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Taxol®Paclitaxel Oncology A chemotherapeutic used to manage Pts with ovarian, breast CAs, non-small cell lung CA, melanoma, KS who are not candidates for potentially curative surgery and/or RT Mechanism Taxol blocks mitosis by stabilizing microtubules and promoting tubulin polymerization, resulting in non-functional microtubules. See Ovarian cancer.
TaxolA brand name for PACLITAXEL.
Patient discussion about Taxol
Q. How you guys have coped with the side effect of taxol. I was given Taxol after a long and heavy round of chemotherapy and was told that it will be an easy and safe drug when compared to the drugs that I have taken before …but I had severe allergic reactions for some months I think it may be a year with one being very serious that required antihistamines, with having oxygen and caused such pain in my back that I understood the highest level of discomfort. I don’t know how you guys have coped with the side effect of taxol ….I have experienced the worst possible pain in my life which cannot even come with the surgery…..but one thing I found that I was cured at least for god`s sake..
it's temporary, and god's will - you'll come out of it triumphant!
Q. After Taxol/Carbo, then Alimta, treatments stopped because tumors no longer shrinking. Anything else to try? I was diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer about 6 months ago. Because of the weakness of my lungs due to advanced COPD, the Oncologist ruled out surgery & radiation so Chemo was the only alternative. I am now under Hospice care.
look- there's some treatments in clinical trials. check them out maybe there'll be something for you. look under the topic "research":