wrote: beegirl - go to the top of the page & click on my home. cc01 I was using three different types of thermoters and kept getting different readings and I didn't want to go to Dr., but decided to go when one of the thermometers read 100+ , but good thing I did because it was over 100 and I had to be admitted to the hospital with IV Antibotics for three days and they didn't know where the infection was coming from , I don't mean to scare anyone, but there is a reason we have to watch that 100+ temperature. How long will I be this tired? Feb 8, 2008 06:20PM Honestly, that was the worst part. New; Breast cancer forum requires membership for participation - click to join. The pubes are almost gone, and the leg and armpit hair is really slowed down-- I shaved once 2 weeks ago. Not eating and not exercising make you feel tired even when you’re not undergoing chemo; going hungry and being inactive exacerbate chemo’s fatigue even more. Applies to cyclophosphamide: capsule, powder for solution, tablet. I have really appreciated following this conversation as I prepare for the next stage of treatment. Feb 8, 2008 09:23PM © 2021 Breastcancer.org - All rights reserved. 1 month ago. Many men express great hesitation to move to chemotherapy with both docetaxel (taxotere) and cabazitaxel (Jevtana) because of the side effects which can include alopecia (hair loss), nail changes, neuropathy, and dysgeusia (a distortion of the sense of taste). I have a VERY hard getting enough liquid into my system and have to go for IV fluid replacement every day for the first two weeks after infusion. A 16-year breast cancer survivor, her passion is helping women through this devastating disease. An Infection 3. Some women experience lasting neuropathy, finding it takes many months for it to subside. A chemotherapy nurse will give it to you. lpacemissoula You’ll probably be offered Neulasta, which is a drug given by injection 24 hours after each chemo treatment. wrote: Sleep for me was easy last night (actually last evening - I went to bed at 8) except for getting up who knows how many times to get rid of all the water I drank yesterday. Hope everyone had a good weekend. wrote: Thanks for the words of encouragement, I think I'm a whiner. Sorry to hear about your nausea this time around. Depending on how old you are, among other factors, this infertility may be temporary or permanent. Patients may experience changes in blood counts due to leukemia and other blood disorders years after treatment. It was approved originally to.treat advanced breast cancer in patients who … Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway. Caryn Answer Question. If you have already written these answers please forgive me. I am feeling very discouraged. Your oncologist must believe that taxol combined with the cytoxan is the best for you based on your pathology report. They did lousy, and so I'm getting Neulasta after my next tx. Since my recurrance in April, I have been on carboplatin/abraxane (last cycle of treatment starts tomorrow, yeah!). Taxotere is indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after failure of prior chemotherapy.Taxotere in combination with doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide is indicated for the adjuvant treatment of patients with operable node-positive breast cancer. Cautions. WellWater I also had 4 cycles of Taxotere and Cytoxan. Not much you can do about that; it’s annoying, and can affect your balance if it’s in your feet (since it feels like your feet are asleep); but it should go away once you’re done. I met with the oncologist who has ordered cyclophosphamide and taxotere. guitarGrl At the time, it was (in conjunction w/ Prednisone) the only treatment for Wegener's. These medications interfere with cancer cell’s growth and ability to spread throughout the body. I had my 1st dose of chemo with cytoxan and taxotere on 10/23 and have never felt such pain before. My oncologist told me I should take a three month round of chemo (taxotere and cytoxan) as a precaution to kill any micro cancer cells that could be there. Hi. Also took some anti-nausea pills as a deterrent. You can also use a nail strengthner on your nails (I use one made by OPI). I wasn't sure about my onc's suggestion of doing the Neulasta shot the day after, but your conversation has convinced me that it would be best to go ahead and do it. Feb 10, 2008 02:29PM It dropped my sodium levels too low and I had a couple