Mets to lung

jongaw Member Posts: 5
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Anyone knows about the chemo drug used for Rectum Cancer that has mets to lung? I was recommended with Avastin + Oxaliplatin + Xeloda. Any comments?


  • kbienapfl
    kbienapfl Member Posts: 61
    It appears we are fighting the same beast. I am sorry to hear you are having to go through this as well.

    I was diagnosed July 2006 with rectal cancer. Thought I had it beat after chemo/radiation. Now have mets to my lung.

    My current regiment is Folfox6, which I understand to be Oxaliplatin, 5FU and Leucovourin. I receive that infusion every two weeks. With that I also receive Erbitux every week. Prior to Erbitux, I receive a Benadryl drip to fight off any possible side effects.

    Tell me more about what you have learned about your diagnosis and prognosis?

    My best to you.

  • goldfinch
    goldfinch Member Posts: 735
    This is a routine treatment for rectal cancer with mets to the lungs.
  • jana11
    jana11 Member Posts: 705
    Yep, it is one of the combos that has been proven to work in Stage 4 colorectal cancer. I was on it when I diagnosed with lung mets. I had your combo plus erbitux too. I also had CPT 11 with the other drugs.

    I am now on a trial with oxali, erbitux, 5FU, leucovorin, and desatanib (the trial drug).

    HOpe you tolerate it all ok. jana