Topic: Stable after 8 rounds of FOLFIRINOX
We received my husband's CT scan results today. He was diagnosed with intrahepatic CC in October 2011 and had a resection (70 percent of the liver) followed by radiation and Xeloda. In September 2012, he learned the cancer had returned (approximately 20 small tumors in the liver and one affected lymph node) and on November 1, he started on FOLFIRINOX. His late December scan showed stable disease in the liver and shrinkage of the lymph node. This scan showed no change since the January scan and his labs show normal liver function. The doctor is pleased with these results but wants to modify the treatment at this point since FOLFIRINOX has so many side effects. My husband will continue on FU-5 and Irinotecan but will take a break from Oxaliolatin. During our meeting, we also discussed other chemo regimens, clinical trials, chemoemolization and other steps that may be appropriate once this treatment is no longer effective. I was very pleased that the doctor understands our desire to remain proactive.