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Breast Cancer Chemotherapies

What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.



from Aug to Dec nausa and tired and the hot flashes are unbearable
Infusion #1 - 09-22-09. Severe joint pain in lower back, knees, and ankles. Intense nausea. Infusion #2 - Intense nausea. Severe joint pain. Darkening of my fingernails. Severe headaches. Infusion #3 and #4 - Intense nausea lasting my entire two week cycle. Headaches. Continued darkening of my nails. Taxol infusions #1-12 - Slow physical changes to my finger and toe nails, intense nail bed pain which has been cumulative. Big drop in counts at infusion #10, nausea, fatigue.
Blood work and chest xray September 11, 2007 Bone scan September 17, 2007 Port installed in right chest area September 18, 2007. MUGA scan September 19, 2007 First Chemo treatment September 20, 2007 Neulasta shot September 21, 2007 Headaches and blurred vision Hospitalized September 25, 2007 Found blood clot in the jugular vein Started on lovenox and warfarin Hair fell out in huge clumps 2nd week after first chemo Second Chemo treatment October 11, 2007 Tiredness, constipation, nausea Changed nausea prescriptions twice Third Chemo treatment November 1, 2007 Potassium too low-put on prescription supplement Nose bleeds and bruising from warfarin, not chemo 2nd MUGA scan scheduled for November 26,2007 4th Chemo scheduled for November 29th
Nausea, Diarrhea, Constipation, Fatigue, "Chemo-brain"
2000 - Chemotherapy
No chemo.
None.
**Sept 14, 2010 - Chemo #1 of 4 - no side effects today; meds: Cyclophosphamide and Docetaxel Day 1 - feel good, energetic Day 2 - feel ok, gardening for 1/2 hr., ran a couple of errands; had sharp stabbing pains in middle of chest, right inner thigh near knee and left side of waist while walking/standing. Day 3 - woke up very nauseous—ginger snaps and lemon drops took care of that Day 4 - felt good; attend church conference with Thelma and Diana; enjoyed lunch; arrived home around 4:00; started getting sharp stabbing pains again as soon as I laid down to rest; called advice nurse; slight temperature…she suggested going to the hospital to have it checked out. Dr. says this is one of the side effects and gave me a painkiller. Day 5 – feel good, just tired; developing mouth sores Day 6 - sharp stabbing pains very infrequent, wig appt., itchy scalp; legs shaky, tired p.m.; metallic taste Day 7 - felt good a.m. and p.m.; picked up Miracle Mouthwash--works! Michelle cut my hair short. Day 8 - good day, blood test Day 9 - metallic taste,slight nausea Day 10 - good a.m., metallic taste, headache p.m.; started taking vitamins for hair and nails Day 13 - scalp sensitive; hair falling like snow; attend "Feel Better" class Day 14 - woke up nauseous/took pill; Charlie shaved my head, starting from the back--smart Day 15 - yoga class; movies with a friend Day 16 - good Day 17 - good Day 18 - very good/with girlfriends all day/laughing, etc. Day 19 - forearm sore/swollen, appt. with Dr. P, flu shot; prescribes Neupogen (to make more white cells) for Fri and Sat after chemo; I leave on counter for 2 days by mistake--needs refrig., called manufacturer--may be ok to use Oct. 5 - day before chemo #2 - drank lots of fluids, took ginger root capsules; take pill for chemo prep early evening--wires me up **Oct 6, 2010 - Chemo #2 of 4 - meds: taxetere (l hr.) & cytoxan (30 mins), flush (6 mins) - 9:00-12:30 - felt good, slept good; Days 3-7 fatigue/nauseous, stomach quesy Day 1 - very energetic, cleaned and worked all day at home; 9pm sharp stabbing pains--took Norco, pains subsided Day 2 - good, out to lunch; took long nap Day 3 - fatigue, slight sharp pains, took Norco Day 4 - little nauseous, weak, sleepy Day 5 - fatigue, metallic taste, jittery, legs weak, moved slow, stomach hurts Day 6 - out of it, fatigue, weak legs, slept in; napped during day Day 7 - good - almost back to normal; took 1/2 hr. walk; stomach little quesy; red bumps on scalp/itch Days 8&9 - good all day; sister came to visit Days 10 - 20 good **Oct 27, 2010 - Chemo #3 of 4 - Michelle went with me and we had fun crocheting, talking, laughing, eating