Jun 27, 2013 - 4:56 am
the onc just prescribed low dose xeloda ( 500 mg/day) to my dad as maintenance chemo.
does anyone have experience with low does xeloda?
it will be helpful to know what to look out for and any know abt good results as well
update ( 8th July )
just as i was thinking and discussing maintenance chemo with the onc my dad had massive upper GI bleeding ( vomitting clumps of blood). He was in ICU for 3 days, got 2 pints of blood ,total 1 week total in the hospital. He was a little weak because of all this but is bouncing back and doing better each day
good news is that they did all tests ( Xrays, ECG, liver function , renal function,doppler ultrasound) and found no abnormality ( DVT or portal hypertension) and the gastric varice was closed by endoscopy . so he stays NED , But we still dont know what caused the bleed.
Onc doesnt seem to think it was chemo side effect !! i will be meeting him again to discuss options for maintenance !