Hello, everyone, Of course, Medicare Part D covers chemo costs. I just learned that Part B covers the costs for many ORAL chemo drugs, such as Xeloda. "Oral drugs used for cancer treatment that contain the same active ingredient and are used for the same indications as Part B-covered chemotherapy drugs furnished incident to a physician’s service (such as injectable dosage forms that are not usually self-administered). These drugs include Capecitabine (Xeloda)." My pharmacist ran through my latest Xeloda Rx on my Medicare Part B card without a hitch. However, for oral chemo drugs, Medicare requires a 20% copay even though the person has met the Part B deductible. Still, it covers 80% of the cost. Yay!
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Hello, all. I've been taking Xeloda, 2,000 mg a day, for stage 4 anal cancer since July, one week on and one week off. In the past 10 days, my heels have become quite swollen and sore. This is known as hand-and-foot syndrome. Since the malignant lymph glands in my groin haven't gotten larger, my oncologist agrees that I pause treatment for now. I'm elated. Amazon recently published my self-help book Transcending Depression: Quest Without a Compass. To get a peek at it, visit this Amazon link where you can “look inside”: https://www.amazon.com/Transcending-Depression-Quest-Without-Compass/dp/0578694913/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1591833544&sr=1-1 Also, you could visit my website https://www.larry-godwin.com Best wishes, Larry Godwin
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Hello, all, I have stage IV anal cancer (squamous cell) and started 2,000 mg Xeloda per day ten days ago. Fortunately, I have little nausea. My problems have been exhaustion and feeling very stressed-out. I've discovered a way to make both side effects more tolerable: eat big meals and eat when I feel hungry. Xeloda suppresses my appetite so I need to go against instinct and eat a lot. Yesterday I wasn't very hungry for breakfast and ate less than usual, then felt super exhausted and stressed-out all day and evening. Today I prodded myself to eat a larger breakfast and today my energy and stress levels are near-normal. Success story. And I do believe Xeloda is fighting the cancer. My anus is the primary cancer source and the secondary source is lymph glands in my groin. Since I started Xeloda, these glands have decreased in size by half. My oncologist is pleased with this result.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.