A 41-year-old male asked:
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How effective if any is Xeloda (capecitabine) for bone cancer (metastasized from stomach cancer) ?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Xeloda (capecitabine): Xeloda (capecitabine) is one of chemotherapy that is effective -in combination with other chemotherapy - for stomach cancer. As a systemic treatment- it would work not only for the mass on the stomach but also for the cancer cells elsewhere- including the ones in the bone. The response may be individually however., you should give a try and see how it does. In addition, zometa or x-geva need to be considered.
Answered on May 12, 2018
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Probably not. : The general principle is chemotherapy is trying to inflict damage on cells. Ask your oncologist...Therefore probably best to avoid supplements.
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