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How effective is xeloda (capecitabine)?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Xeloda (capecitabine) is an oral chemo, which is a prodrug of 5-fluorouracil- a type of chemotherapy that has been used for many different cancers. Xeloda (capecitabine) is an effective chemotherapy for some cancers- such as gastrointestinal cancers ( colon, rectal, stomach, esophageal etc), breast cancer- but not for all type of cancer.

Answered Oct 16, 2019

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