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Fec And Taxol Chemotherapy Regimes
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paclitaxel: Paclitaxel or taxol 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
I'm taking Taxol chemotherapy, my lips and skin are now drying out. What can I use to ease this problem?
Currently taking Taxol chemotherapy, have a cold. Hurts to swallow, chest hurts when I cough. Is there anything I can do?
Take pain meds: You should report this problem to your oncologist and ask for medication for what appears to be virus/Flu type of sore throat. If your blood counts are not low, you could also use tylenol for pain control but make sure that you do not have fever. With low counts or Fever, tylenol is not safe unless your doctor is monitoring your condition. ...Read more
Finished taking Taxol chemotherapy, hands and fingers swollen. What can I do for swelling to go away?
It will go away: All the changes in your skin and hair will go away in a short time after your last dose of Taxol. Most patients are fully recovered in 3 to 6 months. So do not worry about the swelling...there is no treatment for it but your body are repair and normalize it slowly but surely. ...Read more
My mom is undergoing chemotherapy-currently taxol- for breast cancer-is neuropathy that comes and goes a normal side effect?
Had an ultrasound that showed the liver to be slightly heterogeneous. Can that be due to past chemo therapy with Adriamycin, Cytoxan and Taxol?
Condoms!: Chemo drugs are present in semen and vaginal secretions, so whether you are a man or woman, it's best to use condoms to protect your partner from exposure to chemo. Also, you may be at higher risk of infection and/or bleeding during sex depending on your blood counts, so ask your doctor if it's safe. And you may need to use more lubrication than you once did. Otherwise, go for it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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