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Hi! I am about to do my fourth & last AC next week. I will then go to twelve weekly Taxols. So far I have done pretty good on the AC with minimal side effects & I'm still working full time. My doctor & nurses at the clinic keep telling me that Taxol will be like sugar water to me as good as I've done on AC but I'm leery as I hear horror stories of losing nails, neuropathy, and severe pain. Just wondering if anyone would share their experiences good or bad that did the twelve weekly Taxols? Thanks :-)
Dx 06/17/15 - Stage 2, Grade 3, TNBC, 7mm Breast Tumor, One Node 2.2 cm, BRCA1&2-, Neoadjuvant treatment: 4 AC, 12 Taxol (Aug-Dec 15) - Lumpectomy/Reduction/Reconstruction (12/21/15) - Rads (2016)
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ICE BATH for your hands - and your feet if needed!  After my first Taxol I had neuropathy starting in my fingers.  I had a hard time grasping the lock on my sliding door at home.  From then on my Dr. had me do an ice bath on my hands.  As you know, you are hooked up to the infusion and they usually start with a bag of steroids, a bag of anti-nausea - then they hook up the actual chemo.  THAT is when I started the ice bath:  I put on 2 pairs of surgical gloves.  They put a blanket across my lab, then one of those plastic backed pads you lie on in a hospital bed.  They filled a container - like a bedpan or  barf pan?  with crushed ice and water.  I'd plunge my ands in and keep them there til it started to hurt.  Pull them out a few minutes, then back into the ice.  I'd to it the whole infusion - usually about 2 hours?  But I did 4x every two weeks instead of 12 times every week, so your infusion might even be shorter?  It was SO EASY - so not a big deal and painless!  And it worked like a champ!  NO more neuropathy, no fingernail discoloring or loosening.  I only had a tiny bit of tingling in my feet - but if I'd had significant foot neuropathy she said we'd do the ice bath on my feet as well.  It's the standard of care at the awesome NCI rated cancer center I go to for neuropathy causing chemo like this.  Insist on it! 
IDC, 2.2 cm, Stage IIb,lumpectomy 1/30/09 ACx4,Tx4 36 rads
6/1/16 Local recurrence same breast, same spot 1.8cm Carb.4x every 3 wks, Taxol 12x once wk. Dbl Mast. PCR!! Reconstruction fail, NED!
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AC was hell for me, Taxol was much, much easier to tolerate.  That said, side effects did worsen as the treatments went on.  My nails discolored, but I never lost any.  I had to have one blood infusion, but I was also receiving Carboplatin along with the Taxol.  I have some neuropathy, but it's not that bad.  I didn't experience pain, except that it's a pain in the.....  :)

Chemo drugs are like pregnancy, some people get every nasty side effect, some breeze through, but a google search will always give you the horror stories.  If you tolerated AC well, I would think Taxol would be no big deal.  
Dx 09/14 Stage 2 TNBC, Grade 3, 3cm, no nodes. BRCA1+ Neoadjuvant treatment: 4 AC/T, 12 Taxol, 4 Carboplatin. BMX Diep Flap Hyster 3/5/15. Path report PCR, no radiation advised.
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I didn't feel as queasy on Taxol, but it wasn't the "cake walk" some had told me it would be.  I'd set my hopes up too high  expecting to feel a lot better, but I still felt "chemo-ey" - a word a friend and I coined, LOL, which is just that special kind of chemo induced crappy.  What I did have with Taxol was bone pain.  I don't know if it was a combo of the Taxol and getting into my 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Neulasta shot, but I did take more pain pills and Lunesta for sleep during the Taxol than I did with the A/C.  A deep ache in my long-bones, ick.  I also really started experiencing the chemo induced menopause with a vengence after the first Taxol but I don't know if that was the Taxol or just being on chemo so long it caught up with me - but I had hot flashes from HELL, especially at night.  Still have 'em!  I stopped taking the steroid pills after the treatments, after the first Taxol.  I loathe the steroid feeling, and I did fine without them.  And the last of my eye lashes and eye brows fell out after 1st Taxol - I was slick as a seal head to toe. No Shaving - ONE good thing was I didn't shave anywhere for many months!

