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Just finished 6 rounds of ACT treatments and going to start taxol for the next treatments. Had alot of nausea with ACT but the dr said taxol is easier. Anyone currently doing taxol?

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  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    Hi Casey, taxol was easier on me than A/C. I had four dose dense treatments. I didn't have the nausea. And the fatigue was a little better. My nails didn't turn black but the flattened out. Also my hair began to grow back about the same time as my last treatment. I had my mastectomy in Oct and unfortunately had to begin chemo again with two different drugs. Best wishes to you and hang in there!!
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    • Casey Chernes Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks Diana! I just read ur bio, you seem so educated on ur cancer. I feel like I'm too scared to know all there is to know about mine. I had a spread to my liver while being treated and since then have been scared to ask alot of questions. Any...

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      Thanks Diana! I just read ur bio, you seem so educated on ur cancer. I feel like I'm too scared to know all there is to know about mine. I had a spread to my liver while being treated and since then have been scared to ask alot of questions. Any recommendations on how I can take more control over my disease and what questions I should be asking?

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    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Hi Casey, I totally understand being scared. Having cancer and trying to absorb treatment options can be overwhelming. I trying to learn everything I could but in bite size pieces. Susan Love's "The Breast Book" has a lot of great info. I'm having...

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      Hi Casey, I totally understand being scared. Having cancer and trying to absorb treatment options can be overwhelming. I trying to learn everything I could but in bite size pieces. Susan Love's "The Breast Book" has a lot of great info. I'm having to go through another eight rounds of chemo after discovering that my cancer had broken outside my lymph nodes and am a little worried about my next pet scan. I'm sorry about your liver mets. Have you asked your Onc about any clinical trials that might be available? Knowledge is power. I also like the site breastcancer.org. They have an awesome discussion group as well. Treatment options have come a long way. Hang in there sweetie. I know it's hard. Hugs

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    • Jessica Fisher Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 3A Patient

      So cancer can still spread while undergoing treatment?

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    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      It can Jessica...but it doesn't happen very often. Most people respond well to chemo. I'm hoping and praying for good results for you as well! God bless you on your journey!

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  • Carly Byrd Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I just finished 12 rounds of Taxol. The fatigue lightened but there are other side effects like blackening nails. I have Herceptin every 3 weeks through next August and have already had a double mastectomy with a previous diagnosis. I am 29.
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    • Natasha Nunnally Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Carly, I'm 30 and just had a double mastectomy in October. You stated you had a previous breast cancer diagnosis, so your cancer reoccured?

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    • Carly Byrd Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Yes. In 2008 I was diagnosed with stage zero DCIS. I opted then for a double mastectomy hoping I would not have to worry about a reoccurrence. However they found a lump under my left arm this spring.

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    • Casey Chernes Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Hi girls, I am also 29 and dealing with breast cancer was diagnosed in may. Had a double mastectomy and undergoing chemo.

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    • Jessica Fisher Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 3A Patient

      29 here too stage 2 IDC double mast in oct and starting chemo in 2 weeks

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    • Jessica Fisher Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 3A Patient

      Carly did u have chemo the first time around ? I'm so terrified of reoccurrence

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    • Carly Byrd Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      No I've only had chemo for this third go around...

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  • Ali S Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Had it in August/sept. No nausea, but fatigue and body aches. Massage the day after chemo made a huge difference --lessened the aches after they were pretty brutal the first round. Take naps, eat well, try to take walks if you can, even if you're tired. Those also helped me, just go slowly and have a girlfriend go with you so you can chat.
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  • Brooke Lancaster Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Hi Casey. I did 3 rounds of taxol, then they had to change me to taxotere for remaining 3 as I got bad internal itching/burning from taxol. Don't have it anymore since the switch. I had no nausea with taxol or taxotere. I have one more chemo left next week then done with 6 rounds. Radiation starts in a month. Good luck. Brooke
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    • Casey Chernes Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks for getting back to me. Internal itching and burning??

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    • Brooke Lancaster Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      It was the weirdest thing. It felt as I could feel the chemo running thru my blood under the skin. It drove me nuts and it was the worst after a shower. Like if my pores got open from the shower it triggered it. Seems like some sort of allergic...

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      It was the weirdest thing. It felt as I could feel the chemo running thru my blood under the skin. It drove me nuts and it was the worst after a shower. Like if my pores got open from the shower it triggered it. Seems like some sort of allergic reaction. It took over my life. Now with taxotere it's gone. Everyone is different and you never know how your body will react. Taxotere has diff side effects for me, but nothing I can't handle. I think the medicine was trying to escape my body thru my skin. That's what it felt like.

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  • Jane Gfeller Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    As with the others there can be bone pain but drugs are available to counteract that.
    about 8 years Flag
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Do you know what drugs they use for the bone pain?

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