Colon cancer (adjuvant) - capecitabine and oxaliplatin (TA100)
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Capecitabine and oxaliplatin are recommended as possible adjuvant treatments after surgery for stage III (Dukes’ C) colon cancer, when used in the following ways:
- capecitabine on its own
- oxaliplatin together with 5-fluorouracil and folinic acid.
The choice of treatment should be decided jointly by the individual and their doctors, after they have discussed the options. This discussion should cover any contraindications to the treatments (reasons why a particular medicine might not be suitable for the person), the possible side effects of the treatments, and the different ways they can be given. It should also take into account the person’s clinical condition and individual preferences.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: colorectal cancer
This page was last updated: 12 December 2011
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