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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Abraxane IV.

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23 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
9/4/2014 3:19:13 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Tomorrow I receive my 3rd week of treatment of my second round (3 Fridays in a row, then a week off). I have had minimal side effects so far; some minor fatigue, hair started to thin out so I got it shaved and got a wig, but there is still hair there! The steroid that I get right before my IV treatment causes some sleeplessness that night after treatment. Can't really speak to effectiveness ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
8/10/2014 5:57:15 PM

Reviewer: 29 , 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Moms 2nd round of 3wks Bone pain this dose. No Steroid given d/t mouth sores and skin sores during 1st round.

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
5/3/2014 6:45:10 PM

Reviewer: Nannie17, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Just going to start it.

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
3/13/2014 1:23:45 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have had 15 abraxane treatments and tolerated them very well. The only side effect was very thin hair. My cancer antigen numbers keep going up on abraxane so my doctor is switching me to another chemo therapy.

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
1/3/2014 11:48:07 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Stage IV IBC/TNEG - Spread in both lungs. I have had excellent results; thin hair which I shaved. No other side effects at all, but steriods are causing weight gain. Finishing 3rd round (3 weeks on/1 off). IBC significantly reduced and not visible; reduction to lymph nodes, all 3 breast tumors reduced to 1/4 of size, lung lesions reducing. Very satisfied with treatment.

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