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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Docetaxel (Overview)

Docetaxel is a cancer agent.


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Advice for taxotere/docetaxel?

Advice for taxotere/docetaxel?

Watch for diarrhea: Great drug for many things, but can cause diarrhea (amongst other side effects). ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
19 doctors shared insights

Docetaxel (Overview)

Docetaxel is a cancer agent.


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Can you tell me how docetaxel injection works?

Can you tell me how docetaxel injection works?

See below: Docetaxel is an anti-cancer drug. It's useful in a number of malignancies, such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, etc. The drug interferes with cells which are trying to divide (to form two daughter cells). A greater percentage of cancer cells are trying to do that at any particular time than non-cancer cells. Typical side effects include numbness and low blood counts. ...Read more

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The drug is taxotere (docetaxel) and cyclophosphamide used in chemo due to early stage of invasive lobular carcinoma does side effect cause insomia , depression?

The drug is taxotere (docetaxel) and cyclophosphamide used in chemo due to early stage of invasive lobular carcinoma does side effect cause insomia , depression?

Chemo and cancer: Dealing with cancer and its treatment is not something easy to do in many cases. Not only it is affecting your physical condition, emotionally, you can also develop anxiety, depressed mood, depression etc through out the battle. The chemo themselves do not give you insomnia. However, steroids are given prior to chemo, and this can cause insomnia. Depression/anxiety cause insomnia too. ...Read more

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Taxotere (docetaxel) side effects?

Taxotere (docetaxel) side effects?

Taxotere (docetaxel): It may cause nausea, vomiting, hair loss, rash weakness, nail changes, joint pains, supression to bone marrow - anemia, decreased white blood cells, low platelet, numbness, tingling, infection etc. Read more here : http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a696031.Html. ...Read more

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Advice for taxotere/docetaxel?

Watch for diarrhea: Great drug for many things, but can cause diarrhea (amongst other side effects). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how docetaxel injection works?

See below: Docetaxel is an anti-cancer drug. It's useful in a number of malignancies, such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, etc. The drug interferes with cells which are trying to divide (to form two daughter cells). A greater percentage of cancer cells are trying to do that at any particular time than non-cancer cells. Typical side effects include numbness and low blood counts. ...Read more

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Is experience with docetaxel worse than experience with fec?

Is experience with docetaxel worse than experience with fec?

I don't think so: Do you mean fec (fluorouracil (5fu), epirubicin and cyclophosphamide)? If so, i think that the side effects with docetaxel are better compared to fec. However, it all depends on the dose. For many cancers we use a dose of 75 mg/m2 and in my opinion this much better tolerated than fec. Please make sure to ask your oncologist more details about docetaxel so that you are prepared. Best wishes ariel. ...Read more

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Taxotere (docetaxel) side effects?

Taxotere (docetaxel): It may cause nausea, vomiting, hair loss, rash weakness, nail changes, joint pains, supression to bone marrow - anemia, decreased white blood cells, low platelet, numbness, tingling, infection etc. Read more here : http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a696031.Html. ...Read more

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How is chemo drug - docetaxel (taxotere)?

How is chemo drug - docetaxel (taxotere)?

?: Sorry but your question makes no sense. What do you want to know about docetaxel? ...Read more

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Is there a chemo alternative to docetaxel?

Is there a chemo alternative to docetaxel?

There may be: It depends on the type of cancer it is being used for. If it is for breast or lung cancer, yes there is a similar drug called Paclitaxel which can replace it in most cases. Discuss this option with your doctor. Another new drug is called nab-paclitaxel which is the best drug among the 3 of them. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Taxotere (Definition)

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