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Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
6/23/2012 11:59:08 PM

Reviewer: Superstar, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Metastatic breast cancer of the liver and lung. This was my fourth time on chemo. Started out taking 4,000 mg per day, on 14 days off 7. After second cycle developed hand-foot syndrome. Treatment put off for 7 additional days and dosage lowered to 2,000 mg. After 7th cycle severe hand-foot syndrome intolerable. Had to stop Xeloda and go back to IV chemo. Recommend alcohol free lotions. Overal ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
6/22/2012 1:15:36 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My 75 yrold mom took this oral chemotherapy.it seems to have arrested the cancer mets that surround her heart&lungs,but in the first three weeks of taking it her colon severely/possibly permanently damaged.we now face the possibility of hospice within a few days.hard to say whether it was the best treatment.I would say it definitely needs close observation&monitoring of dosage amount& ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
5/25/2012 1:57:45 PM

Reviewer: Danielle, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Meds are working successfully. No complaints!

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
9/11/2011 11:46:39 PM

Reviewer: sarabeque, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Triple Neg Breast Cancer that had matasticized to 4 lymph nodes in chest area. Began 5000 mg daily. Hand and foot syndrome was interfering with my job. Reduced to 3500 mg and 6 months later a Petscan revealed NO trace of cancer. Now on 1000 mg daily for maintenence. Some fatigue, hand foot sensitivity, neuropathy, joint pain, dry eye, dry mouth, irritability toward end of 2 week treatment. Supp ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
8/29/2011 3:22:20 PM

Reviewer: sarabeque, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Breast cancer had invaded 4 lymph nodes in the chest (9/2010). Prescribed 2000mg of Xeloda a day, but needed to reduce to 1500 mg due to hand/foot irritation. Petscan in 2/2011 revealed NO CANCER. I am now on a maintenence dose of 1000 mg per day-2wks on 1 wk off. Eyes are VERY dry. Some nausea. But I am ALIVE. Meds are expensive, though.

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