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... Just getting 5FU and Leucovorin is considered a "lighter chemo regimen." Most oncs in the US add another agent which really cause the bad side effects. Don't freak that you are only on the 5FU, many have great success. And this has been the only treatment for colorectal cancer until a few years ago. ... (16 replies)
... that sounds like positive news! that's great that his lungs are clean. after his surgery, the "standard" (or so i've heard) is the FOLFOX cocktail (5-FU, Leucovorin, and Oxaliplatin). my dad is also getting a couple others, but the side effects from those are generally: fever, diarrhea or constipation, neuropathy (tingling in fingers and toes/ sensitivity to cold and heat),... (42 replies)
... FU, leucovorin and oxaliplatin. The latter causes numbness, tingling and coldness in the fingers, toes and mouth. ... (3 replies)

... e A personality and decided that I would work through Chemo. A little history I just turned 31, I was August 05, had hemicolectomy Aug 26th and was off work for 5 weeks. ... (28 replies)
... Hey Christy, just to add my two cents, I am 30 years old, just finished Chemo at the beginning of the month 5 FU, leucovorin, and oxaliplatin with the pump the port etc. ... (5 replies)
Recovery Time?
Dec 8, 2004
... ifferent treatments I can absolutely relate to what you are saying. My father was dx'd with stage 3c colon cancer in April of this year. He was resected, found a 5 cm tumor and 7 of 13 involved nodes. He had a 27 cm incision and began chemo at the end of June 2004. My world literally turned upside down. ... (302 replies)
Treatment Limbo
Aug 29, 2004
... Hi there Can only tell what i know in relation to husbands treatments. He had bowel resection first then 3 month of 5fu/oxalitplatin/folonic acid then liver resection, then one month pevlic radiotherapy c/w 5fu and then a further 3 months 5fu/oxaliplatin/folonic acid. The majority opinion of the medical team was that the first 3 months of chemo would shrink the liver... (136 replies)
Treatment Limbo
Aug 29, 2004
... row or Tuesday. I wonder if any people on this board have any opinions on this. If it helps, of course it is worth it, but I certainly don't want to add to the side effects. I still have to go through a colonoscopy. That doesn't bother me anymore... ... (136 replies)
... Everyone has been thru this who has CC Cancer with possible mets. 5FU and Leucovorin are standard protocol chemo agents... well the 5 FU is... the Leucovorin is actually a vit they use to intensify the activity of 5FU. ... (8 replies)
... and Leucovorin together with radiation preoperatively. ... (8 replies)




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