My dad wasn't able to continue his oxaliplatin/gemzar mix. It worked the first three months (shrunk the tumor by 30%) BUT since then his platelete levels and WBCs remain too low for too long for him to have an effective course of treatment on these two drugs (MRI results yesterday show 2 new tumors; not surprising given he's had so many missed treatments b/c of his blood).
Anyway - new cocktail is Fluorouracil, Oxaliplatin, and Leucovorin. Anyone have any comments on these (side effects, do they work, etc.)?
This is a little different b/c he won't just get the chemo at the clinic - he'll have a pump he will wear for a few days. Comments on that also appreciated!
I feel so helpless - so I'm trying to gain knowledge. Knowledge is power they say!
Thanks for any posts!
Por favor publique sus preguntas en Español y un intérprete le va responder.