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... What side effects did you experience? ... (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)
... 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)

... 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)
... Yes, I've been on erbitux and camptosar since the beginning of August, 2004. I can only tell you about the side effects that I've experienced myself. I know well enough to say hey to only one other person on this particular drug regimen, and she started only recently. ... (10 replies)
... oncos will fill you in with all the details on what to expect regarding side effects etc but I did a quick search on some of the UK sites I subscribe to and they are saying that erbitux combo with other chemo is effective in colon cancer. ... (10 replies)
... Leukovorin, but have not tried Erbitux. Erbitux is a new antineogenisis drug... stops blood supply from forming to the tumor. I hear little side effects with this one... Camptosar, on the other hand, can be brutal. I got very sick on it... ... (10 replies)
... Thank you so much Debbie! :0) I am sorry you have to go through this, however, please know that my father was sent into such shock and fear and dread of doing this, but here he is almost 6 months later and if you saw him on the street, he does not look ill or weak at all. My father is more mentally weak than he is physically and sometimes that is worse. Then again, he has... (5 replies)
... Thank you for your reply Smartcookie, So far I have experienced vomiting while I was receiving my treatment and extreme stomach cramps. No diahrrea yet ... My nurse gave me Atrapine (sp?) through my IV and at home I take Ativan tabs every 4 hours. Seems to help. As to my stomach cramps thay had me take one Imodium which stopped the cramping. I have my pump removed today... (5 replies)
... Thank you for the reply Sandra. I appreciate your taking the time to answer. I am not looking forward to the diahrrea and stomach cramps, since I have to work. I guess I will be stocking up with Imodium and hope that helps. I am glad to hear this treatment is working for him. I will keep you both in my prayers. Debbie :wave: (5 replies)
... ection . Stage 4 with 16 of 17 lymph nodes effected. Scheduled to start erbitux with campostar next Tuesday . I have been worried about starting due to reported side effects and my weakened condition but am glad you are alright so far and I will continue also and post my progress . Thanks and best wishes to everyone ! ... (10 replies)
... I was on camptosar last winter when I was in Florida.Colon cancer had spread to my liver they said,tho it didnt show up on CT ,PET, scans, or an ultrasound. ... (3 replies)
... has shown great promise for some. Camptosar is a terrible drug to take... at least it was for me, with many, many side effects, but can be very effective, and AS I SAID, EVERYBODY IS DIFFERENT. ... (3 replies)
... y making me feel like I'm dying. I also have a constant headache that tylenol has helped, but it doesn't go away. Saw the doc today and she sad its all typical side effects of the drugs. ... (1 replies)
Not great news....
Jul 22, 2005
... It is true, Oxaliplatin does have more side effects... far less than Camptosar though. Mostly... you get neropathies. Can't have hot or cold, as it could seize up her thoat. You just need to relax. ... (16 replies)


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