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Regimen Information

For Taxol + Paraplatin + radiation, including Side Effects

Taxol + Paraplatin + radiation

Drugs in this Regimen:

For the treatment of Head and Neck Cancer

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

Taxol + Paraplatin + radiation for the treatment of Head and Neck Cancer


Carboplatin (Paraplatin)

Paclitaxel (Taxol)


Chemotherapy is often given as a combination of drugs. Combinations usually work better than single drugs because different drugs kill cancer cells in different ways.


  • Anemia

  • Nausea & Vomiting

  • Mouth Sores

  • Risk of Infection

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Community Responses

Often, the most helpful information regarding treatment side effects comes not from clinical brochures, but rather from other patients like you. We've collected the most helpful community resources to help you prepare for the side effects and coping tips for your chemotherapy regimen.

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Treatment Overview

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Other chemotherapy regimens for the treatment of Head and Neck Cancer:

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