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 19, 2015 12:54PM kbeee wrote:

Bekah, Definitely make that phone call. Sorry you're feeling so rotten. Take care of that..ahem...backside too, because that has to be horribly uncomfortable. Get those fluids and hope you feel better soon.

Leigh, Glad they got the reaction stopped quickly and that the infusion could resume without further incident.

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 19, 2015 01:06PM ThePrincess wrote:

Bekah - call! It's Friday and so much better to go there than the ER! I hope it gets resolved!!!

Dx 3/23/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+,
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Jun 19, 2015 03:34PM Sheriann wrote:

Hello everyone,

Just reading up on this group again, which is always so helpful and often comforting. :)

I just had my 10th of 12 Taxol + Herceptin treatments and am feeling pretty happy that I can see the end. Gosh, I cannot wait to finish chemo! I don't get sick, but these weekly treatments are pretty trying. I did AC before this and did well on that, too (I know that I am in the minority here). With Taxol + Herceptin, I have had hair thinning (since week 4), a bit of neuropathy in my fingers (since week 8-9), and bad skin on my face. I look like a nerdy teenager because of my bad skin, ugh. I am looking forward to this clearing up in a couple of weeks.

I lost all of my hair on AC. Then I took a 3 month break before starting the Taxol regimen to have surgery, and to have a baby (eek, yes, I found the breast lump while pregnant). In that 3 month interim, my hair started to grow back so nicely. Now it is embarrassingly thin, especially up front. I wish I had the luck of some of you women, who have seen it grow back a bit. Can't wait for the buds to fill in the balding areas of my head! Of course I'm grateful that I didn't lose all of it.

I should say to some of you that even if you have a bit of hair, go out like that! It's summer, and feels good, and liberating, to not have to wear something on the head!

Like some of you, I'll have a short break and then on to radiation for 5 weeks, and Tamoxifen.

Thanks for all of your messages, which I've read while going through all of this. If there's anything I can offer anyone here, I'd like to join in with some words of experience, advice and encouragement.


Dx 10/2014, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+, Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Jun 19, 2015 04:25PM - edited Jun 19, 2015 04:46PM by Trvler

I know I sound like an old lady (and I am) but bless your heart, Sheriann. Your baby is beautiful. I can't imagine dealing with all of this AND a new baby. Welcome!

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 19, 2015 04:33PM pennsygal wrote:

Welcome, Sheriann. I had a friend who also discovered a lump during her pregnancy. Congratulations on your darling baby! Your positive attitude is great.

Dx 12/22/2014, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 2/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/9/2015 AC Chemotherapy 5/13/2015 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Surgery 9/29/2015 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy 11/17/2015 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/30/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 19, 2015 04:43PM ThePrincess wrote:

Sheriann - welcome!


Dx 3/23/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+,
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Jun 19, 2015 09:45PM Sheriann wrote:

Thank you, Trvler, Pennsygal, and ThePrincess. Yes, chemo while pregnant was hard psychologically, but I had a healthy baby (as have many other women in the same position), thank goodness!

Dx 10/2014, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+, Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Jun 19, 2015 09:51PM kbeee wrote:

Sheriann, So glad you're almost done. You baby is beautiful (and you are as well). There was a gal in my Sept 2013 chemo crew who was pregnant with BC and did AC while pregnant. She has done really, really well since then...as has her baby.


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 20, 2015 08:58PM cloudynight wrote:

Hi all,


This is a daunting (long!) thread to join, but I'm going to wade in. Did first Taxol (with Herceptin) on June 16. Now I'm going to read as much of the thread as I can!

Dx 3/2015, DCIS, Left, 5cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Dx 4/30/2015, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 4/30/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Jun 21, 2015 09:37AM Leighrh wrote:

Ok I've done pretty well after my first taxol... Great actually, but last night and worsening today is some serious soreness.... My back and legs, a little in my chest. Not just oh I'm sore, but oh I really have to sit down this hurts sore. I've taken some Tylenol and hoping that does the trick. I was really hoping to breeze through this. I guess it's better than being nauseous.

Dx 12/31/2014, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/19/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 3/25/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 10/21/2015

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