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My mom is starting xeloda today after receiving 10 treatments of radiation.do any of you ladies have any experience with this chemo agent? My mom has metastisized stage 4 breast cancer and is terminal. Will her quality of life be ok on this medicine?

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Family Member or Loved One almost 6 years
 
  • Lisa S Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    I was on it for quite a while. I thought it was a great chemo. Be prepared for hand foot syndrome. Buy some white cotton gloves (any drug store or beauty supply) she will need to sleep w cream using gloves and socks to keep moist. The xeloda cleared the cancer from my liver and shrunk my other tumors. I am terminal as well a be prepared to change chemos every so often. Good luck and remember this can be treated as a chronic disease for a long while.
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    • Penny Walton Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2014

      A close friend of mine was on X, she found these cotton gloves and footies with an aloe vera gel lining, still use a high quality skin cream. The warmth from you body will release some of the aloe. I remember this because I picked up the gloves...

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      A close friend of mine was on X, she found these cotton gloves and footies with an aloe vera gel lining, still use a high quality skin cream. The warmth from you body will release some of the aloe. I remember this because I picked up the gloves & footies for her. After about a month of daily use she had to replace, but thought they were better than just the plain white cotton. Note: They do have some spandex, here is the link for what Kathy used: http://www.earththerapeutics.net/prodinfo.asp?number=9188 - she did a finger test for 5 days to make sure she would not have a reaction, cut a glove to leave only the index and pinkie finger with enough of the resest of the glove just to hold it on, we joked it was a g-string glove.

      May God bless you and give all that you need. Penny

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    • Lisa S Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Good to know. Thx for the link.

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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonimamente
    Sobrevivente desde 2011
    I've read about this chemo drug. It is a pill so she won't have to do the three or four hours doing the IV at the infusian center. Good thoughts and prayers for her journey and contiued strength for you caring for her.
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  • Rita Jo Hayes Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2009
    Hello anonymous. I am currently stage 4 bc with mets it lungs. I have been on xeloda and tykurb for three months now. I just turned 52. The side effects are not as severe for me as with the I v chem i have been on. The mention of hand and foot dryness/cracking/peeling is so very true. Have to moistureize frequently. I have been using auquaphilic ointment. I can control the nausea with meds. I have dizzy and sleepy spells, but have worked it out in my new "norm". Good luck and keep in touch if you want. Rfhay@netins.net. Thanks god bless and good luck
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