What Are The Drugs, Timetable And Possible Side Effects Expected With The AC/T Chemotherapy Protocol?

Question: What Are The Drugs, Timetable And Possible Side Effects Expected With The AC/T Chemotherapy Protocol?

Answer: AC/T usually refers to the sequential application of four doses of doxorubicin and cylcophosphamide, followed later by four doses of either a taxane called paclitaxel, or Taxol -- or, less frequently -- docetaxel (or Taxotere). With this regimen, the same kinds of side effects can be anticipated, as seen with others. An important subtlety is that one version of AC/T, called 'dose-dense' therapy, uses specifically two-week dosing intervals, making it faster and more effective.

Next: Are chemotherapy treatments usually given in the hospital, doctor's office or at home?

null

Previous: What Are The Drugs, Timetable And Possible Side Effects Expected With The TAC Chemotherapy Protocol?
-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 3751690. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 3751690. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 3751690.
Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Val Kilmer attends the 23rd annual Simply Shakespeare benefit reading of The Two Gentlemen of Verona at The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, Sept. 25, 2013, in Santa Monica, Calif.
Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images
PHOTO: Bart, a cat in Tampa, was struck by a car, buried, and later re-appeared, injured but alive on his owners porch.
Courtesy Tampa Humane Society
Super Bowl XXXIV
Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images
PHOTO: Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia set off from Saga, Japan, shortly before 6:30 a.m. JST on Jan. 25, 2015.
Troy Bradley/Two Eagles Balloon Team via AP Photo