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taxol side effects

Many

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The most common side effects are hair loss, lowered blood counts, neuropathy, leg pain, mouth sores, and severe allergic reaction due to the solvent used to dilute Taxol (called cremophor).
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How does Taxol treat cancer?

Taxol and Cancer

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Taxol blocks certain chemical receptors that bind to estrogens, which some breast cancers need to grow. By blocking the estrogen, the cancer cells are not stimulated to grow.
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Who should avoid taking Taxol?

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The known cautions to taking Taxol 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.
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What exactly does Taxol affect?

Stops cell division.

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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 works by preventing the microtubules from functioning properly. Consequently, the cells can't divide properly and cancer growth is slowed.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

What is Taxol typically used for?

Chemotherapy

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Taxol is a very effective chemotherapeutic drug for the treatment of some forms of breast and ovarian cancer.
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How can taxol against the cancer?

Kills cancer cells

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Plclitaxel (Taxol ) originally isolated from yew plant , inhibits cell division ( mitosis) normal perfect spindle assembly before it divides , is changed by Taxol cell will not proliferate and dies . It will do the same to normal cell also, you need expert oncologist to give a calculated dose to kill cancer cells only.
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How can taxol affect cancer cells?

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...works in cellular organelles called microtubules, which are the structures that separate the chromosomes during cell division. Taxol stabilizes the tubules and interrupts the normal cellular division process.
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Dr. H Prasad answered:

Do you loose your hair with taxol?

Yes

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Taxol is a chemo drug. It will cause hair loss if given in sufficient doses
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Dr. Paul J. Harper answered:

What should I do if overdose Taxol?

Call your doctor

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Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much Taxol. Overdose symptoms may include numbness or tingling, fever, chills, mouth sores, unusual bleeding or weakness, or any signs of infection
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Dr. John J. Fung answered:

What are taxol side effects to skin?

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according to the package insert, the following are possible side effects of taxol to the skin: 1) yellowing or darkening of the skin 2) severe redness or swelling, severe irritation, a hard lump, or skin changes where the injection was given 3) easy bruising or red pinpoint spots under your skin 4) pale skin 5) temporary hair loss 6) numbness, tingling, or burning 7) Nail changes
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