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Comment from: Susan 55-64 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: July 07

I have been on Xeloda for 6 mo. and last 2 CTs showed no sign of cancer. I had triple neg and surgery after chemo removed most of the tumors, the last 2 in middle of my chest were removed by Xeloda within a few months. They were cut in half within 1 month! I am currently taking 3 pills twice a day and have hardly any side effects. I take good care of my feet so I don't get Hand and Foot Syndrome again, putting lotion on at least once a day, shoes off after walk, watch for redness and ice them if I overdo it (i.e. play tennis then do yard work when it is hot). The other effects are minor constipation but I eat wheat cereal and maybe take an extra probiotic later in the day. The thing that bugs me the most is the red spots that appear on face and arms, esp. since it is Summer and hot here. Apricot scrub helps reduce them quickly. So, I AM ALIVE.... and just a bit spotty! Hang in there all and hopefully you will have the same blessings I have had.

Related Reading: xeloda | cancer | constipation

Comment from: Susan 55-64 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: July 07

I have been on Xeloda for 6 mo. and last 2 CTs showed no sign of cancer. I had triple neg and surgery after chemo removed most of the tumors, the last 2 in middle of my chest were removed by Xeloda within a few months. They were cut in half within 1 month! I am currently taking 3 pills twice a day and have hardly any side effects. I take good care of my feet so I don't get Hand and Foot Syndrome again, putting lotion on at least once a day, shoes off after walk, watch for redness and ice them if I overdo it (i.e. play tennis then do yard work when it is hot). The other effects are minor constipation but I eat wheat cereal and maybe take an extra probiotic later in the day. The thing that bugs me the most is the red spots that appear on face and arms, esp. since it is Summer and hot here. Apricot scrub helps reduce them quickly. So, I AM ALIVE.... and just a bit spotty! Hang in there all and hopefully you will have the same blessings I have had.

Related Reading: xeloda | cancer | constipation

Comment from: Carol 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 16

I have only been using Xeloda for 4 months but I love the stuff. Yes, I have the hand and foot syndrome, diarrhea and fatigue. However, my tumors are shrinking and my MRI yesterday showed no new mets in my brain. Yeah!

Related Reading: xeloda | diarrhea

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Digestive Disorders: Common Misconceptions See Slideshow
Comment from: Susan 55-64 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: July 07

I have been on Xeloda for 6 mo. and last 2 CTs showed no sign of cancer. I had triple neg and surgery after chemo removed most of the tumors, the last 2 in middle of my chest were removed by Xeloda within a few months. They were cut in half within 1 month! I am currently taking 3 pills twice a day and have hardly any side effects. I take good care of my feet so I don't get Hand and Foot Syndrome again, putting lotion on at least once a day, shoes off after walk, watch for redness and ice them if I overdo it (i.e. play tennis then do yard work when it is hot). The other effects are minor constipation but I eat wheat cereal and maybe take an extra probiotic later in the day. The thing that bugs me the most is the red spots that appear on face and arms, esp. since it is Summer and hot here. Apricot scrub helps reduce them quickly. So, I AM ALIVE.... and just a bit spotty! Hang in there all and hopefully you will have the same blessings I have had.

Related Reading: xeloda | cancer | constipation

Comment from: Carol 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 16

I have only been using Xeloda for 4 months but I love the stuff. Yes, I have the hand and foot syndrome, diarrhea and fatigue. However, my tumors are shrinking and my MRI yesterday showed no new mets in my brain. Yeah!

Related Reading: xeloda | diarrhea

Comment from: 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 21

Xeloda gave me severe side effects. I couldn’t eat, drink or speak because of the mouth sores on my mouth and throat. I ended up in the hospital boarder line to death. I had severe diarrhea and started vomiting. I was in the hospital for 22 days due to my body not reacting well to xeloda.

Related Reading: xeloda | diarrhea

Comment from: Susan 55-64 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: July 07

I have been on Xeloda for 6 mo. and last 2 CTs showed no sign of cancer. I had triple neg and surgery after chemo removed most of the tumors, the last 2 in middle of my chest were removed by Xeloda within a few months. They were cut in half within 1 month! I am currently taking 3 pills twice a day and have hardly any side effects. I take good care of my feet so I don't get Hand and Foot Syndrome again, putting lotion on at least once a day, shoes off after walk, watch for redness and ice them if I overdo it (i.e. play tennis then do yard work when it is hot). The other effects are minor constipation but I eat wheat cereal and maybe take an extra probiotic later in the day. The thing that bugs me the most is the red spots that appear on face and arms, esp. since it is Summer and hot here. Apricot scrub helps reduce them quickly. So, I AM ALIVE.... and just a bit spotty! Hang in there all and hopefully you will have the same blessings I have had.

