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A 42-year-old member asked:

How effective is xeloda (capecitabine)?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
In certain cancer: 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.

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How effective is Xeloda (capecitabine) on cancer tumors?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
Depends: This drug is used in several diseases in the adjuvant and treatment setting. It can be used in colon cancer, breast cancer, rectal and other diseases. The benefit of this drug depends on the situation.

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