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To 1Dove:
Aug 10, 2002
... fu stands for fluorouracil which is used in chemotherapy for some types of cancer. My grandfather had advanced colon cancer in the early '60s that had spread to his liver and bladder. ... (3 replies)
To 1Dove:
Aug 10, 2002
... Could you please tell me what 5fu chemotherapy is? ... (3 replies)
Colonoscopy
Aug 7, 2002
... had colon cancer, and his grandfather had colon cancer. I'm 43 years old. My dad had the cancer at 53. Both my dad and grandfather survived their cancer with 5fu chemotherapy even though their cancers had spread. So at least I would know what treatment route to go if I do have it. ... (10 replies)

... chemo 5FU this time, which I tolerated and radiation. ... (0 replies)
... intravenous chemo 5Fu prior to surgery to try and shrink the tumour. ... (11 replies)
Friend of a friend
Nov 30, 2006
... A guy I went to university with, shared an apartment with him, has e-mailed me about a friend of his. (we live 1000+ miles apart now) His friend had been diagnosed with rectal cancer. The info he has given me so far is - cancer of the rectum. The tumor is about 5-6 inches in from the anus. Treatment: - 14 weeks x 5 days per week of radiation accompanied by a bottle... (10 replies)
1st post
Oct 13, 2006
... The standard is 5FU and Leucovorin, although the oral agent Xeloda IS starting to become the norm. ... (8 replies)
... I know a person who was diagnosed at 16 with extensive mucinous adenocarcinoma throughout his abdomen. The chemotherapy used was 5FU / Leucororin, Irinotican, and Oxaliplatin. He is 19 now still going strong but is having problems with bowel obstructions often. He is currently on irinotecan and erbitux. It is still contained in his abdomen. (10 replies)
... When I was on the pump (5FU), I was on it straight through for about 40 days (30 days of radiation treatments, plus weekends and holidays-- once a week they would replace it in the cancer center). You can't shower with it, but I had this complicated thing with waterproof tape and saran wrap covering my port, and a plastic baggie for the pump (though that was probably a little... (9 replies)
Good evening.
Aug 7, 2006
... I had 18 inches of my colon removed , followed by 7 months of chemotherapy with 5FU and Leucovorin. ... (6 replies)
... Hi all......I have a question about side effects. I just completed my 4th week of chemotherapy......5FU and Leucovorin (sp?). I have not had very bad effects from this at all, just feel sort of wiped out for a few days. I know this is probably a really stupid question, but how do I know if the treatment is working like it's supposed to? I keep thinking that something is going... (16 replies)
... Bamc: Welcome to the Boards... sorry about the circumstances. Thank you for your well wishes. I wish you the same. I know you will do great. Just keep a positive attitude and take it day by day. ;) To answer your questions: 7 Lymph Nodes puts you at an N2 staging and is considered a lot of nodes to be involved. I had the same N2 staging with 6 or 7 nodes positive... (7 replies)
... I can only advise based on my husband's experience. He was dx at age 65 and following surgery he had 5Fu for about 8 months and radiotherapy for five weeks within that time. ... (5 replies)
... Just so happy that my husband's three month CEA levels are good and we can relax for another three months until the next testing time comes around. Hope this encourages those going through treatment. Just to remind you: Age 65 Dx Stage 111 c in July 2003....11 out of 18 lymph nodes involved Complications in surgery but no colostomy needed. Chemotherapy (5Fu/Leukovorin... (6 replies)
... Also treated only with 5Fu and Leukovorin, a fact that concerned me as in the US, it seems more potent meds are used on Stage 3 with lymph nodes involved. ... (8 replies)
High CEA
May 13, 2004
... Joe: Those are extremely high CEA levels, but remember, they are used as a prognostic factor. Carcinoembryonic Antigen is a protein produced by tumors in the body. If the levels have doubled, that most likely would indicate metastasis. Generally, levels of CEA can be applied in assessing the prognosis of individuals with colorectal cancer-- once the tumor/s have been... (20 replies)
... Chashim, you will find James and Ktee very helpful to you as you go through this....that is why the boards are such a great place to come to. When I think what my husband has been through, I do not know how we are here today!! I am not sure what happened to you James that caused you to have to catheterize now but my husband's ureter was "damaged" ( I guess it was chopped in... (8 replies)
... Stop being so hard on yourself. I have two wonderful boys and an incredibly supportive wife. We can't help the things that happen to us, but you must maintain a positive attitude. You are correct, since 9 lymph nodes were positive, chances are you will have to do 6 months or so of chemo. Depending on what they use, you may not even lose your hair. I am sitting at home... (8 replies)
... Hi Ktee I can understand how you feel! My husband has been admitted to 2 hospitals in the past week and is not so well. Hoping to be home tomorrow. He had an infection and is really tired from the radiotherapy and chemo. My understanding is that chemo stops and kills cancer cells throughout the body and radiotherapy prevents the cancer from returning at original site so they... (3 replies)
... I am sssooooooooooo frustrated with oncologists. They are giving me mixed messages. The latest is that they will not give him oxaliplatin but just the 5fu both before and during his radiotherapy. ... (3 replies)


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