But ICE BATH - the neuropathy can be mild, but it can also be Very Very bad and permanent - it's one side effect you can likely avoid with the ice, so way worth it. 
IDC, 2.2 cm, Stage IIb,lumpectomy 1/30/09 ACx4,Tx4 36 rads
6/1/16 Local recurrence same breast, same spot 1.8cm Carb.4x every 3 wks, Taxol 12x once wk. Dbl Mast. PCR!! Reconstruction fail, NED!
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I had the 12 infusions and started off so much better than A/C (I was one of those with many many side effects to A/C ! and yes I had LOTS of side effects when I was pregnant! haha) On taxol I did not have nausea which was great! I had very mild neuropathy in my hands and only one nail that looked a bit questionable but never came off.  I tried to get them to do the ice bath but they didn't believe in it and wouldn't do it.  My feet were a totally different problem........I had neuropathy which I still have 3 years later.......it has improved but I'm not sure I'll ever get totally back to normal although what lingers is really not that bad. My feet were so sensitive that any bump would make me cry.......I ended up losing all my toenails on my feet and I still have issues with fungus.  After about three weeks I started with mouth sores.  Very annoying!  I don't think the feet problems really started to show it self until about 8 weeks in.......I also started to retain fluid in my feet and legs - I could not wear my regular shoes they were so swollen (I have not found too many people that have had this problem!)  I also had terrible shortness of breath......I would have to stop midway going up the stairs to rest and then once I got into my bedroom I would sit for 5 min......this also didn't start until about 8 weeks into it.  The last 4 weeks of taxol was really difficult for me.  My taste buds pretty much went away as time went on and everything tasted like cardboard.  Any thing the least bit spicy caused so much pain because of the mouth sores. I would also have days where I would say to my dh "today is going to be a sofa day"  I pretty much just couldn't force myself to do anything.  I really tried to listen to my body and not push myself.  Thank goodness I did not have young children like many of you on here have. I also wasn't working - I just could never have done it on either A/C or the taxol.  I have to say what hit me hard was a week after I finished the taxol and I wasn't expecting to feel so bad.  I think it was the stoppage of all the premeds/after meds - steroids/anti-nausea drugs and benedryl.......I felt really horrible for about 5 days.  On the other hand........I kept busy sewing a dress for my Grand daughter........I did knitting and worked on organizing pictures and scanning them in for my kids when I was feeling good which was probably about 50% of the time.  As bad as it all was at times there were a lot of good times where I was able to do my projects.  In retrospect I think as I took both the A/C and taxol my side effects built up. Now three years out I feel great and only have the very mild feet neuropathy which rears its ugly head when I'm on my feet too long.  Good luck as you continue with your journey!  Hoping you get through taxol as good as you got through the A/C! 
Dx TNBC 6/12; age 59; Stage 3, Grade 3; 3.5 cm, 3/10 nodes + chest wall nodes; A/C x4, T x 12 completed 12/12 with PCR, 2/13/13 lump; IMRT Rads x 33 completed 5/22/13 BRCA 1 negative.
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HI JanaGail,    The standard of care where I had my chemo was to pack with ice packs the hands and feet and wrap in towels for the duration of the infusion. One could take them out for a minute or two but that was it...

                  It works! Take your own ice packs in if you have to. I cannot see why they would protest and maybe they will learn something. If the Doctor can tell you if he has a reservation about you doing this I would love to know about it.

                  I met a friend of mine recently who had chemo about 11 years ago and to my astonishment when I looked down I noticed everyone of her fingernails were gone...(this was probably an extreme and more rare case) Her treatment took place in another city here in Canada. She had not had the ice packs... but I believe they are doing it there now.

                  Take care and all the best with the rest of your treatment...God Bless.   Love, Annie


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Jana, So happy to hear that you are doing well on AC.  I did as well, and managed to exercise every day throughout all of my treatment.  I was used to strenuous work outs before, and although I had to cut back on the level of intensity, I was told that the exercise definitely helped me get through chemo as well as I did.  In fact, there is a study published recently that proved exactly that. 
Never got nauseated on AC or Taxol (but took the precautionary drugs religiously).  My taste buds were way off on AC especially.  AC also gave me mouth sores & some skin issues, and I lost both of my big toe nails (Yes, while on AC, which I understand is unusual).
 
