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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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.
I had this chemo initially for OC I had a really bad anyfalactic reaction on the second cycle chest pain & shortness of breath, extreme pain in lower back, losing conciseness but within seconds the nurses reacted & administered antidote I was back to normal within 10 minutes as if it had never happened .... amazing really... I continued with Taxol for a further 4 cycles with very little side effects apart from aching limbs & fatigue