• 5FU

    Asked by Memmie on Saturday, June 8, 2013


    So is there a chance my body just can not tolerate the 5 FU if so what are my options ?? I have Stage 4 times twice and was told when first dx that I had a slim chance to live very slim but my Docs pulled me through after hospitalized twice the first go found - 5 FU and Cisplatine and Nuelasta but I asked not to be told now Cancer again 2 years later on pelvic wall same regiment except for Cyber Knife - but after 4 chemo's hospitalized 3 times help

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    • kevin_ryan's Avatar

      I dont know if anybody can tolerate the 5FU. My experience is that it was terrible the first time but that as I went on, I almost built an immunity to it and by the 12th session of chemo, did not have any reactions. I am back on it again for another 12 sessions after a break of about 6 weeks. I felt good during the break but am having all the same side effects again.
      So all I can suggest is to keep pushing through it and persevere and hopefully the effects are less each time you use it

      over 3 years ago

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