Chemotherapy - Tspitzley63

Drug or Chemo Therapy Associated with Adenocarcinoma, Colorectal Cancer. Posted on April 14, 2020 View this journey (8 Experiences)

I'm currently on my forth type of chemo. I started with a pill form of xeloda with radiation five days a week for a little over 3 months to shrink tumor for surgical removal of my colorectal tumor.

Then I was forced to go back to work or lose my job as my FMLA benefits were exhausted. I did cryofreeze treatments to keep my rectum open every six months trying to accumulate time off for surgery. A month before surgery and at my next cryofreeze treatment I developed a bowel blockage and had emergency colostomy surgery. Then after recovery I was scheduled for surgery to remove tumor. Just a week before the new oncologist decided the tumor had grown enough to do more chemo. I tried to just push for surgery but the surgeons wouldn't go against the oncologist recommendation. So six months of chemo floFox-6 regimen. It didn't really shrink the tumor much and we proceeded to surgery. Since then I've had flo-fox with erbitux and now flo-furi with avastin.

Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree

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