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Taxotere Adriamycin Cytoxan
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
I had 5 chemo treatments of taxotere 145 mg and 965 mg of cytoxan.
How long does it stay in your system?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
The drug is taxotere 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
Can you tell me about the long term side effects from the chemotherapy drugs adriamycin and cytoxin?
TWO MAJOR ONES: Adriamycin 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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some: Taxoter: peripheral neuropathy. Cytoxan: hemorrhagic cystitis. Alos about 1% risk of secondary leukemias. Neulasta: no one knows. Generally speaking it depends on what are you treating and what are the alternatives. These two agents are crucial in the treatment of early breast cancer and are given before or after surgery as part of a regimen called ac-t. ...Read more
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