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Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
7/26/2010 9:49:19 AM

Reviewer: mickey, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have triple negative BC that returned in my lympnodes. I was told not much time left for me, but if I used taxol it may help extend it.I pretty much knew what to expect because of the first time. What I didn't expect was the side effects from the steroids and other drugs that they have to give you with it, like insomnia, the whole next day and night being wired out and then the fatigue and c ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
6/3/2010 11:29:06 PM

Reviewer: bonnieok, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was supposed to take this drug 4 times after I did a c . I made it through 2 treatments sicker than anyone should ever have to be and ended up in ICU with a heart attack and low red blood count. I got 2 stents and 3 pints of blood. It felt like the worst flu I have ever had and I still have chemo brain from it. I took it in Jan 2010 and fianally had my modifed radical breast surgery 3 weeks ago ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
5/19/2010 11:57:44 AM

Reviewer: Busom Buddy, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Having Breast Cancer was bad enough but the Taxol was the worst part. I made it through the A&C part with no real issues other than not being able to stand the smell of food cooking and the hair loss was pretty traumatic. The taxol caused my hands and feet to burn it became intolerable after the 2nd treatment. I continued with the treament even though it was hard for me because my Dr wanted t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
2/2/2010 2:48:45 PM

Reviewer: rappt1, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
i have had 5 rounds of taxol (3 on 1 off ) it caused tolable heartburn, change of taste but the worse part was the leg and feet pain. numbness, aching, sharp shooting pain ,cold, unable to walk.pain not releived by narcotics.dicontinued it last week, still pain same, afraid it will last,wasn't told that side effect!

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
12/7/2009 3:11:41 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My wife is only in the beginning of this drug. she is in her 3rd week every week. Only thing at this point is a drop in her blood count. She was on AC for the last 12 weeks. She has lost her hair. Otherwise doing great

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