Would I benefit from Taxol (paclitaxel) if I have breast cancer?

Depends. ...On the stage and characteristics of the cancer and your general health. Taxol (paclitaxel) is a good drug, very beneficial for early stage and advanced cancer but i cannot tell you a definite answer without more info.

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Estrogen receptor ER positive breast cancer adjuvant Taxol (paclitaxel) benefits?

Get Oncotype. In order to answer this question, more details are needed (size of tumor, lymph node involvement, etc). A test that will help to decide if you need chemotherapy or not is the oncotype dx. I highly recommend you speak with your oncologist and even consider a 2nd opinion. Read more...

AFTER taxol/A/C for breast cancer stage2, path result-Lympho vascular invasion-shouldn't chemo resolved this? What now?

Ask your oncologist! You need to givel us more information...Did the tumor shrink on chemotherapy? How much. shrinkage? If the tumor did not shrink much, that is a bad sign. But if it reduced in size substantially then you are on the right track. But your oncologist can address your questions and guide you better. Read more...

Stage 2B idc breast cancer-neoadjuvant. .. Had taxol/herceptin (trastuzumab) for 16wks. Now a/c chemo. Is it risky to be without herceptin (trastuzumab) until surgery in jan?

Herceptin (trastuzumab) You received upfront herceptin (trastuzumab). Now with ac, better to hold herceptin (trastuzumab). You will get to resume it later and finish 1 full year. Read more...
You must. Discuss this with your oncologist. No one should comment on this without knowing your whole case history and follow up exams. Read more...
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 (trastuzumab) as it could give you significant problem with your heart. Once you are done with surgery- you will need Herceptin (trastuzumab) to be continued for 1 year. Read more...
Ok. If you started ac this month then your last ac will be sometime in the latter part of november that means your next cycle of something would have been the middle of december and then in the first part of january. Therefore you would only be missing one cycle of a therapy before your surgery. There is no reason to suspect that you would relapse quickly. You will be fine with the wait. Read more...

My mom is undergoing chemotherapy-currently taxol- for breast cancer-is neuropathy that comes and goes a normal side effect?

Yes it can be. Taxol (paclitaxel) is a great drug but does cause some discomfort in the form of neuropathy but it is temporary problem and should not become a major issue even if you continue the drug use. Read more...
Yes. It is one of the side effect , speak to the oncologist , it is good drug to stop the cancer cell growth. Good Luck. Read more...

What is the benefit of getting genetic breast cancer testing?

Knowledge is Power. The brca test is a simple (tho, very expensive) blood test to determine if one carries the risk of developing the hereditary form of breast (& ovarian) cancer. Affected people have a 50%chance of passing this on to their children. If the test is (-), this can be very reassuring; if (+), one may choose to be proactive and undergo prophylactic (preventive) mastectomies and oophorectomies. Read more...
Genetic Testing . About 5 % of breast cancer patients may have brca 1 or brca 2. It is very important for patients who are positive for brca 1 or 2 who will be recommended to have resection of both breast and her ovarian also about 25% of breast cancer patients may have her 2 neu. Cellular receptor is human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (her2/neu); its presence correlates with a poorer prognosis. The excellent. Read more...
For patient & family. It will be useful for both patient and her children if a patient with breast cancer is + for brca 1/2 mutation- she also has sgnificant risk to develop ovarian cancer so prophylactic surgery would be recommended. Other consequences for the family- the mutation can be inherited to the children-and if it's +, screening mammogram & MRI should be done earlier & prophylactic surgery'll be recommended. Read more...

What are the benefits of a clinical trial for breast cancer? Are clinical trials for breast cancer drugs a viable way to seek treatment? .

May help. Enertering into a clinical trial you may be able to use a newer treatment, you will receive regular testing & evaluation as directed by the research protocol, and you can help further research and possibly help others in the future. See this susan g komen site: http://ww5.Komen.Org/breastcancer/clinicaltrials.Html. Read more...

My grandmother had breast cancer and my grandfather passed from sarcoma both before the age of 40 (both dad's side) Would I benefit from BRCA testing?

Probably not. So sorry to hear that. There is a formula that your PCP can go through with you to calculate your risk. Unless your grandmother had an early breast cancer, younger than 40, it probably won't increase your risk of hereditary cancer. 90% of breast cancers are NOT Brca cancers. Typically there is a history of several breast cancers in first degree relatives and early breast cancer. Read more...
Genetic counseling. is recommended before and after any genetic test. This counseling is provided by a doctor who is experienced in cancer genetics. Read more...
Yes. Having a second degree relative like a grandmother with breast cancer before the age of 40 is a red flag for possible BRCA. If your grandmother is living then she could be tested. If not, then your mother or father could be tested depending on which side of the family. If they do not have the gene then they cannot pass it on to you. Hope this helps. Read more...