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Regimen Information

For AC followed by Taxotere and Herceptin, including Side Effects

AC followed by Taxotere and Herceptin

For the treatment of Breast Cancer

How AC followed by Taxotere and Herceptin chemotherapy is given and possible side effects.

AC followed by Taxotere and Herceptin for the treatment of Breast Cancer

AC followed by Taxotere and Herceptin is the acronym for a chemotherapy regimen used in the treatment of breast cancer

DRUGS IN THE AC FOLLOWED BY TAXOTERE AND HERCEPTIN REGIMEN

A

= Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (Adriamycin)

C

= Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)

T

= Taxotere (Docetaxel)

+Herceptin ( Trastuzumab)

Chemotherapy is often given as a combination of drugs. Combinations usually work better than single drugs because different drugs kill cancer cells in different ways.

MOST COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF AC FOLLOWED BY TAXOTERE AND HERCEPTIN

  • Infection

  • Mouth Sores

  • Nausea & Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Alopecia or Hair Loss

For more information, see the 'Expert Resources' tab below.

Community Responses

Often, the most helpful information regarding treatment side effects comes not from clinical brochures, but rather from other patients like you. We've collected the most helpful community resources to help you prepare for the side effects and coping tips for your chemotherapy regimen.

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Treatment Overview

This chemotherapy regimen is commonly used to treat:

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