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... Hi Ron, Thanks for the information on the side effects that you had with the 5FU. I hope I don't have the same ones. ... (3 replies)
... b and had 24 inches of my colon and 18 lymph nodes removed a week later. Now I am going to start Chemo on 20 Mar. I have been reading on the internet about the side effects of 5FU with Leucovorin, since that is the regimen my oncologist will be using. ... (3 replies)
... As far as the sleeping goes, please make sure you nip that one... the more nights you have where your body doesn't get the rest it needs, the more side effects you will probably note. It's perfectly normal to get caught up in the cycle of what if's and not get the rest you need. ... (16 replies)

... 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)
... Hi all......I have a question about side effects. I just completed my 4th week of chemotherapy...... ... (16 replies)
... ast CT which showed a very small increase in between my two spots on the liver. The doc said we need to change treatment, so I went to Ironotican, Avastin and a 5fu push every week with the avastin every other week. ... (7 replies)
... I was on IV 5fu with radiation before my surgery, and my post operative chemo is xeloda. ... (2 replies)
... My doctor is taking me off Camptosar and the 5FU pump for a break since my tumors are stable and I have been on chemo for 17 cycles. He mentioned the side effects of hand and foot problems. What should I use for my hands and feet? ... (2 replies)
... Hi there. My father has completed his 5th month of Campotsar/5Fu/Leucovorin and although i am not sure of the side-effects of just the Campotsar, i can tell you what he has experienced thus far from all three. Very little or no hair loss at all. Loss of taste especially after 2nd or 3rd month but gets better on his "breaks". Extreme tiredness to the point of feeling weak in... (5 replies)
... DianaKay, My husband is now taking Camptosar/5fu/levk and Avastin. He started on this treatment in Jan 2005. Side effects for him: Stomach cramps, lots of diahrrea and lots of weakness. He also sometimes has nose bleeds which is from the Avastin. Its been a tough treatment but does seem to work well. His last CT scan was stable. He takes this treatment for three... (5 replies)
... What side effects did you experience? ... (5 replies)
... t is hard to tell you anything you don't already know. I just finished my 4th round of the same drugs minus the Avastin. I'm tolerating it quite well. Biggest side effect is fatigue. The neuropathy is gradually getting worse so that may be a concern for you since you have already received treatments. ... (3 replies)
... l months was on Ironitican . After a chemo break I go back to the original cocktail that I started on. I was so ill in the beginning it is hard to remember the side effects altho I know it was mostly nausea..Do others take this combination and have good results ? ... (3 replies)
... My husband was treated with 5FU/Leukovorin five years ago for Stage 111C rectal cancer. He had bad diarrhoea after a few days of each treatment but it was easily controlled with Immodium, so it did not last long each time. He also experienced a bad taste in his mouth, no mouth sores, hiccups at one time and, of course, some weakness. But really, I feel he tolerated it fairly... (3 replies)
... I started on a regime of 5fu and leucovorin, I was supposed to be on it for five days straight and then three weeks off. Repeated for six months. My bowel could not take it. ... (3 replies)
... stronger ones and made sure he started taking them immediately he started an infusion. He also had steroids which apparently increased the effectiveness of the 5fu and also reduced the nausea. They tried to reduce the strength of the steroids but his nausea came back big time!!! ... (5 replies)
... stronger ones and made sure he started taking them immediately he started an infusion. He also had steroids which apparently increased the effectiveness of the 5fu and also reduced the nausea. They tried to reduce the strength of the steroids but his nausea came back big time!!! ... (5 replies)
... You may feel okay now, but it tends to be a cumulative effect for most people. And, you are on a triple cocktail...not just the previously accepted regimen of 5FU and Leucovorin. ... (9 replies)
... here comes chemo with all it's glorious side effects. Diarhea not being the least of them. ... (9 replies)
... Hi CancerDad! I was told in the beginning that I had a choice of either FOLFOX4, or just 5FU and Leuc. alone. The reason that I didn't go with the FOLFOX4 is because I have severe diabetic neuropathy in my feet, legs, and hands. ... (16 replies)




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