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  1. spreading cancer 10th October 2007
    ... good reputation. Anyway they put him on Nexavar , Xeloda and Gemzar. We thought he was lucky because he didn...

  2. Bad Time With Xeloda 6th August 2006
    ... differently to each chemotherapy. I'm not familiar with Xeloda , but you both should talk to your wife's doctor about...

  3. Squamous Cell Carcinoma-Unknown Primary-inguinal nodes 23rd July 2006
    ... surgery to the brain last month and she just started xeloda chemo by pill a week ago. the only side effect from...

  4. Colon cancer - survival chances ... 18th March 2005
    ... least one cycle. In the end she tolerated 2 cycles of xeloda pills but stopped due to side effects and other health...

  5. Working through treatments for cancer 11th August 2004
    ... cancer and his chemo treatment includes Gemzar and Xeloda . This is apparantly the same type of treatment that ... missed a day of work due to the chemo. He takes the Xeloda orally for three weeks. On the Friday of each of...

  6. small bowel cancer...any help appreciated 8th January 2001
    ... which was given by IV. Also oral chemo pills called Xeloda to take for 2 weeks after each tx at home. My Ct...

Cancer: Breast board
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  1. Xeloda Side Effects 7th July 2006
    ... breast cancer, but have just finished 5 rounds of Xeloda for colorectal cancer. The two biggest side effects...
    ... breast cancer, but have just finished 5 rounds of Xeloda for colorectal cancer. The two biggest side effects...

  2. Kalie where are you 18th May 2005
    ... Arimidex that worked for awhile, then a first time on Xeloda but had nasty reaction to that so they put her on ... worked for awhile then stopped. So the went back to the Xeloda . She did ok on that for awhile but then it stopped...

  3. Metastatic Breast Cancer -- anyone on Abraxane? 10th April 2005
    ... for you. Was wondering if one your previous meds was Xeloda . My Mom is now on that but it doesn't seem to be...
    ... trial for a kinase-inhibitor. What makes you say the Xeloda isn't working for your mom? Have her CT scans shown...
    ... when that was no longer working they switched her to Xeloda . But she had bad reaction at that time so they put ... that and she was not responding so they've tried the Xeloda again but at a slightly lower dose than the first...

  4. Breast Cancer and Xeloda 17th March 2005
    ... sorry to hear about your mom. My MIL just stopped Xeloda . She was also on it since Oct. 04 and could not continue ... because of the effects it is having on her heart. Before Xeloda she went through 3 other types of chemo over the past...

  5. xeloda 3rd October 2004
    ... your ins won't cover it. I found the following on the xeloda website: ONCOLINE Patient Assistance Program Through...

  6. Taxol side effects 19th March 2001
    ... herceptin, they worked briefly for me. Now I am on Xeloda . The taxol left me with nerve damage in the feet ... treatment to get rid of this effect, especially since the Xeloda has a similar side effect that I am dealing with....

  7. temozolmide 7th January 2001
    ... we are concerned about the side effects. she was on xeloda and it almost killed her. she is taking a total of...
    ... meds but wondered what happened to your mother on Xeloda ? My mother starts Xeloda Monday, 2 pills in AM and...

Cancer: Colon & Rectal board
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  1. Dad's neuropathy not going away after chemo for colon cancer! Advice? 26th January 2008
    ... by now if it weren't for the fact that I've been on Xeloda for 8 months. Neurontin has never been suggested...

  2. xeloda and vitamins 18th January 2008
    ... Am not sure about the folic vitamin effects with Xeloda however this extract from Roche product info data ... sp?) ) "Folinic acid: a combination study with Xeloda and folinic acid indicated that folinic acid has no ... major effect on the pharmacokinetics of Xeloda and its metabolites. However, folinic acid has an ... effect on the pharmacodynamics of Xeloda : the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of Xeloda alone ... per day whereas it is only 2000 mg/m2 per day when Xeloda was combined with folinic acid (30 mg orally bid)...

