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how effective r chemotherapy uft pills in metastic colon cancer?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Some response: meds like Xeloda have some tempoary benefit suppressing DNA function as an oral 5FU (fluorouracil). Long term responses are not seen requiring combination therapy to give an optimjum response. Eventually if cancer does show a good response, malignant stem cells will repopulate the site of the original metastasis.

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A 67-year-old female asked:

Ihow effective are uft chemotherapy pills for metastic colon cancer ?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Modestly effective: Fluoropyrimidines (5-FU, Capecitabine and UFT) as a class have modest activity and one of these 3 needs to be combined with Oxaliplatin and or Irinotecan to achieve best results ,as combination chemo is far superior in efficacy than any single chemo drug

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