Jun 21, 2011 - 2:02 pm
I am new here.....i saw that someone asked about longterm effects of xeloda. I have neuroendocrine pancreas cancer... Is not "pancreas cancer" which is
I was diagnosed last november 2010. After 3 months of chemo in IV form that didnt work for
Finally after a new ct scan in May...i had the first positive news so far....some of my tumours are shrinking....the others are the same and it hasnt spread. This was great news.
I have NOT had the hand/foot syndrome and i tolerate Xeloda very well. I take Temodal the last 5 days of my 2 weeks (with the xeloda).
I am so pleased that i can take a pill form of chemo.
They say that my cancer is chronic and they cant operate but i can take the chemo and
I have had no symptoms from my cancer. I had an inflamed lymphnode on my neck in Nov....had it checked....and well....it was cancer.
Its been 7 months now and its been the hardest challenge of my life....I am on sickleave
I see a therapist, take sleeping pills and sometimes Stesolid (a sedative).
I am trying to take one day at a time.Stay positive. Its so hard sometimes and i know i have to allow myself to grieve...
Walking daily, or whenever i can, really helps....being in the nature. Eating healthy.
Also.....being on Xeloda....my blood levels are very good and my liver and kidney stats.
So.....after going on and on here....i hope other Xeloda users find this helpful...
Best wishes and hope to everyone