  3. xeloda or capecitabine side effects 13th January 2008
    ... It seems so far your doing fine taking Xeloda , I was diagnosed with colon cancer in march 2006,...
    ... July for Colorectal Cancer and in October started Xeloda tablets, 2300mg twice a day. Have just finished my...
    ... I have been taking Xeloda since June, 2007. The side effects have been minor ... regimenm and so far so good. Does anyone else take their Xeloda this way? Actually, I think there's a little bit ... of a mental thing that goes on with Xeloda as opposed to infusion chemotherapy. With infusion ... fill ill or crampy or yucky. I just treat taking my Xeloda as if I were taking any other type of prescription...

  4. Newly Diagnosed -- Can I work during treatment? 3rd December 2007
    ... I still can't work due to ongoing treatment with Xeloda (oral chemo), and the residual damage to my leg due...

  5. xeloda and paranoia 20th November 2007
    ... Not sure about that...but my MIL is on Xeloda and it makes her soooooooooooo tired and her hands...
    ... I have been on Xeloda since the middle of June and have not experienced...

  6. Reaction to chemo treatment 14th November 2007
    ... was done I wasn't really done. I have been taking Xeloda for 5 months and they are adding Avastin again next...

  7. Husband with new Dx stage 4 colon cancer 9th November 2007
    ... FOLFOX6 + Avastin for 6 months. I am currently taking Xeloda (which doesn't have many side effects and it is a...

  8. Husband diagnosed with rectal cancer 14th October 2007
    ... little things), so I currently take chemo in pill form ( Xeloda ). What can you do for him?...Just be there. He...

  9. chemo-radiation before rectal surgery?? 3rd October 2007
    ... I was also on a liquid diet. The chemo was oral ( Xeloda ) taken daily...and the radiation done M-F. I tolerated ... dramatic results from doing the pre-surgery radiation and Xeloda ...because of the CEA drop...it sure didn't hurt.....
    ... then start chemo-radiation..The doctor did mention Xeloda an oral med. instead of 5FU IV...I want it to start...
    ... time, but they are still there. I am currently taking Xeloda , which has been far easier on me than the FOLFOX6...

  10. My sister has Stage IV colon cancer 9th August 2007
    ... original size of 3.7 cm to 1.4 cm). I am currently taking Xeloda , an oral cancer treatment that is relatively new as...

  11. Can anyone help with this??? 16th July 2007
    ... liver) Went the next week for radiation and was on xeloda during. After radiation, started oxiplatin/avastin ... be removed due to blood clots, so was put back on xeloda along with the other chemo. His last 3 MRI's are showing...

  12. Haven't been here in a while 11th July 2007
    ... lot, but they are still there so now we are trying Xeloda . I will be praying that your husband does a turn-around...

  13. Backslide and Husband 11th July 2007
    ... treatment. They had to change one of my meds from the Xeloda pills to the Pump. It's working out much better for...
    ... treatment. They had to change one of my meds from the Xeloda pills to the Pump. It's working out much better for...

  14. Question for survivors or those finally responding to treatment. 6th July 2007
    ... my progress. He just started me on the oral drug, Xeloda . So far so good with minor side effects. That's about...

  15. Report After Scan and Chemo 28th June 2007
    ... mainly because of my bad leg. The doctor put me on Xeloda , 1000 mg a.m. and 1500 mg p.m. So far, so good with ... effects. I know it's early on, but this is day 4 on Xeloda . I will be 2 weeks on and 1 week off the medication ... all chemo by pill instead of infusion?". I believe Xeloda has everything that FOLFOX has except the oxaliplatin...
    ... mainly because of my bad leg. The doctor put me on Xeloda , 1000 mg a.m. and 1500 mg p.m. So far, so good with ... effects. I know it's early on, but this is day 4 on Xeloda . I will be 2 weeks on and 1 week off the medication ... all chemo by pill instead of infusion?". I believe Xeloda has everything that FOLFOX has except the oxaliplatin ... along on my hubby's cancer ride. I asked about Xeloda when we met the oncologist but he feels strongly that ... best regimen (and most aggressive). You're right Xeloda doesn't contain the oxaliplatin, which is what causes...
    ... in an older post). The oncologist wants to do the Xeloda and then talk about resection if the two (shrinking...

