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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Xeloda Oral.

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Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
11/17/2012 9:13:42 PM

Reviewer: 75 or over Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After 2 wks. I had every side effect. Had to have Saline IV's and 2 U blood. Feet and hands burned and peeled. Vomit and diarrhea. It has been determined I was allergic to the 5fu component. It did reduce my Ca153 in half. Needless to say it was stopped after 2 wks and will pursue another medication.

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
11/2/2012 10:10:17 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on the Xeloda for about 2 months 2 months this go around. Was on it initially but taken off. May not have combined well with the other IV treatment. Working well with Taxol and Faslodex. Hand/foot syndrome tolerable. Use many kinds of creams. Put Tea Tree oil in other creams. After 2 weeks on X, I'm ready to be off a week. Then the cycle begins again. CA 27-29 marker down to 187. 1 ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
9/1/2012 3:26:41 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:

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

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