Related Reading: xeloda | cancer | constipation

Comment from: Carol 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 16

I have only been using Xeloda for 4 months but I love the stuff. Yes, I have the hand and foot syndrome, diarrhea and fatigue. However, my tumors are shrinking and my MRI yesterday showed no new mets in my brain. Yeah!

Related Reading: xeloda | diarrhea

Comment from: 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 21

Xeloda gave me severe side effects. I couldn’t eat, drink or speak because of the mouth sores on my mouth and throat. I ended up in the hospital boarder line to death. I had severe diarrhea and started vomiting. I was in the hospital for 22 days due to my body not reacting well to xeloda.

Related Reading: xeloda | diarrhea

Comment from: Susan S. 55-64 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: January 26

I have been on Xeloda for 6 weeks now and had 1st confirmation that my 2 diseased lymph nodes in middle of chest were "Significantly Decreased in size", Yay!m My side effects started 1st cycle, week 2 with cramps, loose stools, minor nausea and quesy stomach at times. 2nd cycle, week 2 worsened, with Hand and Foot Syndrome on feet only*, cramps more severe. Also, developed a rash on chest, upper arms and back and face which was relieved by Kenalog creme (0.1%) quickly. HFS 90% better after 4 days of using the 10% Urea lotion 3x/day (Cetaphil is inexpensive). I seem to have less of a quesy stomach if I eat better, cutting out the junk food. My off weeks were nice with none of the effects from cycle 1 above. In summary, it seems that drinking 1-2 qts. of water, elevating off my feet hours per day, applying lotion 3x/day to hands and feet and eating well has helped me to have less side effects in these first 2 cycles. *Started 10% Urea lotion again 3x a day once HFS started. I feel like it could have been prevented if I would have kept up with the 3x/day I did 1st few weeks and drinking close to 2 qts. of water plus not taking such hot showers. I had read if using that lotion for 1st 6 weeks of treatment, it can prevent HFS. My heart goes out to all of you women dealing with this It is a rough road, worse for some than others. This page has helped me a lot, I have come back many times to re-read parts and have gained encouragement. May God bless each of you and give you peace and strength to endure. Enjoy life too!

Related Reading: xeloda | stomach | treatment

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Comment from: Susan 55-64 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: July 07

I have been on Xeloda for 6 mo. and last 2 CTs showed no sign of cancer. I had triple neg and surgery after chemo removed most of the tumors, the last 2 in middle of my chest were removed by Xeloda within a few months. They were cut in half within 1 month! I am currently taking 3 pills twice a day and have hardly any side effects. I take good care of my feet so I don't get Hand and Foot Syndrome again, putting lotion on at least once a day, shoes off after walk, watch for redness and ice them if I overdo it (i.e. play tennis then do yard work when it is hot). The other effects are minor constipation but I eat wheat cereal and maybe take an extra probiotic later in the day. The thing that bugs me the most is the red spots that appear on face and arms, esp. since it is Summer and hot here. Apricot scrub helps reduce them quickly. So, I AM ALIVE.... and just a bit spotty! Hang in there all and hopefully you will have the same blessings I have had.

Related Reading: xeloda | cancer | constipation

Comment from: Carol 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 16

I have only been using Xeloda for 4 months but I love the stuff. Yes, I have the hand and foot syndrome, diarrhea and fatigue. However, my tumors are shrinking and my MRI yesterday showed no new mets in my brain. Yeah!

Related Reading: xeloda | diarrhea

Comment from: 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 21

Xeloda gave me severe side effects. I couldn’t eat, drink or speak because of the mouth sores on my mouth and throat. I ended up in the hospital boarder line to death. I had severe diarrhea and started vomiting. I was in the hospital for 22 days due to my body not reacting well to xeloda.

