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 01:23PM

Posted on: Jun 7, 2012 01:23PM

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 21, 2015 08:46AM kbeee wrote:

cloudy night, start at the end, with most recent folks, and work backwards.

Leigh, The pain for me is mostly late day 3 through early day 5. I hope you some relief.


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 21, 2015 08:53AM Trvler wrote:

Leigh, Is it bone pain?

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 1/1/2016
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Jun 21, 2015 09:59AM ninjamary wrote:

Taxol #6 kicked my ass. I slept the entire day yesterday (day 2 out from treatment). I have absolutely no energy and every chore tires me out so much I have to stop and rest. In all honesty I probably shouldn't have driven to the supermarket and cleaning the bathroom was pretty stupid too. I had such high hopes that Taxol would be a breeze like infusions 1 and 2. As long as it doesn't equal the cumulative treatment of AC I can deal.

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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Jun 21, 2015 10:12AM Leighrh wrote:

Allison, I don't really know how to describe it. It's like really sore muscles. I never had neulasta so I really don't know what bone pain feels like. I felt the same way when I had the reaction to it during infusion but it was much worse then. The Tylenol seems to have helped. When I had my youngest, I had horrible lower back labor... I still swear I pooped that kid out.... Lol or at least it felt like it.... That's the pain on a smaller scale, that I had this morning.

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 21, 2015 10:54AM Trvler wrote:

I had some glandular pain around my neck when I had AC but the only pain I have had on Taxol is bone pain and only a small amount. I am coming up on #5 and I know it could go south at anytime.

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 1/1/2016
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Jun 21, 2015 11:02AM kbeee wrote:

Leigh, Ard you taking L Glutamine ? MO told me it could help ward off muscle pain.

Ninja, have the other Taxols been that bad, or just this one? I hope your energy returns soon

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 21, 2015 11:32AM Trvler wrote:

I wasn't taking glutamine when I first started for a couple of weeks and I started it. I usually don't take it 3x a day because you have to take it in cold water. I do it once. I have no idea if it is doing anything but I guess it's worth a try. I really need to go up to 3x a day.

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 1/1/2016
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Jun 21, 2015 11:47AM kbeee wrote:

Allison, I asked about it for neuropathy and he told me the jury is still out on that, but that it can help with the muscle pain and weakness, so he said I could take it. I have had a little muscle pain, but not bad at all. I have not had neuropathy yet, but know that will likely come later, especially since I have had Taxotere.

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 21, 2015 03:58PM ninjamary wrote:

Kbee - this was the worst one so far. The others seemed much easier, but I think each one was harder and harder and I didn't realize it.

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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Jun 21, 2015 04:30PM melb44 wrote:

I am joining you ladies on Wed with my first of 12 Taxols after the 4 dose dense ACs. I have to admit I am dreading it. I am not looking forward to going every single week throughout the whole summer. I am doing cold caps so it is a long day.

Glad most of you are not having too bad of SEs!

Dx 3/5/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/27/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 10/1/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 10/27/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 11/1/2015 Breast, Lymph nodes

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