Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer
- 5-Fluorouracil with leucovorin
- Nausea and vomiting
- Fatigue or tiredness
- Confusion, forgetfulness
- Decreased blood counts, sometimes with bruising, bleeding, or infection
- Possible sores inside the mouth
- Numbness in the hands and feet
- Increased urgency to have a bowel movement or urinate
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Colorectal cancer. American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003096-pdf.pdf. Updated January 17, 2013. Accessed May 15, 2013.
Colorectal cancer. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php. Updated May 3, 2013. Accessed May 15, 2013.
Rectal cancer treatment option overview. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/rectal/Patient/page4. Accessed May 14, 2013.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014 -
- Update Date: 05/17/2014 -
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