Mikio Okamura

Iwamizawa Municipal General Hospital, Twamizawa, Hokkaidō, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: A 78-year-old male with sigmoid colon cancer underwent sigmoidectomy. The lesion was se, p1(+), n1, and Stage IV. Oral UFT therapy was performed, but was replaced with oral S-1 therapy 1 year and 6 months after surgery. Three months later, lung metastases 2.0 x 1.5 cm and 0.6 x 0.6 cm were found by chest CT in right S10a and S5b, respectively. Since the patient did not wish surgery, the treatment was changed to oral UFT/Leucovorin(LV)therapy(UFT 300 mg/ LV 75 mg, 4-week administration and 1-week no-administration periods). After 2 courses, chest CT showed disappearance of both lung metastases, indicating complete remission. Oral UFT/LV therapy is convenient because of the oral route. Adverse reactions are few, and the therapeutic effect has been reported to be comparable to that of intravenous 5-FU/LV therapy. Also, in this patient, no adverse reaction was noted, and complete remission was maintained until the patient died of another disease 31 months after the beginning of oral UFT/LV therapy.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 07/2008; 35(7):1205-7.