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Cancer: Colon board


Hi everyone, I have not been able to find any posts about the chemo treatment of Eloxatin in combination w/ the 5-FU-LV for colon cancer. My dad starts this Thursday. Anyone have any experience with this treatment? Thank you.

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The Eloxatin is given the first of the three days as part of the FOLFOX treatment--at least in my case. The side effect of that drug is neuropathy -- it makes fingertips, toes, etc. numb and prickly to cold for several days or longer. If it gets bad, he should tell his doctor and they will lower the dosage. Is that what you wanted to know about it?