that was in spring 2007The first opinion: 5-6 weeks radiation with chemo pill, wait 8 weeks, first surgery with a colostomy bag, 6 months of chemotherapy, 2nd surgery to reverse bag (hopefully).
40 y/o male, kids 6&9
Dx 3/16/17, rectal cancer S3,t3,n1,m0
PROSPECT trial (FOLFOX in lieu of chemorad)
FOLFOX 4/5/17 - 6/26/17
LAR 7/31/17, temp ileo
pathological complete response
Adjuvant chemo cancelled (IDEA Study)
Ileo reversed 9/25/17
hawkowl wrote:Option 2 is not only done to reduce the chance of needing surgery...there is also a hypothetical long term survival advantage to treating the micrometasteses first (and not waiting 4-6 months to do this as would be required in option 1)
NHMike wrote: I didn't know about the second part. I'll keep it mind and will probably eventually read about it in a paper.
RachelSonenblum wrote:Hi again. My mom is getting her port tomorrow and will start her FOLFOX chemo on Monday. Did anyone with this same protocol have experience with hair loss? She has pretty thick, healthy hair so we are hoping for the best. Also what about travel while on chemo? Any experience or advice? My strong-willed mom wants to keep our plans for a family vacation at the end of the summer but I am not so sure how feasible it is. Thanks for all the help!
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