• I am currently receiving A/C chemo treatments and have 2 rounds left. I start taxol after that for 12 weeks. I've heard the Taxol

    Asked by fuzztig on Thursday, January 17, 2013

    I am currently receiving A/C chemo treatments and have 2 rounds left. I start taxol after that for 12 weeks. I've heard the Taxol

    is "easier" to manage. any truth to this?

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    • packerbacker's Avatar
      packerbacker

      I'm not on Taxol yet, but should be starting it next week after gamma-knife surgery for a brain tumor. I am curious how people have handled it also, so I'll be watching too for responses! Best of luck to you!

      about 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      hmmmmm......well I didn't have the A but I did have the C and Taxatore (a derivative) of Taxol. For me the Taxatore had the most side effects in quantity, severity, and duration.

      about 4 years ago
    • Mel's Avatar
      Mel

      Hi, It was alot!! easier for me to manage than the A/C.

      about 4 years ago
    • cris' Avatar
      cris

      I have had 7 rounds of Taxol & have 5 left & it is alot easier than the first 4 doses of Adriamycin I had every two weeks when I started. Best of luck to you...

      about 4 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar
      gwendolyn

      In my experience, weekly Taxol/Herceptin is MUCH easier than biweekly A/C. (They don't call Adriamycin "The Red Devil" for nothing!) I will warn you, however, that it took a few weeks after my last A/C to hit rock bottom and, by then, the T/H series had already started. After that, the remaining 8 or 9 weeks of T/H were a walk in the park relative to the A/C series.

      about 4 years ago
    • Debbie's Avatar
      Debbie

      For me, both A/C and Taxol were equally difficult but in different ways. The red he!! was first and I was pretty beat up after the 4th treatment. With Taxol, appetite was gone as was all my energy. Hope you sail through treatment!

      about 4 years ago

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