  16. Cancer survivor; fighting depression? 14th June 2007
    ... or not it is because they have reduced my dose of Xeloda and/or the Ginseng (started taking it a week ago)...

  17. Xeloda 30th May 2007
    ... take an IV of Oxaliplatin every 3 weeks then take the Xeloda for 14 days after that. (My treatments willl last ... though. I, too, don't know of many people taking Xeloda . As far as the pills, I do have some diareaha(this ... but other than that, I don't feel bad at all. Xeloda is pretty new (and was orginally made for people with ... doesn't investigate and read all the studies that Xeloda can do. They are comfortable with the original treatments ... for his patients) and sounds like yours is, too. Xeloda has a web site you should go to. Here is just a sample ... lots of other Q&A's which you should read. How XELODA Works The generic name for XELODA is capecitabine ... ("CAPE-site-ah-bean"). XELODA is a medicine you take by mouth (orally). XELODA is...
    ... My Xeloda regimen will (or hopefully will not) start after my ... Avastin, or they may put me on a "maintenance" dose of Xeloda . I'm just curious. The last time I saw my doc and...

  18. Side effects from Xeloda 30th May 2007
    ... go, with the possibility of going on a low dose of Xeloda after that for "maintenance." My oncologist told me ... that I should not suffer the side effects from Xeloda pills, like most chemo patients suffer with infused...
    ... take an IV of Oxaliplatin every 3rd Tuesday, then the Xeloda (pills) for 14 days after that. I get to rest for...

  19. New to the Board, Recently diagnosed with Cancer 13th May 2007
    ... I take an IV one day every 3 weeks then I'm on Xeloda (chemo pills) for 14 days. Sure there are side effects...

  20. My Dad 3rd May 2007
    ... diarrhea and cramping off and on for about 2-3 days. Xeloda has been good to me so far. Today is the last day ... gnificantly on the FOLFOX + Avastin regimen. Let's hope the Xeloda is able to finish the job. If not, my doc says I am...
    ... my prayer list, as well. So far, so good on the Xeloda . Side effects are minor compared to the other chemo ... . Let's hope the Xeloda gets it "gone for good" this time. Next Monday I start...
    ... is adjusting. I am mid-way through my 3rd round of Xeloda . I have a doctor's appt. this Thursday. I guess I ... 'll find out then if he wants to continue the Xeloda or if it is time to pursue the liver resection option...

  21. Ulcerative Colitis + Colon Cancer... 24th April 2007
    ... pills) or weather it's because they lowered my dose of Xeloda , I do feel a bit more energy. Just do what you...
    ... extremely pleased, but I was mad. So...now I am on Xeloda . The upside is that Xeloda does not contain oxaliplatin...

  22. New to colon cancer 17th March 2007
    ... oxaliplatin) one injection every 3 weeks then pills Xeloda 5-fu/lv for 2 weeks...then rest a week. 6 months....

  23. Updates please. 27th February 2007
    ... still doing pretty good. He is on his second round of Xeloda this week, thru next week. His first round was very...
    ... he is experiencing some side effects now from the Xeloda . I have been rubbing bag balm on his feet and hands...

  24. Difficult recovery from rectal cancer surgery. Would be grateful for diet advice! 8th February 2007
    ... on a liquid diet the whole 5-6 weeks of radiation & Xeloda before the surgery...I was just so happy I could eat...

  25. Results of CT 30th January 2007
    ... lung. They are all very small and he started back on Xeloda yesterday. The dr wants him to have 2 weeks of Xeloda ... even ablation. But, he wants to wait and see if the Xeloda starts to shrink them. It was hard to hear that...
    ... that your husband has to go back on chemo. I did the Xeloda , and it is somewhat easier to tolerate then the folfox ... I am so sorry, but I am very hopeful that the Xeloda will do the trick and he can avoid the surgery. ...
    ... the hug, I needed it, and the prayers. DH was on Xeloda for a short time Dec. 05. Unfortunately the other ... the tumors being so small I am very hopeful that the Xeloda will take care of them and he won't have to have surgery...

