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Drugs for Inflammatory Breast Cancer Patients:
Because chemotherapy regimens are individually tailored, the types of drugs administered and their side effects will vary considerably. While there are many side effects of chemotherapy, it is important to note that the majority of the side effects associated with chemotherapy are temporary and only occur during or immediately after treatment. In the vast majority of cases, the benefits of treating cancer with chemotherapy far outweighs the risks or inconveniences of any side effects.

Chemotherapy is only one possible treatment for breast cancer and may be used in addition to surgery or other treatments. Patients should discuss all aspects of chemotherapy and breast cancer treatment with their physician or cancer treatment team.
Chemotherapy Drugs:

Examples of chemotherapy combinations used to treat breast cancer include (the brand name of the drug is shown in parenthesis):
* cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan), methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex), and fluorouracil (Fluorouracil, 5-Fu, Adrucil) (this therapy is called CMF)

* cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin (Adriamycin), and fluorouracil (this therapy is called CAF)

* doxorubicin (Adriamycin) and cyclophosphamide (this therapy is called AC)

* doxorubicin (Adriamycin) and cyclophosphamide with paclitaxel (Taxol) (this therapy is called TAC)

* doxorubicin (Adriamycin), followed by CMF (see above)

* cyclophosphamide, epirubicin (Ellence), and fluorouracil (this therapy is called FEC)
Other chemotherapy drugs commonly used for treating women with breast cancer include:
* docetaxel (Taxotere)

* vinorelbine (Navelbine)

* gemcitabine (Gemzar)

* capecitabine (Xeloda).
More Drugs for Breast Cancer:
* Aredia (pamidronate disodium)
* Arimidex (anastrozole)
* Aromasin (exemestane)
* Fareston (toremifene)
* Femara (letrozole)
* Herceptin (trastuzumab)
* Megace (megestrol)
* Tamoxifen (Nolvadex)
* Zoladex (goserelin acetate)
* Zometa (zoledronic acid)
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) - also referred to as integrative medicine (this website is not condoning any of the following treatments)
* Antineoplastons Studies
* Cancell/Entelev Treatment
* Cartilage (Bovine and Shark)
* Coenzyme Q10 Treatment
* Essiac
* Garlic and Cancer Prevention
* Gerson Therapy
* Gonzalez Protocol
* Hydrazine Sulfate Treatment
* Immuno-Augmentation Therapy
* Laetrile/Amygdalin Treatment
* Mistletoe/Iscador
* Newcastle Disease Virus
* Naltrexone
* Selected Vegetables/Sun's Soup
* 714-X
* Tea and Cancer Prevention
* Vitamin Supplements
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