mpbser wrote:He is only on folfiri. That's really interesting change per Dr. K. I would be very interested in knowing her reasoning.
My best guess is that it is tied to the fact that I had a pretty serious infection back in December.
At the time, my local oncologist was worried that FOLFOX + Vectibix might have just been too much for me. When I returned to chemo after healing from that infection, I did my first round sans Vectibix (which Dr K thought made no sense, by the way). So maybe Dr K is pulling the Oxy out this time instead? I've seen a few people mention that the new protocol for FOLFOX is six rounds, due to the long-term impact of the Oxy. I've done 8, albeit with a 7 week chemo break in between cycle 5 and 6.
Personally the Vectibix side effects bother me a lot more than the Oxy does. That one round I had just FOLFOX was a breeze. But it seems like the doctors are convinced it's really working and so don't want to take it out of the mix. Can't wait for my rash to return in full force, ugh.
I'm sure I'll find out more on Monday.