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Chemotherapy: FOLFOX

Nearing The End Of FOLFOX Treatment

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Expect that side effects such as fatigue will be cumulative. If this happens, keep in mind the goals of the treatment – and that you are nearing the end.

Also think about:

  • A treat to give yourself when treatment is finished.
  • Doing something to thank the staff at the treatment center.
  • Thanking your support team. A handwritten note is nice to receive. Or send an e-mail or pick up the phone. Everyone likes to receive acknowledgement.

It is usually advisable to leave the port in place for a minimum of a year after the end of treatment until your doctor can assess the results of treatment. If you do not need further chemotherapy, it may still be worthwhile to keep the port in place until you are reasonably certain that you will continue to be "NED" - no evidence of disease. Oncology nurses report that a second port rarely works as well as the first, although for some patients a second port may work better than the first one.

Ask your doctor for a cancer follow up plan which includes a list of future appointments to keep, tests to have and symptoms to watch for.

  • Share the follow-up plan with your primary care doctor. 
  • Do your best to show up for all scheduled appointments. 
  • For information about a cancer follow up plan, click here.

For information about life during the recovery period after treatment.  Click here.  

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