Xeloda is used to treat:

  • cancer of the colon or rectum that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic colorectal cancer) when fluoropyrimidine therapy alone is preferred. Patients and physicians should note that combination chemotherapy has shown a survival benefit compared to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/oral leucovorin ( LV ) alone. A survival benefit over 5-FU/LV has not been demonstrated with Xeloda monotherapy.
  • breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and has not responded to treatment with certain other medicines. These medicines include paclitaxel (TaxolŽ) and anthracycline-containing therapy such as AdriamycinŽ and doxorubicin.

Xeloda is changed in the body to the substance 5-fluorouracil. In some patients with colon, rectum or breast cancer, this substance stops cancer cells from growing and decreases the size of the tumor.

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... Xeloda is used to treat: cancer of the colon or rectum that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic colorectal cancer) when fluoropyrimidine therapy alone is preferred. Patients and physicia...
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  • Xeloda Consumer Information
    ... Xeloda is used to treat: cancer of the colon or rectum that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic colorectal cancer) when fluoropyrimidine therapy alone is preferred. Patients and physicia...

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