Mar 18, 2010 - 7:43 pm
Because his recent November 2009 surgery didn't remove all the cancer from my husband's body, he has begun a course of Xeloda chemotherapy.
The Xeloda prescription bottle says to drink a lot of water when taking the drug. He does that and I'm assuming that the large glass of water consumed with the pill is supposed to dissolve the drug in my husband's system.
I'm writing this post because I've always had a broader question about water consumption and chemotherapy. Do you want to take the drug and leave as much of it (undiluted) in your system for as long as you can to enhance its ability to kill cancer cells? Or, does the drug make a fast kill of the cancer cells after which you want to flush it out of your system as soon as you can?
Thanks in advance for sharing what your doctors have told you.