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

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: It depends

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.

In brief: It depends

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.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: It is quite useful

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.

In brief: It is quite useful

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.
Dr. Sewa Legha
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