Sep 26, 2010 - 11:11 pm
Irronitecan, Avastin and Erbitux sounds a bit much to me, but since my husband had a 6 week break the cancer grew 6mm and the doctor wanted to switch therapies. Compared to what's been going on around here, I was thrilled it was only a small growth! Nothing New! The side effects of bad rash, loss of hair, infected nail beds, inconsistent diareah and constipation weren't enough...now nose bleeds. But we are very fortunate therapy is an option and it continues to work.
We don't have to deal with the pump while he is on this regimen. I was just wondering if anyone elso does all three or has done all three at one point or another? The doctor doesn't think he will need a nuelasta shot either. He has always had a nuelasta shot in the past and the one time he didn't he broke out with severe cold and mouth sores. Maybe the side effects won't be as bad without the 5FU. If anyone else has experience with this combo I would greatly appreciate the feedback. Thanks! I hope you all have a good week.