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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
13 years in practice
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What exactly does Taxol affect?

Dr. Carlo Contreras
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
13 years in practice
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What exactly does Taxol affect?

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 works by preventing the microtubules from functioning properly. Consequently, the cells can't divide properly and cancer growth is slowed. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Paul Harper
Board Certified, General Surgery
47 years in practice
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What should I do if overdose taxol?

Dr. Paul Harper
Board Certified, General Surgery
47 years in practice
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What should I do if overdose taxol?

Call your doctor: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
28 years in practice
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How does Taxol affect cells in the body?

Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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How does Taxol affect cells in the body?

Stops cell division: Taxol 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 more

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Dr. Paul Harper
Board Certified, General Surgery
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What are some contraindications of taxol?

Dr. Paul Harper
Board Certified, General Surgery
47 years in practice
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Not too many: Taxol is contraindicated in patients who have a history of hypersensitivity reactions to taxol or other drugs made in cremophor el (polyoxyethylated castor oil). Taxol also should not be used in patients with solid tumors who have white counts of less than 1500 cells/mm3 or in patients with aids-related kaposi’s sarcoma with baseline white counts of less than 1000 cells/mm3. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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What is the generic form of Taxol?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
29 years in practice
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What is Taxol typically used for?

Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
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What is Taxol typically used for?

Chemotherapy: Taxol is a very effective chemotherapeutic drug for the treatment of some forms of breast and ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What is Taxol used for?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Does Taxol stabilize microtubules?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Taxol: Yes. You can read about this "Insights into the mechanism of microtubule stabilization by Taxol" See: http://www.pnas.org/content/103/27/10166.full ...Read more

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Dr. Vinni Juneja
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
16 years in practice
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What exactly is the drug Taxol used for?

Dr. Vinni Juneja
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
16 years in practice
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What exactly is the drug Taxol used for?

Chemotherapy: Taxol is a widely used chemotherapy drug for breast, lung, head/neck, esophageal cancers. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Conway
Board Certified, General Surgery
31 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: taxol?

Dr. Daniel Conway
Board Certified, General Surgery
31 years in practice
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Chemotherapy: Taxol or Paclitaxel is a chemotheaputic drug which is used to treat a variety of cancers including lung, breast, ovarian and head and neck cancers. It works by interfering with cell division. It is produced by a fungus that lives in a south american tree bark. ...Read more

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