User Reviews for Oxaliplatin to treat Colorectal Cancer
Also known as: Eloxatin
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Reviews for Oxaliplatin
"I had stage 2 colon cancer with golf ball cancer & micro-invasion of colon wall. Lymph nodes negative. Given 5-FU and Oxaliplatin. Told entire time creatinine and bilirubin good - looking back now 2.5 yrs later I have stage 3 kidney disease. No one ever mentioned GFR. If no one says anything about it to you, make sure you ask. I have yet to determine if my GFR was low prior to chemo, or what decision I would have made about Oxaliplatin but I should have been informed. When asked physician I was always told - it is all good. Had neuropathy too but that's ok.,. I am still cancer free and Praise God."
Vidalia girl January 19, 2015
9 users found this comment helpful.
"After four years, severe and chronic peripheral neuropathy persists, particularly in the feet and would seem permanent. I was completely unaware before and when having treatment that this condition could happen post ceasing course of treatment. Unfortunately some days walking becomes extremely painful and is a huge struggle. "
Possum Pie (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 18, 2014
11 users found this comment helpful.
"This is an extremely potent medication when used in combination with 5-Fluorouracil. My mum had a stage IV colorectal cancer which has metastasised into the soft tissue of the lower abdomen causing an ugly skin lesions on the abdomen. After just three cycles of Oxiplatin and 5-FU the lesion completely healed and mum had a substantial reduction in the tumour size and progression rate. The problem with the treatment is the severe side effects mainly reduced white blood count."
omaralim July 21, 2008
34 users found this comment helpful.
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