Topic: folfirinox

My mom has responded extremely well with the gemcitabine(sp)/Tarceva over the past year of her diagnoses.  This last CT scan showed the tumors are growing again.  He Doctor wants to start a new regiment of  treatment with Folfirinox.  It's suppose to be better that the gemcitabine according to some of the studies I've read.  I was wondering if anyone out there has had this type of treatment and what kind of side effects that come with it.  We have been so blessed over the last year with the other treatment.  She tolerated the Gemcitabine/Tarceva really well. 
She had only a rash from the Tarceva that lasted about a month, and she felt tired and Nausea(sp) only for about 36 hrs after taking the G.

Re: folfirinox

mary's son....I do not know of anyone on this site being treated with FOLFIRINOX, consisting of the drugs 5-FU, leucovorin, irinotecan, and oxaliplatin.   
We do however, have however several postings regarding FOLFOX: 5-FU, leucovorin  0xaliplatin.   
Hopefully, someone else will come forward and share his/her experience. 
I am sending my best wishes your way,
Marion

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Re: folfirinox

I was just told by my doctor that I will start treatment with FOLRINOX for a tumor in the bile duct that spread to the lungs. I was diagnosed a little over a year ago, and was treated with gemzar/cisplatin, then gemzar/carboplatin and  the tumors in lungs started growing so I will now start with FOLFIRINOX.  I am also interested in any others being treated with this protocol.

mary's son -- how is your mom doing?

Fighting CLC since 11-2010. Looking for silver linings every day.