Related Reading: xeloda | diarrhea

Comment from: Susan S. 55-64 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: January 26

I have been on Xeloda for 6 weeks now and had 1st confirmation that my 2 diseased lymph nodes in middle of chest were "Significantly Decreased in size", Yay!m My side effects started 1st cycle, week 2 with cramps, loose stools, minor nausea and quesy stomach at times. 2nd cycle, week 2 worsened, with Hand and Foot Syndrome on feet only*, cramps more severe. Also, developed a rash on chest, upper arms and back and face which was relieved by Kenalog creme (0.1%) quickly. HFS 90% better after 4 days of using the 10% Urea lotion 3x/day (Cetaphil is inexpensive). I seem to have less of a quesy stomach if I eat better, cutting out the junk food. My off weeks were nice with none of the effects from cycle 1 above. In summary, it seems that drinking 1-2 qts. of water, elevating off my feet hours per day, applying lotion 3x/day to hands and feet and eating well has helped me to have less side effects in these first 2 cycles. *Started 10% Urea lotion again 3x a day once HFS started. I feel like it could have been prevented if I would have kept up with the 3x/day I did 1st few weeks and drinking close to 2 qts. of water plus not taking such hot showers. I had read if using that lotion for 1st 6 weeks of treatment, it can prevent HFS. My heart goes out to all of you women dealing with this It is a rough road, worse for some than others. This page has helped me a lot, I have come back many times to re-read parts and have gained encouragement. May God bless each of you and give you peace and strength to endure. Enjoy life too!

Related Reading: xeloda | stomach | treatment

Comment from: rita 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 03

I have been on the drug for 5-6 months. The side effects just started about a month ago. I'm trying to deal with it by moisturizing twice a day. I'm hoping that it continues to get my markers down. I'm going for a scan in a month. That will tell the story. I'm afraid of what happens next.

Comment from: Susan 55-64 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: July 07

I have been on Xeloda for 6 mo. and last 2 CTs showed no sign of cancer. I had triple neg and surgery after chemo removed most of the tumors, the last 2 in middle of my chest were removed by Xeloda within a few months. They were cut in half within 1 month! I am currently taking 3 pills twice a day and have hardly any side effects. I take good care of my feet so I don't get Hand and Foot Syndrome again, putting lotion on at least once a day, shoes off after walk, watch for redness and ice them if I overdo it (i.e. play tennis then do yard work when it is hot). The other effects are minor constipation but I eat wheat cereal and maybe take an extra probiotic later in the day. The thing that bugs me the most is the red spots that appear on face and arms, esp. since it is Summer and hot here. Apricot scrub helps reduce them quickly. So, I AM ALIVE.... and just a bit spotty! Hang in there all and hopefully you will have the same blessings I have had.

Related Reading: xeloda | cancer | constipation

Comment from: Carol 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 16

I have only been using Xeloda for 4 months but I love the stuff. Yes, I have the hand and foot syndrome, diarrhea and fatigue. However, my tumors are shrinking and my MRI yesterday showed no new mets in my brain. Yeah!

Related Reading: xeloda | diarrhea

Comment from: 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 21

Xeloda gave me severe side effects. I couldn’t eat, drink or speak because of the mouth sores on my mouth and throat. I ended up in the hospital boarder line to death. I had severe diarrhea and started vomiting. I was in the hospital for 22 days due to my body not reacting well to xeloda.

Related Reading: xeloda | diarrhea

Comment from: Susan S. 55-64 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: January 26

I have been on Xeloda for 6 weeks now and had 1st confirmation that my 2 diseased lymph nodes in middle of chest were "Significantly Decreased in size", Yay!m My side effects started 1st cycle, week 2 with cramps, loose stools, minor nausea and quesy stomach at times. 2nd cycle, week 2 worsened, with Hand and Foot Syndrome on feet only*, cramps more severe. Also, developed a rash on chest, upper arms and back and face which was relieved by Kenalog creme (0.1%) quickly. HFS 90% better after 4 days of using the 10% Urea lotion 3x/day (Cetaphil is inexpensive). I seem to have less of a quesy stomach if I eat better, cutting out the junk food. My off weeks were nice with none of the effects from cycle 1 above. In summary, it seems that drinking 1-2 qts. of water, elevating off my feet hours per day, applying lotion 3x/day to hands and feet and eating well has helped me to have less side effects in these first 2 cycles. *Started 10% Urea lotion again 3x a day once HFS started. I feel like it could have been prevented if I would have kept up with the 3x/day I did 1st few weeks and drinking close to 2 qts. of water plus not taking such hot showers. I had read if using that lotion for 1st 6 weeks of treatment, it can prevent HFS. My heart goes out to all of you women dealing with this It is a rough road, worse for some than others. This page has helped me a lot, I have come back many times to re-read parts and have gained encouragement. May God bless each of you and give you peace and strength to endure. Enjoy life too!

