But then my heart is racing and I’m up. They have antibiotic properties but also proved to be some of the most potent chemotherapies ever found; anthracyclines are used to treat 1 million cancer patients each year, particularly those with leukemia and breast cancer. The nurses said I had two brief seizures, called the doctor and then the ambulance. The newer "double-dose" therapy uses a combination of high dose Adriamycin and Cytoxan in combination. There were times when she didn't have the energy to leave her bed. 1, 2020 , 1:20 PM. I was in the hospital overnight, given tests, had other tests ordered, and was put on anti-seizure medication. Patient Engagement Portal v.6.0 | Typically, it is given after combination Adriamycin (doxorubicin), an anthracycline, and Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) therapy. Hi guys!Since my last video, my doctor did an ultrasound and sees NO cancer. The last dose on 06/5/19 has brought on a type of nausea (hard to explain how it feels) some minor bone, muscle pain but mostly can’t walk far without being out of breath. It also put me into menopause; I am 50 so I was right on the edge anyway. This includes breast cancer, bladder cancer, Kaposi's sarcoma, lymphoma, and acute lymphocytic leukemia. I was Stage 2B when I started treatment with a tumor 4 1/2 cm in size. That will be “challenging,” El-Khamisy says. The group has a large grant from the Dutch Cancer Society to start a clinical trial next year of aclarubicin in relapsed leukemia patients. (800) 925-4456 | Taxol (paclitaxel) is a cancer chemotherapy medication that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body and is used to treat breast cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer.Taxol is also used to treat AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma.Side effects of Taxol include: increased blood pressure, fever, flushing (skin warmth or redness), I have watched my diet — particularly the first week of each cycle — very carefully, and stick largely to roasted fish and/or chicken, lots of vegetables, Greek yogurt (a great alternative source of protein!) I did feel like I had the flu ALL the time but when I starte on the taxol I didn’t think I would make it. © 2021 Navigating Care, Inc. I’ve just concluded my fourth (and, thankfully, final) two-week cycle of Adriamycin/Cytoxin; in a week, I begin 4 biweekly Taxol treatments. Doxorubicin (Adriamycin®) is a cytotoxic chemotherapy drug and an antitumor antibiotic in the anthracycline group. Hope the red devil chases the Hell(o) out of the cancer. And there are a lot of us Click here to refresh now My name is Sarah. But the researchers found doxorubicin also kills cancer cells by dislodging histones, the spherical proteins that DNA coils around like a spool to form a structure known as chromatin. stay the course. Be able to work or function. What were the specific side effects that you experienced while taking this medication? The Taxol kicked my behind. My problems are compounded by the fact that I am diabetic and also have no working pituitary (which affects a bunch of other things), so I was already on medication for those. I know what it’s like to get the “red devil” in the veins. My oncologist and associated doctors (surgeon and radiation oncologist) have agreed that I’ve been fortunate with side effects to date — exhaustion, nausea (but no vomiting), minor bone pain (probably from the Neulasta shot that I get following each chemo infusion), heat flashes and extreme constipation the first week of each cycle, followed by the sense that I am gradually climbing out of a hole. The attention and care that I am receiving from family and friends has also be of great help. Ginger tea (which you can find at World Market) sweetened with a touch of honey is a great natural way of keeping nausea under control. I went back last Friday for my 8th treatment and my joints are already hurting again… I only have 4 more to go… Hoping they go by quickly…. CHEMOTHERAPY (By the way, when I have mentioned the walking to my doctor, she encourages me; medical studies are showing that gentle exercise like walking is one of the best ways of dealing with chemo side effects.) Side effects for two days included exhaustion beyond sleepiness, nausea and depression. Dr. ANNA KILIAN answered. Opted for neo-adjuvant chemo in the hopes of saving my breast. . You will survive…. Love and light to you all! “We’re learning more about how to make these widely used drugs less toxic.”