No. Taxol (paclitaxel) is a chemotherapeutic agent used to treat malignant, metastatic disease. Pneumonitis is an inflammatory process that needs antibiotics to bring the disease under control. One of the complications of chemo like Taxol (paclitaxel) is suppressing the immune system. As such reports appear that pneumonitis following the use of Taxol (paclitaxel) as in breast cancer occurs following the use of this agent.
After neoadj Taxol, (paclitaxel)A/C, herceptin, tumor shrunk by 1/3 but pathology shows lympho vascular invasion. How is this treated? Does it mean it's in my blood?
Lymph sac. it means that on the pathology slide they saw it in the blood/ lymph vessels. Read more...