Related Reading: xeloda | stomach | treatment

Comment from: rita 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 03

I have been on the drug for 5-6 months. The side effects just started about a month ago. I'm trying to deal with it by moisturizing twice a day. I'm hoping that it continues to get my markers down. I'm going for a scan in a month. That will tell the story. I'm afraid of what happens next.

Comment from: 45-54 Female Patient Published: October 29

Did not work for me I am at stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

Related Reading: breast cancer

Comment from: Susan 55-64 Transgender 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: July 07

I have been on Xeloda for 6 mo. and last 2 CTs showed no sign of cancer. I had triple neg and surgery after chemo removed most of the tumors, the last 2 in middle of my chest were removed by Xeloda within a few months. They were cut in half within 1 month! I am currently taking 3 pills twice a day and have hardly any side effects. I take good care of my feet so I don't get Hand and Foot Syndrome again, putting lotion on at least once a day, shoes off after walk, watch for redness and ice them if I overdo it (i.e. play tennis then do yard work when it is hot). The other effects are minor constipation but I eat wheat cereal and maybe take an extra probiotic later in the day. The thing that bugs me the most is the red spots that appear on face and arms, esp. since it is Summer and hot here. Apricot scrub helps reduce them quickly. So, I AM ALIVE.... and just a bit spotty! Hang in there all and hopefully you will have the same blessings I have had.

Related Reading: xeloda | cancer | constipation

Comment from: Carol 65-74 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: June 16

I have only been using Xeloda for 4 months but I love the stuff. Yes, I have the hand and foot syndrome, diarrhea and fatigue. However, my tumors are shrinking and my MRI yesterday showed no new mets in my brain. Yeah!

Related Reading: xeloda | diarrhea

Comment from: 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: March 21

Xeloda gave me severe side effects. I couldn’t eat, drink or speak because of the mouth sores on my mouth and throat. I ended up in the hospital boarder line to death. I had severe diarrhea and started vomiting. I was in the hospital for 22 days due to my body not reacting well to xeloda.

Related Reading: xeloda | diarrhea

Comment from: Susan S. 55-64 Transgender 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: January 26

I have been on Xeloda for 6 weeks now and had 1st confirmation that my 2 diseased lymph nodes in middle of chest were "Significantly Decreased in size", Yay!m My side effects started 1st cycle, week 2 with cramps, loose stools, minor nausea and quesy stomach at times. 2nd cycle, week 2 worsened, with Hand and Foot Syndrome on feet only*, cramps more severe. Also, developed a rash on chest, upper arms and back and face which was relieved by Kenalog creme (0.1%) quickly. HFS 90% better after 4 days of using the 10% Urea lotion 3x/day (Cetaphil is inexpensive). I seem to have less of a quesy stomach if I eat better, cutting out the junk food. My off weeks were nice with none of the effects from cycle 1 above. In summary, it seems that drinking 1-2 qts. of water, elevating off my feet hours per day, applying lotion 3x/day to hands and feet and eating well has helped me to have less side effects in these first 2 cycles. *Started 10% Urea lotion again 3x a day once HFS started. I feel like it could have been prevented if I would have kept up with the 3x/day I did 1st few weeks and drinking close to 2 qts. of water plus not taking such hot showers. I had read if using that lotion for 1st 6 weeks of treatment, it can prevent HFS. My heart goes out to all of you women dealing with this It is a rough road, worse for some than others. This page has helped me a lot, I have come back many times to re-read parts and have gained encouragement. May God bless each of you and give you peace and strength to endure. Enjoy life too!

Related Reading: xeloda | stomach | treatment

Comment from: rita 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 03

I have been on the drug for 5-6 months. The side effects just started about a month ago. I'm trying to deal with it by moisturizing twice a day. I'm hoping that it continues to get my markers down. I'm going for a scan in a month. That will tell the story. I'm afraid of what happens next.

