Advice for hand-foot syndrome with Xeloda?

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Question from Bobdolly: I take Xeloda but have a lot of trouble with the hand-foot syndrome. Is it better to stop taking it before the end of my 2 weeks when it gets real bad, or to cut the dosage?
Answers - Patricia A. Ganz, M.D. You need to talk to your doctor about what is best for your situation.

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