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For what cancers does chemotherapy with cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) 5-fu help?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Are you referring to combination of Cytoxan and 5fu (fluorouracil)? Or each individual 5-FU or cytoxan? Cytoxan, 5-FU combined with Methotrexate in the cmf regimen-or combination of 5fu (fluorouracil), Cytoxan and epirubicin/adriamycin in fec or fac are chemotherapy regimens for breast cancer. Otherwise, 5-FU is not commonly combined with cytoxan.

Answered Mar 30, 2019


Dr. Kenneth Murdock answered

Specializes in Radiation Oncology

Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) and 5-fu jused to be used as first line chemo for breast cancer, but there are much more effacious drugs available now. I would not use these drugs now as first line treatment fofr anything except in special circumstances.

Answered Jun 24, 2014



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