Would be really grateful with advice/any tips please
Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well. I was wondering if I could ask any members if they have received Oxaliplatin (tablet) and Capecitabine (drip) treatment. This is the treatment that has now been recommended to me for the next 3 months following my surgery just over a month ago.
I received my histology report and my tumour was downgraded to a T2 ( it had been a T3 at diagnosis) so that was a positive!! However, it had spread to 2 lymph nodes so that it why mop up chemo has been recommended. The consultant has given me a choice of having a 6 month course of Capecitabine tablets only that have milder side effects or a 3 month course of Capecitabine tablets combined with Oxaliplatin drip given every 3 weeks at the hospital. The combined tabs and drip will have more severe side effects but in terms of treatment the consultant described it as 'the icing on the cake'
What do I do??? Has anyone else had the combined treatment and was it as awful as it sounds? Jo