A member asked:

If dr reluctant to give any 5-fu chemo due to patient chest issues, tried xeloda (capecitabine) and irinotecan but failed . wat other options ?

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Dr. Marek Bozdech answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

You did not state the type of cancer, the patient's age, or other medical conditions except for "chest issues."If chemotherapy is not working (5FU (fluorouracil) and Xeloda are the same drug in the end and irinotecan is another active drug in colon cancer) then using other drugs may be fruitless. Also if the patient has complications, continuing therapy may cause more harm than good.

Answered Nov 28, 2017

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