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What is the difference between gemzar (gemcitabine) & taxol? I have three stage 4 cancers.

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Side effects vary

Gemzar (gemcitabine) is generally well tolerated given weekly 2 out of 3 or 3 out of 4 weeks per cycle.
Usually does not cause hair loss or neuropathy. Taxol can be given weekly or every 3 weeks and with risk of reactions during infusion (steroid premedication needed), some hair loss and significant neuropathy.

In brief: Side effects vary

Gemzar (gemcitabine) is generally well tolerated given weekly 2 out of 3 or 3 out of 4 weeks per cycle.
Usually does not cause hair loss or neuropathy. Taxol can be given weekly or every 3 weeks and with risk of reactions during infusion (steroid premedication needed), some hair loss and significant neuropathy.
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In brief: Both are caner drugs

Gemzar (gemcitabine) or gemcitibine antimetabolite drug given in varieties of cancer including breast cancer acts on cancer cell dna and kills the cancer cell .
.Taxal or paciltaxal a plant alkaloid is also cancer chemthraputic agent kills c ca cell by mitotic inhibition zimzar & taxal are good effective drugs widely used by i v with combination with some other drugs. Speak to your oncologist.

In brief: Both are caner drugs

Gemzar (gemcitabine) or gemcitibine antimetabolite drug given in varieties of cancer including breast cancer acts on cancer cell dna and kills the cancer cell .
.Taxal or paciltaxal a plant alkaloid is also cancer chemthraputic agent kills c ca cell by mitotic inhibition zimzar & taxal are good effective drugs widely used by i v with combination with some other drugs. Speak to your oncologist.
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