What are Fluorouracil (5-FU) Chemotherapies? List from Cancer Survivors

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Fluorouracil (5-FU) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Fluorouracil (5-FU) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

5-21-18 thru 7-18-18. started with xeloda pills but could not keep them down. Switched to 5fU pump 24/7 for 8 weeks. Mostly tired, diarrhea during radiation but got better after. good days, bad days.
AM NOT USING THE 5-FU....INSTEAD ITS CAPECITABINE 500MG
Gemzar at first, 5FU for recurrence.
The standard cocktail via portable bag and IV. Fatigue, hair loss, minor nausea, minor mouth sores.
Nine rounds of Folfirinox treatment before surgery and more after.
Severe nausea,fatigue and 30 lbs weight loss, hospitalization 4 times . Had fluid loss, extreme low platelet count. I had 4 I transfusions of platelets and 5 transfusions of blood
5 FU + mitomycin ...4 days/24hrs Nausea, vomit, diarrhea, fatigue
Chemo didn't affect me too much. Got some weird tastes in my mouth. My hair thinned a lot. Used to love beer, now I don't have a taste for it. I have a constant smell in my nose like some kind of burnt food.
Thrush, shingles, edema, loss of hair in clumps, loss of appetite, loss of taste, tired, vaginitis, vomiting controlled w/meds, pale and dry skin, lack of concentration.
Hospitalized twice for sepsis after 1st and 3rd Chemotherapy Therapy Treatments. The pancreatic mass pressed on spleen and cause an infraction. The infracted portion of the spleen died and abscessed. Bruce currently has a JP drain in the spleen.
5fu and Mitomycin two rounds Oct-Nov 2018. Did not tolerate 5fu. Caused a Type 2 heart attack. Each round of chemo required heart unit stays/
portable no side effects
5-FU and Mytomycin along with Radiation for 6 weeks. Hospitalized weeks one and five.
5/7/19 through 5//11/19 and 6/10/19 through 6/14/19. Mouth sores fatigue skin irritation from picc line.
3 sessions on Folferinox in September and October 2019. Scan on 17 October showed spread to liver (spots) and tumour growth. Folferinox side effects were fatigue, pain and breathlessness.
Cisplatin (Once a week for 8 weeks), Flourouracil - 5FU (5 days a week, 24/7 bag with metered drip). Cisplatin has diminished my hearing. No hair loss.
At recurrence now in 2020 capecetabine (5F-Utablets) and metomicine (1x) . Toxic reaction on capecetabine. (After 2nd opinion in 2018 I declined on chemo because the doctors did not agree on wether it was nessecary.)
Starting 3/9/2020, horrendous mouth & lip ulcers, Magic Mouthwash & also Dexamethasone liquid. Took 2 was. To resolve. IV fluids for dehydration
First session attended. No side effects
2 rounds mitomyacin (push) and 5 FU (infusion pump at home X 4 days). 12/23/19 & 01/20/20. Severe fatigue. Nausea. Gastroesophageal imbalance requiring prescription Pepcid. Intolerance to pain meds. Severe Diarrhea.
Had injection of fluorouracil on day one. Wore chemo bag with mitomycin first and fourth weeks, Became dehydrated and had to have IV hydration. Accidentally removed my chemo bag. Had poor pain management at times. Was hospitalized at the very end of treatment for six days due to dehydration and pain management. Extreme pain with bowel movements. Feces was green. Horrible thrush. The first few weeks I could barely eat or speak. I lost 15 pounds and my hair fell out. Became extremely weak. Could not take a shower for about 3 month or drive. Could tolerate very few foods. Stayed on the toilet almost all morning and was afraid to not be near a toilet.
Mitomycic 1 IV push along with 5FU 96 hours on the first day then again on day 21
2 Continuous drip 4-5 day, rounds 5-fu and Only one of mitomycin were given due to how sick I was towards 2nd treatment. One given oct. 2018 the other december 2018.
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