Fighting Infections while on Chemotherapy – Using Neulasta

Neulasta (Pegfilgrastim) is used to reduce the chance of infection in people who have certain cancers and are also receiving chemotherapy medications, including taxotere for men being treated for advanced prostate cancer. Chemotherapy is designed to kill fast growing cells. However, it can’t tell the difference between cancer cells and fast-growing healthy cells, including red [...]

Part I of III – Managing Taxotere Side Effects – Blood Problems

One of the major problems faced by men on taxotere (chemotherapy) is anemia. Anemia is characterized as a low red blood cell count. It is often the cause of significant fatigue, another major complaint from men on chemotherapy. Aranesp® and Procrit® are both synthetic versions of the naturally occurring hormone, erythropoietin, that stimulates red blood [...]