Topic: 2nd line chemo
Chris started on Oxilaplatin/5FU 2 weeks ago and he started 2nd dose today. Last week his bilirubin dropped from 8.4 on day 1 of cycle to 6.1 on day 8. This past week, we have noticed that he has become more jaundiced and found out today that it has gone up to 10.2, but he still received chemo today and will get another dose tomorrow. Doctor halved his dose of 5FU in response to this. He is now scheduled to have a CT scan next Tuesday.
If this scan shows that chemo is not working, plan is to do chemoembolization. Can anyone tell us what their experience with this procedure is? Are the results immediate? How much pain is there afterwards? Can more than 1 of these be done? What about further systemic chemo?
Any information would be greatly appreciated!