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Acronym: IROX

Most often associated with treatment of Colorectal Cancer.

(Eloxatin TM)

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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(Camptosar®, Camptothecin-11, CPT-11)

Used to treat metastatic colon or rectal cancer. This medication is given by infusion through a vein (intravenously, IV). There is no pill form of this medication. Irinotecan is an irritant. An irritant is a chemical that can cause inflammation of the vein through which it is given. If the medication escapes from the vein it can cause tissue damage.

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