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How Long For Taxol And Carboplatin To Leave Body
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
Nsclc kras wild adeno iv. Seems Taxol (paclitaxel) + carboplatin (+erbitux) weekly instead of 3 weekly has min side efex. So why recommend every three weeks?
Husband is being put on carboplatin/arbraxane for 3b squamous nsclc, after taxol (paclitaxel) reaction. Concurrent radation therapy. Is this an effective plan?
60 yo male starts 39 radiation, and low does carboplatin/taxol Wed. Is this effective on well differentiated squamous cell nsclc? Otherwise healthy.
Yes: RT chemo is an effective way to treat nsclc of lung. If it persists one can consider high dose MTX wsith rescue. Otherwise checkpoint inhibitors can frequently help. If lesion responds and becomes resectable that route should then be chosen since malignant stem cells frequently flare up after chemo response. ...Read more
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
Had an ultrasound that showed the liver to be slightly heterogeneous. Can that be due to past chemo therapy with Adriamycin, (doxorubicin) Cytoxan and Taxol?
Stg 4 liver mets, breast cancer. On 4/15 got- 650, gpt 350, bilirbn 18.
Now got- 390, gpt 190, bilirbn 24.
On herceptin, carboplatin, linezolid, cipro (ciprofloxacin).
Why bilirbn increasing while gpt/ got improving?
Tumor growth: I'm being very honest here. In my experience, this is a sign of tumor growth causing obstruction of your bile ducts. Your bilirubin is too high for you to safely get most types of chemo. The tumor may be obstructing the main bile duct, and sometimes that can be stented. But this is a time to ask your doc for an honest prognosis. Warm thoughts to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Extensive sclc in lung, mediastinal lymph nodes and spot on liver, I am 80 years old and still active.
After 6 rounds of chemo (carboplatin/etoposide) my scan revealed stable lung and lymph tumours but slight growth in the liver.
I am now receiving cav
Keep it up: It sounds as if you responded well, and more importantly, you are tolerating the treatment well. ...Read more
Stops cell division: Taxol (paclitaxel) 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2-3 days: It typically starts on day 3 and lasts for 2 or 3 days. Usually lasts for 3 days. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Taxol (paclitaxel): TAXOL (paclitaxel) is contraindicated in patients who have a history of hypersensitivity reactions to TAXOL (paclitaxel) or other drugs formulated in Cremophor® EL (polyoxyethylated castor oil). TAXOL (paclitaxel) should not be used in patients with solid tumors who have baseline neutrophil counts of ...Read more
Precautions are...: The known cautions to taking Taxol (paclitaxel) include: - low blood counts - known hypersensitivity to castor oil - pre-existing liver problems - advanced age check with your doctor to see if any of your other medications interact with taxol (paclitaxel). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 (paclitaxel) works by preventing the microtubules from functioning properly. Consequently, the cells can't divide properly and cancer growth is slowed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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