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Chemotherapy: FOLFOX

If You Have Advanced Colorectal Cancer

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If you have advanced colorectal cancer, it is likely that you are undergoing treatment with FOLFOX to keep the cancer in check and/or to relieve pain rather than seek a cure.

Studies indicate that doctors by and large do not initiate the conversation about whether, and, if so, when, to stop treating the disease and instead focus on quality of life. Rather, it is up to the patient to bring up the subject.

If this is a subject that is of interest to you, we have created a list of factors to consider to help you decide what you want to do, and when. Thinking about the factors one-by-one can help minimize the emotions involved in even a discussion about this subject, much less a decision. For more information, click here

When you have time, it may also be helpful to read our Guide about Living with Advanced Colorectal Cancer

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