  26. Treatment after "Standard Protocols" stop working 9th January 2007
    ... ideas where we go from here? His doctor mentioned Xeloda paired with Oxaliplatin but that may result in more...
    ... them 24/7... Are you still going to Dana? The Xeloda worked for me - side effects were much easier to take...

  27. Bossan 11th December 2006
    ... a whole lot. There was a small bottle of it in the Xeloda kit that they gave him at the clinic. Take good care...

  28. Questions on Chemotherapy and Colon Cancer 3rd December 2006
    ... FOLFOX then had to quit due to side effects so went to Xeloda only, which I tolerated)...then I had reversal surgery...
    ... my blood got to bad for the infusions so was put on Xeloda for the last 3 treatments of 2 weeks on of 3500 mgs ... weeks off my hands and feet got real bad from the xeloda and still have nerve damage in my feet from it and...

  29. some good news 17th November 2006
    ... Well I started cycle 3 yesterday. I am 4000mg Xeloda , oxyplatin, eributux at Stanford in a 3 week cycle...

  30. Anyone similar experience?? 8th November 2006
    ... with Cetuximab IV Days 1,8 & 15 and Capecitabine ( Xeloda ) pills Days 1-14 and a weeks rest days 15-21. I...
    ... the Folfox stopped working, the put him on CPT-11, Xeloda and Avastin. After surgery they started him on FUDR...
    ... in for a 4 hour IV treatment,and now she is taking Xeloda 8, 500mg daily. What I am trying to find out is...
    ... for that alone I'm grateful. My initial chemo was Xeloda with Cetuximab and they did shrink the tumours enough...

  31. CEA Rise after 1st chemo 4th November 2006
    ... CT scan from 2.1 to 2.8 cm. I am on Erbitux, Xeloda , and Oxylaplatin with a scheduled 3 cycles before...

  32. Starting something new 29th October 2006
    ... up 5FU, then had to stop that too. I ended up on Xeloda and did two extra cycles because I tolerated it so...

  33. 1st post 13th October 2006
    ... standard is 5FU and Leucovorin, although the oral agent Xeloda IS starting to become the norm. I'm SORRY if I...

  34. Xeloda 12th October 2006
    ... WW and lost 10 pounds, but since I have started the Xeloda , it's increased my weight and appetite. I have the ... do, but I am seriously debating cutting back on the xeloda or changing my dosage because this weight thing can...
    ... Hi Christy! Sorry to hear about the Xeloda side effects, but, I would just try to get through ... drugs is contributing to that. I did VERY well on Xeloda compared to the FOLFOX. My recommendation is to take...

  35. Dosage of Xeloda 6th October 2006
    ... weight and in relation to my dosage of Capecitabine ( Xeloda ) and my weight your 4000mg per day is about right...

  36. Jeni61 Congrats! 3rd October 2006
    ... remind me, are you doing post-op chemo? Folfox? Xeloda ? Take care, Cats...

  37. What should I eat during chemo? 1st October 2006
    ... chips... I also had an addiction to cucumbers when on Xeloda ... steamed rice worked well also, and helps w/diarrhea...

  38. Decision made 1st October 2006
    ... go with the 3 month of treatment at Stanford using Xeloda , Eribitux and oxaplatin and then go for surgery. I...

  39. Mom's Update 21st September 2006
    ... nodes. The oncologist would like to give her oral Xeloda . He said side effects would be fewer and they will ... So, I'm wondering if anyone has had experience with Xeloda and Iscador? I am so scared of encouraging her to...
    ... about your mom. I believe they are giving her Xeloda , because it is an oral she can take at home verse...

  40. new here 22nd August 2006
    ... Therefore I had several months of FOLFOX then had Xeloda (pill form of 5FU) as I could not tolerate the FOLFOX...

  41. I feel guilty for surviving my colon cancer 13th August 2006
    ... I can continue my regimen, which will probably be Xeloda . I feel really horrible being around my uncles...
    ... is my goal... Best of luck to you. I hope the Xeloda goes well for you. It did for me. Take care, ...

