fdcfromkcmo wrote:Has anyone else experienced FOLFOX as a failed frontline treatment & can share stories of successful second line treatments?
I can only answer half of your question as I am in the same boat. But feeling optimistic nonetheless.
I had done 6 rounds of FOLFOX back in March through May 2018. I worked amazingly well. I was very much a distant borderline candidate for liver resection to get liver mets out. FOLFOX response made it possible. Unfortunately, I had an immediate recurrence two months later. We started FOLFOX again October 8th 2018. Did 4 rounds before restaging two weeks ago. CT scan showed two new very small spots, inflamed lymph node. Onc feels we’ve reached the end of the line with FOLFOX.
According to my oncologist, this is not atypical. One way to look at it is that FOLFOX has done everything it can to attack cancer cells that are sensitive to it. What’s left in my body is resistant to FOLFOX. So it’s time to change regimen (FOLFIRI).
It’s good you are taking supplements. They aren’t a cure, but great as a supporting adjunct treatment. Heck, I’m feeling great and back to doing my P90X workouts. I really believe the supplements help. I’m 42 and have been told by my medical team that my age and overall good health are key strengths, allowing more aggressive treatment options. Keep your head up. You have some key advantages in your favor already.