Are you a cancer victim who battled cancer, and won, and you are now facing a different battle caused by your chemotherapy regimen? Many cancer victims, particularly those with early stage breast cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer, are prescribed the agent Taxotere, which is also sold as Docefrez and Docetaxel. While this is a very effective medication for those with cancer it also brings on an entire host of problems once the cancer is gone in many patients as it can also cause permanent baldness in males and females. This baldness includes scalp hair, eyebrows, eyelashes and pubic hair. if you have been given Taxotere and experienced permanent Taxotere alopecia you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation.
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Taxotere is a member of the drug family of taxanes. It is a very effective chemotherapy medication that exerts its effects on a cells microtubule. The microtubule is responsible for cell division and replication. With Taxotere hindering it’s ability to divide and replicate the cell dies. As with many chemotherapy medications they cannot distinguish between healthy cells and cancer cells hence undesirable side effects such as hair loss, sores around the mouth, vomiting and diarrhea. Skin, hair, mouth and stomach cells are especially susceptible to chemotherapy medications.
Almost all chemotherapy medications induce some sort of temporary hair loss. It is par for the course when fighting cancer. However within 6 months these side effects should subside and the hair normally grows back. With Taxotere this is not the case in an estimated 6% to 9% of patients. In these patients, almost all of whom are female, the hair loss is permanent. It is not fully known why this happens in only certain women but it does. It may be due to the plant Taxotere is derived from being so toxic. Taxotere is so potent that it is one of the only chemotherapy medications that can be given less than weekly. It is administered once every 3 weeks vs. once per week. Doctors prescribe it based on convenience and never tell the recipients about the increased risk of permanent hair loss. The New York Taxotere injury lawyers on our team will make healthcare providers, hospitals and the drug companies accountable for the emotional pain, torment and psychological suffering you have had to endure due to Taxotere alopecia.
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