Hi Andy, sorry to hear your wife is having a horrid time. I had a Hickman line inserted for my chemo and it made everything much quicker. From my experience as a patient I would say not to worry about any delays. Chemo is cumulative, and the effects last a long long time after the final dose. Remember also, that it is an adjuvant therapy, and that your wife is currently free of cancer as the tumours have been removed . This is just an extra to kill off stray cells. Good luck to you both. X
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My wife had primary bilateral bc. Largest tumour was 6cm (stage 2c) and scored 55 in the oncotype test, no lymph node involvement luckily. She had a double m/x and diep flap in October. She’s now had 3 rounds of fec and the fourth of six was due last Friday. Unfortunately they couldn’t find a vein so she will be having a PICC line fitted. We are awaiting the appointment for this. The fourth round of chemo is going to be delayed by about 10-14 days. Does anyone know if this is significant in terms of changing the effectiveness of the chemo? Many thanks....Andy.