Mar 02, 2004 - 9:28 pm
I should be grateful for anyone who has come through this nightmare having had stage 111 with lymph node involvement and who was treated with 5FU and leukovorin. My husband has had 3 cycles where treatment was given every day for five days, then two weeks off and then 1 cycle of treatment once a week while he was receiving radiotherapy. Now he is having 2 cycles where treatment is given once a week for three weeks and a week off and so on. My concern is that even though the last scan showed no mets and no lymph nodes in the abdomen, I am reading everywhere on these boards that stage 111 patients are getting oxaliplatin to prevent recurrence. I have asked our oncologist about this and he feels it should be used for stage 1V. I just want my husband to get the best treatment.We do not live in the US but even in the UK when we went there for the radiotherapy, he was given just the 5fu. I guess I am looking for assurance!! So, I am asking anyone who has had a similar treatment regime to respond please.