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Xeloda

Hi. My mom has stage IV metastatic breast cancer including bone, liver, lung, spleen. She has had zero symptoms though or side effects from her current medication Arimidex now Aromasin, and Zometa. Bone has stablized. Liver and lung tumors are starting to grow. The doc wants to put her on Xeloda or Tetrotere (sp?) The doc feels Xeloda is an easier schedule to follow (oral med) and has low side effects. But seriously, how is Xeloda??? I'm worried about cell count going down. My mom is worried about hand/foot syndrome. I'm not a fan of any chemo but she has no other drug choices. C

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Xeloda (capecitabine) Uses, Dosage, Side Effects - Drugs.com


Xeloda is used to treat breast and colorectal cancers. Learn about side effects, interactions and indications.
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Xeloda

Hi, Everyone is different.  My wife stage IV metastatic breast cancer to the bone and liver (spleen is questionalble since there was no biopsy to spleen).  She began with Zometa and Xeloda.  The xeloda was not effective but we had to try.  This treatment is easier on the patient if it works.  We gave the xeloda 4 weeks before switching to taxol and gemzar.   The cancer blood markers my wife used, CEA, were 5700 in June and now are 888.  Our oncologist said it best----the xeloda will be effective slower if it works and the intervenous taxol will work faster.  It's best to try the Xeloda first.   I was on top of the blood tests to make sure we switched as soon as possible when we knew it wasn't effective.  That doesn't mean it won't be effective with your Mom.  If your Mom goes to an intervenous chemotherapy which there are many choices I suggest she speak to your doctor about a port so her veins are not effected.  This is a minor surgical procedure. My wife had a CT scan a year before the cancer showed up and she showed lesions on her spleen but the lesions were not seen as cancer.  Unless they have a test or truly know the spleen has cancer lesions this might not be the case.  I am speaking about my wife's case. By the way, my wife is 46 years old. Kemal
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xeloda chemo

You might ck. with your Oncologist but I think alcohol intake of any type during Chemotherapy is NOT  good idea !
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Xeloda, help please

Hi. From your description, your mother seems to be suffering from hand-foot syndrome, which is a common adverse effect of Xeloda.  Hand-foot syndrome is a condition where the palms of the hands and soles of the feet become reddish, swollen and develop pain and tingling sensations.  Sometimes, rash or peeling of the skin in the palms and soles also occur. Reducing the dose of Xeloda can help decrease this side effect.  Applying ice packs and skin lotion can also help relieve the burning sensation and dryness.  Another option which your grandmother can take is to discontinue Xeloda altogether.  If her cancer is hormone responsive (you can ask her doctor to verify this), she may benefit from taking hormonal treatment like anastrozole, letrozole, or fulvestrant, instead of receiving chemotherapy.
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platelet drop

i am not an expert this is just an opinion. i think it is possible for platelets to drop over a three week period. it could be a combo of the Xeloda, bone marrow mets. the nose bleed could be related to the platelet drop for sure. are u getting blood transfusions? when were u diagnosed with mets to the bone marrow? the doc might suggest stopping the Xeloda for a while to see if that helps. my thoughts are with u.
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new drugs afer xeloda?

This is a question you should be asking your Mother's Oncologist. He/She is the only one who would have first line information about any new drugs that would be appropriate for your Mother's particular circumstance. I would also suggest that you leave the research to the Oncology Team due to the fact that there is so much information available that may or may not apply to her case.    Regards .....
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Xeloda side effects

Hi, I have found for you a website where you will have a lot of information concerning the side effect that you may have while taking Xeloda and what precautions you should take. Side effects can vary from one person to another, depending on how the body reacts to this drug. If you experience hair loss,it's temporary, but you can always wear a wig if you wish.Many women do and find them very attractive. Concerning the hair dye,you should ask your oncologist,because it could cause an allergic reaction. Please click on the link below. http://www.chemocare.com/bio/xeloda.asp Wishing you all the best..
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Xeloda

I know of nothing specific to avoid unless you have other issues. You should try to maintain a well balanced diet and consume whatever you can. You might ck. with your Oncologist's office for any specific dietary advice during your treatment.
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Xeloda side effects

Supposedly, the chemo is well tolerated by many but I read that side effects get worse over time. Are you taking the pills orally , or by infusion. If you are taking them by mouth, as your pharmacist to give you the kit and literature the manufacturer offers and provides free for patients. It has very good iinformation in it, and there is really so much they advise you to not do, or do, or not eat, and on and on. None of this my doctor told me. (I myself had to stop immediately but I don't think I need to go into this because my doctor said he has never seen anything like my experiences, and within an hour of taking the drug) I also think my onco overdosed me. but I also have other medical problems that may have contributed. anyway, my doctor said xeloda is well and better tolerated by more women than most other chemo, and that is all I know. KAT
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Cyber Knife for Stage IV Colon Met to Lung

Hello...I have researched the cyberknife.  You can google the word and it should bring you to their website and others who have done the treatment.  I have Ovarian Cancer and had two small spots that I thought the cyberknife could take care of.  Well, it can!  The downside is my insurance company won't cover the cyberknife unless I do conventional radiation instead.  That is not a good radiation for ovca.  So I'm relying on Chemotherapy. There are great radiation treatments available for colorectal cancer mets.  I found a great one for liver mets from colorectal cancer that is FDA approved. It is called SIRT.  I suggest you find a forum that is only for colorectal cancer.  You can google that too.  With the cyberknife I found that it all depends on the size of the tumor.  Also it depends on how aggressive the radiologist is. It varies.  I hope there is one nearby. ...Hope this helps...
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