Oct 28, 2005 - 7:01 pm
My brother has stage IV and he finished his first chemo 2 wks ago using 5-FU/Leucovorin. After talking to some doctors we think it might be more effective to resume with addition of Oxaliplatin, which will be the FOLFOX regimen. If you have taken this therapy before can you tell me what are the major side effects and how severe are they. Did you take any medication for that? My brother is not in his best shape (he is 5'9 and only weighs 115 pounds) so I don't know if the side-effect will be more pronounced. Also the doctor recommended some sort of mesentery artery infusion. To my understanding it is to deliver the chemo agent directly into his intestine, which is where the biggest tumor mass is (3.6' x 3.2') and where the metastasis most extensively occurred. If you have similar experience would you please comment on that too? Like side-effect profile, etc.