Feb 05, 2004 - 1:03 pm
I am a 51 year female. I had surgery for colon cancer on 12/31/03. My cancer is in Stage III; there were 2 lymp nodes that were cancerous, and possible blood vessels involvement; because of the size of the tumor. I will be starting my chemo treatments within the next two weeks. The two treatment plans offered by two different doctors are 5-FU taken alone weekly for a six period and oxaliplatin taken with 5-FU given every other week with a total of 12 treatments. I would like to know if there in anyone who has had experience with the new treatment oxaliplatin. What were some of the side effects experienced with oxaliplatin. I understand that 5-FU has been the standard treatment for colorectal cancer for years and this new drug, oxaliplatin, was approved by the FDA in August of 2002.
I am looking to talk with someone who has had experience taking the new drug, oxaliplatin.