snacks and ice chips. Steven and family came to visit. Late that night diarrhea started. Day 1 - Stomach upset; didn't feel well at all; extreme fatigue. Day 2 - felt like the flu, weak; stomach ache, vomiting and diarrhea Day 3 - same as day 2 Day 4 - felt good in a.m.; diarrhea and heartburn started at noon; very weak Day 5 - stomach upset, legs jittery, no taste/somewhat metallic; diarrhea, heartburn, fatigue Day 6 - not too good, same as Day 5 but diarrhea stopped Day 7 - not feeling well; Dr. P said to go in for hydration (1 hr. IV) because I may be dehydrated. Day 8 - legs still weak Day 9 - feel good except right arm and hand is swollen--later find out it is probably lymphedema **Nov 17, 2010 - Chemo #4 of 4 - taxetere (1 hr), cytoxan (30 mins), flush (6 mins) Day 1 - feel great, no side effects Day 2 - feel good Day 3 - weak and jittery, some nausea Day 4 - weak, fatigue, no taste Day 5 - fatigue, weak legs, no taste, cold/cough Day 6 - fatigue, weak legs,no taste, congested, coughing Day 7 - fatigue, shooting nerve pain; weak, slight diarrhea Day 8 - fatigue, 101 fever, right arm swollen, coughing Day 9 - weak, fatigue, cough; no fever Day 10 - back to feeling somewhat normal; cough is getting better
refused chemo
I had 5fu, Methotrexate and Cytoxan. I had the 5fu and Methotrexate in an IV push the first and second Tuesday of each month. The third week I took Cytoxan pills and rested the fouth week. This was for a total of six months.
Six rounds. Finished in April 2010.
4 treatments 1 every 2 weeks started late March-May 2008
Things I wish someone had told me- You feel the worst on days 3-5. Even though you're nauseous you can still eat with enough drugs (I never threw up!) Get your hair buzzed as soon as it starts to come out, and your scalp hurts, you will feel much better. Don't shave it until your scalp stops hurting. Your nose runs because you have no nose hair to catch it A little infection will knock you on your ass. Claritin can fight some of the neulasta side effects Glutamine and vitamin B can help with the Taxol tingle Ugg makes flip flops- AHHH big help with the Taxol tingle Some people lose their fingernails with Taxol (but mine are intact- I have chemo rings, though)
AC was May to July 2014 (8 infusions, dose dense), Taxol was July to September 2014 (12 weekly infusions); suffered side effects from the chemo and the steroids: nausea, skin toxicity, weight gain, round face, hair loss (but saved most of it with cold caps!), nail discoloration, nail bed separation, hot flashes
on 2nd round of AC, bald and trying to hold onto willpower. I get pretty sickly the 3rd day after cheno, 1/6/12 3rd treatment
6 months.... 3 at first.... then 3 more after radiation..most side effects there are!!!couldn't eat,sick,cried,tired, you name it....lost my hair, then lost it the 2nd time too,3 months later
Started chemo in May 2009, got a port so my viens are still good. Adriamycin: fatigue, hair losse, nausea, constipation. Taxol: PAIN, fatigue, chemo brain, PAIN.
Hair loss Fatigue mouth thrush low blood counts infection/ fever
took Docetaxol (Taxotere) after FEC - finished chemo July 22
AC followed by Taxol total 24 weeks beginning Oct 2009 Became very neutropenic (low white blood cells) A couple of mouth sores
Had four chemo treatments which were started in June. Did have some queasiness after first treatment, but meds they gave warded it off well. Morning of the 2nd treatment, my beautician shaved my head as the hair started falling out in clumps! Before completely shaving, we did a Mohawk first and took pictures!! How many women can saw they ever had a Mohawk, and at age 60! My beautician then proceeded to help place temporary tattoos on my head (beautiflies) which I wore during the balding process!!!!! WHAT FUN!
Starting on 18th April, 2011
Feb 2011 - April 2011 every 3 weeks Side effects - tried slept about 5 days straight Neulasta Side Effects - Painful legs and joints
4/25-9/19
Dec 10- Feb ? 4 sessions 3 wks apart; lost hair after 1st treatment; threw up once, nauseous but controlled by anti nausea meds. Weak, tired, got horrible staff infection. I now have alot of bone and muscle pain

