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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (Definition)

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Had Taxotere/Cytoxan 2 1/2 years ago, some peripheral neuropathy, which got better. Can neuropathy return at some later point? Have some symptoms.

Had Taxotere/Cytoxan 2 1/2 years ago, some peripheral neuropathy, which got better.  Can neuropathy return at some later point? Have some symptoms.

Neuropathy return: Neuropathy symptoms may return, but the neuropathy attributed to your medical treatment probably will not return. If your symptoms return, and remain long enough, it is a good idea to look for other causes before deciding it is a medicine side effect. Some causes of neuropathy are never found, keep this in mind too. ...Read more

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How long before taxotere (docetaxel) and cytoxan leave your body?

How long before taxotere (docetaxel) and cytoxan leave your body?

Short periods: Both of these drugs are metabolized over a short period of time. They are greater than 99% metabolized (removed) from the body within 5-7 days of administration. ...Read more

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Adriamycin (doxorubicin) cyclophosphamide is toxic to what besides heart?

Adriamycin (doxorubicin) cyclophosphamide is toxic to what besides heart?

Many: Side effects of this chemotherapy combination include fatigue, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, finger and toe nail changes, low blood counts. ...Read more

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What is the standard treatment of taxotere/cytoxan chemo for idc with an oncotype score of 37? My oncologist wants me to do 6 cycles but 4 is normal.

What is the standard treatment of taxotere/cytoxan chemo for idc with an oncotype score of 37? My oncologist wants me to do 6 cycles but 4 is normal.

4 is standard: There is an ongoing trial of 4 vs 6. My suspicion is there will be no difference, however, until the data is out 4 is the standard. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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After breast cancer how long does cytoxan and taxotere (docetaxel) stay in your body?

Not long: Most chemo do not last long in the body. It is cleared from patients' body within a few hours to 48 hours. Half of the dose of Cytoxan is eliminated from the body in 3 to 12 hours. Half of the dose of taxotere (docetaxel) is eliminated from the body in 12 hours. ...Read more

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The drug is taxotere (docetaxel) and cyclophosphamide used in chemo due to early stage of invasive lobular carcinoma does side effect cause insomia , depression?

The drug is taxotere (docetaxel) and cyclophosphamide used in chemo due to early stage of invasive lobular carcinoma does side effect cause insomia , depression?

Chemo and cancer: Dealing with cancer and its treatment is not something easy to do in many cases. Not only it is affecting your physical condition, emotionally, you can also develop anxiety, depressed mood, depression etc through out the battle. The chemo themselves do not give you insomnia. However, steroids are given prior to chemo, and this can cause insomnia. Depression/anxiety cause insomnia too. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the long term side effects from the chemotherapy drugs adriamycin (doxorubicin) and cytoxin?

Can you tell me about the long term side effects from the chemotherapy drugs adriamycin (doxorubicin) and cytoxin?

TWO MAJOR ONES: Adriamycin (doxorubicin) and Cytoxan is a great combination regimen used in breast cancer. The major long term side effects for both of these drugs is secondary leukemias, risk is around 1%. For adriamycin (doxorubicin) there is a concern for cardiotoxicity, but risk rises with cumulative dose. Risk is less than 10%. Patients get an echocardiogram or muga scan prior to therapy to evaluate heart status. Talk to your md. ...Read more

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Advice for taxotere/docetaxel?

Advice for taxotere/docetaxel?

Watch for diarrhea: Great drug for many things, but can cause diarrhea (amongst other side effects). ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Adriamycin (Definition)

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Dr. Carole Miller
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Cyclophosphamide (Definition)

Cyclophosphamide is an aklylating agent which is a ...Read more