No it is used in combination.
With, 5FU or leucovarin. Mono therapy would not be as effective.
It might be used as mono therapy in certain instances as well.
For example, following initial 5FU therapy and other situations.
It will still have effect.
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folfiri was given but after 1 session they took 5fu out as my dad was getting chest tightness . So now irinotecan alone .
I was just worried
whether it will
also he had colon surgery in march and was a dukes c1. But a recent pet scan showed a 16 mm liver and 1 aortocaval node. Can this b cured/ treated ?
Is a liver met this size and the node a big worry ? What is prognosis like ?
They have not really said anything.can it not be resected ? It's on the edge of liver they said and it's small right?
Is the aortocaval node more a worry?
Is it not better having a single liver met than several ?
can yhe chemo get rid of both?
So can the person live for say five years ?
more mets appear on irinotecan ?
So are chances of further mets ?