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

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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

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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

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Current Rating: 2

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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

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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

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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

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
9/22/2011 2:07:27 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

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