Update - Recommendation is 6 months Capecitabine tablets
Hi all. Thought I would update. I saw oncologist today, who was lovely and really explained everything to us well. As I have blood vessel involvement but not lymph nodes they are recommending 6 months of Capecitabine. They have strongly encouraged me to have it and said it improves 5 year survival rate. I asked for percentages. He said they can't really give accurate percentages but it reduces the chance of it reoccurring by at least 5%. So 5 people out of 100 will benefit and you don't know of that will be you. I will have it as I think anything to reduce the risk of it returning is worth it. And 5% I think is worth it for me.
Just wondering if anyone would be happy to share their experience of Capecitabine as I am really worried about the side effects. Also whether anyone else may may be starting this medication too and want to share experience together
Also, I've read that research has shown 3 months capox to be as effective as 6 months. Does anyone know if this is the case for the tablets only? I did ask and they said NICE guidelines are 6 months for Capecitabine.