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(also known as Paclitaxel)
Paclitaxel (TaxolŽ) is a drug used in the treatment of cancer. Paclitaxel has since become an effective tool of doctors who treat patients with lung, ovarian, breast cancer, and advanced forms of Kaposi's sarcoma. Paclitaxel is also used for the prevention of restenosis (recurrent narrowing) of coronary stents; locally... more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Cervical Cancer
Overall, 89% (129 Members) find Taxol helpful

Taxol Reviews

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I took it for 10 months-seemed to tolerate it ok and have now switched to abraxene
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evil stuff.
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was rough, but I got through it.
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In 2004 I did not handle this drug well. I developed severe neuropathy. In 2007 I handled it better but I had to take Lyrica for the neuropathy and pain killers to get me thru it.
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I finished 3 of the 4 scheduled treatments. I had joint pain and neuropathy during tx but its better now.
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Had 12 weekly treatments with little/no side effects
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Had taxol after adriamycin and cytoxan in 2005. Had neuropathy in my fingers and toes
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Did ok with this no problems really!!
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Leg Pain!
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Taxol was very difficult; blood vessels broke, muscle pain. And something caused my face and neck to swell up hugely. They weren't sure what was causing that; possibly a clot from the port (so the port was pulled).
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  1. Discussion: Reaction to Taxol
    Just because you do not have bad side effects does not mean it is not working. Count your blessings you are ok and still be able to enjoy your life. J... [More]
  2. Discussion: Reaction to Taxol
    The hysterectomy was done by a gynocologist who didn't think it was cancer. He referred me to an oncologist, who recruited a gyno-oncologist from out ... [More]
  3. Discussion: Reaction to Taxol
    i'm afraid that I also havent' heard of cyclophosphamide. But are you comfortable with your health team? If so, I would relay your questions to your d... [More]
  4. Discussion: Reaction to Taxol
    I wish I could help you with your question about Cyclophosfamide, but I'm not familiar with it. However, if you are concerned about the regimen you w... [More]
  5. Discussion: Reaction to Taxol
    I had two bad reactions to Taxol and it has been replaced with Cyclophosfamide. I'm to be be re-assessed in January with regard to another surgery. I... [More]