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My mother has been diagnosed with (Breast Cancer -

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My mother has been diagnosed with (Breast Cancer - Multifocal osseous metastic disease. The chemotherapy did not work and the Doctor wants to try something else. Xeloda is one option. What is the success rate of Xeloda and are the better options available. My mother is 74 years old with Diabetes.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am sorry about your mother's cancer spread.

I am a cancer doctor.

what type of chemotherapy didn't work

xeloda is a type of oral 5FU chemotherapy which is often effective for breast cancer when it spreads to bones to help slow down the growth of breast cancer.

breast cancer is also often ER or estrogen receptor positive. if her breast cancer is ER+, then anti-estrogen therapy like Arimidex or Faslodex can help

also Zometa or Xgeva to help strengthen bones has been shown to also fight breast cancer as well when it spreads to bones.

retrospective studies have shown that patients who get xometa or xgeva seem to have longer survivals as well.

if her breast cancer is her-2/neu over-expressive, she will benefit from Herceptin as well

let me know if you have questions.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

do you have other questions?