two weeks while she recovers and gets stronger won't affect the efficacy of the treatment