Topic: Scan results after 4 rounds of FOLFIRINOX

My husband had a resection for intrahepatic CC in November 2011 and was fine for ten months but his September 2012 scan showed multiple tumors in his liver and an enlarged paracardial lymph node (all confirmed by a PET scan).  On November 7, he began chemotherapy with FOLFIRINOX and today we received the results of his recent scan.  The tumors in the liver appear to be stable and the lymph node has decreased in size by about 50%.  The oncologist seemed pleased with the results and plans four more rounds of FOLFIRINOX followed by another scan.  Although my husband has had some problems with diarrhea, he has been able to control this with medication and his other side effects have been minimal.  He is still quite active and working full-time. The oncologist said that FOLFIRINOX is a very toxic chemo regimen and my husband is tolerating it better than 95% of the people who have been on it.  Although I was hoping that the tumors in the liver would shrink somewhat, I still think these results are worthy of posting in the good new section.  In any event, it's good to have a plan in place for the next few weeks.

Re: Scan results after 4 rounds of FOLFIRINOX

Linda, you bet this is worthy of posting the the good news! Excellent news, indeed!
Looking forward to more good news from your house! Aending you a ton of good juju!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: Scan results after 4 rounds of FOLFIRINOX

Hi Linda,

I am really happy your husband is handling the chemo so well and that he is having good results!! We love to hear this kind of news. Tell him to keep up the great work.

Love, -Pam

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Re: Scan results after 4 rounds of FOLFIRINOX

That is inspiring to know he has been able to get through the tough chemo with few side effects. Glad he is stable and hope more rounds of this drug will begin to shrink the liver tumors. You husband sounds amazing !

Willow

Re: Scan results after 4 rounds of FOLFIRINOX

Linda....congratulations; shrinkage and stable - definitely belongs in the good news section.  May all good things continue. 
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: Scan results after 4 rounds of FOLFIRINOX

Hi Linda,

Thanks for letting us know how your husband is doing. Words we love hearing, stable and decreased (in size). Yay!!! Great news and a great start to the new year for you both! Hoping that the good news continues for you both and my fingers are crossed here!

Best wishes to you and your husband,

Gavin

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