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What exactly is paclitaxel (onxol, taxol)?
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Dr. Paul Harper
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In brief: Drug from a tree
Taxol is a chemotherapy drug used commonly to treat breast cancer.
It's generic name is paclitaxel. It is also used to treat ovarian, lung, prostate, bladder, melanoma, esophageal cancer and other solid tumor cancers. It is made fromthe pacific yew tree bark. It works by preventing the cancer cells from dividing and therefore stops their growth.

In brief: Drug from a tree
Taxol is a chemotherapy drug used commonly to treat breast cancer.
It's generic name is paclitaxel. It is also used to treat ovarian, lung, prostate, bladder, melanoma, esophageal cancer and other solid tumor cancers. It is made fromthe pacific yew tree bark. It works by preventing the cancer cells from dividing and therefore stops their growth.
Dr. Paul Harper
Dr. Paul Harper
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In brief: Chemical from tree
Taxol (paclitaxel) is a natural chemical from a tree.
It is a natural compound.

In brief: Chemical from tree
Taxol (paclitaxel) is a natural chemical from a tree.
It is a natural compound.
Dr. Evert Eriksson
Dr. Evert Eriksson
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