Chemo, Taxol, Radiation For Breast Cancer

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Chemo Regimen FAQs: AC + Taxol/Taxotere chemotherapy (ACT, TAC)

 

Q. I've just found out I have to have chemotherapy. The doctor said it's AC and Taxol [or Taxotere]. What does that mean, exactly?

A. AC is one of the five most common types of chemotherapy given to women with breast cancer. It includes two drugs: doxorubicin (Adriamycin), and cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan). Paclitaxel (Taxol) or docetaxel (Taxotere) is added to AC for women with node-positive cancer, or in women who've had a recurrence; it's delivered after you've finished the AC. But you...

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