Sarah’s Story | Course of Treatment | Part Six – Conclusion
Hirschfeld Oncology: Fighting Cancer Series (Stage 4 Colon Cancer)
This is an interview about a woman named Sarah, with her husband, all about a battle against recurring colon cancer told in a series of segments. This is Episode Six, The Conclusion.
If you would like to start at the beginning of the series click here: Sarah’s Battle with Stage 4 Colon Cancer | Part One
As a note, names have been changed for those in this testimonial.
A Course of Treatment: Our Schedule
Our setup, and I think a lot of other people have the same setup, is treatment on two consecutive days. We’re really giving cancer a one, two punch. It’s two days in a row. It could be a little exhausting for people, obviously. So that’s that week. Then you get a break where you’re not having treatment until two weeks down the road. You’re getting treatment, let’s say week one and week three, two and four are meeting with Dr. Hirschfeld. It’s not a long meeting. You don’t need a long meeting, but you sit there. You just briefly go over the blood results and everything, since the last treatment, blood is always taken and they get immediate results on a lot of the information.
And you meet with Dr. Hirschfeld and discuss the progress from the past, since you met with him two weeks prior. You always meet with him.
A lot depends on the bloods. Let’s say you had treatment week one, then week two you’re meeting with him, and getting an idea about where you’re standing: progress made or steps back. And he himself will say, that he’s not going to tell you, week two, what’s going to happen at week three. He will make the ultimate decision in week three, sometimes the morning of week three when he sees the bloods.
He wants to see any changes, any last-minute developments. And sometimes he’ll adjust a medicine, maybe he wanted to try or do something based on the bloods that came back that morning of week three, perhaps he’ll see that you should try an alternate route.
It’s a really good system. You’re constantly meeting with him, and you see him even on weeks one and three, he’s always around the office, you always feel like he’s on top of it.
A Man Who is Dedicated to His Patients
As you will hear in this testimonial, Dr. Hirschfeld cares deeply about his patients. Stage 4 Colon Cancer is an extremely challenging cancer. We are all blessed to have a doctor like Dr. Hirschfeld helping people as he does.