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Taxol (paclitaxel) side effects

Taxol (paclitaxel) side effects

Many: The most common side effects are hair loss, lowered blood counts, neuropathy, leg pain, mouth sores, and severe allergic reaction due to the solvent used to dilute Taxol (paclitaxel) (called cremophor). ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Taxol (paclitaxel)?

What side effects are associated with Taxol (paclitaxel)?

Taxol (paclitaxel): Taxol (paclitaxel) has many potential side effects. See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/taxol-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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What are Taxol (paclitaxel) side effects to skin?

Numerous: According to the package insert, the following are possible side effects of Taxol (paclitaxel) to the skin: 1) yellowing or darkening of the skin 2) severe redness or swelling, severe irritation, a hard lump, or skin changes where the injection was given 3) easy bruising or red pinpoint spots under your skin 4) pale skin 5) temporary hair loss 6) numbness, tingling, or burning 7) nail changes. ...Read more

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Unpleasant side effects from paraplatin (carboplatin) and taxol?

Carbo / taxol (paclitaxel): Please open these links for answers: carboplatin http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html paclitaxel http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a607070.Html if any concern, see and discuss in detail with your oncologist., . ...Read more

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What are the different side effects of Abraxane and Taxol (paclitaxel)?

Chemotoxicity: ABRAXANE is an Injectable suspension of paclitaxel, a derivative of Taxol formulated as albumin-bound nanoparticles with a mean particle size of approximately 130 nanometers and sodium acetyltryptophanate. Toxicity of taxol and abraxane are similar and present with numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in hands or feet; Sudden chest pain or discomfort, wheezing dry cough, Low WBC and fever. ...Read more

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Question about the side effects from paraplatin (carboplatin) and Taxol together?

Question about the side effects from paraplatin (carboplatin) and Taxol together?

Carbo/taxol info: Paraplatin (carboplatin) http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html paclitaxel (taxol) http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a607070.Html. ...Read more

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My friend gets carboplatin and Taxol (paclitaxel) combined and longterm - are there side effects to this?

Carbo/taxol: It is a very common regimen for cancer for multiple type of cancers. Read this for more info: carboplatin- http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html paclitaxel: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a607070.Html. ...Read more

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What are side effects of low dose taxol with herceptin every week for 12 weeks I have stage 4 kidney disease and am concerned?

What are side effects of low dose taxol with herceptin every week for 12 weeks I have stage 4 kidney disease and am concerned?

Yes, but...: Has your stage-4 kidney disease occurred before or after Herceptin with low dose of taxol? Herceptin is known to have significant adverse effects on to the kidneys and Taxol is not. So, it is good idea to ask your treating doctor for the specific profile possibly fitting you since s/he knows more about you than anyone online and will monitor your kidney function while receiving Herceptin. Best.... ...Read more

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Finished my last Taxol (paclitaxel) chemotherapy last week, having a side effect of my fingers swelling, swelling hurts, what can I do to stop the pain & swelling?

Finished my last Taxol (paclitaxel) chemotherapy last week, having a side effect of my fingers swelling, swelling hurts, what can I do to stop the pain & swelling?

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 joint pains and sometimes swelling of extremities. Most of this side effects get better after stopping the treatment but the neuropathy sometimes persists and requires lifelong medications. Follow up with your oncologist and discuss this problem. ...Read more

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What is the role of Taxol (paclitaxel) in chemotherapy?

What is the role of Taxol (paclitaxel) in chemotherapy?

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 cancer cell apart into two daughter cells. Taxol blocks microtubules, preventing them from being able to pull the cancer cell into two daughter cells. The cancer cell gets stuck trying to divide, and it dies. Taxol works for many cancer types. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about breastcancer, chemotherapy and experiences with Taxol (paclitaxel)?

Paclitaxel: Paclitaxel or Taxol (paclitaxel) is a micro tubule inhibitor. It has great activity in breast cancer. Side effects include low blood counts, hair loss, numbness and tingling which may persist despite stopping the drug. Typically given either weekly or every other week in breast cancer. It is mixed with a chemical called cremophor which can cause an allergic reaction so patients are monitored. ...Read more

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I'm taking Taxol (paclitaxel) chemotherapy, my lips and skin are now drying out. What can I use to ease this problem?

I'm taking Taxol (paclitaxel) chemotherapy, my lips and skin are now drying out. What can I use to ease this problem?

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. If you decide to go that route please let me know how things are going. ...Read more

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Comp 16 weeks of taxol/herceptin. Diangosis with mult pe's recently and about to begin a/c chemo. Will this be possible with existing pe's in both lungs?

Comp 16 weeks of taxol/herceptin. Diangosis with mult pe's recently and about to begin a/c chemo. Will this be possible with existing pe's in both lungs?

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 you are not (speak to your doctor). Hopefully, most of the clot on your lungs has dissolved. If you can't be on blood thinners for some reason, you could have a filter placed in your vena cava. Having cancer is a risk factor for having blood clots and pes. ...Read more

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AFTER taxol/A/C for breast cancer stage2, path result-Lympho vascular invasion-shouldn't chemo resolved this? What now?

AFTER taxol/A/C for breast cancer stage2, path result-Lympho vascular invasion-shouldn't chemo resolved this? What now?

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 sign. But if it reduced in size substantially then you are on the right track. But your oncologist can address your questions and guide you better. ...Read more

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Stage 2B idc breast cancer-neoadjuvant. .. Had taxol/herceptin (trastuzumab) for 16wks. Now a/c chemo. Is it risky to be without herceptin (trastuzumab) until surgery in jan?

Stage 2B idc breast cancer-neoadjuvant. .. Had taxol/herceptin (trastuzumab) for 16wks. Now a/c chemo. Is it risky to be without herceptin (trastuzumab) until surgery in jan?

Should be okay: You are receiving ac now and I think (and I hope) it should take care you cancer well --to shrink it down further- so you can have surgery in january. It is not safe to combine adriamyicn and Herceptin (trastuzumab) as it could give you significant problem with your heart. Once you are done with surgery- you will need Herceptin (trastuzumab) to be continued for 1 year. ...Read more

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I have stage 4 tnbc before I was to start AC chemo my platelets were too low 85. Started Taxol (paclitaxel) for a week now my liver enzymes are too high 590?

I have stage 4 tnbc before I was to start AC chemo my platelets were too low 85. Started Taxol (paclitaxel) for a week now my liver enzymes are too high 590?

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 what the counts, in hopes of clearing the marrow. If your liver enzymes are high, there may be liver metastases. I don't know your'e whole story, but I would strongly consider treating with something like Carboplatin and abraxane. Also check her2 again. ...Read more

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Can the reoccurance of cervix cancer within pelvis be cured with chemo[carboplatin+taxol]?

Can the reoccurance of cervix cancer within pelvis be cured with chemo[carboplatin+taxol]?

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 can also verify it for you, if needed. ...Read more