Abraxane

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My tumor markers started decreasing substantially...
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" ...allergic reaction to Abraxane. My tumor markers started decreasing substantially after cycle 4. Last week I had a full body PET/CT scan and it showed that my many lymph node tumors were gone. So... "

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is working for your cancer. I typically will use other...
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" ...Abraxane is working for your cancer. I typically will use other drugs in the same family, such as Taxol or Taxotere, because they are better studied and insurance will cover them. Of course, it is... "

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one round of Abraxane reduced my tumor from 5 x 5 to 4 x...
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" ...and tubes. They left the tumor, uterus and ovaries because the ...they put me on Abraxane. I am not sure if I am repeating myself, but I took my first dose on a Tuesday and had a PET scan the following... "

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doubled but tumor on spine decreased. Bones remained the...
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" ...really good. Was only taking Femara pills. First tumor markers doubled and then Pet Scan showed liver mets. Tumor on sternum doubled but tumor on spine decreased. Bones remained the same ...for some rib... "

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I had a mastectomy because all the cancer was gone (for the...
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" Dear Geepers, I had Abraxane (taxol) and Avastin on a clinical trial, then had to stop the Avastin and continued on Abraxane only. It took me to NED after a couple of cycles. Then I had a spot... "

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ith Abraxane for about 3 months - after Xeloda in pill...
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" Abraxane for esophagus cancer treatment My husband is being treated with Abraxane for about 3 months - after Xeloda in pill format was no longer effective [he was on Xeloda for 11 months]. But dose... "

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in shrinking/killing the cancer in my lymph nodes...
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" I was on Abraxane this summer. I had 4 rounds of AC, 4 rounds of Abraxane. It is was a very \"easy\" chemo. Much better tolerated than AC. It is quick. I think the infusion was about 45 minutes to... "

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braxane. Even though my tumor markers have gone down and m...
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" ...Well tomorrow morning I go in for my 1st scans since starting on abraxane. Even though my tumor markers have gone down and my liver panel is almost normal, I am terrified. Im tired of hearing oh... "

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months of Abraxane/Avastin, my cancer was knocked back 50%,...
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" ...3 months of Abraxane/Avastin, my cancer was knocked back 50%, another 3 months it was knocked back even further. I'm now on Femara, but hope that if I need it in the future, Abraxane/Avastin will be... "

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well for her-brought her cancer tumor marker levels from...
" ...time with all of her different chemos and she is Stage 4 mets to the liver and bones. Abraxane is working really well for her-brought her cancer tumor marker levels from the high 1300's down now to... "

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