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Chemotherapy Drug Taxotere Causes Permanent Hair Loss for Breast Cancer Survivors

Chemotherapy Drug Taxotere Causes Permanent Hair Loss for Breast Cancer Survivors

While hair loss during chemotherapy is often unavoidable, permanent hair loss after treatment should be rare.

Sadly, one of the most common breast cancer chemotherapy drugs, Taxotere, is also the only drug that causes permanent hair loss. Alternatives, like Taxol, have been just as effective, and don’t cause permanent alopecia. For over 10 years, the manufacturer of Taxotere was well aware of the side effects, but failed to warn U.S. consumers. Many women are taking action against this blatant injustice by filing for financial settlement.

Doctors prescribe Taxotere to 75% of breast cancer patients. 6-15% of those women will experience this difficult permanent side effect. If you are one of these patients, you may be entitled to financial settlement.

Taxotere Manufacturer Sanofi-Aventis Actively Kept Permanent Side Effect From Consumers

The manufacturer of Taxotere, Sanofi-Aventis, warned European consumers of permanent alopecia as early as 2005. Unfortunately, the same warning was not provided in the U.S. until the end of December of 2015. Now that the warning is public, survivors have a limited window to pursue financial settlement.

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Taxotere Injuries: Everything You Need to Know

Taxotere Injuries: Everything You Need to Know

This video gives a history on Taxotere and the failure to warn about permanent hair loss. Watch the video to learn more now.

Video: Taxotere – An Overview

Watch this video to learn the who, what, when, and where of Taxotere. With any medical drug or device it is always better to know too much than be left in the dark without any information.

Video: Where did Taxotere go wrong?

Taxotere is one of the most common chemotherapy drugs for breast cancer patients made by Sanofi Aventis, but here is what they knew and when they knew it.

Video: The Issues with Taxotere

Permanent hair loss in breast cancer survivors should be rare. Learn about the major adverse effects with Taxotere and what you could take instead.

Video: The History of Taxotere

Who makes Taxotere? Is it more effective than Taxol? This video answers all those questions and more on the chemotherapy drug taxotere.

Taxotere Lawsuits & Settlement Landscape

While claims against the manufacturer of Taxotere began in 2010, they are truly heating up in 2017. Many women effectively make the case that Sanofi touted its product as superior to the alternatives despite ample evidence that Taxotere caused permanent hair loss. In response to increased pressure, Sanofi has gone public with potential side effects. This limits the available window for settlements.

If you took Taxotere and have been in remission for at least six months and still do not have your hair back, you may be eligible for financial compensation.

To be clear, very few doctors or healthcare professionals have been made aware of Taxotere’s new warning. The manufacturer chose to insert this critical information on the last page of an extremely lengthy label. There was no notification of any kind sent to healthcare professionals informing them of this crucial change.

Chemotherapy Drug Taxotere Leaves Breast Cancer Survivors with Permanent Hair Loss

Picture this. You’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s terrifying, but you and your family know that you can beat this. The reality sets in that with cancer, you will likely have chemotherapy as part of your treatment, which has many difficult side effects including hair loss.

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Get the Facts: Taxotere, Hair Loss & The Current Settlement Landscape

Many people are talking about cancer. There are articles about the stages of cancer, the various types of cancer, how to prevent cancer, and more… about 2,710,000,000 results in a Google search. But what about AFTER cancer? What happens then? You made it through chemotherapy, you experienced a variety of emotions and now you wonder …

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Taxotere Glossary of Key Terms

Taxotere

A chemotherapy drug treatment derived from a synthetic compound. The drug is marketed as a more cost effective and efficient option to Taxol, but these claims are not necessarily true. Unlike Taxol, Taxotere is linked to permanent hair loss.

Breast Cancer

A kind of cancer that develops from breast cells and tissue. Most breast cancer begins in the milk ducts. A malignant tumor can spread to other parts of the body.

Cancer Survivor

A person is considered to be a survivor of cancer from the moment she is diagnosed until the end of life.

Chemotherapy

Use of drugs to destroy cancer cells. Chemo works by keeping the cancer cells from growing and dividing into more cells.

Docetaxel

Another name for Taxotere. Chemotherapy drug linked to permanent hair loss.

Oncology

The study of cancer.

Permanent Alopecia

Permanent hair loss which may affect the entire body—primarily head hair, lashes, and eyebrows.

Radiation

Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses beams of intense energy to kill cancer cells.

Remission

Remission means that tests, physical exams, and scans show that all signs of cancer are gone.

Sanofi-Aventis

Manufacturer of drug Taxotere that does not warn about its product’s unique correlation with permanent hair loss.

Taxol

A chemotherapy treatment derived from a natural compound, approved for use of cancer treatment in 1993.

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