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In prostate cancer patients who fail to respond to conventional treatment, the combination of Taxotere and Estramustine can prolong survival by up to 20% claims a research team. However, long term side effects of these drugs may include nausea, fatigue, hair loss, infection due to lower blood count and blood clots. Many patients have no side effects. The treatment is still awaiting FDA approval as a combined treatment even though the drugs have been approved as individual treatments.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by News 14 - Carolina
About: Combination of Taxotere and Estramustine for prostate cancer therapy
Date: 21 December 2004
Source: News 14 - Carolina
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