Colorectal Cancer: ChemoRadiation
Chemoradiation is the use of chemotherapy and radiation concurrently.
The chemotherapy used in chemoradiation is one of the following:
- 5FU given by continuous infusion pump or
- 5FU given bolus or
- Oral capecitabine.
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The radiation used in chemoradiation is EBRT and usually given Monday through Friday, for 5-6 weeks.
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When radiation is given with chemotherapy, the side effects are often worse than when radiation is given by itself.
NOTE: Keep in mind that your primary doctor is also part of your medical team. Ask your specialists to keep him or her up-to-date. Don't skip your regular appointments.