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how to overcome fatigue from taxol chemo

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Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Reaction : They may be able to reduce the dose of the drug to decrease your reaction and then gradually increase. However the only person to deal with this is yo ... Read More

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Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Kills cancer cells!: Taxol (paclitaxel) works by preventing cancer cells from reproducing themselves. In the picture you can see green "microtubules" that are pulling a c ... Read More
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Dr. Ricardo Estape
30 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Mitosis Inhibitor: Taxol (paclitaxel) is a chemotherapy drug. The role of Taxol (paclitaxel) is to inhibit cells from undergoing mitosis (duplicating themselves). It is ... Read More
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Paclitaxel: Paclitaxel or Taxol (paclitaxel) is a micro tubule inhibitor. It has great activity in breast cancer. Side effects include low blood counts, hair lo ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Lips and skin: Pharmacists are, in my opinion, the best folks to help you select the best 'over the counter" creams for your lips and something else for your skin. I ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Hoover
51 years experience General Practice
Yes: You have obviously survived the bilateral pulmonary emboli. You didn't mention being on Coumadin (warfarin) or any blood thinner but you should be if ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Hand swelling and pain: This is most likely side effect of Taxol (paclitaxel). Some side effects of taxol (paclitaxel) are neuropathy which is damaging of the nerve fibers jo ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
39 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Further eval: If platelets were low before starting, il'd worry that you have spread to the bone marrow. In that case, you would get treatment anyway, no matter wha ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Ask your oncologist!: You need to givel us more information...Did the tumor shrink on chemotherapy? How much. shrinkage? If the tumor did not shrink much, that is a bad sig ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Ask your Oncologist: This is a question patients often ask their oncologists when he/she recommends chemotherapy.. So you should ask and see the answer you get. Then we ca ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Herceptin (trastuzumab): You received upfront herceptin (trastuzumab). Now with ac, better to hold herceptin (trastuzumab). You will get to resume it later and finish 1 full y ... Read More
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