Xeloda® (generic name capecitabine (ka-pe-SITE-a-been)
Capecitabine is a chemotherapy that is given as a treatment for some types of cancer, including advanced bowel cancer, breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
High-energy electromagnetic radiation used to diagnose and treat diseases. Diagnostic tests are using high energy to visualize internal body organs. For xray treatments, see Radiation therapy.
Is the use of high-energy radiation from xrays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Radiation may come from a machine outside the body (external-beam radiation therapy) or from materials called radioisotopes. Radioisotopes produce radiation and can be placed in or near the tumor. This type of radiation treatment is called internal radiation therapy, implant radiation, interstitial radiation, or brachytherapy. Systemic radiation therapy uses a radioactive substance, such as a radiolabeled monoclonal antibody, that circulates throughout the body. Xray therapy is also called radiation therapy, radiotherapy, or irradiation.