Topic: Can Oxaliplatin replace Cisplatin?
Hello, I live in Taiwan. My Mom was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, Stage IV at July 31. Doctor said resection has not been suitable for Mom, so he suggested us to receive chemotherapy. Mom had 5-FU plus leucovorin for four times, and last Thursday, doctor told us Mom's CA19-9 was keep going up, from 159 to 230 during the four weeks. Doctor said it means 5-FU doesn't work for Mom, so he said we need to change drugs.
I saw many posts on this board, and it seems some people has good response to Gemzar / Cisplatin. I searched on the website, it seems that Oxaliplatin is similar to Cisplatin, but less side effect. Anyone can give me suggestion? I have to discussed Mom's drug with the doctor this Thursday.
I'm very glad that I found this site. Because there are so few people has experience on cc, I can't find a Chinese discussion board. Thanks all of you provide so much useful information , cherish experience and kindly supports. And sorry, due to my English is not quite good, I can't describe my thought very correctly. I hope someday, I can share my Mom's successful experience and give others support on this board.