Aug 27, 2007 05:36 AM Indigoblue wrote:Faye Lynn,
I know I whine frequently, and others on these dicussion boards probably dislike my negative attitude; heck, I feel like curdled milk crud reconstituted with pine tar and sewage water...sorry.
In any case, I think you should finish what you start, if your health is withstanding.
The Taxol is a preventative insurance policy according to my onc. 12 weekly treatments of Taxol's trial outcomes recently published by the National Cancer Institute report this therapy as being highly effective, and successful (compared to all other Taxol/Paciltaxol treatments) by eliminating cancer cells which may be local or lurking elsewhere in one's system.
Not everyone suffers longterm neuropathy; in my case, I work with my hands, (art), and the side effects have had a most devestating effect on the quality of life.
As I understand this, (chemobrain), Taxol is most effective in the earlier stages of breast cancer, before it has a chance to spread and metastisize. If you have lupis, arthritis, heart disease, and a long list of serious illness, it's likely not for you. However, if you are in relatively good health, it is supposed to have remarkable abilities to conquer microinvasive cancer cells.
Don't know if it helps. After all, I've been somewhat of a crybaby lately...whhhaaaaaa.
Be well, be loved, it's a glorious day!