Give your body a break...

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Give your body a break...

Postby Mohrfamily » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:41 pm

So the oncologist mentioned after our good scans that he will take a break in December from the oxiplatin and leucovoran and will continue his 5fu pump and vectibix.

How long before he goes back on the oxiplatin and leucovoran? We asked but she only assured us about continuing his pump and vectibix after he stops the others?
DH dx officially stage IV with liver mets largest measuring 6x6.4 cm
Colonoscopy/endoscopy/port place 5/29
4cm long mass in splenic flexure
1st round FolFox 5/30
08/2018 new CT no new lesions, clear lungs, slight decrease in colon.
3/2019 PET scan shows greater than 6-7 liver mets largest measuring 3x3 cm. No growth nothing new.
4/3/19 consult radiologist for possible radiation treatment.

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Re: Give your body a break...

Postby Lee » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:44 pm

I think his Dr is transitioning your husband from FOXFOX to maintenance chemo. Generally they like to keep you on FOLFOX for 6 months and then a break if possible. If he does not need additional infusions of oxiplatin and leucovoran, why add it? I think what they will be looking for is possible growth in tumor size or new ones, at which point they would probably put him back on FOLFOX. Thus the word "stable" is always good news on maintenance.

Hope this helps,

rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

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