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how can taxol (paclitaxel) against the cancer?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Unclear question: Please tell us in more detail: what do you want to know about taxol (paclitaxel)? It is a chemotherapy drug which is very useful in treating several different cancers.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Kills cancer cells: Plclitaxel (taxol (paclitaxel) ) originally isolated from yew plant , inhibits cell division ( mitosis) normal perfect spindle assembly before it divides , is changed by Taxol (paclitaxel) cell will not proliferate and dies . It will do the same to normal cell also, you need expert oncologist to give a calculated dose to kill cancer cells only.

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How does Taxol (paclitaxel) treat cancer?

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Inhibits division: Taxol (paclitaxel) is a chemotherapy drug that inhibits microtubules. This ends up inhibiting cell replication thereby making it difficult for cancer cells to continue dividing.
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Besides cell phones, what are other sources of rf energy that cause cancer?

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How come there are so many new drugs but we cannot find the cure for cancer?

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What is the success rate for the drug Taxol (paclitaxel) in cancer?

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Urology 9 years experience
Taxol (paclitaxel): It depends on what cancer you are treating, you have to be more specific with your question.

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