Prostate Cancer Chemotherapies

What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

none yet
RChop -six treatments, two weeks apart in Spring 2007.
taxater, didnt do anything,6 treatments, mitotaxatrine, still on it, barely any side effects due to the vit c drips
NONE!!
None
Taxotere, Jevtana

Lung Cancer Chemotherapies

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

December 6th, 2010 was first Chemo treatment... my mother is doing good..not neauseous, joint and leg pain, Hair started to hurt two weeks after first chemo treatment. Still playing golf...not eating much... get tired easily...gets cold easy
3 days chemo every 21 days. Hydration as needed. Tiredness and nausea/vomiting at times.
Started with nine drops of Taxol and had an allergic reaction that caused me to stop breathing. Then switched to Gemzar and Carboplatin. Had some nausea but started taking Emend....VERY tired.
Iressa (gefintib)
chemo fog.
Chemotherapy started on March 1st
3/2012 Adriamycin and dacarbazine 6 cycles 12/2012- 10/2013 votrient 600mg every day. 10/2013 - present gem/tax
Dont know
Chemo began September, we are on third round of a four-round cycle. We expect five or six treatments will be needed. CT scan will tell us more after fourth round.
December 2004 - Present off and on. On Avastin and Tarceva currently, but stopping to start a new chemo.
Avastin-2008 and 2011, Cisplastin-2009 and 2011, and Tarceva-2011.
Carbo/Alimta 07.2008 Carbo/Taxol - Got taken off Avastin after pulmonary embolism. (nausea, vomiting, fatigue) 02.2009 Carbo/Alimta - Developed allergy to Taxol. (anemia, fatigue) Radiation therapy.
None to date - The surgeon and oncologist felt that I should wait before starting chemo or radiation and be on the anti-fungal medication, indicating at least a year, to see if once the infection was gone, the remaining spots in my lungs would be gone. In January of 2010, I lost my job, medical insurance and the financial ability to continue the meds. I've recovered enough to find work and have been there long enough to receive medical insurance...now to find the courage to return to the doctor and take up where we left off, uhhh less the pre-existing conditions...to be continued...
avastin, alimta, carboplatrin 1/26/2015, fatigue, loss of appetite, dizziness, nausea; chemo not working; then Taxotere and Cyramza 4/20/2015
Start Chemo May 18th 2007 Cisplaton and Etoposide
Alimta (Pemetrexed) Aug - Nov 2013, 6 cycles
Chemo also started on 10/10/07 and its once a month for 3 days in a row.
1st series Aug'07 to Dec - 6 infusions - Carboplatin, Taxol and Avastin. Side effects, loss of all hair, fatigue, weight loss. 2nd series, 7 infusions - Sept '08 to Apr '09 - same coctail as above
will start on march 16 (tentative)
I begin chemotherapy on the April 8th. 4 rounds of 3 weeks each of Vinorelbine and Carboplatin. (Originally Cistoplatin but the doctor changed it cuz my ears were ringing)Worst side effects are feeling like lead and/or rubber, forgetfulness, weight gain, insomnia and aching bones, muscle and skin.
Taxol, Carbo, Avastin (pain, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, confusion). Zofran was the BEST anti-nausea drug and I tried them all. Broken pelvic bone, NEUROPATHY (very bad so I am on an anti-seizure drug to control it). Tarceva, Alimptor...
Carboplatin - my first treatment of chemo (started 2th of august 2010), no side effects so far (lucky me), gives good hope for second (heavier) chemo combined with radiation therapy
Fatigue, acne, diarrhea, numbness and pain in fingers and feet, no appetite, foggy-brained, rheumatism, sensitive to sunlight, no taste, fungus in mouth and lung, partial loss of hair
Feb 08-Cisplatin/Etoposide- hideous vomiting diarreah Switched chemo drugs AND Hospital -April08-carbo/taxol/avastin. Tolerated well. Neulasta. Bone pain
2007 April til present so far 5 rounds Taxotere Carboplatin Avastin Emend for nausea Aranesp for red blood Neulasta for white blood etc.....

Bladder Cancer Chemotherapies

What Bladder Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Foggy brain. Forgetfulness.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

R-CHOP, six session, three weeks apart, starting on June 29, 2012 and ending on October 16, 2012. Had some minor nausea on the night of the chemo sessions, but nothing too major. About 80% of hair fell out by the third chemo session.
Chop 2002 Cop with Rituxan 2008. Hair loss, numbness (not bad this time), fatigue, insomnia from Prednosone.
R-Chop, eight sessions one every 3 or 4 weeks, side effects, nausea, loss of appetite, some muscle aches
R-CHOP. 6 rounds every 3 weeks
11/2012-V-RCHOP....V-Velcade (Clinical trial drug) Side Effects: Headaches, hair loss, nausea, dehydration, neuropathy, & Fatigue
R Chop every 3 weeks. 6 treatments
Hyper CVAD, March through September 2007
R-CHOP 25/11/11
R-Chop commencing Friday 18th February 2011. 6 rounds every 3 weeks. Side effects (in order of severity): Changes in taste and smell, constipation, fatigue, acid reflux, mouth ulcers, nausea, headaches, painful veins.
R-CHOP
RCHOP six months - 2007, Rituxin maintenance two years
12/8/14 R+Chop thrush, severe upper and lower abdominal pain, pain in muscles and joints, extreme fatigue, constipation, constant coughing, aspirating fluids into lungs. Gastric Reflux activated to point of juices flying up in throat even while on Omeprazole. Neuropathy-numbness and tingling hands and feet. Tongue is numb and can't taste anything. Hair loss 14 days post chemo. 12/29/14 - Severe Upper and lower abdominal pain, constant coughing, still aspirating fluids into lungs, lost my voice, vocal chords are fire engine red, the gastric reflux is so bad they had to add two more medications to my Omeprazole, Zantac, and Carafate. I have Flu symptoms, congestion, post nasal drip, pain in muscles and bones, numbness and tingling in hands and feet. Can't taste anything. Taste buds come back after 3 weeks. 1/19/15 -R+Chop- continue to have numbness and tingling in hands and feet. I drop things and can't feel things in my fingers. 1/20/14 Neulasta injection - exactly 24 hours after injection. Really sore muscles and joint pain all over. lower abdominal pain, constipation, extreme fatigue, coughing.
February 25th: R-CHOP. Mouth sores, nausea, fatigue, heartburn March 21st: R-CHOP. Mild nausea (it's only been two days, side effects showed up for me 4 days later)
R-CHOP every 3 weeks. some nausea, extreme tiredness toward the last treatments. constipation, prednisone jitters, hair loss, dry skin, neuropathy, muscle weakness.
R-Chop, eight sessions one every 3 weeks. Side effects: nausea, loss of appetite, some muscle aches, hair loss, effected my eye sight - had to wear eyeglasses since the 4th chemo.
RCHOP chemo Feb 2015-May 2015 (6 rounds).. Plus Neulasta shot the next day each time...Side effects are different for everyone.. Although they all suck, I found this treatment to be bearable with all the drugs they give for side effects...
R-CHOP, 4 cycles, side effects: nausea, fatigue
Rituximab CHOP
Began a course of Hyper C-Vad July 4th weekend. Rixutin was the first drug administered and it caused me to stop breathing very frightening. Other side effects extreme tiredness, mouth ulcers, nausea, and hair loss.
R-chop 2005 breezed through it Rituxin 2007-2008 easy and effective Bexxar 2009 put me in ICU for 4 days but did well for years remission Bendamustine 2010 very easy and mild did very well but didn't last in remission very long R-ICE 2011 I had a transformation to large B-cell the treatment wasnvery very hard put me in the hospital isolated for 5 days with low blood counts needed transfusion of platelet and red blood I was in remission for 4 months only now it's back :( I'm going for R-GMOX now followed by SCT
R-CHOP 14. RICE, and BEAM
R-CHOP Four cycles, three weeks apart. March 26 thru July 7 2015. Minimal thru first stage thus far.
R-CHOP I've gotten about every side effect possible.....start date was 5-27-2011
R-CHOP: 4 Rounds: 2/3/15, 2/24/15, 3/17/15, 4/20/15 - Fatigue, Nausea, Dry Skin, Mouth Sores, Headaches
Rituximab and Bendamustine

Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Chemotherapies

What Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Fluorouracil treatment started Sept 2010 Fluorouracil treatment started Aug. 2011
Taxol, a pain in arm and in the Ass.

Kidney Cancer Chemotherapies

What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

no treatment yet?
Afinitor (everolimus) tablets daily, started on March 17, 2011
Votrient
4 months, Oct. 2010-Feb. 2011 Avastin and Interferon
My husband was on a trial for a new chamo for renal cancer called "Sutent". He made no progess and instead suffered significant side effects that we believe plunged him into a spiral of ever increasing side effects of his cancer.
On my third treatment and then will have a week off
50mg sunitinib/sutent on a 28/14 cycle. I've had minimal side effects, but I just finished my first four weeks "on".
As of 8/3/11 on second cycle of Sutent, 28 on 14 off
Did Xeloda and Gemcitabine with no results

Pancreas Cancer Chemotherapies

What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

June 2012-October 2012; Reported Lethargy, nausea, changes in taste, neuropathy in fingers, weight loss.
xeloda pills for two weeks then a week off.
6/2011 tiredness, nausea, dizziness
Gemzar started Jan 2014. Once a week for three weeks then one week off for six rounds; liver function elevated and dehydration, fatigue , vision affected .
1st session, September 20th. Once a week for 3 weeks then 1 week off. October 25th, white blood cell count was down for the 1st time, so they skipped chemo for that week. November 1, 2012, white blood cell count back up so they did chemo. December 2012 started 5 FU, Oxaliplatin and Leucovorin every 3 weeks to target the abdominal lining tumors that are continuing to grow. April 19, 2013, CT shows the chemo isn't working on the abdominal lining tumors, and they have given him the best chemo treatments they have, nothing more they can do. But will reduce the chemo he has been on to reduce painful sores in his mouth and side effects that were getting worse with each treatment, I think to keep the liver and pancreas tumors at bay and hopefully still give him pain relief.
every other week, cold sensitivity
He had 7 types of Chemo I am not good with names, and he had two chemo embolization in which one nearly killed him because he got an abcess in his liver and it developed Sepsis back in 2007
Folfirinox Jan 2013 - Feb 2013, switched to Abraxane and Gemcitabine March 2013-current
Start date November 14 th chemo drug called Folfirinox 8 weeks every other week to try and shrink tumor away from artery
Gemzar, 5-FU
started chemo 6/14. 18 treatments prescribed, currently going through chemo.
Gemzar June, 2014. Nausea, weakness, fever, headache
March 22(3 types of chemo) i feel it lessened his quality of life, but for my dad he needed to fight back!!!
Gemcitabine (Gemzar)
Gemzar Jan 2008-May 2008 Sept 2009- Oct 2010
Chemo once a week from 4/2/10 to 6/01/10: Was tired the next day with small "blah" moments.
given up on dates the first time on chemo was 7 months and this time has been 9 months
I do not remember all of the names. The chemo was a combination of four different chemo drugs. It did not work. My father experienced nausea and could not taste anything so lost his appetite. He also was very sensitive to temperature. We are still waiting to start a trial chemotherapy drug! Pray, pray, pray!
Gemazar.... So far, nausea and weakness
will be starting after Christmas
Gemcitibine plus Xeloda started March 2010 continuing through August 2010. The disease was in remission until August 2012, when metastases to the lungs was diagnosed, and the cancer progressed to Stage 4. Gemcitibine plus Xeloda followed until a chemo break in May 2013 was prescribed due to indolent nature of lung mets and hand/foot syndrome. With increasing size of lung mets, January 2014 began with chemo consisting of Abraxane plus Gemcitibine again.
Pill form chemo winter 2009...threw up at end of each round
Chemo #1 on 4/02/10: I was more tired then usual and had a "blah" moment after going outside for a few minutes.
More harm than good; no chemo
Gemzar, Taxotere and Xeloda

