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Topic: Is Oral Paclitaxel Better Than IV Paclitaxel for MBC?

Forum: Stage IV/Metastatic Breast Cancer, Open to All To Contribute —

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Posted on: Jan 9, 2020 02:34PM

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Is Oral Paclitaxel Better Than IV Paclitaxel for Metastatic Breast Cancer?
January 2, 2020

Women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer treated with an oral form of paclitaxel seemed to have a better response to treatment and less neuropathy compared to women treated with the IV version of paclitaxel. Read more...

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Jan 9, 2020 03:27PM ann273 wrote:

This is an exciting treatment option, Ive been looking out for the fda aproval for months now. I know someone on the forum who had been on it for 2 years with minimal side effects and stable disease.

Dx 8/1/2013, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 11/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/1/2013 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 11/15/2013 FAC Surgery 2/12/2014 Hormonal Therapy 4/30/2014 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 4/3/2015, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 6/1/2015 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2015 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 7/31/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Jan 19, 2020 03:12PM pajim wrote:

ann273, can you tell us her protocol? How does she take it considering all the fasting time?

Dx 4/20/2008, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 1/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2/1/2013, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2013 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2013 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 2/25/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy 6/19/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy 8/15/2018 Verzenio Chemotherapy 1/2/2019 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 12/30/2019 CMF
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Feb 5, 2020 04:59PM Husband11 wrote:

Couldn't you take it in the evening, after you have finished eating for the day? Say, finish eating by 5:00 pm. Fast till 9:00, take the first drug, then take the others at 10:00 pm, then off to bed.

Concerned husband Dx 2008, Left, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 7/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 5/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)

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