Topic: XELODA with OXALIPLATIN Chemo TX
Looking for those who have received chemo using CAPECITABINE and OXALIPLATIN (XELODA & ELOXATIN). We await Xeloda meds and it is my understanding that the regimen will be:
Cycle: Day 1-Infusion of Oxaliplatin;
Day 1-Also begin 14 days of Xeloda,
Then the "cycle" repeats.
Husband had Whipple 06/23/10, followed by two other chemo treatments. First was Gemzar with 5FU Infusion but 5FU was discontinued. Cancer recured in surgical bed and is protected by transverse colon. Next he had CISPLATIN/GEMZAR for 6 cycles, completed 12/9/11. CAT following showed tumors slightly increased. And then yesterday (1/6/12), he required removal of fluid from within the peritoneum... 6 liters!
Seeking imput from those using this same combination. I have printed out side affects to expect for each, but if you have any "tricks in the bag," experience or advice to offer, I do welcome it!!! Thanks.