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Acronym: FLO

Most often associated with treatment of Colorectal Cancer and Gastric Cancer.

(Fluorouracil, AdrucilĀ®)

Colon and rectal cancer. Breast cancer. Gastrointestinal cancers including: anal, esphageal, pancreas and gastric (stomach). Head and neck cancer * Hepatoma (liver cancer). Ovarian cancer. Topical use (cream or solution) in basal cell cancer of the skin and actinic keratoses. -see document fluorouracil(cream).

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(Calcium Leucovorin, Citrovorum Factor, Folinic Acid)

In combination with fluoruracil to treat cancers such as; colon and rectal, head and neck, esophageal, and other cancers of the gastrointestinal tract.

As an antidote to effects of certain chemotherapy drugs such as methotrexate.

Treatment of megaloblastic anemia when folic acid deficiency is present.

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(Eloxatin)

Oxaliplatin is used to treat colon or rectal cancer that has spread (metastasized), it is often given in combination with other anticancer drugs (fluorouracil and leucovorin).

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