Chemotherapy - bobhess

Drug or Chemo Therapy Associated with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer. Posted on November 22, 2011 View this journey (10 Experiences)

A week later back to hospital and port insertion. Following the surgery I was wheeled over to the cancer center to receive my first round of chemo. This was our plan of action. First the drugs I will receive. 1 Leucovorin 2 Oxaliplatin 3 5fu along with the nausea meds which I'm not sure what they are. I was to recieve this over a period of twenty-four weeks with a total of twelve treatments. Every two weeks I went for treatment. I was at the center for about five hours and at the end of treatment was connected to a portable pump which contained 5fu, and carried this around for forty-six hours. The combo of these drugs I've read and heard refered to as a ''fol fox regimen'',but my onc I've never heard him refer to this. For the first nine treatments other than the extreme fatigue side effects were minimal. One time I remember coming home and had a craving for a fudgesicle, the best way I can describe the feeling that came with the first bite would be, it's like putting 100 bags of pop rock candy in your mouth at one time. Overall things went as planned, I did miss one week of chemo due to mouth sores. I'll talk more about side effects in next section.

Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree

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