Changing chemo regimen after 4 cycles of Folfirinox?
I'm a 74 y.o. guy diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma at the head of my pancreas (Stage 1b). My initial diagnosis and first round of Folfirinox occurred 2 months ago at Mayo Clinic – Rochester. I returned home here in Alaska where I expected to receive an additional 7-11 cycles of chemo before returning to Rochester for possible radio/chemo treatments for 3-4 weeks, followed by laparoscopic Whipple surgery after a month long break.
My reaction to Folfirinox infusions became increasingly severe, so much so that the decision was made to discontinue Folfirinox treatment during my 4th infusion 3 days ago and switch to a new chemo regime (presumedly Gemcitabine and Abraxane).
Has anyone else found themselves in a similar situation? If so, might you share some of your experience? Thanks.