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Taxol Herceptin Side Effects
Less neuropathy: Unlike taxol, gemcitabine does not cause neuropathy. It can cause low platelets. It can also cause fluid retention. Also it is usually given 2 weeks on and 1 week off. Unlike taxol which typically is given weekly. That is about it in regards to the difference. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After neoadj Taxol,A/C,herceptin,tumor shrunk by 1/3 but pathology shows lympho vascular invasion.How is this treated? Does it mean it's in my blood?
Lymph sac: it means that on the pathology slide they saw it in the blood/ lymph vessels ...Read more
Comp 16 weeks of taxol/herceptin .. diangosis with mult pe's recently and about to begin a/c chemo. Will this be possible with existing pe's in both lungs?
Yes: You have obviously survived the bilateral pulmonary emboli. You didn't mention being on Coumadin or any blood thinner but you should be if you are not(speak to your doctor). Hopefully, most of the clot on your lungs has dissolved. If you can't be on blood thinners for some reason, you could have a filter placed in your vena cava. Having cancer is a risk factor for having blood clots and pes. ...Read more
Stage 2B idc breast cancer-neoadjuvant ... Had taxol/herceptin for 16wks. Now a/c chemo.. Is it risky to be without herceptin until surgery in jan?
Should be okay: You are receiving ac now and i think (and i hope) it should take care you cancer well --to shrink it down further- so you can have surgery in january. It is not safe to combine adriamyicn and Herceptin as it could give you significant problem with your heart. Once you are done with surgery- you will need Herceptin to be continued for 1 year. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Numerous: 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. ...Read more
Flu-like: Most people do pretty well with herceptin, especially after the first few doses. Flu-like symptoms are common and you may have issues with your blood counts. Your oncologist will monitor these. Uncommonly, Herceptin can lead to diminished heart function or irregular heart beats. Your oncologist will check your heart before treatment and continue to monitor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart failure: About 4% of women treated with Herceptin develop some weakness in their heart. This decrease in heart function is almost always reversible when the drug is stopped. Other side effects of Herceptin can include allergic reaction, fatigue, headache and diarrhea. Most of my patients have no side effects! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chemotoxicity: ABRAXANE is an Injectable suspension of paclitaxel , a derivative of Taxol formulated as albumin-bound nanoparticles with a mean particle size of approximately 130 nanometers and sodium acetyltryptophanate . Toxicity of taxol and abraxane are similar and present with numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in hands or feet; Sudden chest pain or discomfort, wheezing dry cough, Low WBC and fever. ...Read more
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