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What is the difference between Taxol and taxotere?

What is the difference between Taxol and taxotere?

Slightly different: Taxal is paclitaxel, toxotere is docetaxel classified as plant alkaloids, have similar properties , commonly used in breast cancer, small cell lung cancer, met prostate cancer ge junction gastric cancers. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Taxol (Definition)

Taxol or Paclitaxel is a chemotheaputic drug which is used to treat a variety of cancers including lung, breast, ovarian and head and neck cancers. It works by interfering with cell division. It is produced by a fungus that lives in a ...Read more


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What's the difference between taxol. Taxotere?

Same class,diff drug: Both taxol (paclitaxel) and taxotere (docetaxol) are of the class of cytotoxic chemotherapy drugs known as taxanes. They are different chemicals with different pharmacokinetics and side effect profiles but tend to be used in the same disease areas. There is much debate as to whether one or the other is "better" or "more effective" in a certain disease. ...Read more

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What is the difference between 21 dayys cycle &dosage dense regim in carboplatin/taxol?

Chemo: Dose-dense chemo given every 14 days instead 21. You should discuss with the doctor the reasons for offering it, could be a few. ...Read more

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What is the difference between gemzar & taxol? I have three stage 4 cancers.

What is the difference between gemzar & taxol?  I have three stage 4 cancers.

Side effects vary: Gemzar is generally well tolerated given weekly 2 out of 3 or 3 out of 4 weeks per cycle. Usually does not cause hair loss or neuropathy. Taxol can be given weekly or every 3 weeks and with risk of reactions during infusion (steroid premedication needed), some hair loss and significant neuropathy. ...Read more

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Want to stay on herceptin and switch from Taxol to gemzar. What is the difference?

Want to stay on herceptin and switch from Taxol to gemzar.  What is the difference?

Less neuropathy: Unlike taxol, gemcitabine does not cause neuropathy. It can cause low platelets. It can also cause fluid retention. Also it is usually given 2 weeks on and 1 week off. Unlike taxol which typically is given weekly. That is about it in regards to the difference. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can gemcitabine be substituted for taxotere?

Can gemcitabine be substituted for taxotere?

Gem for taxotere: Short answer is no. It cannot be substituted. Now depending upon the underlying cancer whether lung, breast, pancreatic or any other primary solid tumor, one can use taxol, Abraxane or Navelbine (they are taxanes like taxotere). If we want to move to a different agent altogether, then Gemzar or a no of other drugs would be available depending upon what the primary tumor is. ...Read more

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What are options following optimal debulking for gr. 1 stage 3c endometrioid ovarian ca? Carbo/taxol? Aromatase inhibitor? Other? Clinical trials?

Treatment: We always encourage clinical trials as first line option. Standard therapy will include use of taxane and platinum compound like carboplatin/taxol combo. I would not use arimidex. 2nd line drugs include cisplatin, taxotere, doxil, gemzar, avastin, topotecan etc. ...Read more

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What exactly does Taxol affect?

What exactly does Taxol affect?

Stops cell division.: In order to grow and spread, cancer cells need to divide and make copies of themselves. In order to divide and make copies of itself, the cell must prepare by organizing a kind of internal scaffolding, called microtubules. Taxol works by preventing the microtubules from functioning properly. Consequently, the cells can't divide properly and cancer growth is slowed. ...Read more

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What should I do if overdose taxol?

What should I do if overdose taxol?

Call your doctor: Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much taxol. Overdose symptoms may include numbness or tingling, fever, chills, mouth sores, unusual bleeding or weakness, or any signs of infection. ...Read more

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How does Taxol affect cells in the body?

How does Taxol affect cells in the body?

Stops cell division: Taxol is a chemotherapeutic agent that act to arrest rapidly dividing cells such as cancer cells. As such, it can also impede certain "normal" cell division such as white blood cels. Cell counts must be monitored frequently during treatment with this agent. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Docetaxel (Definition)

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Taxotere (Definition)

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