U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 42-year-old member asked:

How effective is xeloda (capecitabine)?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
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.

Similar questions

A 35-year-old member asked:

How effective is Xeloda (capecitabine) on cancer tumors?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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.

Related questions

A 32-year-old member asked:
How effectice is Xeloda (capecitabine) for metastatic breast cancer?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 35-year-old member asked:
Does Xeloda (capecitabine) effect your eyesight?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 38-year-old member asked:
How long Xeloda (capecitabine) stays in the body?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 41-year-old member asked:
What can anyone tell me about Xeloda (capecitabine) effects?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 48-year-old member asked:
How long does Xeloda (capecitabine) stays in the body after 6 months taking 7 pills daily?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Last updated Oct 16, 2019
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.