. I know there's not much worse than the old "red devil" but I'd like to have an idea what I'm in for with taxol, and with the herceptin for that matter, and if anyone has suggestions or tricks that helped them. My endocrinologist increased my diabetes medications. I'm so glad it only lasted 2 days! Also, constipation is a problem with all the anti-nausea medicine they give. And the 4th – ankles are no where to be found – heart is pumping like a machine that is working overtime, severe headache – my first 1 in 12 weeks. It was very difficult to get through. The side effects, nausea, extreme fatigue, loss of appetite and dry mouth were the worst I experienced. Melissa Paskvan New forms of ‘red devil’ cancer drug could spare hearts. The second problem it causes in my stomach is really bad Gerd, so bad I can barely swallow my saliva let alone drink a lot of liquids so I have to go in and get liquids a couple of times (started with 1x and was 3x this last dose) within the week after chemo. Doxorubicin, an old chemotherapy drug that carries this unusual moniker because of its distinctive hue and fearsome toxicity, remains a key treatment for many cancer patients. Sorry to be such a Debbie Downer. better than single drugs because different drugs kill cancer cells in different ways. BUT giving up is not an option, and with the support from my amazing husband, family and friends, I will push on!!! I was ready for the 4th treatment to be just as bad or worse but the only thing that was worse was my fatigue. The 1st Taxol treatment went well with all the premeds given for prevention of side effects. (you will lose any unsaved work). Side effect of Gemara is menopause + depression – Great!! Often I want to (and sometimes do) scream from outrage at this assault upon my body and my life . Several doctors suggested the cause of the “seizures” may have been low blood sugar or low blood pressure. I did feel like I had the flu ALL the time but when I starte on the taxol I didn’t think I would make it. Pending. But a new study reports the drug can be tweaked to reduce its most punishing side effect, cardiac damage, without blunting its ability to curb tumors. The 2nd was good. What information would you like to pass on to patients who are beginning this medication? who knew! Early-stage or node-positive breast cancer 2. All you breast cancer survivors, please get a CT scan WITH IODIDE CONTRAST! Learn about treatment I don’t for drugs either – always let the body heal itself The first 4 treatments was the ‘Red Devil’ every other week, then they tried Traxol. .it is about SAVING MY LIFE and I realize that I can handle all of it. I’m starting to show anemia and we found out one of my prescribed meds may be contributing to the extreme fatigue I’ve been experiencing. This is probably because each Taxol or Taxotere dose was slightly less than half the standard dose. I started A/C on April 17. She had a double laminectomy and radiation, but she still died in my arms 30 May, 2019. I agree – the 3rd threw me for a six. Thank you. I’ve lost most of my muscle tone, fingernails turned yellowish-orange, I’ve lost a few toe nails that turned black and peeled off. All up I can say THANK God I have my AC rounds. I had a mastectomy on my right breast and a reduction and lift on my left. All rights Reserved. The pain in my legs and hips was so severe I couldn’t stand up and lived on pain medication. With Taxol, I felt alert and comfortable. You can learn about Adriamycin, a name brand chemotherapy, on WebMD.Or, if you prefer, you can check on doxorubicin, the generic term, using MedlinePlus, a comprehensive and relatively reliable public venture put forth by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health. I’m just wondering how bad is this regimen of chemotherapy? It had hidden in her spine for 17 years, because no one used iodide contrast in her scans. We immediately tested my blood sugar and it was very low: 53, so we took counter measures. Support from family, friends and neighbors, and nea. This site does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Many childhood cancers are treated with high doses of the drugs, but cardiac problems sometimes haunt survivors later in life, along with a risk of new tumors, which doctors have attributed to DNA damage from the drugs. They also prescribed the mouth wash (horrible aftertaste) and carafate that increases the saliva production (be ready for stomach lurching) My tongue feels all cut up and I have mouth sores that get better little by little. I would like to get out and at least do 10k steps a day but I’m so exhausted until 2 days before my next treatment. I'll be getting taxol/herceptin once a week, while I had ac every 3 weeks. I am 71 years old, am energetic, and a positive attitude, I think it helps! With my AC treatments I only got sick at my stomach with the first 2 but it was no where near as bad as I thought it would be. I’ve always hated taking medications so It was hard to say take the nausea pills. The 3 treatment was the worst. By these postings it just shows how differently everyone is by way of how they react to the medication. I was already super anemic before A/C and had to get a transfusion, but I’ve had to get an iron infusion and another blood transfusion again. This chromatin damage apparently interferes with the transcription of genes into proteins and other cell processes, Neefjes says. Found a beanie like nanna’s is great for home – ok it doesn’t look great – but does it matter. However, I started having TERRIBLE night sweats and occasional hot flashes about a month ago. Then my fingers and toes started going number around the 5th treatment. It is expensive and may not be covered by your insurance, but mine did cover with only $20 co pay for 4 a month ( I should only need 2 if I go every 2 weeks with the A/C, don’t know if I will need for Taxol) I have been through one treatment of A/C with the patch and I had very little nausea. These mice were also much less likely to develop tumors later, the