What is Taxotere?

Taxotere is a medication used to treat certain types of cancer in the head, neck, breasts, lungs, gastro-intestinal system, and prostate. Like many cancer medications, Taxotere works by attacking Cancer cells in order to halt or limit their growth. The FDA's Patient Information Leaflet describes Taxotere as stiffening the supporting structure of a cancer cell, thereby making it more difficult for the cell to grow or reproduce.

For some Treatments, Taxotere is combined with other cancer medications, such as cisplatin and fluorouracil. Several cycles of Taxotere-with or without other medications-may be given to a patient during chemotherapy.