I had heard horror stories of women who developed lifelong painful neuropathy from Taxol, and I was determined to prevent it.  As others have said, ICE, ICE, ICE!!!  Yes, it really DOES work.  Elsewhere in the archives from the last year (finished Taxol 7/24/14) I have extensive notes under the toenail issue thread (I think that's where I put it) on what I used.  I actually purchased Elasto Gel gloves and booties - 2 sets of them - because the first set only stayed cold enough for about 35 minutes & I had one hour infusions.  Plus, I iced about 5-10 minutes prior to Taxol & the same after - just to be sure.  It is unpleasant - not gonna lie about that - but very doable & much better than the alternative.
 
Unfortunately, my 38 yr old DIL was diagnosed with BC one year after me.  She used my gloves & booties through her Taxotere and avoided neuropathy also.
 
I found an NIH study that said acupuncture could help alleviate fatigue & neuropathy - so I threw that in for good measure.  Used for duration of Taxol & then later through Rads. 
 
Best of luck to you.  Paula
PS - BTW, Initially my insurance would not cover the Elasto Gel gloves & booties.  However, I persisted in filing claims, and ultimately they covered the entire cost of both sets.  Medicare is my primary (they won't cover them), but secondary BC/BS did.
DX TNBC 1/14; age 66; Stage 1; Grade 2; 1.2 cm; 0/2 nodes; lumpectomy; BRAC Neg; 4 DD AC; Completed 12 weekly Taxol July 2014; Radiation August 2014
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Thank you all so very much for this wonderful advice! I am looking into the Elasto Gel Booties especially as I experienced neuropathy years ago in my feet when I hurt my back & had three bulging discs. I still have degenerative disc disease but the chiropractor has kept the neuropathy away. I remember how horrible it was very well tho & dont want it back so I am esp concerned with getting it in my feet from the Taxol since I've had it there before.

Im getting married on the beach next summer so hoping to hold on to nails & toenails so they look decent for that :-)

I think Ive been pretty lucky on the AC so far, just mostly fatigued & constipated but otherwise pretty darn good & still working forty hours a week.

MomMom44 - my doctor told me to stop my workouts & only walk each day while in treatment as I wasnt suppose to be running or lifting weights with the port in. I cant even get my upper back or neck adjusted at chiro. She said its too risky for it to pop the port out of place. I miss my workouts and think it would combat fatigue some if I could do some running or weights. :-(

Kellyless - Ive wondered about the whole "Chemopause" thing as Im still having my cycles thus far & my hair has been growing back on my head, left my underarms completely, but still shaving my legs. Eyebrows and Eyelashes holding on. I'm curious after this last AC & then Taxol how that will change. I'm 42 so I don't know if I will go into perm menopause or come back out of it. I spent 20 years supressing my body with BCP and just stopped it three years before this so it feels like my body is taking a last stand to keep that cycle going haha

Im curious as to what the difference is in the 12 or the 4 dose dense Taxols? Is one better than the other or does one way have fewer side effects than other?

Edited by JanaGail - Sep 03 2015 at 10:11am
Dx 06/17/15 - Stage 2, Grade 3, TNBC, 7mm Breast Tumor, One Node 2.2 cm, BRCA1&2-, Neoadjuvant treatment: 4 AC, 12 Taxol (Aug-Dec 15) - Lumpectomy/Reduction/Reconstruction (12/21/15) - Rads (2016)
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Jana,
Another tip for icing or using the ElastoGel booties throughout Taxol.  We brought the frozen ElastoGel gloves & booties in a cooler and put the extra set in the freezer of the onc's office fridge when we arrived.  For the feet, we also brought a small kiddie stool for me to plant my feet on.  I'm only 5'3" so my feet didn't touch the floor and you need to make sure that the bottoms of your feet are in contact with the icing or booties.  The stool helped me do that.
 