Leiden team reported online 17 June in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. We will get through this even when we just don’t. Fatal reactions have occurred in patients despite premedication, and all patients should be pretreated with corticosteroids, diphenhydramine, and H2 antagonists. YOU CAN DO IT! I have tried to do my normal activities, which include exercising. I have told a lot of people that I have Cancer. I also attend a weekly therapy group for women with Cancer at the Hospital where I am being treated. I am still tired a lot and have to take naps and I’m not sure if thats normal or not. We value your privacy. I am so depressed and down my lip is practically dragging. I will be starting the ACT treatment on 3/7. I had no problems having a mastectomy and I’m not bothered by the hair loss, but the constant nausea is discouraging. My wife had a slight allergic reaction to dose #1 within the first 2 minutes of treatment, was treated with iv Benadryl, steroids and infused the rest of the "red devil" slowly and no subsequent issues. I have 3 more double treatments for Triple Neg. I am about to embark on my 12 week every week cycle of Taxol. Keep the faith. Only two more of AC sounds doable unless you are in the midst of it. This site does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. I’ll be so glad when July 17 2019 gets here that is my LAST TREATMENT of chemo. I have only taken compazine twice. It's also used prior to surgery in cases when it is necessary to shrink a tumor beforeit's removed (neoadjuvant chemotherapy). I am sure the patch really helped. I have a real “following” on Facebook and feel like I can’t disappoint my “fans.” I’m ready to tell the docs, my family, and my dear, dear husband to screw the next A/C and all the rest of the Taxol. 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This third one has kicked my butt. I just really needed to vent my TRUE feelings. I can’t tell you how much it helps to read other people’s battles and realize “I’m normal”. Uses: Taxol usually is given in combination with other chemotherapy medicines and is used after surgery to: reduce the risk of early-stage breast cancer coming back; treat advanced-stage breast … Sometimes you just need the direct support of someone that is going thru the same thing as you are! The Navigating Care Library includes articles about cancer, chemotherapy regimens and drugs from the “We are doing what usually pharma is doing,” Neefjes says. In the context of breast cancer treatment, Adriamycin may be used for: 1. The whole time I’m taking double doses of omemprozole, pepcid ac and zantac just to try and get it under control so I can eat and drink regularly. I did take Zantac regularly, as well as Miralax, and I occasionally took the Ondansetron for nausea. After only 3 treatments my Doctor stopped it as it was giving me neuropathy. Now I know why I don’t do drugs. Taxol helped save my life. If I got through – you can too!!!! Taxol is an especially versatile drug. This has only added stress and lessened sleep—for me and my husband. The first couple of treatments were easy but as they accumulated my joints started hurting. The 1st round was a walk in the park. When I had AC Chemo, I needed help caring for my two small kids for at least a week after treatment. Without a corporate partner, he fears, the study “may be yet another paper that is a good idea, but not really translatable.”. I have been able to soothe my stomach with black tea, ginger ale or Kefir (liquid yogurt), also by trying to calm myself down, and standing up and walking around…. We are all survivors!!! The days after chemo were hellish. I ate fibre cereal / oats every day – topped with flaxseed 3 days prior to chemo and 5 days after. Can the red devil be defanged? Barb had BC in 2001, with follow-up treatments. And friends and family have been very supportive. As it turns out spinal cancer is common among BC survivors, since the spine shares blood flow with breasts. options and managing side But I was able to swim in the pool for a couple of times during the week there. Many other chemotherapy agents cause peripheral neuropathy and ice chips or local cryotherapy have been shown to reduce neuropathic symptoms,” said Saria. The “red devil”, as breast cancer patients often call the toxic fluid, was one of the two drugs I received as part of chemotherapy for breast cancer. Taxol is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.Taxol is used to treat breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and lung cancer.It is also used to treat AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma.. I had to find that inner strength in me again to just do it, focus on 1 day at a time I would do this four times, and then switch to Taxol infusions once a week. The compounds worked as well as the original drug, if not better, at killing cultured cancer cells and were nearly as effective at slowing tumor growth in mice. Ice chips vs… In addition, the dexamethasone given with the treatments also raise blood sugar levels. I’m 29 years old. This is a recurrence of the breast cancer that I had a lumpectomy on 3/14/2014. HER2-positivebreast cancer 3. I did great after the first two infusions followed by the Neulasta