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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

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
4/18/2011 1:58:11 AM

Reviewer: blmoone, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Had 3 thoracentisis before beginning. Tumor markers dropped from 1089 to 171 in 2 months. I take probiotics and eat a lot of yogurt for loose stools, which helps. My cancer is estrogen fed, so I avoid soy, eating from plastic, non-organic foods. I started exercising 3-4 times a week which helps to control the fatigue and dizziness. I also have dry eyes and insomnia. But, no new nodules in lun ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
4/17/2011 12:49:21 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
redness/burning of feet/hands

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