Folfox, just 5FU or take my chances?
So after my APR, the histology showed 3 out of 18 lymph nodes affected. The oncologist says there’s a 65% chance I’m already cured and don’t need any further treatment but is offering mop up chemo to increase chances by around another 20%.
He’s given me the choice of 6 cycles of Folfox, 12 cycles of just the 5FU or I can decide not to have any further chemo.
I know what the sensible option is but having struggled so much with side effects and panic attacks during my chemo radiation, I don’t know whether I’m brave enough to do it. And many people seem to have such bad experiences of Oxyplatin.
Does anyone have more ‘positive’ or doable experiences of Folfox? Is there anything you can do to reduce the risks of permanent neuropathy?