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 11:23AM

Posted on: Jun 7, 2012 11:23AM

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 18, 2015 05:54AM angiel wrote:

Congrats JenH! What a great feeling to be done!

ninjamary, I haven't experienced a rash from the Taxol but I know others have according to my MO's nurse.

Dx 1/7/2015, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 3/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/9/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Chemotherapy 4/7/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Jun 18, 2015 06:39AM Leighrh wrote:


Today is my day....First Taxol.  Praying this is the easy part!  I of course am nauseous in anticipation of being nauseous.  I have felt so good for the past week and half, I really don't want to start feeling like crap again! I did not have bone pain with AC because I did not get neulasta thank goodness, but now I am scared of that! I plan to take this afternoon off of work for the infusion but I plan to come back tomorrow morning. Hoping I feel fine!

Dx 12/31/2014, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/18/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 3/25/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 10/20/2015
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Jun 18, 2015 06:42AM ThePrincess wrote:

Good luck Leighrh - and all others that are going today! I had first taxol/her/perjeta Tuesday and so far I feel ok! GOOD LUCK! You can do this - I felt the same way - I felt so awesome Monday I hated to go in on Tuesday but the other ladies are right, that yucky feeling from AC doesn't happen w/the taxol!

Dx 3/23/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+,
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Jun 18, 2015 07:33AM Trvler wrote:

Yea Jen for final Taxol!!! Congrats.

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 3/23/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 8/31/2015 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Radiation Therapy 10/14/2015 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015
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Jun 18, 2015 07:38AM BBwithBC45 wrote:

Ninjamary, no rash for me. I only had the acne.

Saved my hair with cold caps. Dx 1/4/2015, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR- Surgery 1/11/2015 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 2/1/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 3/2/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 3/2/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 5/31/2015 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 6/7/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/29/2015 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Surgery 3/7/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Surgery 6/5/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting Surgery 10/9/2016 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting Surgery 7/16/2017 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting
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Jun 18, 2015 08:34AM kbeee wrote:

Leigh, Taxol has pretty much been a walk in the park for me. Now that I posted that, something bad will probably happen. But really...I don't just feel good. I would say I feel great. Each week, I have actually felt better, the further out from AC. I had Taxol 4 on Tuesday.

NinjaMary, I do get a rash. After round 1 I had it on my chest and face. The last few rounds, just on my face. I had 4 people yesterday ask about my "sunburned" face. Sigh. No sunburn...just Taxol rash. MO does want to know if it gets worse so I can get steroids, but the rash does not bother me so I'd prefer a rash over steroids at this point.

Karen. Dx 8/5/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/25/2013 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right) Chemotherapy 9/19/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/11/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/22/2014 Reconstruction (Left); Reconstruction (Right) Surgery 1/28/2015 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right) Dx 2/2/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/24/2015 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Right): Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Dx 2/25/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/30/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/24/2015 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 18, 2015 08:37AM Alibeths wrote:

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Dx 4/29/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 5/13/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 10/6/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 3/13/2015, IDC, 1/7 nodes, ER-, HER2- Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Jun 18, 2015 11:46AM Carrie37 wrote:

I hope everyone is well and experiencing minimal side effects. Quick question about port access. For about the last 3-4 treatments the nurses have had trouble getting my blood from my port. They have had to do two flushes to "get it going." Today she did three flushes and then a flush of some med (starts with an H) and let me sit for 5 minutes. My blood looked foamy. It was odd to me but the nurse said it happens and not to worry. She said it just gets "cruddy" sometimes. Anyone else know anything about this? I know she said don't worry but that is just silly!

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 4/29/2015 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 4/29/2015 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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Jun 18, 2015 12:00PM BBwithBC45 wrote:

Carrie, my guess would be it was Heparin, the blood thinner, but maybe some others will chime in who know more.

With my port they had a problem once only, but it didn't get as far as giving me any blood thinners, I just had to turn my head different ways, cough and I don't remember what else, and eventually all was good.

Saved my hair with cold caps. Dx 1/4/2015, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR- Surgery 1/11/2015 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 2/1/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 3/2/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 3/2/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 5/31/2015 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 6/7/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 9/29/2015 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Surgery 3/7/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Surgery 6/5/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting Surgery 10/9/2016 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting Surgery 7/16/2017 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting
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Jun 18, 2015 01:02PM ninjamary wrote:

Carrie - Funny you post this today. I'm on my second port. My first one had a clot after two AC treatments. Went back under the knife had it removed and another port inserted on the opposite boob. I had taxol #6 today and it was completely clogged again. We did all the moves (cough, arms up, boobs smashed in a self hug, stand up, lay down, heparin) Nothing worked. I told the nurse put it in the vein, because I'm not having another surgery. After an hour of trying she went through my vein. It was easy. While doing the premeds they put a super heparin (no idea what it is called) in my port and let it sit there for 30 minutes. It reopened my port! Yea. I still have to go get a port-a-gram tomorrow (x-ray).

I think I'm just a clotter and clogged ports seem to be a pretty common thing on the internet. I also have high cholesterol and my internist doubled my satins and added a another med to lower my triglycerides.

The girl I sat next in the chair had her port fail on chemo #6 also. She fought (and won) getting it removed and she just does vein access for Taxol. The hospital prefers a port with administering chemotherapy.

Dx 1/14/2015, IDC, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/5/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 3/11/2015 AC + T (Taxol)

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