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Moving on from Xeloda to Doxil

Moving on from Xeloda to Doxil

I was on Xeloda with good results from Feb. 2017 until Nov. 2017 when scans and blood tests showed the cancer had begun growing again: new and larger bone mets, liver tumors more numerous and growing. I started on Doxil Dec. 13 and my next treatment is Jan. 10. On the first round I ended up hospitalized for 7 days (Dec. 23 - 30) because of low white blood counts and an immediate diagnosis of Thrush. So the oncologist is planning to scale back the dosage a bit.

What has your experience been with Doxil?

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I have no experience with it.I am wishing you all the best.

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I am on a lower dose of Doxil every 2 weeks. I am a bit tired and nauseous but otherwise I am doing very well on it. I was on Taxotere and Cytoxin before Doxil and I could only take 4 treatments before I said ENOUGH! I was so fatigued I couldn’t even get out of bed! Doxil has been much kinder to me and I’m not losing my hair either! Best wishes to you!

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I also want to add that my Onc gives me a shot of Neulasta the week after chemo. This keeps my white blood count up! You may want to ask about it.

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Yes, isn’t Neulasta important. He did not give it to me in December, the first time. My wbc went down to 0.2 and I was hospitalized for Thrush. Also had a virus. Spent all of Christmas week as an inpatient. Last week my onc gave me a 50% dose and added the Neulasta Pro, the on-board device that delivers the medication 27 hours later. It worked great as far as delivery and I’m counting on better blood counts.

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Thank you for responding. I’m glad to hear that Doxil is working for you, more than glad, thrilled. That’s what we need in this cancer fight: strong, positive emotion to fight alongside the medications. I am foggy headed, but it may be from something else. My hair is coming out. Neuropathy has returned to my feet and hands. But I hope and pray that Doxil is working. For both of us. 😇

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For some reason the response I intended to write here is showing up below. But these good wishes really apply to all of us.

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