I've heard of patients being recruited for trials where 6 rounds of FOLFOX are being tested to see if it is as effective as 12 rounds. Haven't seen any results.
Did find this, which seems to be a current, reputable, published trial.
Conclusion from trial...
Cycle number of adjuvant FOLFOX is a significant prognostic factor for stage III colon cancer patients. At least 8 cycles are needed to have an overall survival benefit, and 7 to disease-free survival.
That's quite a bit different than you're saying. If you have different information, I'd be interested in seeing it.
LPL wrote:TXLiz wrote:
My neuropathy never really leaves now, in my hands, fingers, and feet. I have been getting "electric shocks" in my feet and legs. It's annoying and makes me feel crazy but I have to fight this.
Can I ask - What do you mean when you say: you "have to fight this"?
Do you mean you have to have 'no reduktion' in your next/last chemo - that you have to accept the neuropathy?
Have you told your oncologist that you are having these side effects?
I thought it was important to lower (or stop) Oxilaplatin if you get neuropathy ?
Please forgive me if I misunderstand.
All the best to You ! /LPL
symptoms are bad after infusion and the 2 day pump, but then slowly go down to annoying.
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