Postby **justin case** » Sat May 16, 2015 7:34 pm

I did the long course of radiation. I had 3 rounds of FOLFOX, before radiation. Standard radiation comes with Xeloda or 5 FU. I was lucky, mine included oxiloplatin.

I was very tired of my side effects.

I had surgery, and after surgery, I opted for the short course of 5FU.

I switched oncs, and I had an option.

She knew I just fired an onc, because he wanted FOLFOX, with erbi and iri, for final chemo. I was a stage 2a.

I was offered 1week of 5FU , 1 week off, and 1 final week of 5FU, by push injection.

The other option which I took was, a push of 5 FU, once a week for 6 weeks, 2 weeks off,

then a push of 5FU for the next 6 weeks. I was low on iron also, so once a week I got infused with iron.

the total sessions were one and a half hours per week.

That is my version of short term chemo, 12 infusions in 14 weeks. I couldn't get the time off to do it in 3 weeks, nor after surgery, could I afford to take three more weeks off work.

There are options other than standard protocol, that are just as effective!

Michael

7/11 diagnosed Stage 2 colon and rectal cancer

chemo/rad

lar/temp ilio

Reversal & port removal

21 round of chemo Folfox 9tx, 5fu 12 tx

Last treatment July 2012