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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

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Is the chemo drug, docetaxel (taxotere) a carboplatin based duplex?

Is the chemo drug, docetaxel (taxotere) a carboplatin based duplex?

YES DOUBLET: Taxotere (docetaxel) + carboplatin: is a combination regimen used in certain cancers like lung, ovary and breast (with herceptin). ...Read more

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Is the chemo drug docetaxel (taxotere) considered a carboplatin based duplex?

Is the chemo drug docetaxel (taxotere) considered a carboplatin based duplex?

No: Carboplatin and docetaxel (taxotere) are different drugs. They are often used together as part of a "platinum-based doublet" such as in lung cancer chemotherapy. ...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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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

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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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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
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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

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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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Can gemcitabine be substituted for taxotere (docetaxel)?

Can gemcitabine be substituted for taxotere (docetaxel)?

Gem for taxotere (docetaxel): 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 (vinorelbine) (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's the difference between taxol. Taxotere (docetaxel)?

What's the difference between taxol. Taxotere (docetaxel)?

Same class, diff drug: Both Taxol (paclitaxel) and taxotere (docetaxel) (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 Taxol and taxotere (docetaxel)?

What is the difference between Taxol and taxotere (docetaxel)?

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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What are the most severe side effects of taxotere (docetaxel)?

Taxotere (docetaxel): Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a696031.html

if any concern, see and discuss with your md in detail. ...Read more

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On taxotere (docetaxel). I am looking for an online support group?

On taxotere (docetaxel). I am looking for an online support group?

Yes but. .: There are no support groups for this one agent alone. There are many support groups for cancer treatment in general, usually disease specific like breast cancer, or ovarian cancer, etc. These can be found on line easily or you can contact gilda's club or the american cancer society for the internet access for help. ...Read more

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Anyone else having a really rough time while on docetaxel chemotherepy?

You are not alone: Docetaxel sometimes is not very easy to tolerate. It also will depend on the dose used, your line of treatment, other medical problems, your age, previous history of chemo/radiation and episodes of very low white blood cells etc. If you experience any / significant side effects- please always tell and discuss with your
oncologist. Link: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a696031.Html. ...Read more

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How long before taxotere (docetaxel) and cytoxan leave your body?

How long before taxotere (docetaxel) and cytoxan leave your body?

Short periods: Both of these drugs are metabolized over a short period of time. They are greater than 99% metabolized (removed) from the body within 5-7 days of administration. ...Read more

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It's okay to use daktarin oral gel while I am having taxotere docetaxel chemotherapy right?

It's okay to use daktarin oral gel while I am having taxotere docetaxel chemotherapy right?

YES IF OK WITH DOC: Daktarin is used to treat oral thrush. Assuming your white count is normal you can continue Taxotere (docetaxel). There is no interaction to worry about. Check with your oncologist too. ...Read more

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I just finished taking my chemo treatments taxotere (docetaxel) and cytoxen, when will I feel good again?

SOON: Congratulations! You got the chemotherapy out of your way. Now focus on feeling better, rest, eat, exercise and be patient. If you developed numbness from taxotere (docetaxel) it will go away with time. How long will it take to feel better, everyone is different. ...Read more

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I finished my final taxotere (docetaxel) four weeks ago and for the past week have been passing urine frequently, is this bad?

I finished my final taxotere (docetaxel) four weeks ago and for the past week have been passing urine frequently, is this bad?

Not bad: I a ssume that the association of taxotere (docetaxel) and urinary complications are related to prostate cancer. In this condition taxotere (docetaxel) is used to contol the disease and is associated with minimal complaints. Having increased purinary frequency is related to pressure on the urinary tract outflow which would not be uncommon here. ...Read more

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I finished my final taxotere (docetaxel) four weeks ago and for the past week have been passing urine frequently, is this common?

I finished my final taxotere (docetaxel) four weeks ago and for the past week have been passing urine frequently, is this common?

No it is not: Taxotere (docetaxel) has no such side effect. Frequent urination can be symptom urinary bladder infection especially if it associated with burning or painful symptoms during urination. You should let your oncologist know about it. ...Read more

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How effective is docetaxel (Docefrez) for treating lung cancer?

How effective is docetaxel (Docefrez) for treating lung cancer?

Moderately: Docetaxel is one of several chemo drugs that are useful in treating lung Cancer. It is typically used for secondline chemotherapy. It is not a great drug but does help about 20% of patients. The benefit lasts but only for a few months. There are newer drugs coming along which will likely take its position in the immediate future. One of these is a type of immunotherapy, called Opdivo (Nivolumab) ...Read more

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How effective is docetaxel (Docefrez) for treating breast cancer?

How effective is docetaxel (Docefrez) for treating breast cancer?

Very effective.: Docetaxel is also called Taxotere (docetaxel). It is in a group of drugs we call "taxanes". These are some of the most effective drugs to treat breast cancer. They work by inhibiting a cancer cell's microtubules. Microtubules are like tiny tinker toys. They form the structure of the cell, and they need to disassemble for one cell to divide into two cells. Taxotere (docetaxel) prevents this process. ...Read more

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I had 5 chemo treatments of taxotere (docetaxel) 145 mg and 965 mg of cytoxan. How long does it stay in your system?

Half lives: The half life of taxotere (docetaxel) is about 11-16 hours. The half life of Cytoxan is 12-15 hours. So essentially both out of your system in 24-36 hours. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is docetaxel inferior or superior to paclitaxel for stage iii, er+, pr+, node+ postmenopausal patients?

Is docetaxel inferior or superior to paclitaxel for stage iii, er+, pr+, node+ postmenopausal patients?

Likely equal: Docetaxel is most likely equal to Paclitaxel in this situation. There are significant differences in side effects and method of administration; however according to the data every 3 week docetaxel is likely equivalent in effectiveness to weekly dosing of paclitaxel. ...Read more

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Is anyone taking docetaxel and carboplatin for non-small cell lung cancer?

Is anyone taking docetaxel and carboplatin for non-small cell lung cancer?

Yes: Yes, combination of Carboplatin and docetaxel is one of the chemotherapy regimens used to treat non -small cell lung cancer. ...Read more

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After breast cancer how long does cytoxan and taxotere (docetaxel) stay in your body?

Not long: Most chemo do not last long in the body. It is cleared from patients' body within a few hours to 48 hours. Half of the dose of Cytoxan is eliminated from the body in 3 to 12 hours. Half of the dose of taxotere (docetaxel) is eliminated from the body in 12 hours. ...Read more

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What long term side affects or damage should I expect from taxotere, cytoxen. Neulasta (pegfilgrastim)?

What long term side affects or damage should I expect from taxotere, cytoxen. Neulasta (pegfilgrastim)?

Some: Taxoter: peripheral neuropathy.
Cytoxan: hemorrhagic cystitis. Alos about 1% risk of secondary leukemias.
Neulasta: no one knows.
Generally speaking it depends on what are you treating and what are the alternatives. These two agents are crucial in the treatment of early breast cancer and are given before or after surgery as part of a regimen called ac-t. ...Read more

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I am presently on herceptin, (trastuzumab) taxotere, carboplatin. I am looking for an online info?

I am presently on herceptin, (trastuzumab) taxotere, carboplatin. I am looking for an online info?

Information: Ypu can find a lot of useful information at www.Cancer.Gov

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a699019.Html
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a696031.Html. ...Read more

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