I hope you are in good health while reading this. Being anxious of the treatment is absolutely normal and there is no harm in predicting its outcome. I am sharing with you the details of a study and some statistics for Folfox, whose primary endpoint was disease-free survival. I will share the link of the study at the end so that you can go through it, if needed.
82 patients underwent potentially curative resection for stage high-risk colon cancer. They received FOLFOX 4 or modified FOLFOX6 for their treatment. During the follow up of 37 months, 14/82 patients experienced a relapse. The disease-free survival rate was 82-84% whereas 5 years survival rate varied from 74-90%. The hematological adverse effect includes neutropenia (40.2%), anaemia (2.4%) and thrombocytopenia (1.2%). Thus, it was concluded that FOLFOX is effective and tolerable in patients with high-risk of colon cancer.
So, now that you have some favorable statistics, you can relax. Believe in yourself, stay happy and confident. Do things that make you happy and don’t worry about your screening results. Just be positive and trust your doctor. You are in my thoughts. I hope you have a speedy recovery.
Here’s the link “Adjuvant Chemotherapy Using the FOLFOX Regimen in Colon Cancer
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