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Anyone on Paclitaxel? Does it work better?

Esophageal Cancer | Last Active: Mar 13 10:55am | Replies (6)

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Hi. My husband that a similar diagnosis at about the same time as your dad, the cancer is adenocarcinoma instead spread to 3 spots of bones. He went through 8 Folfox infusions over 48 hous every 2 weeks. January CT scan (primary tumor had shrank). February, he changed doctor and started been treated with Mayo clinic, where they changed to Xeloda until next testing April.
I understand is very common to change treatments, sometimes the side effects or damage of the nerves in case of FolFox compared with the results is not worth it.
Doctor keeps many "tools" in the box to be use in case the patient doesn't respond to treatment.
Did your dad between January and March, did any kind of maintenance treatment?

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Thanks for responding. Dad had 8 Folfox infusions and 9 immunotherapy infusions. Similar to your husband, these were biweekly. The only time he ‘took a break’ was to allow for radiation of the primary tumor as he had trouble swallowing.

He had some neuropathy in his hands, but it seemed to go away as soon as infusion is complete +3 or 4 days.

Doc didn’t strike me as optimistic, although he says he is based on how dad’s been handling treatment.