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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
Wife completed 6 weeks of Taxol (paclitaxel) and she is having tingling in toes and fingers. What should we do?
Get a prescription: I have found metanx which is a prescription "medical food" containing l-methylfolate (a suped up folic acid, b6 and b 12) to be very effective at reversing this effect. [sometimes, i take blood work to check vitamn b6, B12 levels before prescribing so not to give too much) highly effective treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was on Taxol and didn't work now going on doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) is that......Going to help?
Yes, for some : Yes, in some patients, Taxol (paclitaxel) can cause bone pain. Sometimes it can be the turnover of the bone marrow from the chemo or from growth factors if you are receiving those (like Neupogen). It can typically be managed with medication which you can discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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
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