Xeloda Indications

If you have breast cancer or colorectal cancer, your healthcare provider may recommend an oral chemotherapy medication called Xeloda® (capecitabine). The drug has many specific uses (or "indications"). For example, it can be used:
 
  • Alone to prevent the return of colon cancer that has spread to at least one lymph node after surgery has removed the tumor
     
  • Alone to treat metastatic colorectal cancer (cancer that has spread to other parts of the body)
     
  • In combination with docetaxel (Taxotere®) to treat metastatic breast cancer in people whose tumors are resistant to anthracycline chemotherapy medications
     
  • Alone to treat metastatic breast cancer in people whose tumors are resistant to both paclitaxel (Onxol®, Taxol®) and anthracycline chemotherapy medications, or who cannot take any more anthracycline medications.
     
(To learn more about the indications for this drug, click Xeloda Uses. This article takes an in-depth look at what Xeloda is used for and how it works within the body to fight cancer.)
 
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