grandma047 Member Posts: 381
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Anyone know much about the FOLFIRI regimen? Is it harder than the FOLFOX?? I'm really nervous about starting something new and haven't really been able to find much info on it. Any info will be appreciated, as I start it Thursday. Love you all
Love and prayers, Judy(grandma047)


  • rejoyous
    rejoyous Member Posts: 259
    Judy, I'm sorry, but I don't know anything about FOLFIRI. But I just read your earlier posting and thought I'd respond here in case you were done checking the other one. Judy, I'm so impressed with your energy and your fighting spirit--it sounds as though you've had another extremely tough and scary bout with the recent trip to the hospital, and here you are, on to the next step. Talk about Living Strong!

    I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking about you and sending you positive energy as you face this next round. One day at a time.
  • tkd3g
    tkd3g Member Posts: 767
    HI Judy.

    I'm sorry I don't know about that treatment either. Can the docs give you any more information? How about the chemo nurses, they are usually a wealth of info.

    You are such a strong lady. You have been put to the test and keep on going. An inspiration to us all.

    We are all here for you. Prayers are coming your way. Let us know how you make out.


  • bsrules
    bsrules Member Posts: 296

    Sorry I don't have any info for you but I just want to let you know that you will get through Thursday!!!! You are a very special person and your fighting spirit will prevail!!!!

    I'm sorry about your stay in the hosp. you didn't say anything in your email. I read it on the board when I got on last night. Hope you are feeling better!!!!

    Talk to you Soon!!!!

    Keep us posted about your new chemo!!!!

    Love and Hugs and Prayers heading your way!!!!

  • Ray002
    Ray002 Member Posts: 39
    I am french canadian so forgive my english mistakes
    My brother had 22 treatments of folfiri...
    I cannot tell you if it harder than folfox..he will start folfox in 3 weeks.
    I know he had nausea...he was not feeling great for a couple days..after that he was ok...He did not loose his hair...
    He told me: it is not too bad.I know after going to hospital he had to carry that bottle with some treatment in it...for 2 days.
    He said nurses and doctors are there when he has the nothing bad can happen.
    I wish you the best of luck.
    Prayers are on your way...HUGS!