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Is Xeloda (capecitabine) effective for breast cancer?

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Xeloda (capecitabine) for breast ca

Xeloda (capecitabine) also known as Capecitabine is a very effective oral chemotherapy drug used for metastatic or stage 4 breast cancer.
It can be used by itself (mono therapy) or as part of combination chemotherapy. Major side effects include diarrhea, hand foot syndrome, nausea and small chance of coronary spasm. It is well tolerated. Patients on Xeloda (capecitabine) need to be followed closely by medical oncologists.

In brief: Xeloda (capecitabine) for breast ca

Xeloda (capecitabine) also known as Capecitabine is a very effective oral chemotherapy drug used for metastatic or stage 4 breast cancer.
It can be used by itself (mono therapy) or as part of combination chemotherapy. Major side effects include diarrhea, hand foot syndrome, nausea and small chance of coronary spasm. It is well tolerated. Patients on Xeloda (capecitabine) need to be followed closely by medical oncologists.
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes it often is

Xeloda (capecitabine) is a good drug for treatment of advanced breast cancer.
But it does not always work...The success rate/benefit is about 50%.

In brief: Yes it often is

Xeloda (capecitabine) is a good drug for treatment of advanced breast cancer.
But it does not always work...The success rate/benefit is about 50%.
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