Mar 24, 2010 - 12:13 pm
Due to a perforated diverticulitis that landed me in the hospital, my Oncologist has said the chemo (Fluorouracil) could cause another perforation that could lead to emergency colon surgery and since I’m Stage IIA I should stop the chemo. I’m a little more than half ways through the Roswell Parks regiment, in which I was to receive 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin once a week for 6-weeks and then 2-weeks off and then this is repeated for four cycles, or 24-treatments. I’ve now had 12 treatments. Does anyone know if this provides any benefits as far as stopping a possible recurrence of the cancer? Has anyone else had to stop their chemo half-ways through?