Jan 05, 2011 - 5:14 am
My mum was in the hospital after severe diarrhea from XELOX + Avastin treatment on 26 Nov 2010. She was in the hospital till X'mas eve! The onc was so worried and almost stopped all the chemo all together. However, he saw some improvement in her CEA and decided to give her another round of chemo treatment. He thought it was Xeloda that made her sick, therefore, this time he prescribed FOLFOX for her. The onc only gave her 50% of the standard dosage and will separate the infusion into 2 times.
She had the first half of FOLFOX + Avastin on 3rd Jan and she already started having mouth sore this morning and her thumbs are painful. With this regimen, what would my mum experience? Are there any precaution measures? If she has serious side-effects, the onc will not give her the second half of the treatment next Monday. =(
I also want to know if xeloda is the same as 5-fu? will they generate the same result? Does it hurt to install the port on her chest? She is using the line inserted in the vein of her neck when she was in the hospital last month for this round's infusion (46 hours). The onc said if it works well, then they will install a port for future infusions.
I would really appreciate your valuable information and sharing.