Topic: Weekly Taxol group

Forum: Chemotherapy - Before, During, and After — Regimens, side effects, and support from others going through chemo.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2012 02:23PM

Posted on: Jun 7, 2012 02:23PM

Sissydi wrote:

Hey there! I didn't see a separate group for weekly Taxol treatment; thought I'd start one just so we can compare notes with each other......I always learn so much from everyone! Just finished treatment #3 this week, and so far my side effects have been loss of taste and fatigue, especially day 3-5. This has been easier on me then A/C treatment so far.
What are your experiences?

Dx 12/23/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 5/21 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+
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Jun 10, 2015 06:55AM BBwithBC45 wrote:

Bekah, i did get a small mouth sore once on Taxol, I kept using Biotene mouthwash per my MO's orders.

KBeee, yes, my blood work was all over the place on Taxol and BUN/Creatinine ratio very high.

Saved my hair with cold caps. Dx 1/4/2015, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR- Surgery 1/12/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Dx 1/17/2015, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+, Surgery 2/2/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 3/3/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 3/3/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 6/1/2015 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 6/8/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/30/2015 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Surgery 3/8/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Surgery 6/6/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting Surgery 10/10/2016 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting Surgery 7/17/2017 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting
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Jun 10, 2015 08:35AM Trvler wrote:

My liver enzymes were high. When I asked my MO (who I need to constantly point out I can't stand) said that can happen with Taxol. Very helpful lady, Ugh.

Bekah: Lysine for mouth sores. Ask your doctor it is ok to take. I take 2 at the first sign of one and then pop a few more throughout the next 48 hours. Has always worked but I haven't had any on Taxol so far.

Allison Dx 1/16/2015, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2/26/2015, ILC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/24/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 9/1/2015 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Radiation Therapy 10/15/2015 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2016
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Jun 10, 2015 10:19AM ninjamary wrote:

Allison - my liver enzymes were very high on my May 28th blood work (of course they haven't posted my June 4th blood work yet) I still received my Taxol that week though.

Dx 1/14/2015, IDC, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/6/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 3/12/2015 AC + T (Taxol)
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Jun 10, 2015 11:47AM Trvler wrote:

Thanks, Mary. Please let me know when you get June 4th how it is.

Allison Dx 1/16/2015, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2/26/2015, ILC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/24/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 9/1/2015 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Radiation Therapy 10/15/2015 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2016
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Jun 11, 2015 07:37PM AnewBeginning wrote:

BBwithBC45

I asked MO yesterday and he said although there is no evidence it works he is not against it so I purchased it this morning and started the LGlut and the B complex.


AJ Dx 12/2011, DCIS, Left, Stage 0 Dx 2/2015, IDC, Left, Stage IIIA, 4/21 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Chemotherapy 4/15/2015 AC Targeted Therapy 6/10/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy AC
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Jun 11, 2015 07:39PM AnewBeginning wrote:

Yesterday was my first of 12 THP tx. So far I am fine but I know Im running on steroids. Hope this is easier on me than the AC

AJ Dx 12/2011, DCIS, Left, Stage 0 Dx 2/2015, IDC, Left, Stage IIIA, 4/21 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Chemotherapy 4/15/2015 AC Targeted Therapy 6/10/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy AC
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Jun 11, 2015 07:46PM Trvler wrote:

As far as no evidence that it works, you have to realize they don't do clinical trials on supplements, at least not that I know of. I am learning a lot about drug trials because a friend of mine and her husband started a company a few years ago to do trials and that's all she talks about.

Allison Dx 1/16/2015, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2/26/2015, ILC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/24/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 9/1/2015 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Radiation Therapy 10/15/2015 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2016
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Jun 11, 2015 10:29PM SC_Coqui wrote:

I believe they did do a study on the Glutamine with Taxol. It was a small group. I'm on my phone and can't look up the link, but in the group that took 10 grams daily of Glutamine there were fewer side effects and a quicker recovery.

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade and add a shot of vodka! -- Joanna Dx 10/10/2014, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+, Surgery 2/3/2015 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 3/4/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 5/14/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy
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Jun 12, 2015 05:59AM tryn2staycalm wrote:


Hi Ladies.. will be joining this group as of today as I start Taxol weekly.  Need a miracle.. hope this is it.  Have mets in over 15 spots in my body including bones (spine, ribs, etc.), liver, both lungs.  Left lung is the worst it has partly collapsed and has fluid in it.  My cancer caused a blood clot and now taking daily injections of fragmen (powerful blood thinner).  All the hormonals have failed and my cancer is grade 3 and very aggressive.  Yet I keep positive and hopeful.

Cathy

A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her, but a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone Dx 7/27/2010, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 3/1/2011 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 5/2012, IDC, Left, Grade 3 Hormonal Therapy 3/23/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 3/26/2015, Stage IV Chemotherapy 6/12/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jun 12, 2015 10:31AM Carrie37 wrote:

Cathy, I am so sorry to hear that. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dx 2/11/2015, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx 2/11/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 3/5/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 4/30/2015 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 4/30/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 8/19/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 10/26/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 11/11/2015 Lymph nodes, Chest wall

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