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Switching to irox

mdfrfire
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Joined: Dec 2013

Had such bad reaction to folfox6(5fu) That they took me off after first round. Now switching me to IROX. Does anyone have experience with both? How effective is it compared to folfox.  I'm stage 3c colon cancer. 

rls67
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Joined: Nov 2012

I have never heard of Irox. Is that the same as ironitecan? I may have spelled it wrong. It also goes by the name of folfiri.

mdfrfire
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Joined: Dec 2013

It is a combo of irinotecan and oxaliplatin. 

rls67
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Joined: Nov 2012

I have not heard of that before. Wish I could help. I wish you the best though.

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traci43
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Xeloda is the pill form of 5-FU and doesn't have nearly the side effects.  Irinotecan and Oxy might be a tough combo, trying to manage diarherra and neuropathy. I've had both with Xeloda and good results, but never the two together. Good luck to you, Traci

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fatbob2010
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http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/26/28/4544.full.pdf

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