Comment from: 45-54 Female Patient Published: October 29

Did not work for me I am at stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

Related Reading: breast cancer

Comment from: Dvr 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: December 18

2012, stage 3-c colon cancer, lymph nodes involved, 18 months of xeloda, suffered the side effects of hands

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Comment from: Trudy 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: December 14

Tumors decreased in size rather quickly, Experienced tiredness and diarrhea at beginning.im on it for 6 months and side effects easier to handle. I take 1500 2xa day, one week ,one week off, Minor side effects now. Iâ??m not sure how long it works for. Good drug!

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Comment from: Trudy 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: December 14

Tumors decreased in size rather quickly, Experienced tiredness and diarrhea at beginning.im on it for 6 months and side effects easier to handle. I take 1500 2xa day, one week ,one week off, Minor side effects now. Iâ??m not sure how long it works for. Good drug!

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: wendey 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 05

I had triple neg breast cancer that had not spread to lymphs. Oncologist put me on regime to provide prevent defense of any return of my cancer. I tolerate it very well, hand and foot syndrome is annoying but small price to pay. Drink a ton of water with lemon and I mean a few gallons per day. Made a total difference in my uncomfortable fingers and feet.

Related Reading: breast cancer | cancer

Comment from: Trudy 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: December 14

Tumors decreased in size rather quickly, Experienced tiredness and diarrhea at beginning.im on it for 6 months and side effects easier to handle. I take 1500 2xa day, one week ,one week off, Minor side effects now. Iâ??m not sure how long it works for. Good drug!

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: wendey 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 05

I had triple neg breast cancer that had not spread to lymphs. Oncologist put me on regime to provide prevent defense of any return of my cancer. I tolerate it very well, hand and foot syndrome is annoying but small price to pay. Drink a ton of water with lemon and I mean a few gallons per day. Made a total difference in my uncomfortable fingers and feet.

Related Reading: breast cancer | cancer

Comment from: Vickyjeter 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: June 21

I have been taking xeloda 5 years 1 week on 1 week off hand and foot a real problem but mets to bone gone much fatigue but overall a 7 year survivor

Related Reading: xeloda

SLIDESHOW

Digestive Disorders: Common Misconceptions See Slideshow
Comment from: Trudy 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: December 14

Tumors decreased in size rather quickly, Experienced tiredness and diarrhea at beginning.im on it for 6 months and side effects easier to handle. I take 1500 2xa day, one week ,one week off, Minor side effects now. Iâ??m not sure how long it works for. Good drug!

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: wendey 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 05

I had triple neg breast cancer that had not spread to lymphs. Oncologist put me on regime to provide prevent defense of any return of my cancer. I tolerate it very well, hand and foot syndrome is annoying but small price to pay. Drink a ton of water with lemon and I mean a few gallons per day. Made a total difference in my uncomfortable fingers and feet.

Related Reading: breast cancer | cancer

Comment from: Vickyjeter 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: June 21

I have been taking xeloda 5 years 1 week on 1 week off hand and foot a real problem but mets to bone gone much fatigue but overall a 7 year survivor

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Comment from: noor faisal 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 11

my mother suffring from ovarion cancer. He geting the chemo medication in iv and oral form. Taking xeloda 1500 mg tablets in morning and xeloda 1500 mg in evening. Two sation of chemo have no side effect but 3rd and 4th cycle had sideffect include vomiting Stomach pain platlets down 8/150. But doctor treated carefully my mother. Xeloda is very harmful for patient.

Related Reading: cancer | xeloda | stomach

Comment from: Trudy 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: December 14

Tumors decreased in size rather quickly, Experienced tiredness and diarrhea at beginning.im on it for 6 months and side effects easier to handle. I take 1500 2xa day, one week ,one week off, Minor side effects now. Iâ??m not sure how long it works for. Good drug!

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: wendey 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 05

I had triple neg breast cancer that had not spread to lymphs. Oncologist put me on regime to provide prevent defense of any return of my cancer. I tolerate it very well, hand and foot syndrome is annoying but small price to pay. Drink a ton of water with lemon and I mean a few gallons per day. Made a total difference in my uncomfortable fingers and feet.

