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    5FU only

    Has anyone on here only used 5FU for their chemo treatment for stage 3? Since my husband has been developing some nerve issues we both are very worried about using the oxiliplatin. They did only the 5FU yesterday but may start it down the road. My husband has really been considering not using it, any thoughts on this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by worriedwife69 View Post
    Has anyone on here only used 5FU for their chemo treatment for stage 3? Since my husband has been developing some nerve issues we both are very worried about using the oxiliplatin. They did only the 5FU yesterday but may start it down the road. My husband has really been considering not using it, any thoughts on this?
    WW, maybe there are others who might post who have exercised that option. I didn't and have neuropathy in my feet. I can do most things but it is annoying. My oncologist seemed to think the risk/reward of not doing oxi wasn't worth it. Maybe his oncologist can do a better job with the prediction. Apparently the oxiliplatin does what is supposed to do, or they would not use it.

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