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Camptosar vs. Oxaliplatin

smartinlp
Posts: 3
Joined: Oct 2003

Can anyone provide feedback on the pros/cons of the following triplet regimens?

1) leuk/5FU/Camptosar
2) leuk/5FU/Oxaliplatin

My mom just started the FULFIRI treatment (Camptasar, Leukavorin and 5FU), but received a second opinion where another doctor recommended the FOLFOX treatment (Oxaliplatin, Leukavorin and 5FU). Supposedly the Oxaliplatin is less toxic. She's sticking with the fulfiri treatment until we get more info.

Thanks.
Sherry

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StacyGleaso
Posts: 1248
Joined: Mar 2003

Hi Sherry...

I induldged in menu item #1 with my treatments. Handled it very well. Unfortunately cannot comment on the other, as I have no idea.

Hope I helped,

Stacy

vcavanagh
Posts: 86
Joined: Dec 2002

There is not a lot of difference. Both have pros and cons.
Blessings,
V.C.

jdominique
Posts: 3
Joined: Oct 2003

This is exactly the treatment I am now getting.:5 fu,leucoverin,oxaliplatin.This is my first week.Next treatment is in 2 weeks.I had the first line of treatment for 3-4 months,then my cat scan and Pet scan showed widespread metastasis to the liver.How old is your mom?I am 55.Good luck and we are all in this together.Jdominique

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