This time last year, my big toenails were AWFUL from the AC (one completely gone & the other hanging on by a thread for months before it finally lifted off), but they are back to being beautiful and completely grew in in about a year.  You should be fine by next summer.
 
For sure, follow your doctor's advice, and walking is always perfect.  I continued to lift upper & lower body weights at the gym, from about a week after the port was placed, but I never overdid it - cut back for sure.  But, again follow your doc's advice.  I also did the treadmill or elliptical and gentle yoga & pilates classes throughout treatment.
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I had my last period a week after my first A/C - NEVER AGAIN :(  I though, well, no periods will be great!  I WAS SO WRONG.  I also thought maybe I was perimenapausal, but I had an ultrasound prior to chemo (CT showed something on an ovary - benign cyst it turned out) showed I still had a lot of follicles and was far from menapause.  I was 45, I probably had another 10 years in me but NOPE.  My gyno says my chemo can often completely end periods if you are mid 40's or older, but not always.  I WANT MY PERIODS BACK!!!!  Never thought I'd feel that way, but turns out female hormones are very very useful.  Oh well, I gave up my ovarys but got rid of cancer - I'm ok with it. 
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6/1/16 Local recurrence same breast, same spot 1.8cm Carb.4x every 3 wks, Taxol 12x once wk. Dbl Mast. PCR!! Reconstruction fail, NED!
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I'm surprised about the no exercise order.  I've know many people who've had ports and nobody was told not to exercise.  I had a port and my doctor encouraged me to keep up my regular exercise routine, which I did do (mostly elliptical machine, some running), and it really helped me get through things.  What if you did elliptical machine without the arm movement? Or stationary bike?
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Hi Ladies - Thank you all for this wonderful advice. Ironically the surgeon who put my port in said I could lift weights, run, and go to chiropractor but my oncologist says I can not. I usually do upwards of 250 with my legs and 150 with arms so I'm assuming she thought that would be too much straining with the port. With the chiro she said no twisting of the neck or upper body. I miss my exercise. I especially feel like the exercise would help me maybe ward off some of the neuropathy during the Taxol. I go this week for my last AC so I think I'm going to revisit the exercise issue at least with her and see if maybe I can start back just with lighter weight and the elliptical :)
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I too, want to thank you all for your information, and for giving me strength and hope.  I am going to ice during my taxol tx, since I used to hike and love it.  The  dose dense A/C, has been extremely hard on me with many side effects.  Had my Last A/C today.  I have Primary Breast cancer.  It occurs in less than 1% of ALL breast cancers.  It basically shows up in the axillary lymph nodes.  MRI of breast show NO breast cancer, and no Primary tumor in my body- Ive had every possible test known to man!
I don't know what type of surgery they plan to do and if I have a mastectomy, I will want reconstruction.
I then will have radiation, but don't know where yet or how much?  
Any one else have my type of breast cancer, also called Occult Primary Breast Cancer?
Dx 7/10/15 Age 63 TNBC
Stage III A Ki 67 35-40 %
Rare CA-Primary Breast CA
Dense dose A/C, then Taxol, Finish on 11/4/15
Surgery- Lymph node disection, no cancer in breasts, MRI- ? surgery
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Hi ladies!

I am having my second Taxotere treatment next Monday -- I'm seeing a lot of Taxol comments but not many (maybe one) about side effects of Taxotere.  Anyone out there reading this that has experience with taxotere? I am taking a clinical trial drug Indoximod with it - first go round was not too bad.  Just body aches and super tired for about 7 days. But the drug info lists the neuropathy, the nails discoloring and falling off, etc.  When will this stuff set in, if it's going to??  just wondering -- still so new at all this.  Praying all throughout the day to endure it well. 

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Made it thru last AC and got approval to start exercising again while on Taxol! YAY! Ordered my Elasto Gel booties (Thank you MomMom44) so Im hoping they are in for next weeks first Taxol. Still having cycle - my doctor said I could be the small 2% that doesnt lose it. Guess we will see if that changes on the Taxol.

