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How effective is xeloda (capecitabine) for metastatic breast cancer?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

As the first treatment for metastatic breast cancer, Xeloda (capecitabine) works in 40-60% of people treated. If it is the second, third or later treatment after failure of other agents, the effectiveness is much less.

Answered Feb 18, 2015

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Dr. Sewa Legha answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

Xeloda(capecitabine) is a commonly used drug for treating metastatic breast cancer. Like other single drugs it helps to control the cancer for several months when used all by itself. So often it can be used in combination with another chemotherapy agent. Together it can add to the usefulness of other drugs.It certainly ranks number 3 or 4 among the best drugs available for treating breast cancer.

Answered Mar 21, 2013

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