You also mention Pepcid I believe... he had been taking that since FOLFOX but he had progressed anyway.
Pepcid doesn't do anything for CRC, only cimetidine does - specifically for CRC tissues overexpressing CA19-9 (and CSLEX1) that are typically KRAS/BRAF mutants. Hence one of the reasons for CA19-9 blood tests. ...Or should that have been taken with say the IV vitamin?
Both tackle related problems with different advantages, and the expanded overlap was favorable for us. This included skipping oxi- and Avastin, although in a pinch we would still consider adding some
Avastin.Celecoxib... is that a rheumatoid arthritis drug?
Yes, but it also helps chemo kill some common CRC stem cells. Keeping CRC in check has been easier for us when using this. We had delayed using it for several years, outside of 1-2 wks post-op.Also Mr Ziggy is believe it or not allergic to vitamin c. He breaks out in rashes from eating oranges or lemons especially. Would the IV vitamin c be ok for him to take? Just wondering because I’ve heard good things about vitamin c infusions. I’m guessing eating the fruit and the pulp etc would be different and hopefully the infusion (different delivery) might not give him a reaction?
I agree with Mike's answer as one part or possibility. Several others are that MrZ's immune, digestive and/or liver functions may be compromised, can overlap, and could be improved with directed food concentrates like supplements.
Vitamin D3 deficiency is increasingly linked to immune - allergy problems. https://www.vitamindwiki.com/Allergy+-+Overview
A lot of people have deficiency conditions that are correctable with vitamin D3 + magnesium + vitamin K2, maybe zinc too. Incidently, we actually use a lot of this to boost the immunochemo formulation and measured blood responses anyway.
Liver detoxification is often treated with sulfur compounds like MSM or N-acetylcysteine (NAC). For several less obvious reasons IV vitamin C may be important with NAC during cancer treatment. Also used silymarin, alpha lipoic acid
Digestive problems are multiple in nature and often variously tackled with digestive supplements like pancreatic enzymes or betaine hydrohloride; and/or niacinamide, B6 or B vitamins (with zero
folic acid - only leucovorin/folinic acid or natural folates allowed), glutamine or cabbage juice.
Ultimately, you need doctor(s) that you can trust their clinical judgement and who will support you on blood tests, off-label drug, supplement and vitamin uses to do things like this on an accelerated basis.