So, Im curious - I hear the horror stories of "reactions" during the Taxol infusion. Stuff from muscle pains to flushing, to allergic reactions - anyone had this happen? It makes me a little nervous about starting it :-(
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With all of the chemos there's a chance of allergic reaction - a small chance. The big dose of benadryl they give with some chemo staves off some of it. You'll notice on your first infusion of a new drug your chemo nurse stays and watches you for a while. She's highly trained to deal with the extreme side effects, from a bad rash to your throat closing up. Those reactions are very rare but I promise there's a team nearby every infusion clinic prepared for _anything_. I think I mentioned I had bad bone pain on Taxol. A wise woman told me to not suffer - take the drugs you need to not suffer! I took Norco whenever it really hurt and it worked. I was really anemic after the AC which comes with much fatigue. I needed rest, which is hard when you're in pain! Take whatever drugs get you thru these intense and difficult treatment, take care of you!
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6/1/16 Local recurrence same breast, same spot 1.8cm Carb.4x every 3 wks, Taxol 12x once wk. Dbl Mast. PCR!! Reconstruction fail, NED!
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I hated the big Benadryl does they gave me with Taxol.  I hated being jumpy (from the steroids) and sleepy/stoned (from the Benadryl) at the same time.  I got through the first Taxol with no allergic reaction and at the second asked for a reduced dose of Benadryl. the chemo nurse was fine with it, and everything went okay.
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Made it thru first Taxol. I agree the Benadryl & Steroid combo sucks! I was wide awake after the chemo last Wed then only sleep about four hours Thurs night then crashed for ten hours Fri night when it was out of my system. UGH! Going to be a long twelve weeks going that pace and working full time.

The Elasto Gel booties were great! And my hands I just put in ice. Also chewed ice - I truly think thats why I havent lost my taste yet :-)

So far, I feel pretty good just tired. I do have some slight bone pain so thanks for mentioning that KellyLess! I assumed since I wasnt going to be getting the Neulasta anymore I wouldnt have bone pain. Bummer! It's not too terrible and Tylenol/Advil pretty much relieves it at least.

I have had some lightheadedness this weekend since first Taxol. Almost blacked out in shower. I go weekly on Wed so we shall see how it goes after this weeks dose. Im assuming its side effects or maybe low blood pressure or low blood. It just comes & gos.

And of course I did Officially hit "chemopause" this past week & had my first hot flash Saturday - I thought I was going to skirt by that since I was still having cycles while doing the AC. Oh well, now I just hope it stays this way cause I dont want to go through it twice! Ha!

Curious - Did anyone have their hair grow back while on the twelve Taxols?
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I got light headed when the anemia set in.  I got short of breath from minor activity, sometimes my heart would pound - and I was lightheaded.  Since you've stopped the Neulasta, if you have the lightheadedness again you may want to stop by the clinic for a quick blood test.  Everyone is different, and the Taxol might've nipped you down into worse anemia.  Keep an eye on that white count, you may want to really avoid crowds and children if it gets lower.  You don't want an illness to delay getting done with the chemo! 
I had 4 dose dense Taxols instead of the 12 so it may be different on the hair - but I actually lost the rest of my eyelashes and eyebrows on Taxol.  I was smooth as a cueball head to toe by the end of the 2nd Taxol, not a hair on me.  Focus on the not having to shave, LOL!  And showers are mighty quick with  no body hair at all.  Once I got 3 weeks from my final Taxol my head hair started coming in pretty quick. 
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Hi KellyLess, yes I am loving the quick showers. My shower time has gone from 40 minutes to 10 minutes haha! I wondered about the hair cause after my second AC all my hair started going but since my last AC it has all started growing back. Had to shave my legs for first time in a month this week and my hair has grown out stubbly. I just wasn't sure if it would go back to disappearing or I should prepare for the return haha! I had long hair my whole life and now I'm thinking I will never go long again. I'm loving the GI Jane look! It's rather freeing 😀
Dx 06/17/15 - Stage 2, Grade 3, TNBC, 7mm Breast Tumor, One Node 2.2 cm, BRCA1&2-, Neoadjuvant treatment: 4 AC, 12 Taxol (Aug-Dec 15) - Lumpectomy/Reduction/Reconstruction (12/21/15) - Rads (2016)
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