shot that I gave myself. To stay logged in, please refresh the page or, if you are working I’ve got a funny, fluttery feeling in my chest (like I’ve have 10 espressos!) How did you manage them? Finally, I have opted to walk three to five miles daily (three miles/day the first week, and five miles/day the second week). I have to take Frmara as well as the chemo. First symptom that pushes me is I have a period/heavy vaginal bleeding for 8 days after and then a lighter period for the next week every time I get the A/C. JavaScript is disabled in your web browser! I’ve got 4 infusions to go & lost a cohort to death of all over body cancer, & now just not the brave strong courageous positive person I was for the first 16 weeks worth. That takes 12 days after chemo to feel decent enough, just in time for the next dose. But because anthracyclines can cause heart damage, physicians often avoid giving them to elderly patients. Trip – missy. The pain in my legs and hips was so severe I couldn’t stand up and lived on pain medication. MOST COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF AC FOLLOWED BY TAXOL. Last Monday I had the second treatment with AC and I have been so discouraged I too just want to quit the chemo. The AC chemo was Hell for me; it was followed by the Neulasta shot and I also took phenergan and Zofran on a regular basis for a few days afterwards so I’m not sure which one gave me these side effects: EXTREME fatigue, sleepiness, aching like I had the worst flu ever, constipation (from the Zofran I think). AC followed by Taxol The team now plans to test two potentially safer versions of doxorubicin’s drug class in people. I did 33 treatments of radiation which made me more tired than the chemo. The 2nd set of chemo, Taxol was a little easier on me – no nausea but the tradeoff was that it made me extremely tired, my bones in my legs ached all the time and these chemo sessions were now about 6 hours long! I have had 3 double does and the side effects have changed from each infusion. In the world of cancer treatment, Adriamycin is often called the “Red Devil,” both for its bright, red Kool-Aid color and its nasty side effects. I still have a lot of pain in my legs, but sometimes in my hips, and then my neck. For guys, the reason has to do with the way chemo drugs target fast-growing cancer cells. This is about saving our life!!!. I am currently in radiation treatment. So bad that the only think that kind of helps is a Norco, but I only take it at night just so I’m not loopy all day. The goal is to prevent these cells from dividing and multiplying. Can the red devil be defanged? Sometimes I wish I’d never found my lump (diagnostic mammo couldn’t either!) Privacy Policy | 1 doctor answer. I went to Florida 3 days after the 1st treatment. Scientists at the U.S. National Cancer Institute came up with diMe-Doxo in the 1980s, but didn’t develop it further. OMG I am not looking forward to that after reading all the comments made. I am hopeful that this will take care of my stage II diagnosis. Women who got Taxol or Taxotere once a week instead of every 3 weeks seemed to have less severe side effects from the chemotherapy. Four hours after the infusion I felt an overwhelming need to lie down and sleep. HOWEVER! I would get Taxol on Friday and by Sunday morning at 10am, I was having bad leg pain. I developed this clicking noise in my ears. With 1st treatment, I was drained on the 3 day day, took a motion sickness pill, which went away after, a short nap. So far I’ve had 2 of the 12 and only feel tired and achy. I’m still trying to work full time so that I can get a check when I have to be out at length for surgery. my period stopped in may 2014 due to chemo. Started with dose dense A/C for four treatments every other Tuesday and ended with dose dense Taxol, four treatments every other Tuesday for a total of 16 weeks of chemotherapy. The following have been voted the 3 most helpful responses to this question. No one promised that this would be easy, so if you think of yourself as a warrior in battle, you can be victorious! I felt like I had a bad hangover 24/7. I felt like an science experiment and now know I’m not alone. Well, you can forget that. You are viewing a Navigating Care library resource. What is Taxol? So I have been on A/C – 3 rounds, with 1 to go then 12 rounds of Taxol. I'm Melissa and I'm a 11 yr. I’m going to dance while I can… :D. I was able to do 3 of my 4 planned AC treatments but heart arrhythmia and a- fibs caused my doctors to cancel the 4th AC round and start my 12 weekly taxol treatments early. So we start as. I’m constipated. Love, Randy. i started bleeding yesterday which seemed like a period, is this normal? After my 7th my fingernails felt as if they were about to fall off. They hurt me so bad I couldn’t do hardly anything with my hands. I had the same reaction as most of you. It is often used together with other chemotherapy agents. So hoping for a … Live by the bicarb soda – it helps with mouth soreness a 100%. Speak to your physician because they also had prescribed me Zofran, which I was told once I got the patch cannot be taken together. . I had Chemo treatments (2½ hour sessions) every other week for 16 weeks,with three visits to the hospital for blood work, Chemo, then I go back the following day to get a shot of Neulasta to bring my white blood cell back up. Neither drug now has patent protection, which means companies aren’t interested, Neefjes says. I was diagnosed with triple negative on April 3, 2018. My hair came back in white like chick feathers and then turned curly salt and pepper look. