Paclitaxel is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Paclitaxel is used to treat breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and lung cancer. It is also used to treat AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma.
Also known as: Taxol
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I needed to have plenty of rest the fatigue was pretty bad. The day I had chemo I was totally worn out had to prepare food in advance ready for after treatment. Easy day after treatment then not so bad. Very doable hoping for good results from scan but 6 sessions to go out of a total of 18!
This medication made every muscle every nerve and bone hurt with extream pain for about 8-10 days after treatment. I already had sorriatic arthritis and neuropathy so I’m sure this added to the pain. The pain is so severe pain pills don’t help . I stopped the Neulasta shot with it because the pain was and tolerable. This is the first time without them last time but it still has sharp nerve pain everywhere..
Fatigue, metallic taste in mouth for few days after Taxol administered, slight pins and needles in feet, hair loss, joint aches which are all fairly tolerable when compared to the effects of some other chemos. You and i think your body (and your mind) get used to them after a while and when you get good results with the cancer being kept away, its a definite worth it all. You just have to listen to your body and rest when you can and take life on in a different way.