Oral Cancer Chemotherapies

What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

2 cisplatin 3/22/2011: nausea! and fatigue!
1st and 4th week of Radiotherapy treatment, chemotherapy was also performed. 24 x 5 delivery of 5FU with a Cisplatin infusion on second day of each of these weeks. Side effects included a 'Chemo crash' both weeks I had the treatment - second week worse than the first (required blood transfusions).
Cisplatin, hearing loss, ringing in ears
No Chemo
Cisplatoin 1x week for 7 weeks Dates: Aug 2011 through Nove 2011 Side Effects include; Nausea Hair loss from both radiation and chemotherapy Eyesight has deteriorated a little weak
Erbitux, once a week for 7 weeks, starting in August. Initially, severe tongue sensitivity (at one point even water was like battery acid). For most of the treatment time, daily nausea and and severe acid reflux with occasional vomiting. As of today: chemotherapy induced neuropathy of the right leg causing the inability to lift my toes or my ankle (currently wearing a brace), but expect this to improve; whatever contribution Erbitux has towards complete dry mouth and lact of taste.
3 total - week one - week three and week five easy to do - no issues during treatment lost my beard and hair - so I shaved it short to look like I did it on purpose - wore a crocheted cap - head was always cold.

Ovarian Cancer Chemotherapies

What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Paclitaxel(Taxol)/Carboplatin(Paraplatin) combination, intravenous, 4 treatments total, 3 weeks apart. My first treatment was Oct. 17th. The side effects weren't been too horrible. Days 3-6 I felt really bad, but I never vomited! I just felt VERY weak, and VERY sick. I was so pale I scared myself in the mirror, and sometimes I felt so bad I couldn't even talk. I had HORRIBLE constipation like never before, and I still have heartburn, which I never got before.
Carboplatin started 2007, however I became allergic in 2008, so had to have it changed to Gemzar and Advastin then. Been on and off of chemo since for chronic cancer outbreaks.
cistplatin, bleomyocin, etopiside, numbness in hands and feet nausea and weakness major chemo brain
Carbo/taxol Doxil Carbo/Taxol Topotecan Gemzar and experimental drug Taxotere and Avastin
I have had chemo in 2004, 2009, and 2012. each chemo has been different than the one before. With my most recent round I was very nauseous and sick. Lost my hair with all of them and had muscle and bone pain. I also developed an orbital pseudotumer as a reaction to the carboplatin and had to be put on prednisone steroids. This will now be required anytime I am on carbo. It started as a twitching and watery eye almost like with allergies. The eye then swelled shut and was very painful.
First Chemotherapy was Monday, March 29, 2010 - The only medical side effect was a very red face in reaction to the steroid in one of the preparatory drugs. Main side effect was pronounced "blues". Mom stayed on the couch for three days and ate very little.
First chemo carbo/taxol on May 7th. so far, a bit of joint and bone pain, nothing else
Started chemo July 7,2011--6 sessions of Taxotere and Carboplatin--first 2 treatments were horrible, nausea,got dehydrated, had to go to hospital for fluids and unable to eat or drink--started losing hair after 2nd treatment--hard to take--got nausea straight but still had metal taste in mouth and unable to drink or eat for about 2 weeks after chemo--couldn't really eat till the week before treatment time again--hardest thing I have ever gone thru in my life--and it still is chemo or not--finished chemo 10/18/11 & happy to say cancer free--still have side effects--the numbness and hair is taking it's time growing back--but I am happy to be here and alive.
none the dr did a slice and dice SIDE AFFECTS WERE WEALINING OF HEART MUSCLES HAD A STROKE 2 YEARS LATER AND NEEDED A PACE MAKER PUT IN YES I AM THE BIONIC WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR ALSO HAVE NEROPATHY IN FEET AND LEGS
Carbo and Taxol 6 rounds. Loss all my hair, even my nose hair, eyebrows, everything. Weak, muscle and nerve pains, anemia
Starting 4/24 - 6 rounds every 21 days
10 rounds of chemo in 2004, hair loss weakness, nausea, you know the drill. 6 rounds of chemo in 2008, same effects
bleomycin/etoposide/cisplatin Started 1/09 Hair loss, nausea, loss of energy
July 2011 started with carboplatin and taxol (7 rounds in all). Reaction to the decadron had some nausea at the beginning sol they tweaked it with emend, sore muscles and joints day 4,5,6,7 after chemo usually spent in bed. and spent the rest of the time getting semi normal before the next round Stopped in Sept until december 2011 during which i had surgery last treatment january 20 2012
I was aiming for Thursday (Day 22) and I just managed it by having the port (Yoda) installed on Day 21. Hurray! Scheduled for 6 rounds of carboplatin and taxol - 3 weeks apart. Thursdays worked out great - there all day (7 hours) for infusion with the world's greatest chemo nurses; worked on Fridays (felt fine); okay for 1/2 day on Saturdays... then YUCKY from Saturday afternoon until Sunday night (tired, tummy troubles, etc.) I did not get constipated as many of my fellow survivors complained of...for me, it was important to be very close to the bathroom on that weekend following chemo! Fortunately no nausea. Fine to go back to work on Monday. This lasted throughout my chemo, so I was truly blessed. Right on time at the 10 day mark, I started shedding like a Golden Retriever and immediately shaved my head. It felt so-o-o-o good to get rid of that hair. I wore a wig one time when I returned to work and ended up tossing it on my desk! Stuck to hats after that when my head felt cold. Chemo ended in September, 2012. Officially NED and in remission in October, 2012. Currently maintaining status quo..May, 2014. Yoda (my Bard Power Port) was removed on 05/09/14, exactly 2 years from my initial cancer surgery.
Combined carboplatin and taxol, both administered systemically by IV started August 10, 2011, with last cycle administered November 23, 2011. Side effects included: nausea that was only gotten under control after the second administration using about 5 drugs; intense fatigue; muscle and joint pains that were reduced with tylenol and later greatly reduced with gabopentin; intense neuropathy in hands and feet, but even lips and chin until the gabopentin took the edge off that, too. Neuropathy still intense in first week of every cycle. Other side effects included intense fatigue, weakness, vision problems on two occasions (blindness in one eye when reading lying on side), severe constipation, and cognitive effects (short term memory dysfunction, inability to solve puzzles, inability to multitask or withstand multiple stimuli at once). There's talk of giving me a PARP-inhibitor for maintenance therapy in 2012. Constipation for 9 months! No, wait. Make that FOREVER! Seriously. Til my dying day.
chemo May 2008 to August 2008, did 5 rounds out of 6 - nausea, peripheral neuropathy, anemia,hair loss,dehydration, fatigue, weight loss
1. Chemo Sept- Oct.2010 2. Chemo Nov - dec. 2010 currently ip chemo
4 round of cisplatin, bleomycin and etoposide
Start Jan 6, 2012 Six rounds of carboplatin and paclitaxel once every 3 weeks.
2/6/2009- Started Taxol and Carboplatnium cocktail. (6 sessions) 2/26/2009- Started GOG- 218 (Avastin Trial) Nurses/doctors notice side effects indicating she was actually receiving the drug.
Ultimately decided not to have chemotherapy; my original gyn/onc strongly recommended it, but once my second one was strongly against it (I had my surgery done in one state but live in another), I decided to get a third and fourth opinion.
To many to count. Nausea
Taxol/Carbo 12/02-5/03 (with 2 Gemzar treatments) Avastin 8/06- 5/07 Etoposide / Avastin 8/08- Present
3 round s of carboplatin and taxol gave me horrible leg pains and hair loss. I am now on carboplatin with doxil and have some aching but no hair loss. I have had horrible aching from the shots to stimulate WBCs