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. By Jocelyn Kaiser Jul. 3 yr. Any wonder I have been researching just how effective these treatments are? Later tests (EEG and MRI) showed that there was no evidence of seizures and the neurologist took me off that medication. One woman in my therapy group suggested that I that I ate white bread and drank ginger ale during the flights, and nothing else. AAAS is a partner of HINARI, AGORA, OARE, CHORUS, CLOCKSS, CrossRef and COUNTER. Terms of Use | Told him that I can’t do this, this is awful and that the cancer is going to come back again so what’s the point. Ok, I feel better….it helps to vent to people who can understand and not just think I’m whining! Do not use Taxol without telling your doctor if you are pregnant. for the treatment of Breast Cancer, AC followed by Taxol is the acronym for a chemotherapy regimen used in the treatment of breast cancer, DRUGS IN THE AC FOLLOWED BY TAXOL REGIMEN. I feel like a chronic whiner, I always have pain but it moves around. I noticed a lump in my right breast and had an ultrasound (because I was “too young” for a mammogram, and biopsy on my 29th birthday and received the results a week after. EVERY STAGE has challenges. I'm curious on how the taxol compares to ac. Hot flashes made me rip that wig off. Good luck peeps – WE CAN DO IT! effects from experts. and BRCA 1 Positive then on to rest and recover before a double mastectomy. I followed her advise and helped me a lot. This time I’m not so they’re giving me another week to recover. is often given as a combination of drugs. Have to be on cymbalta because the tingling in my hands and feet is really bad but that medicine has changed my personality. Doxorubicin, sold under the brand name Adriamycin among others, is a chemotherapy medication used to treat cancer. The second half of the process was a treatment affectionately known as the “red devil” among cancer bloggers. I know I react different to situations but can’t seem to stop myself. Chemotherapy is a powerful treatment that involves taking medications to damage cancerous cells. This time it a Stage 2 vs Stage 1 so they did a Mastectomy. I came here for support. By the way, I started losing my hair the day after Christmas — the day I started my second cycle with A/C — and counted myself fortunate that I was able to have hair for the Christmas holiday. On the 4 treatment, no longer had to take medication! 30, 2020. After that I will have a mastectomy or a lumpectomy plus radiation. I am still on femara. :(. But at least I have been able to live a more normal life by the end of the second week. Start now! Aclarubicin was once used in Europe for leukemia but was removed from the market in the 1990s because of manufacturing issues. It causes complete hair loss, excessive nausea, fatigue….you name it. Adriamycin (also known as The Red Devil) is the tough chemo that people hear about. Taxol has not been any issue thus far. However, we now go with the slower group, I can’t keep up, I tire easily and have to take breaks… The textbook explanation is that the drugs kill rapidly dividing cells, such as those in a tumor, by blocking an enzyme they need to untangle and repair DNA as they replicate. On the other hand, these women had to get treatment every week instead of every 3 weeks. I avoid fats, spice, acids and alcohol like the plague. I have been snowboarding twice and started a clogging class yesterday. I did great through my 4 A/C treatments, and I was Miss Positive, but now that I have just finished my third Taxol, it’s killing me and I’m so ready to give up. Often, the most helpful information regarding treatment side effects comes not from clinical brochures, but rather from other patients like you. Doxorubicin is classified as an anthracycline, and it is used to treat breast cancer, bladder cancer, some leukemias, multiple myeloma, ovarian cancer and uterine cancer, among others (chemocare.com) 1. People were going to be amazed by my resolve and inspiration to others. I have been receiving AC treatments plus Neulasta for 2 months now. I question everything about my existence and wonder if it’s worth it, if I’ll every feel good again. My onc informed me it’s easier than AC. But chemist Jacques Neefjes and his team at Leiden University and collaborators tried a different approach based on a surprising finding about how the drugs fight cancer, which they and a separate U.S. group reported in 2013. Best of Luck to everyone out there going through this. Any one experience a splitting headache, after first ACT dense dose treatment for breast cancer? I am still working on an amended work schedule and tried to push myself on my recovery eeek and finally realized I just don’t have the energy to do it right now. Eeg and MRI ) showed that there was no evidence of seizures and the fighter everyone wants to. 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