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Adriamycin and Cytoxan

The is always a long laundry list of side effects and symptoms associated with chemotherapy. Some people are lucky and only get one or two of the side effects. Others not so much, they are hit with every possible side effect listed!

Adriamycin, Cytoxan and Taxol Chemotherapy

Adriamycin, Cytoxan and Taxol Background

I thought I would share the above video with you all which takes a deep dive into exactly how I am feeling after treatment. To date, I have had 4 rounds of Adriamycin and Cytoxan, often referred to as "AC", followed by 5 of Taxol; only 7 more chemo treatments to go. Taxol is typically given in combination with other chemotherapy medicines, such as Adriamycin and Cytoxan, and all can be used to treat patients with primary breast cancer (breast cancer that hasn't spread beyond the breast). Taxol can also be used to treat advanced-stage breast cancer that is not responding to standard chemotherapy treatment.

Adriamycin, Cytoxan and Taxol Side Effects

The Adriamycin, Cytoxan and Taxol side effects that I am experiencing thus far include:

-Hair loss

-Starting to loose my eye lashes, you can really tell when I blink!

-Neuropathy / numbness/ tingling in the fingers and hand

-"Chemo Brain" a lot of trouble coming up with the right word


-Lack of concentration and focus (I think this is associated with some of the fatigue and chemo brain I am feeling

-Upset stomach

-Extreme tiredness

Managing Adriamycin, Cytoxan and Taxol Side Effects

I'm managing well though. I think it is important with all of this that there are going to be good days when you feel like a million bucks, and then there are going to be days where just just don't feel well at all. I call it "my adventure" because you never know what the day is going to bring, and sometimes, you just need to roll with it!


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July 22,  6:00 p.m. ET


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August 5, 6:00 p.m. ET


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August 20,  6:00 p.m. ET


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