Related Reading: breast cancer | cancer

Comment from: Vickyjeter 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: June 21

I have been taking xeloda 5 years 1 week on 1 week off hand and foot a real problem but mets to bone gone much fatigue but overall a 7 year survivor

Related Reading: xeloda

Comment from: noor faisal 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 11

my mother suffring from ovarion cancer. He geting the chemo medication in iv and oral form. Taking xeloda 1500 mg tablets in morning and xeloda 1500 mg in evening. Two sation of chemo have no side effect but 3rd and 4th cycle had sideffect include vomiting Stomach pain platlets down 8/150. But doctor treated carefully my mother. Xeloda is very harmful for patient.

Related Reading: cancer | xeloda | stomach

Comment from: Hpfl63 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: January 05

Very effective at half standard dose. Dropped to half dose on second day due to fever, low blood pressure, weakness and nausea. Now just slight fatigue and minimal hand and foot peelng. Very pleased with drop from almost 800 down to 20 in CA 15-3 over 15 months so far.

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Comment from: Trudy 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: December 14

Tumors decreased in size rather quickly, Experienced tiredness and diarrhea at beginning.im on it for 6 months and side effects easier to handle. I take 1500 2xa day, one week ,one week off, Minor side effects now. Iâ??m not sure how long it works for. Good drug!

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: wendey 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 05

I had triple neg breast cancer that had not spread to lymphs. Oncologist put me on regime to provide prevent defense of any return of my cancer. I tolerate it very well, hand and foot syndrome is annoying but small price to pay. Drink a ton of water with lemon and I mean a few gallons per day. Made a total difference in my uncomfortable fingers and feet.

Related Reading: breast cancer | cancer

Comment from: Vickyjeter 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: June 21

I have been taking xeloda 5 years 1 week on 1 week off hand and foot a real problem but mets to bone gone much fatigue but overall a 7 year survivor

Related Reading: xeloda

Comment from: noor faisal 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 11

my mother suffring from ovarion cancer. He geting the chemo medication in iv and oral form. Taking xeloda 1500 mg tablets in morning and xeloda 1500 mg in evening. Two sation of chemo have no side effect but 3rd and 4th cycle had sideffect include vomiting Stomach pain platlets down 8/150. But doctor treated carefully my mother. Xeloda is very harmful for patient.

Related Reading: cancer | xeloda | stomach

Comment from: Hpfl63 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: January 05

Very effective at half standard dose. Dropped to half dose on second day due to fever, low blood pressure, weakness and nausea. Now just slight fatigue and minimal hand and foot peelng. Very pleased with drop from almost 800 down to 20 in CA 15-3 over 15 months so far.

Related Reading: fever | low blood pressure

Comment from: 26pykd 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: November 09

I took the xleoda for 5 years always felt great no problems. First I thank God for being there and his healing power. Prayers to all God is No RESPECTER PERSONS.I was diagnoised with stage 4 in 2011.

Comment from: Trudy 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: December 14

Tumors decreased in size rather quickly, Experienced tiredness and diarrhea at beginning.im on it for 6 months and side effects easier to handle. I take 1500 2xa day, one week ,one week off, Minor side effects now. Iâ??m not sure how long it works for. Good drug!

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: wendey 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 05

I had triple neg breast cancer that had not spread to lymphs. Oncologist put me on regime to provide prevent defense of any return of my cancer. I tolerate it very well, hand and foot syndrome is annoying but small price to pay. Drink a ton of water with lemon and I mean a few gallons per day. Made a total difference in my uncomfortable fingers and feet.

Related Reading: breast cancer | cancer

Comment from: Vickyjeter 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: June 21

I have been taking xeloda 5 years 1 week on 1 week off hand and foot a real problem but mets to bone gone much fatigue but overall a 7 year survivor

Related Reading: xeloda

Comment from: noor faisal 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 11

my mother suffring from ovarion cancer. He geting the chemo medication in iv and oral form. Taking xeloda 1500 mg tablets in morning and xeloda 1500 mg in evening. Two sation of chemo have no side effect but 3rd and 4th cycle had sideffect include vomiting Stomach pain platlets down 8/150. But doctor treated carefully my mother. Xeloda is very harmful for patient.

Related Reading: cancer | xeloda | stomach

Comment from: Hpfl63 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: January 05

Very effective at half standard dose. Dropped to half dose on second day due to fever, low blood pressure, weakness and nausea. Now just slight fatigue and minimal hand and foot peelng. Very pleased with drop from almost 800 down to 20 in CA 15-3 over 15 months so far.

