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

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Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
7/25/2013 2:52:11 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I too had mets to the bone and liver, had TAC first time round, definitely a lot easier than before. Three weeks on 1 week off, just finished third week of third month and am having two very much needed weeks off. WCC very low probably due to lack of sleep caused by menopause, haven't wanted to use sleeping pills but think the benefit of sleep is greater than the loss of acid gain. No nausea a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
6/13/2013 1:10:23 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I read all the horror stories about the possible side effects of Abraxane but after 2 months I have expereinced very few. My hair has thinned. I feel some fatigue but getting up and moving around makes it go away. I am doing 3 weeks on and 1 off. the first 2 weeks are pretty easy the third I get some tingling in my fingertips. The most pronounced effects are the day after the infusion I feel as if ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
5/14/2013 7:02:54 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I agree with the other person that said take a stool softener two days before the treatment.It would have been nice if I had read this before embarking on the abraxane journey. The antacids are important the first three days after the treatment. The acid is bad.Now I have that awful rash on my hands and forearms after month three of the treatment.No hair is not a biggie. Been to that style before. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
10/6/2012 12:50:03 AM

Reviewer: MAT, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I am starting my 5th month of treatment{every Friday for 3 weeks then 1 week off). My CT scan is showing complete reduction in my lympnods and drastic reduction in the size of the tumors in my liver. My worse side-effects are complete hairloss, numbness of fingers, toes and lips/face and fatigue. I also get a rash(like eczema) on my hands and shortness of breath for a week after the 3rd week of ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
5/30/2012 9:48:23 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was diagnosed last June with infiltrating ductal carcinoma, with mets to lymph nodes. The oncologist described his oncology plan for me as, "more treatments, less toxicity." I received weekly treatments of abraxane for twelve weeks. I was sick the entire time and in horrible pain. I ran a fever and showed signs of congestive heart failure. The doctor told me there was nothing wrong wi ... Show Full Comment

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