  42. Xeloda & Bad Reactions 10th August 2006
    ... My husband had a very bad reaction to Xeloda and Camptosar. He developed blisters on his hands ... My husband was very nervous about going back on the Xeloda even at a lower dose, but he tolerated it very well...

  43. CEA Count ???? 3rd August 2006
    ... fine, lets make sure this is over with. Decide on Xeloda , 6 months later, when getting CEA test before last ... go around of Xeloda . Results come back showing elevated CEA count. Previous...

  44. looking for help and advice 21st July 2006
    ... Secondly I wanted to compare chemo side affects. Mum had Xeloda tablets. I think she managed 2 cycles of them but...

  45. No More Chemo! 4th July 2006
    ... friends...I did it!! I just took my last dose of Xeloda this morning! NO MORE CHEMO! (of course assuming...

  46. Radiation/Hysterectomy...ladies I need Help! 23rd June 2006
    ... etc... I am currently on my last cycle (!!!!!) of Xeloda and will go in for my reversal in mid july... TMI...

  47. Chemotherapy Side Affects, Stage IIA 22nd June 2006
    ... willing to just give up so we decided to give the Xeloda a try and that has worked VERY well for ME. Maybe...
    ... now...could they try and DECREASE the dose? or try Xeloda ? Might be worth discussing w/your oncologist. ...
    ... home. If that doesn't work, we were going to try the Xeloda pills for a round. I can't take the Zofran because...

  48. Need Help With Chemo Decision 15th June 2006
    ... free. Her oncologist has suggested a combination of xeloda and avastin for the next 6 months. She is not sure ... her type of cancer? Is there anyone who has taken xeloda only? If so, what were your side effects? Anyone ... who has taken xeloda and avastin together? Could you describe your side...
    ... for your mom's diagnosis... I am currently taking xeloda (after I could no longer take FOLFOX). The side effects...

  49. Would like some info on radiation burns 11th June 2006
    ... stroke or heart attack if I continued. I am now on Xeloda and tolertate that much better - just have some sore...

  50. Can somebody enlighten me please....... 5th June 2006
    ... completely due to severe side effects and am now on Xeloda , which I am tolertaing better, but is less effective...

  51. Need advice 22nd May 2006
    ... tumour had grown to 8cms. He is now on ORAL chemo - Xeloda - which he has been taking for 8 weeks - It is taken...
    ... my regimens two years ago, they didn't really have Xeloda on the market, or enough studies for my onc to feel ... enough, or wasn't comfortable with, or didn't feel Xeloda would be effective for me in my case. In any event ... prescribe him something to take at the same time as the Xeloda , or right around to stop the pain before it starts ... he took a narcotic pain killer at the time of the Xeloda , or 1/2 hour before it would work better for him....
    ... have already been through enough. I am currently on Xeloda myself. I do get stomach discomfort about 30 minutes ... likely from anemia) and VERY sore feet. Overall the Xeloda has worked much better for me than the Folfox regimine...
    ... Cats can you tell me if you know if this is how Xeloda works. He asks you Cats how do you take your evening ... pain to his onc and local GP and makes notes in his Xeloda diary which the onc checks out every 2 months. ...
    ... Lahpun: Xeloda is just an oral form of 5-FU. It is a tablet form...
    ... anyone out there regarding my previous enquiry and Xeloda . My husband is back in hospital - twice in 5 weeks ... problem. His Oncologist has now taken him off the Xeloda for 14 days as she says he has what is known as "sunburn ... effect on the inside (foodpipe stomach intestines) Xeloda causing a burning sensation and when eating is ripping ... anyone else had these symptoms or heard of others using Xeloda . The pain is excruiciating to him that he has had...
    ... are going through. I can't offer any advice on the XELODA as my husband was given FOLFOX. I just wanted to...
    ... week. I just started up my LAST (Yeah!) cycle of xeloda (3 pills, twice a day) and have not yet experienced...

  52. Osage... 5th May 2006
    ... drugs are Oxaliplatin (IV) and Capecitabine tablets ( xeloda ) which is basically Oxaliplatin plus 5FU and another...
    ... of weeks but the chemo got me in the end. Well the Xeloda (Capecitabine) did on the diarrhea front. Minus short...

