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I have 1 more treatment of FEC to do then I move on to 3 treatments of taxotere! Are the side effects the same for both or am I getting into more problems?

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Stage 2B Patient almost 8 years
 
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hi I also had taxol & FEC although I did mine a little different , I did the taxol for 12 weeks then the FEC..the taxol for me was much easier than the FEC,everyone is different but the only things I really experienced with taxol was the bone pain,which again I was very blessed as it wasn't too bad,it would usually start a day or two after my treatment & last about a day but nothin a ibuprofen couldn't handle. Again my dosage was weekly so I'm not sure of that made a difference. The one thing I will tell you to watch out for is the numbing & tingling which I'm sure your doctors will warn you about,make sure you inform them. I didn't have this issue thankfully but I hear it can start up even years after. Good luck,your almost there! :)
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  • holly jones Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hi I also had taxol & FEC although I did mine a little different , I did the taxol for 12 weeks then the FEC..the taxol for me was much easier than the FEC,everyone is different but the only things I really experienced with taxol was the bone pain,which again I was very blessed as it wasn't too bad,it would usually start a day or two after my treatment & last about a day but nothin a ibuprofen couldn't handle. Again my dosage was weekly so I'm not sure of that made a difference. The one thing I will tell you to watch out for is the numbing & tingling which I'm sure your doctors will warn you about,make sure you inform them. I didn't have this issue thankfully but I hear it can start up even years after. Good luck,your almost there! :)
    almost 8 years Flag
    • Christina Archambault Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      Thank you ! What's the tingle mean ?

      almost 8 years Flag
    • holly jones Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      The tingling is almost like a bunch of tiny little needles,kinda like when your arm or leg falls asleep..only more..you will know what it is if it happens.

      almost 8 years Flag

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