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Regimen Information

For 5FU + Taxol + radiation, including Side Effects

5FU + Taxol + radiation

Drugs in this Regimen:

For the treatment of Esophageal Cancer

How 5FU + Taxol + radiation chemotherapy is given and possible side effects.

5FU + Taxol + Radiation for the treatment of Esophageal Cancer

5FU + Taxol + Radiation is a chemoradiation regimen used in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. This treatment involves two chemotherapy drugs: taxol and fluorouracil, which is also known as 5FU, and radiation therapy.

MOST COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF 5FU + TAXOL + RADIATION

  • Anemia

  • Infection

  • Mouth Sores

  • Nausea & Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

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