  53. Ileostomy reversal 1st May 2006
    ... decision. I am going to now finish out this cycle of Xeloda (I'll take my last dose for this cycle next week on...

  54. Questions-post op exercise, diet, soreness, chemo, etc. 22nd April 2006
    ... up. and bananas. My post-op chemo was pill form- xeloda , and I tolerated it really well! I just finished my...

  55. Rectal Cancer Stage III, Radiation/Chemo No Surgery? 18th April 2006
    ... number of doctors around to consult. Came home with Xeloda to start with the the first day of radiation. 1500...

  56. Can Y'all Check In? 16th April 2006
    ... that we stopped the 5FU infusions and I am on the Xeloda . I do have the hand and foot thing...my feet hurt...
    ... routine seems to have settled down. I'm on daily Xeloda (capecitabine) with weekly cetuximab (erbitux) and...
    ... here Well I started cycle 3 yesterday. I am 4000mg Xeloda , oxyplatin, eributux at Stanford in a 3 week cycle...

  57. Xeolda pill chemo 11th March 2006
    ... I am on Xeloda twice a day. 500 mg tabs, three in morning and two ... attached to my port for 48 hours. So far I prefer the Xeloda . I also receive Avastin with the IV every three weeks...
    ... I'm on xeloda -- 3 500mg pills two times a day with meals, on two ... during all that (vomiting, fatigue), so I'm liking the xeloda much better....
    ... Just wondering...for folks on Xeloda ...did you loose your hair? I read that hair loss...
    ... My husband has just finished his last cycle of Xeloda (pill form) plus one week as outpatient on the drip...
    ... problems and pain in them. Anyone know stats on Xeloda vs. FOLFOX? Just wondering. We are heading on ... chemo but I think we will do one or two more cycles of Xeloda since I am handling it SO much better than the IV...
    ... deserve it!! And I'm so glad you're tolorating the xeloda better... best cinda...

  58. Need some chemo side effects advice/support. 7th March 2006
    ... first chemo treatments and this time he has been on Xeloda , Comptasar and Avastin. After he has surgery they ... had returned in his liver and they put him on the Xeloda , etc., he had some pain and some fever, but not in...

  59. Husband with stage iv colon cancer 24th February 2006
    ... significant growth in one of the lesions. He was put on Xeloda , CPT11 and Avastin. He became very ill on 12/23 and ... hospitalized 12/24-12/26 because of being overdosed on the Xeloda and CPT11. They cut his dosage in half and he is doing...
    ... inflamation or something more. He's putting her on Xeloda also next week. Not much on line about this new chemo...
    ... sorry to hear about your Aunt. My husband has been on Xeloda since October, 2005. He had a lot of problems with ... this was he was being overdosed with the CPT11 and Xeloda . He was taking 2000 (4 500 mg pills) in the morning ... liver resection & RFA in 3 weeks. I feel that the Xeloda is really a wonderful drug. Just report any side effects...

  60. Ready for surgey, ??? on what to expect? 23rd February 2006
    ... Mum did try chemo for a few cycles. She was on Xeloda pills. Her only side effects were dry skin and blood...

  61. Xeloda and side effects 16th February 2006
    ... I've taken Xeloda for six weeks along with radiation prior to surgery ... surgery but to be sure my doctor wants to put me back on Xeloda for six months. One missed cancer cell can mean re ... me. However, I can tell you from my experience that Xeloda and radiation reduced the size of my tumor and killed...
    ... I've taken Xeloda for six weeks along with radiation prior to surgery ... surgery but to be sure my doctor wants to put me back on Xeloda for six months. One missed cancer cell can mean re ... me. However, I can tell you from my experience that Xeloda and radiation reduced the size of my tumor and killed ... before my surgery, and my post operative chemo is xeloda . I haven't really noticed any side effects so far...

  62. Starting New Chemo Tomorrow, Anxious 5th February 2006
    ... the Ox and 5FU...worked well.... then Ironitecan and Xeloda .....worked well then stopped working..... now he is...

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