• Does anyone have successful experience w/ ixabepilone and xeloda for stage IV metastatic breast cancer?

    Asked by lovingspouse on Monday, November 7, 2011

    Does anyone have successful experience w/ ixabepilone and xeloda for stage IV metastatic breast cancer?

    Any stage IV metastatic breast cancer survivor stories out there?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • KarenG_WN's Avatar

      Hi lovingspouse,

      I wanted to reach out to you and let you know that we have several people touched by breast cancer on the network. Someone should reach out soon. In the meantime, I will see if I can find someone who has this experience and can weigh in.

      Stay strong,

      over 9 years ago
    • cranburymom's Avatar

      Hi there, I work for BMS (Ixabepilone manufacturer), so I cannot give you any opinion, but I certainly direct you to the website, http://www.ixempra.com. Xeloda (http://www.xeloda.com/about/) is oral drug. I think it is best to bring this up to your oncologists. Depending on who you speak to and their experience, the recommendations may be different. As an employee of BMS, I saw so many compelling patient videos - I cried every time. I just did not think I will become the person...but I know every day we work very hard to deliver these drugs to patients. You may want to visit the site below. It has a check list when to use this drug.
      I pray for the good outcome from a treatment.


      over 9 years ago
    • lovingspouse's Avatar

      cranburymom and karen. Thanks so much for the responses. We're having a ct scan Thursday and another staging the following Thursday. She says the pain has decreased significantly after the two chemo therapies. I did visit the websites but both are truly depressing. That's why I'm looking for stage IV metastatic breast cancer survivor stories, particularly if BRCA 2, triple negative. They are SO close to a cure of the genetic mutation cancers that I could scream. In the meantime, I'd love to hear from survivors of the above. Thanks for your help and prayers.

      over 9 years ago

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