Related Reading: fever | low blood pressure

Comment from: 26pykd 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: November 09

I took the xleoda for 5 years always felt great no problems. First I thank God for being there and his healing power. Prayers to all God is No RESPECTER PERSONS.I was diagnoised with stage 4 in 2011.

Comment from: 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 11

liver met reappeared after 2 years on anti-oestrogen therapy. Xeloda supposed to be a "gentle" chemo Am now on cycle 6 2 3 500mg and have very little side effects while met is decreasing. Some thickening of palms now and some nasty GORD and dizziness at start of treatment with. Dizziness still occasionally persists but GORD seems to be over. So far so good and may it continue so. Sites like this are so helpful - thanks

Related Reading: liver | xeloda | dizziness

Comment from: Trudy 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: December 14

Tumors decreased in size rather quickly, Experienced tiredness and diarrhea at beginning.im on it for 6 months and side effects easier to handle. I take 1500 2xa day, one week ,one week off, Minor side effects now. Iâ??m not sure how long it works for. Good drug!

Related Reading: diarrhea

Comment from: wendey 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 05

I had triple neg breast cancer that had not spread to lymphs. Oncologist put me on regime to provide prevent defense of any return of my cancer. I tolerate it very well, hand and foot syndrome is annoying but small price to pay. Drink a ton of water with lemon and I mean a few gallons per day. Made a total difference in my uncomfortable fingers and feet.

Related Reading: breast cancer | cancer

Comment from: Vickyjeter 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: June 21

I have been taking xeloda 5 years 1 week on 1 week off hand and foot a real problem but mets to bone gone much fatigue but overall a 7 year survivor

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Comment from: noor faisal 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 11

my mother suffring from ovarion cancer. He geting the chemo medication in iv and oral form. Taking xeloda 1500 mg tablets in morning and xeloda 1500 mg in evening. Two sation of chemo have no side effect but 3rd and 4th cycle had sideffect include vomiting Stomach pain platlets down 8/150. But doctor treated carefully my mother. Xeloda is very harmful for patient.

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Comment from: Hpfl63 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: January 05

Very effective at half standard dose. Dropped to half dose on second day due to fever, low blood pressure, weakness and nausea. Now just slight fatigue and minimal hand and foot peelng. Very pleased with drop from almost 800 down to 20 in CA 15-3 over 15 months so far.

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Comment from: 26pykd 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: November 09

I took the xleoda for 5 years always felt great no problems. First I thank God for being there and his healing power. Prayers to all God is No RESPECTER PERSONS.I was diagnoised with stage 4 in 2011.

Comment from: 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 11

liver met reappeared after 2 years on anti-oestrogen therapy. Xeloda supposed to be a "gentle" chemo Am now on cycle 6 2 3 500mg and have very little side effects while met is decreasing. Some thickening of palms now and some nasty GORD and dizziness at start of treatment with. Dizziness still occasionally persists but GORD seems to be over. So far so good and may it continue so. Sites like this are so helpful - thanks

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Comment from: 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 21

After three months of use, i am almost back to feeling 100% normal. Previously I was very fatigued from the Stage 4 breast cancer that I have.

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Comment from: Trudy 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: December 14

Tumors decreased in size rather quickly, Experienced tiredness and diarrhea at beginning.im on it for 6 months and side effects easier to handle. I take 1500 2xa day, one week ,one week off, Minor side effects now. Iâ??m not sure how long it works for. Good drug!

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Comment from: wendey 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 05

I had triple neg breast cancer that had not spread to lymphs. Oncologist put me on regime to provide prevent defense of any return of my cancer. I tolerate it very well, hand and foot syndrome is annoying but small price to pay. Drink a ton of water with lemon and I mean a few gallons per day. Made a total difference in my uncomfortable fingers and feet.

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Comment from: Vickyjeter 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: June 21

I have been taking xeloda 5 years 1 week on 1 week off hand and foot a real problem but mets to bone gone much fatigue but overall a 7 year survivor

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Comment from: noor faisal 25-34 Female 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: April 11

my mother suffring from ovarion cancer. He geting the chemo medication in iv and oral form. Taking xeloda 1500 mg tablets in morning and xeloda 1500 mg in evening. Two sation of chemo have no side effect but 3rd and 4th cycle had sideffect include vomiting Stomach pain platlets down 8/150. But doctor treated carefully my mother. Xeloda is very harmful for patient.

