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Has anyone taken Xeloda (capecitabine) or zometa for mets?

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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: These are 2 options

Xeloda (capecitabine) - is an oral chemotherapy drug that can be used for certain metastatic cancers alone or in combination with other chemotherapy drugs as palliative treatment.
Zometa - is used in a situation where cancer has spread to the bones. Its not chemotherapy but a bisphosphanate, a medication used to prevent further weakening of bones by cancer and prevent fractures. In some situations both are given.

In brief: These are 2 options

Xeloda (capecitabine) - is an oral chemotherapy drug that can be used for certain metastatic cancers alone or in combination with other chemotherapy drugs as palliative treatment.
Zometa - is used in a situation where cancer has spread to the bones. Its not chemotherapy but a bisphosphanate, a medication used to prevent further weakening of bones by cancer and prevent fractures. In some situations both are given.
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Dr. Raymundo Romero
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