In my practice, almost every day patients ask me how long we continue doing chemotherapy? These are patients with metastatic disease who think that chemotherapy is only given for a very specific time.
I often ask them if they had diabetes or hypertension how long would they expect to take medication for that disease, and there is no hesitation answering that you take it for a long time, if not forever. So I try to explain that we give chemotherapy as long it works and is tolerated. Read the rest of this entry »