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What sorts of chemotherapy are most common for breast cancer?
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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
7 doctors agree
In brief: Many diff regimens
There are many different regimens utilizing multiple drugs and ranging 3-6 months.
Common drugs are anthracyclines, taxanes, and Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) in various combinations - acx4, tcx4(or 6), tac x 6, acx4 ->tx4, dose dense ac->t, weekly taxol. Other options/drugs can also be considered in the metastatic setting. A patient should seek a medical oncologist experience in breast to rec the best regimen.

In brief: Many diff regimens
There are many different regimens utilizing multiple drugs and ranging 3-6 months.
Common drugs are anthracyclines, taxanes, and Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) in various combinations - acx4, tcx4(or 6), tac x 6, acx4 ->tx4, dose dense ac->t, weekly taxol. Other options/drugs can also be considered in the metastatic setting. A patient should seek a medical oncologist experience in breast to rec the best regimen.
Dr. Sean Canale
Dr. Sean Canale
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Dr. Greg Pahnke
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: AC / Taxol (paclitaxel) vs TCH
It all depends on the cancer's subtype er./pr her-2 status or in the future microarray analysis -the treatment is individualized on the tumor and patient characteristics, number of nodes may dictate extra cycles of chemo +/- radiation.
Dose dense every 2 weeks at a lower dose is popular alternative versus every 3 weeks larger dose with Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) recovery.If her2+ than added Herceptin for a yr.

In brief: AC / Taxol (paclitaxel) vs TCH
It all depends on the cancer's subtype er./pr her-2 status or in the future microarray analysis -the treatment is individualized on the tumor and patient characteristics, number of nodes may dictate extra cycles of chemo +/- radiation.
Dose dense every 2 weeks at a lower dose is popular alternative versus every 3 weeks larger dose with Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) recovery.If her2+ than added Herceptin for a yr.
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