of seizures. Feb 10, 2008 06:12PM I'm afraid to take the chemo because of the side effects but I'm afraid not to take it for fear the cancer will come back. It came back curly and thicker than it was before. I'd appreciate any info that you can give. I’m not nauseous (much) but I get hella diarrhea from perjeta and I can’t stand the taste of most liquids. ... appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. I'm starting 4 rounds of Taxotere and Cytoxan Monday. wrote: I'm hoping I've turned a corner with the stomach bug thing. Can someone please tell me how these chemo drugs worked on them? I've just had my first dose and I'm experiencing body aches and skin breakouts. 0. Everything else is inconvenience. guggerty:  Thank you for your encouraging words - it really does help, and I wish my onc would have told me Taxotere was a kinder chemo, so will take that leap of faith next Friday. Taxol/Taxotere and Cytoxan (TC) therapy is one of the most common types of chemotherapy given to women with early-stage breast cancer. Three out of 744 clinical trial participants who received Taxotere, doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (TAC) developed the blood cancer. taxotere & cytoxan - Advanced breast cancer. T – docetaxel (Taxotere ®) C – cyclophosphamide. Thanks so much. If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression. The U.S. District Judge presiding over all federal Taxotere lawsuits has scheduled four additional bellwether cases for trial over the next two years, which are designed to … And my butt hurts... Now I'm just trying to feel well enough to get back to chemo on Monday. but was given decadron to prevent nausea. Thanks! Site updates. color pale yellow shape No data. Another similar drug called Taxol was available to patients that is just as effective and does not cause long term baldness. Good luck on your upcoming treatment. Taxotere Vial Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity COMMON side effects. The U.S. District Judge presiding over all federal Taxotere lawsuits has scheduled four additional bellwether cases for trial over the next two years, which are designed to help gauge how juries may r 0 thank. Breast Cancer Discussion Forums - Access the shared knowledge of thousands of people affected by breast cancer I also walked on my treadmill 20-30 min., 3 to 5 days a week. Just like Kathy my curls are starting to diminish some. Very nervous, I start chemo tomorrow. Last night sucked b/c the bone aches started. Anyone … I just started Taxotere yesterday and compared to Adreamicen and Cytoxan its not so bad i was expecting the worse because i read that it would make you nauseated and when i was talking to my doctor about it she said that even aspirin has a small warning for nausea and its doesnt happen much with taxotere and im feeling just fine ive been tired but thats it. She told me that one night she was washing her face and rubbed her eyebrow right off - I just cracked up, how weird would that be????? I think we are all probably all different. My oncologist told me I should take a three month round of chemo (taxotere and cytoxan) as a precaution to kill any micro cancer cells that could be there. Feb 9, 2008 07:58AM I did not use traditional sleep aids and used alternative methods. He thinks it may be possible that I … Susceptibility to sunburn: You may be more likely than usual to get a sunburn, so wear a hat, slather on the sunblock, and just plain stay out of the sun as much as possible. Feb 9, 2008 01:22PM Prescribed taxotere and cytoxan. wrote: GuitarGRL:  I know the TTO stinks bad! Breastcancer.org 120 East Lancaster Avenue, Suite 201 Ardmore, PA 19003 If you do run up against this condition, try not to stress; if it doesn’t disappear pretty quickly once you finish chemo, it should lessen over time. wrote: Good Evening:  Hope everyone is doing ok. GGal:  I know the TTO stinks but once I put it on and it dries, I don't smell it unless I bring my nails close to my nose. What's next for the Online Community? Strange that it came on so late... could you have a virus, esp. Cancer has progressed to my bones. I had four rounds of cytoxan and taxotere. Found a great thing - the dental hygienist recommended sugarless hard candy to keep my mouth moist. The clinical trial could be considered a success in proving the effectiveness of Taxotere in reducing tumor size and achieving remission. Somehow, going from short hair to no hair is easier