FOLFOX is a combination treatment used to treat bowel cancer and pancreatic cancer. It may sometimes be used to treat other cancers. It is best to read this information with our general information about chemotherapy and and the type of cancer you have.
FOLFOX is named after the initials of the drugs used for treatment. The drugs are:
In this information, we call fluorouracil by its more common name, 5FU. Folinic acid is sometimes called calcium folinate or leucovorin.
Folinic acid is not a chemotherapy drug, but is often given with 5FU to make it work better.