• Xeloda, Zometa, Aromasin - any experience of these for recurrent bc?

    Asked by lujos on Thursday, December 6, 2018

    Xeloda, Zometa, Aromasin - any experience of these for recurrent bc?

    Ok, so the bad news is that my bc has recurred 4 years after the first time. I’ve had a double mastectomy, then was opened up again for a node clearance, then incurred surgical site sepsis. Fun and games.

    It’s a locoregional recurrence, 4/11 positive nodes.

    The oncologist has recommended 6 cycles of oral Xeloda, with Zometa IV every 3 months for 3 years. I’ll also have Aromasin post chemo.

    Anyone have experience of any of these for recurrent breast cancer?

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • gailfitz's Avatar
      gailfitz

      So sorry you are going thru this. I have been on Xeloda for 2 years. It does make me tired, and i do have hand and foot syndrome from it. Your doctor can adjust the dose. I started on 4000mg daily and now on 2000mg daily. 2 weeks on 1 week off and repeat.

      8 days ago
    • lujos' Avatar
      lujos

      Thanks, gailfitz! Two years? Are you also being treated for a locoregional recurrence? I’m supposedly only having six cycles.

      8 days ago
    • gailfitz's Avatar
      gailfitz

      Yes it is a recurrence of my breast cancer that has spread into some of my bones.

      8 days ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      I can't help with your question but I just wanted to say I'm sorry you've got a recurrence. Wishing you the very best.

      7 days ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      I took Xeloda in pill form for rectal cancer for a couple of months. I don't know how it will be for someone with breast cancer, but I can say that for me it was very gentle compared to the infusion chemos I did later. My biggest complication was nausea, closely followed by exhaustion. I wanted to stay in bed all the time. I think some of that was the cancer too though because I had a fairly large tumor still at that point.

      6 days ago
    • lujos' Avatar
      lujos

      Thanks, Skyemberr, very helpful. I imagine the se’s are the same no matter what type of cancer. I’m quite glad it’s oral rather than IV this time

      5 days ago

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