Hi all, a bit out of the loop...but have some questions
Here at home he had been on 5-FU with avastin and irinotican. He received four treatments of that before his last scans the first of March(the first one didn't include avastin and none of them were given with Leucovorin because they told us it was unavailable and that it wouldn't affect the effectivness of the treatment)
At the Cancer Treatment Center of America, they changed him to avastin, irinotican and xeloda. He did one week on the pills and ended up in the hospital with a 0.3 WBC. and a low grade temp. He remained there all week on IV antibiotics. His diarrhea was horrible.
I'm not sure I understand the reason for xeloda vs. the 5FU infusion. The onc up north also told us he would never give 5fu infusion without the leucovorin like the Doctor was doing here.
So any input on xeloda vs 5FU infusion?
5FU infusion without Leucovorin?
Also for your information, the naturopath up north put him on the following
L-Glutamine Powder 1 TBS=10grams 3x daily x 5 days after chemo (To prevent mouth sores, diarrhea and numbness tingling in toes and fingers.)
Char-Caps 4tabs 3x daily for 4 days starting one night prior to irinotican (To help prevent diarrhea)
Acetyl L-Carnitine Powder 1tsp. 3grams orally 2x daily (to help support energy metabolism and for nerve tissue restoration.)
Vitamin B 6 100mg 3x daily
Vitamin D 5000 units daily
Not sure what we're going to do now.
Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
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