Thyroid Cancer Chemotherapies

What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

HAD 7 TREATMENTS ONE A WEEK FOR 7 WEEKS SIDE EFFECTS WAS MINIMUM DID NOT LOOSE HAIR JUST WEAKNESS OR LARTHARGIC MOOD ...
Radioactive Iodine treatment, 8/09 - nausea
Thyrogen injection #1: 4/14/10 - stings #2 - didn't feel a thing RAI-131: 4/16/10 - 203.9 units - so far, so good.
RCHOP 21. Three rounds total. 11/2/0, 11/23/10, and 12/14/10. Worst effects so far: heartburn to point of esophageal spasms, constipation, headache, mouth tenderness and dryness, fatigue and hair loss. This was for the Lymphoma. No chemo (so far) for thyroid cancer.
Sutent currently

Stomach Cancer Chemotherapies

What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Currently receiving- feeling bla- fatiqued- diarrhea
Original Chemo was Epirubicin, Cisplatin and 5-FU April-September 2nd Irinotecan and Taxane Current Fol Fox 4 + Avastin
4 months...not helping
Chemo every 2 weeks, nausea, vomitting.
Began chemo in July of '09 with camptosar, leucovrin, and 5-fu. this is over a 46 hour period. In January '10, they added avastin and zometa to the regimin and is ongoing.
cisplatine caused hearing damage, taxotere caused skin and nail damage and herceptin made my hands tingle. Xeloda wiped me out, and all of the above caused hair loss.
3/15/14 Began 10 session clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Chemo iv (cisplatin and epirubicin + trial drug/placebo) every 3 weeks. 2000mg Xeloda pills daily. IV chemo is followed by two days of dextametazone (steroid pills) which give me a boost. Hair loss, dry hands - currently trying to prevent them from cracking, some fatigue. Trying to avoid pain meds because that seems to be the cause of constipation/discomfort.
No help says' the doctor.

