Topic: Update on Jeff - Info on Xeloda, possible 2nd opinion
Thanks for the warm welcome into the CC family. We are amazed by the courage and resourcefulness of this group.
Jeff's doctors have said no to surgery for now. We are starting on a regime of chemo for 3 months and will then revisit the surgery possibility, if the tumors in Jeff's lung and liver have shrunk or stopped growing.
He is on Xeloda 500mg tablets - 3 pills two times a day. He will take these pills for 14 days and then be off for 7 days. He will also have another medication by IV drip that will start next week (I don't know what the name is yet). I will write a new post when I find this out.
Does any one have experience with Xeloda? Did it work? Actual side effects?
We are very happy with our doctors at UCLA. However, we are considering a 2nd opinion at USC. Does anyone have experience with the doctors at USC in the treatment of CC? Who would you recommend for a 2nd opinion at USC? Anyone else at another facility?
Bob & Nancy (Jeff's Mom & Dad)