Thank you for your reply. I haven’t started yet as I am in hospital waiting to have a stent fitted in my oesophagus because one of my tumours on the outside of the lung has attached it’s self to the outside of my oesophagus causing it to close. I am just waiting for a slot to get it done and in the meantime I am only managing sips of water and am being Iva fed. The oncologist wants to start the chemo on Friday either way whilst I am still in here.
Morning. I was moved onto Pax by my Oncologist when Cape didn’t work for me. I’ve just had treatment number 10. I have it weekly for 6 weeks and then a week off. I’ve found it really do-able with the only real side effect being tiredness. I do get a horrible taste in my mouth for about 4 days and I get the steroid flushed face for 2 days after as well but both of these are pretty manageable. I work full time so the biggest challenge is having to be at the hospital for 3-4 hours every week. It had a scan yet but I know my blood results are improving every week so hopefully I that’s a good sign. Hope it’s all going ok for you xx
Hi, I have just started weekly paclitaxel (had 2 but then got neutropenia so missed the 3rd one!)
id also be interested to hear others’ take on this treatment too!
I have liver stomach and lung mets and have been on capecaptine which has not worked for me. I have been offered paclitaxel once a week for 3 months and was wondering if anyone has been on this .