Brain Cancer Chemotherapies

What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

low dose temodar- little to no side effects b/c of my use of supplements
temador nightly before bed. also on a target therapy trial of avastin which was researched at duke hosptiol
Temodar 160 mg nightly began July 21, and continued during radiation treatments. Chris had to take Zofran with the Temodar, so he didn't get nauseous. He will finish the chemo up the chemo September 2, 2013. He will get 4 weeks off, and begin taking a double dose of the Temodar for the first five days of every month for the next six months.
Temodor- 5 days on, 21 off- October 2009- June 2010 Avastin- Every 15 days- July 2010- Present Carboplatin- Every 30 days- July 2010- Present
Timodar Started in March 2006 and still ongoing. Side Effects: NAUSEA!
7/08-1/09: I took pills for 5 days each month. The first month was fine. I thought, "this is going to be e-z." Boy, I wrong! After that month, it was horrible!
i was supposed to get 8 chemo's. but i only received 7 because my blood count wasn't up in time. i had "Vincristine" (iv)every week. Cyclophosphamide(iv)every 6-8 weeks. Cisplatin (iv), every other chemo, and Lomustine (pill) every chemo.
Start chemo 9/12/11 Temador
Began 150mg Temodar on 1/3/2011 2nd Dose of Chemo to begin 3/17/2011
No chemo
Temodar throughout radiation and now higher dosages (5 days on 23 days off). Fever, low platelets, fatigue
Undergoing chemotherapy in Chennai, India. Started on July 12, 2009. Total 12 doses. Hair loss, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, etc
Temodar April 2013
I tooke Temodar pills from 08/2013 to 12/2013. The main side effects that I had were fatigue and nausea. I found that by taking my Zofran a half hour before bed and then taking the Temodar right before I went to sleep, I was able to sleep through most of the side effects.
Taking a Temodar pill for 2 months.more fatigue, and sickness.
Mom had Temodar - just fatigue. Dad tried chemo (IV) - and wound up nearly dying from it. Placed in hospital twice and determined his body just could not handle it.
Dibromudocital, CCNU, 6-thioguanine, Vincristine
started 9/13/2010-7 days a week, temedar. nausea and vomiting forst two nights. was ok last night so we'll see.
February-continued weakness, tiredness, fatigue, sores in mouth
Tremador - First set - daily dose for 3 weeks Not able to continue to the next set. Nausea, weakness, loss of appetite, Sleeping constantly
Temodar
What more can I say other than YUCK! It has been very difficult thus far. Upon my first treatment I left the hospital, only to return a few hours later vomiting non-stop. Zofran hasn't helped. The only thing that does anything at all to combat the nausea is to drink plain green tea. I know it sounds weird, but it sometimes works.
May 2002-July 2003 hair loss, memory loss, hearing loss and growth deficiency
Radiation & Temodar daily for 42 days then cycles of 5 days on 23 days off
Temodar, 12 month cycle with allergic reaction

Multiple Myeloma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Velcade and Dexamethason from September 2010 to December 2010. Aredia once a month since October 2010. The biggest problem is weakness and dizziness, I fell twice since I was dizzy and weak.
January 2006 and May 2006 stem cell transplants with hi dose malthalon chemo resulting in malthalon misery - tired and more tired.
Velcade, Decadron, Revlemid. Mostly fatigue and a slight loss of appetite.
1st cycle December 2010. Loss of hair.
March to October 2010.Four treatments every 3 weeks. Velcade, Dex and Zometa. October 2010 went to 1 treatment every two weeks, same medication.Still on this schedule as of this date Mar 8, 2010
4 monthly rounds of VAD prior to allogenous bone marrow transplant.
Velcade, dexamethazone, since transplant just added revlamid
Started chemo Mar 1st 2009 Continued pain,a very few side effects to date-next treatmentApril 12
18 series VRDD and VRD so far
Thalomid: Fatigue. Red spots that eventually covered my entire body. Neuropathy in feet and hands. Revlimid: rash, upper body.

