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My wife has stage 3( by virtue of the size of the lesion 6-7cm) invasive ducatl carcinoma.Estrogen positive, HER-2 negative.Currently on 3 of 4 rounds of AC.After that they wnat her to take 4 rounds of Taxol, then surgery, then radiation, then Tamoxifen. She is HSR, highly dose sensitive( they reduced her chemo by 20% after first infusiin dure to severe side efffects,blurred vision, fertigo,swelling,stage 4 fatigue etc. Has tolerated new dose well.
Assuming she would not be able to toerate either taxol or taxatere what other treatments could be used that do not pose the risk of severe allergic reactions?
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One cannot assume she will have problems with the taxol and taxotere; that is not known.  

As far as chemotherapy medications, there are NONE that I can say do not post a risk of severe allergic reactions.  
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I was diagnosed 1/2009 at age 31 with stage 3 ER+ and HER 2+ breast cancer. I took 4 AC treatments and by far my worse was the third treatment. Following that I had 12 weekly Taxol treatments which were much easier phsycially except for the tiredness I felt. However, I also had an infant and 2 year old so I'm sure they contributed to my fatigue a lot. I'm really surprised at the low amount of Taxol as 12 is the standard for that one and 4-6 is the standard for Taxotere. She may do much better with the Taxol!!!

Is she taking Reglan (Metocloprimide) for Nausea because that can cause severe dizziness/out of body feelings, blurred vision etc... If so, I suggest coming off of it. I had to stop it after my first AC treatment and I did much better as far as those symptoms were concerned.

Blessings to you and your wife.
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