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My 63 yr old mom w/ colon cancer, stge 4, is on folfox. Multiple chemo's have failed to shrink or slow down the cancer. Is folfox better/any other?
Use Immunochemo: Chemo combination therapy known to have limited activity with recurrence secondary to resistant stem cells. Immunochemo a better choice with use of Avastin, Erbotix in combination with chemo such as Gemzar. Newer monoclonal therapy employing derivatives of the post translational modification of the oncofetalprotein MUC5ac now entering Phase III appears to be enhanceing survival interval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What prognosis can be expected with a stage 4 appendix cancer diagnosis? It is mucinous adenocarcinoma well differentiated. First diagnosed may 2011 and have had two bowel resections , cytoreductive and hipec followed up with 12 chemo folfox tx
30 year old female, stage iii-b well differentiated adenocarcinoma in sigmoid colon 4 lymph nodes affected was surgically removed. What's better xelox or folfox for chemo? And why?
Trust oncologist: 30 yr old stage iii b needs all that is needed to prevent recurrence , both drugs have oxaplatin , folfox has 5 fu & Folic Acid , xelox has Capecitabine , all comparative studies showed almost equal results, please rely and trust your oncologist advise , as therapies are changing so fast for good , will encourage if you want to take a second opinion good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How soon can a colon re-connection reversal be performed? I finished my last round of chemo on 10/14/2005 with the social medicine program in Mexico. I plan to return to Texas to have this surgery preformed. I was on the FOLFOX regimen. What would cau
Colostomy reversal: There is no set time table for the ability to perform a colostomy reversal. It depends on a lot of factors, most importantly how much of the colon was removed, which portions they were, and how your blood counts are doing after your chemotherapy. Whatever surgeon you see in Texas should be able to give you a ballpark date. Best of luck! ...Read more
Day 3, 1st round folfox regimen for stage iib colon ca. Severe chest pain with eating. Ekg normal, awaiting lab results. Could the chemo cause this?
Yes!: The medications in folfox (5-fu, leucovorin and oxaliplatin) can cause gastric reflux. If you are not taking an acid-blocking drug (like Pepcid or prilosec), you might want to ask your doctor if this will help. Another side effect called mucositis causes sores throughout your mouth and throat. Sometimes the mucositis can occur in the esophagus, causing chest pain with eating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can my mother expect who has colon cancer and will be on the folfox 4 regimen for chemotherapy?
It depends: Results depend upon the stage of cancer. It is active for the adjuvant treatment and in metastatic disease. The side effects can include nausea and diarrhea. Occasionally there can be some blood count issues. The other side effect can be cold related temporary nerve injury that lasts a very short time. There also is a more long term nerve injury. Most people do tolerate this well. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My sister is on chemotherapy (folfox for metastatic colon cancer). Recent blood test shows high WBC (14, 000) and platelets (429). Is this okay?
No worries.: High WBC can be due to many causes: infection, stress, steroid use, dehydration, or the use of growth factor (such as neupogen). If there is no evidence of infection, then there is nothing to worry about. High platelet count is not uncommon since it is a body's reaction to stress of any cause (platelet is an acute phase reactant). Again, nothing to worry about. All the best, hk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had stage iii-b colon cancer and the tumor was removed surgically. I went to 2 oncologists who suggested different chemos: folfox vs. Capeox. I know that folfox is the standard. Does this mean it's better?
Equivalent choices: Capox is really an equivalent regimen to folfox. The difference is that the folfox regimen uses a drug (5- fluorouracil) that is given intravenously via a pump, wile the other regimen utilizes Capecitabine which is an oral version of the same drug which is activated preferentially in the tumor cells. There is a slight difference in the schedule, but these are really considered interchangeable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Our two different radiologists disagree about Folfox vs. CapeOx for stage III-B CRC for a 30 year old female. We already know about both drugs and their doses, but we can't decide on which drug to use!
My mum 67 was diagnosed with metastatic caecal adenocarcinoma, aggressive, stage 4. She started folfox. Can it be cured? Life expectancy?
Serious diagnosis: Stage 4 colon cancer has a very poor prognosis. No one can give you a life expectancy that is exact. It depends upon her response to the treatment. Some people respond very well. Of all people that have this diagnosis only about 8% of them are still alive at 5 years. But still she could be one of that 8%. I hope she responds well to the treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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