Monday, September 29, 2008

Oncologist

Finally saw the oncologist today.  Will start chemo early next week.  I'll get treatment of 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) has been the first-choice chemotherapy drug for colorectal cancer for many years. It is used in combination with leucovorin (a vitamin), which makes 5-FU more effective. 5-FU is given intravenously, and Avastin.  I'll have treatment once every 2 weeks.  There were be some side effects, but they shouldn't be too bad.  we'll see how it goes.

3 comments:

  1. Looks like you got it all lined up and ready to do the big battle with that nasty old cancer demon and you can win this battle that is for sure. I hope and pray the the side effects from the chemo isn't to bad. Hang in there keep them positive thinking on going and Kathy and I will keep on sending prayers your way.

    Frank & Kathy

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  2. Hey Millie! You're getting the good stuff!
    Hubby had very few side effects from that set up. He didn't even loose a hair! I think the worst one was the neuropathy in his fingertips and toes-- cold sensitivity-- Might not be too bad for you since you live in a warmer climate than we do! This is gonna be a breeze hon! E-me if you have any questions about what to expect. If you have a buddy going with you, tell them to take a book as you may simply fall asleep. The meds can do that to you.

    Hugs Miss Millie!
    Lisa

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