1 patient evaluation for FOLFOX regimen

Jul 14, 2010 (Started Nov 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for colon cancer)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: FOLFOX is 5-flourourocil (5-FU), leukovorin, and oxaliplatin. I got it by I/V over two hours and then wore a pump with 95ml of 5-FU for 48 hours, every two weeks. Oxaliplatin causes cold-induced acute peripheral neuropathy, along with other possible side-effects. It also has a dose-limiting toxicity resulting in long-term numbness/tingling in hands and feet. My doc stopped the oxaliplatin after treatment 10 of 12. Result has been poor balance (can't feel feet) and bad fine motor control (tying shoes, buttoning shirt).
Cost: < $25 monthly

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