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Comment from: Hpfl63 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: January 05

Very effective at half standard dose. Dropped to half dose on second day due to fever, low blood pressure, weakness and nausea. Now just slight fatigue and minimal hand and foot peelng. Very pleased with drop from almost 800 down to 20 in CA 15-3 over 15 months so far.

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Comment from: 26pykd 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: November 09

I took the xleoda for 5 years always felt great no problems. First I thank God for being there and his healing power. Prayers to all God is No RESPECTER PERSONS.I was diagnoised with stage 4 in 2011.

Comment from: 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 11

liver met reappeared after 2 years on anti-oestrogen therapy. Xeloda supposed to be a "gentle" chemo Am now on cycle 6 2 3 500mg and have very little side effects while met is decreasing. Some thickening of palms now and some nasty GORD and dizziness at start of treatment with. Dizziness still occasionally persists but GORD seems to be over. So far so good and may it continue so. Sites like this are so helpful - thanks

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Comment from: 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 21

After three months of use, i am almost back to feeling 100% normal. Previously I was very fatigued from the Stage 4 breast cancer that I have.

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Comment from: Jesselina 45-54 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: October 10

My mom was hospitalized three days after taking a low dose of this poison. Even before she started, she was not really eating and drinking (receiving hydration IVs three days a week). Her liver was so swollen that she could barely swallow her tiny pain pills every four hours. We had to be creative -using honey and Jell-O to keep pills from getting stuck in her throat. I’m guessing that this drug is intended for younger or healthier people, and that in my mom’s case, it probably robbed her of some precious time with her family. She is so much weaker now than before.

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Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: August 03

After starting to take this drug my mom passed away shortly after this drug I think played a big part in her death please do not take this drug

Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: August 03

After starting to take this drug my mom passed away shortly after this drug I think played a big part in her death please do not take this drug

Comment from: MaggieMae 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 19

Found 2mm spot on brain after stage 4 breast cancer. Was taking Herceptin but would not penetrate brain barrier. Started with higher doses of Tykerb & Xeloda but put me in hospital 7 days with severe diarrhea. Lowered doses - Tykerb 2 500mg once day-21 days on 7 days off. Xeloda 250mg twice day-14 days on 7 days off. Hands and feet red but can tolerate. Last 2 MRIs were good.

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Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: August 03

After starting to take this drug my mom passed away shortly after this drug I think played a big part in her death please do not take this drug

Comment from: MaggieMae 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 19

Found 2mm spot on brain after stage 4 breast cancer. Was taking Herceptin but would not penetrate brain barrier. Started with higher doses of Tykerb & Xeloda but put me in hospital 7 days with severe diarrhea. Lowered doses - Tykerb 2 500mg once day-21 days on 7 days off. Xeloda 250mg twice day-14 days on 7 days off. Hands and feet red but can tolerate. Last 2 MRIs were good.

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Comment from: Caroline 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: March 02

I have been on XELODA for 3 mon. after being on faslodex injections and xgeva for bone strength. I was treated in 2000 for stage 2 HER positive. It came back in my spine and now in my bone marrow. The doc is pleased with the XELODA, but I am concerned because my red blood cell count stays low because of cancer cells in my marrow and because XELODA also destroys red blood cells. Overall, I still have good quality of life . The hand/foot syndrome is troublesome, but I am managing with lots of coconut oil all day. I go to warm water therapy and PT to battle fatigue, bone pain, and muscle weakness. Gabapentin for neuropathy, Advil and oxycode for pain, and senecot for constipation are my major drugs/helpers. I am 65 years old and I pray that I am blessed with many years of productive living where I can love and care for for my family and friends and give back to the students I tutor as long as I so shall live. I am constantly reading about new treatments. The comments and reviews on this site have been very comforting to me. Please everyone, keep sharing your experience with this drug. Also, I am one patient who experienced very little nausea or diarrhea. All of the pain mess I use cause constipation, maybe that is why! Oh, I have had many blood transfusions because of the cancer cells in my bone marrow and because of the effects of the XELODA . I know the docs can't keep doing that so I worry about what is next for me. To all patients, keep studying and praying and sharing.

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