My wife is going to Chemo for the first time on Monday. We just found out (the doctor never told her) that the Chemo will last 5 hours (she is going to be there at 10:30AM) and that our doctor would not be able to see her until after it is over.
She will be having CARBOPLATIN and TAXAL infusions.
Question: Is a 5 hour Chemo normal? It sounds like excess time. Should they be checking whether or not the chemicals are right for her before using them (by blood tests or whatever they do?)
For you people who had this, please let us know as my wife is scared stiff right now. She is 78 years old.
Thanks for any advice you can provide us.