A 35-year-old member asked:
How effective is xeloda (capecitabine) on cancer tumors?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Medical Oncology 46 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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A 42-year-old member asked:
How effective is xeloda (capecitabine)?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 23 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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Last updated Jan 24, 2021
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