While on Xeloda, I traveled cross country for the holidays. I avoided international travel even though I wasn’t immunosuppressed. My labs were normal, no drop in white blood cells or platelets. Although my chance for complication was low, I didn’t feel like taking major risks. My main issue was hand foot syndrome and fatigue.
I think you’ll be okay to travel with your kids this summer. You’ll have an idea of what your symptoms will be like by then. Also, you could look into the medical centers at your destination. If there’s a good academic center nearby, you know you can get high level care if anything untoward happens.
I’m not even a year out, but the update is that I am NED.
Stage IIA rectosigmoid CC (T3N0M0)
Dx 6/5/17 @age 41ls
Workup: c-scope, EUS, rectal MRI, CT C/A/P
AdenoCA 5.5cm, WHO Grade 2, 0/22 LN, no distant mets
CEA 1.9 (6/5/17), 0.8 (2/28/18), 1.0 (9/17/18), 1.1 (4/16/19), 1.0 (9/24/19), 1.7 (7/8/20)
No lymphovasc/perineural invasion, clear margins
MSI intact, OncotypeDx RS 7
Lap sig colectomy 6/23/17, no ileo/colostomy
Genetics neg for mutations, 4 VUS
Xeloda monotherapy 8/13/17-1/22/18
PET/CT 3/21/18 NED
CT C/A/P 9/17/18 NED, 3/8/19 NED, 9/19/19 NED, 5/13/20 NED