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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.

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
7/13/2011 1:52:38 PM

Reviewer: debbebelle, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
took this drug a couple of yrs ago. was on it for 6 days,day 6 sent me to the ER with a heart attack,blood clot .Had a stent put in and of coarse they took me off! No problems since then.I guess I had the Rare side effect.

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
6/22/2011 2:19:44 PM

Reviewer: maloney May, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Have been taking Xeloda for 3 years now. Have had the Hand & Foot Syndrome a few times, mostly the tips of my fingers looked and felt like paper cuts. Had the mouth sores once, and that lasted about 10 days. Ease of use not great as pills are huge. They made a smaller pill at first, then somehow they couldn't get it anymore at my Anthem RX plan. Feet are more dry than normal, but that' ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
5/19/2011 4:47:57 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Just finished 3rd cycle, for Skin Metastasis, first cycle 2300mg twice a day, by day 6 "poof" 2 of the lesions disappeared. No side effects for 10 days but then severe diarrhea hit, next cycle 2000mg/twice had to quit after 1 week, skin lesions had reduced by about 3/5; after 3 weeks off lesions began to grow again, next cycle 1500mg/twice/day; lesions kept growing until day 8, slowly s ... Show Full Comment

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