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update on my dad and advise?

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:59 pm
by natelaugh

5FU monotherapy didn't work for my dad. Cancers have spread all over his lung, lymph nodes and one on liver. The oncologist will give my dad a regimen of 5FU, avastin and oxaliplatin at 70% for all 3. After 3 months, remove oxaliplatin and stay with 5FU and avastin. So 3 months with 3 chemo follow by 3 months of 2 chemo and repeat.

Any advise on what to look for to see if it works? Or anyone try this 3 combinations?

I hope everyone is doing well !!


Oct 17, 2019
PET/CT scan
1. Hypermetabolic adenopathy above and below the diaphragm to include left supraclavicular "Virchow's node," and a dominant mesenteric mass in the right mid abdomen.
2. Bilateral FDG-avid lung parenchymal metastasis.
3. Probable solitary liver parenchymal metastasis in the right hepatic lobe.
4. No FDG-avid osseous lesions.

Re: update on my dad and advise?

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:52 am
by Claudine
I'm so sorry that monotherapy did not work for your dad. I do not have any experience with the regimen prescribed, but at least there's a plan of action! Hopefully the combination of drugs will be more successful, and not too hard on him. Best of luck XXX