• Is anyone currently taking the second round of chemo drug, called paclataxel?

    Asked by adelia11 on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

    Is anyone currently taking the second round of chemo drug, called paclataxel?

    I have two doses left, two weeks apart, then radiation for 33 treatments. Sucks...time is really becoming long.

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    • Cindy's Avatar

      I took paclitaxel (taxol) and carboplatin from Dec 2010 to March 2011 - 6 rounds, 3 weeks apart.

      over 4 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar

      I hear you!!!! I had chemo from end of August through end of January.... 12 rounds of taxol with carboplatin every third cycle plus an experimental drug daily.... Then four rounds of AC .... Now, I have surgery on Monday...

      At times, it just seems like it will never end... but it does. Somehow, right in the middle, the beginning and the end seem so very far away. It becomes hard to remember what it really feels like to feel good. It becomes hard to remember that it really will finish up. At least, that is how I felt. But then, the last two cycles just flew by.... and now I'm staring surgery right in the face. That's the last piece of this treatment plan. I'm nervous... but looking forward to some kind of break from being stuck with needles and inspected and so on....

      Take a deep breath... Hold it... See how far you've come.... how far you need to go.... and see that you will make it.


      over 4 years ago
    • copland16's Avatar

      I had a mastectomy in November 2010, followed by 4 rounds of adriomycin and cytoxin in January-March 2011, I got a break because i was pregnant. Two weeks after my c-section, June 2011, I started 4 rounds of taxol followed by a neulasta shot. I then had 28 radiation treatments in August 2011-October 2011 (1 day after I went back to work from maternity leave).

      YOU CAN DO THIS! Break it down into small increments. So you have 2 more treatments, which means you probably did 2...half way there..you can do it!!! I survived my crazy year by just looking ahead short term. I can do this next treatment. I finished it, one more to go. Then do the next one, then celebrate that that's over. Radiation was tougher because it's longer but the staff at my center were awesome! I loved all of the people I met in the waiting room too. The longest part of radiation for me was waiting to get into the machine, staging and the radiation itself is quick!

      Good luck! I know you can do it! Become goal oriented in short term increments and don't focus on the oh my goodness it's so long...believe it or not before you know it it will be over.

      over 4 years ago
    • Irishsurvivor's Avatar

      Had double mastectomies 1/4/11. Did paclataxel & Herceptin every wk for 12 weeks,after adriamycin & cytoxin every 2 wks for 4 rounds. Currently doing Herceptin every 3 wks from last paclataxel, should be done 3/15/12. Did 30 rad treatments. You can do this! I focused on only 1 treatment at a time, kept telling myself chemo is my bridge to a healthier life. When it all hit me again,as it does at times,I cried into my pillow/with my dog,then told myself to put this in perspective. I didn't have to look far and their was someone worse off than me. Life will be so much better after your chemo is done - really - so hang in there!

      over 4 years ago

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