Hello all ,and, seasons greatings
I have terminal esophageal cancer for which I was given 9 courses of Xeloda over a nine months period.
The chemo didn't help very much and inflicted Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) in my hands and feet.
Now the cancer has spread to my liver and lungs and the treatments I'm being offered is, first, a trial with Xeloda with Trastuzumab and if that doesn't help, Irinotecan.
The onc assures me that neither of these treatments will affect my PN.
Does anyone have experience with these forms of chemo and what results have you experienced.
Additionally, I'm afraid the side effects of diarrhea and vomiting might weaken me more than I already am.
The alternative is pailliative treatment and pain management.
I'll be very grateful for any advice or information.