As I husband get allergic to Oxliplatin, they stopped to give oxliplatin and just to have xeloda alone for a month. Is any one having xeloda alone without oxliplatina and working for colon cancer metastatic to lung?
My dad is currently taking Folfox which is similar to your regimen, but with addition of avastin. Avastin cuts off blood supply to the tumor.
boxhill wrote:My dad is currently taking Folfox which is similar to your regimen, but with addition of avastin. Avastin cuts off blood supply to the tumor.
To clear up some possible confusion, FOLFOX is Oxy plus 5FU plus Leucovorin (which helps increase the effectiveness of 5FU, it is not a chemo drug on its own). It does not include Avastin, although some people, like your dad, take Avastin in addition.
As a side note, lots of people reduce or drop Oxy near the end of FOLFOX because of neuropathy.
Xeloda is the pill form of 5FU. *Most* of the effectiveness of FOLFOX comes from 5FU. Oxy definitely boosts it, but if you are allergic that may be a deal-breaker.
I know a few people who have successfully undergone a desensitization process with oxaliplatin after having a reaction to it. You should ask the oncologist about it, if you haven't already discussed it.
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