I am currently on gemcitabine injection once a week and 3 Xeloda pills 2 times a day for 14 days then a week off. This was the first course of treatment for me. Unfortunately after 2 rounds my scans showed that the tumors were not decreasing in size. My doctor decided to have me go another two rounds and my scans are coming up next week hopefully the tumors will be smaller. My blood work has been fine however the side effects were very difficult for me but I am now getting into a schedule were I can get things done around the side effects. I am not sure if the side effects are any different from other treatments as this was the first type that I have had.