than long hair to bald. I met with the oncologist who has ordered cyclophosphamide and taxotere. guitarGrl Learn more about our commitment to providing complete, accurate, and private breast cancer information. Absence Of Menstrual Periods 5. Take it when you need it - don't take it when you don't. Suffering in silence, keeping a stiff upper lip (choose your favorite axiom) are not words to live by during chemo! grew back in a few months. My first session did not go well. As everyone else has said DRINK DRINK DRINK if you can. Oh well, I'll take it if it means no hospital this time. I just finished(1 month ago) 6 cycles of Taxotere and Cytoxan. I am still considering the chemo regimen of Taxotere and Cytoxan because I really dont' want to think about recurrence. Guitargirl - just a quick note: I didn't get Neulasta the first round, as the doc wanted to see how my wbc's would do. Feb 10, 2008 08:54PM This fatigue can range from mild (increased difficulty climbing stairs) to major (staying in bed all day). I'm real sensitive to pretend flavors - especially sugar substitutes - but this stuff tastes good. And mention to your doctor that you’re feeling uncomfortable; he or she may want to check to make sure you don’t in fact have a bladder infection. I think it might be that I got the Neulasta shot this time. I said I'd try ANYTHING and by gosh if Fig Newtons worked, wow, wouldn't that be more fun than Easy Lax!! Feb 9, 2008 01:10AM I pray that it never enters my soul. Feb 9, 2008 12:40AM Feb 10, 2008 01:18PM In fact, some even kill themselves when their DNA is damaged. My hair did fall out from the taxotere but it . Try to prevent them by chewing on ice chips during the first five minutes or so of your injection; this works for some women. No two ways about it, Cytoxan will see to it that you lose some or all of your hair. It took 14 days after the first treatment for my hair to fall out. Peripheral Sensory Nerve Disorder 9. So the scenario is er+pr+, HER2-, no lymph node involvement, and ODX 21. Feb 9, 2008 11:36AM Taxotere (Docetaxel) falls under the cytotoxic drug family. I did find the correct spelling of the chemicals in plastic that are garnering a lot of attention lately....bisphenol A and phthalates. TC is used to treat breast cancer.It may sometimes be used to treat other cancers. If so, i think that the side effects with docetaxel are better compared to fec. wrote: Sleep continues to be an issue for me. They also let you choose what flavors you want, and each candy is in it's own wrapper so they are easy to take along. For women diagnosed with early-stage, lymph-node-positive breast cancer, treatment often includes chemotherapy with Adriamycin and Cytoxan followed by a taxane. Here is the latest guidance.We will update it regularly. They’re having me come in the day after each round for hydration & injection to attempt to save my ovaries. So, I sent the MS specialist ... on that, he thinks it is premature to start on the Cytoxan. I’ve heard that a potential side affect of Taxotere is alopecia…has anyone experienced this problem with this specific drug? I did have fatigue but was able to work while . I didn't experience significant nausea. I am even putting it on my check - huge zit tried to grow but it is dimishing due to TTO. SOON: Congratulations! Feb 10, 2008 09:03PM but was given decadron to prevent nausea. My big toenails So the scenario is er+pr+, HER2-, no lymph node involvement, and ODX 21. My onc says they often don't come out unless you do 6-8 tx of chemo (I'm doing 4). wrote: I'm about to start the CT regimen this week or next. Low Levels Of White Blood Cells 8. I was on Taxotere and Cytoxan for my chemo in 2018. KathyL Decreased Blood Platelets 5. PJ Hamel is senior digital content editor and food writer at King Arthur Flour, and a James Beard award-winning author. I am still considering the chemo regimen of Taxotere and Cytoxan because I really dont' want to think about recurrence. Feb 10, 2008 08:50PM I just want: A) some hair on my head again B) a left breast again C) stamina and energy and to feel good again and be able to care for my children as usual. about 8 years 3 answers • follow anonymous Survivor since 2007. you got the chemotherapy out of your way. wrote: TriCoastal - how did your hair come back? Today I'm feeling jumpy from the steroids & probably because I shouldn't have had my usual ice tea for breakfast.

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