Colon and Rectal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

leucovorin, floxuridine. Was on Oxaliplatin and 5-FU. Worked well, but killed my platelets. Then on captosar? Crap. could feel the lesions growing. Still have peripheral neuropathy in hands and feet from Oxaliplatin. Side effects: Gas! Holy cow! Now on Xeloda. who knows what's next
5FU,Oxaliplatin and leucovorin
No chemo ever.
Folfox6 November 13, 2012. 12 treatment cycles over 6 months, end date April 18, 2013. Oxaliplatin-allergic reaction, tongue numbness, profuse sweating, numbness in hands. Benadryl for two days. Immediate neuropathy in hands and feet, sensitivity to cold, very weak, chest pressure, numbness and tingling in limbs. 5FU- nausea' headache, diarrhea, itchy skin, no appetite, vision problems, dizziness
Flu like symptoms and fatigue.
started with leucovorin, oxaliplatin, avastin, folfox pump, then camptosar, erbitux, folfuri pump, currently undergoing clinical trial with Xeloda and maybe or maybe not perifosine few side effects, I guess I've been lucky
Sept. 2010 to Nov. 2010 - Oxcaliplatin, 5FU, Avastin. Oxc. not working changed to Irinotecan/Avastin. till April 2011. Tumor growth in liver and lymphnodes. Itinotean/Erbitux from June 2011 till present.
I started Folfox Chemotherapy in January 2009, every other week.
Pending
5FU Begining 1-18-11, 5 days on, weekends off...
Chemo Wed, leave with bag, come back on Fri. Side effects neuropathy, fatigue, nausea, occasional constipation and/or diarhea
12 sessions
4 treatments done... 8 more to go. Mom had her port put in and about a week later went for her first treatment. She spends about 6 hours at the cancer treatment center and has her "chemical purse" with her for 48 hours. Side effects: pain in feet occasionally and colder than usual.
None, but for me I am receiving my medicine through a port in my chest, I have a small pump with a bag that they change once a week. my medicine is 5fu. The only side effect that I have is that I am alway hungry, I can not seem to get enough to eat. No nausea or cramping, no mouth sores or peeling skin. Just extremely hungry all the time.
4/4/2011 - FOLFOX6 with Avastin. Some fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, cold sensitivity. Discontinued after 3 rounds 7/1/2011 - Switched to Xeloda. Stopped first round after 9 days due to much bowel discomfort.
6-03--36 weeks of IV chemo therapy. Had problems with severe diarrah, nausa and fatigue 3 days out of 7. Slightly ill the rest of the days with same symtoms, but milder. 2007--doing much better on chemo therapy by adding alternitves. (read below) 12-07- oral Xeloda (chemo therapy). Take for 2 weeks straight 2 times a day, then one week off. Side effects are slight now that I take fermented wheat germ, green wheatgrass and mangoseed juice. The juice improved my energy level a lot! I think we are seeing some results from the fermented wheatgerm as we are now starting to see on my cat scans that things have kind of stopped. In the England Cancer Journal they have proved that fermented wheat germ can slow and sometime cure cancers. The mangoseed juice is made in Asia, this is the only place it grows. It is extremely high levels of antioxidants! Knock on wood I haven't been sick since I started it! I also only eat organic (as much as I can) I eat lot's of greens and fruits. I get protein from the grains and I also eat a lot of nuts. I have felt so much better since doing this it is unbelievable.. I have hand and foot syndrome that this chemo can cause..this can/is be very painful. Febuary 08-New treatments of folfox6, Avastin and 5FU--extreme fatigue-nausa-diarreha-controled by medications for the most part. Need to rest a lot.
I started Chemo on December 19,2008. I had a port put in to administer the treatment. For my lifestyle the port makes most sence. Have the pump hooked up was a bit invastive, but I have great nurses who have a trementious amount to compassion and skill
Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy of two cycles. Xeloda (14 days) 5 tablets per day
5FU no side effects Avastin no side effects Oxi could not touch or drink anything cold.
Sept. and Oct. 2005 - seven days a week 24 hours a day for 5 weeks, plus every Mon. for 4 hours
2/1/2010-3/11/2010 F5U pump 24/7 5 day/week, combined with the radiation, tiring. 7/23/2010 start, 12 treatments every 2 weeks. 5-FU, Eloxatin,leucovorin calcium; side effects - inconsistent energy, more emotional 2/2012 FOLFIRI; side effects diarrhea alternated with constipation, hemorrhoids, nausea, Tired
14 days Xeloda, IV infusion consisting of Oxaliplatin, 5FU, Avastin, Palonosetron HCL, Dexamethasone, Leuvovorin, Potassium.
First treatment on 8-16-12 of FOLFOX Avastin begins 8-30 with second treatment Side effects: mouth soreness, sensitivity to cold
5 FU via port 2 x 5 days. Started Jan. 24 2012. No major side effects. Constipation.
Neuropathy in toes arms diarreha constitpation pain when going. I have fissures now because of not being able to go which is causing bleeding and immense pain even hours after. Pain in jaw when I first eat. heart palpitations. No more mouth sores or fevers since I have been taking vitamins b and magnesium with zinc. Numbness in both hands and feet and cramping

Liver Cancer Chemotherapies

What Liver Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

11-19 chemo pellets not sure of the name, nausea,
On going chemo regiment and had one chemoembolization.
TACEdeb procedure begining of June....side effects... all haha vomitting, nausea, fever, pain, pancreatitis.
Nexavar 8/22/12 - forever, side effects all listed
Nexavar - Current (8 months)
First treatment was June 8th 7 hours between the other meds olus the chemo..Cisplatin and Gemzar.. Felt ok the day after but then started feeling very sick, achy, headache, ringing in ears, coulnt eat, weak, dizzy,tired,shaky all over I only felt well enough to go to the doctor on the 7th to have my blood drawn..saw dr and he said he would up my steroids next time and that should help second treatment was on the 8th, Just the gemzar.. Really tired and achy. Dizzy and weak. Had my shot of Lewnasta on Monday. Still fell tired and bone pain
every kind, all the time for the last 5 years
No chemo as no primary cancer found and chemo will only add a few months to life, yet these extra few months will be with the side-effects of chemo
7-2008 to present. Lethargic, no appetite, not able to focus for too long on anything, weight loss, strange thoughts, sleep seems to be all REM, dreams and or nightmares about Nam seem to pop up while I'm awake,anger, especially at the VA for not stepping up and admitting and approving my claims.
Tried Nexavar for one day, but decided against it; bad side effects--felt cloudy, nauseated like when I was on Interferon/Ribaviron and had rectal bleeding from the Nexavar; not worth it to buy a few more months of life; discontinued
i will tell you

Cervical Cancer Chemotherapies

What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

I had 6 chemotherapies. I would go once a week and sit for 7 hours. I had sisplatin(?). I would feel fine the day of but the next day I was very sick and in bed for the following 3 days weak, and throwing up. I would lose 3-5lbs each week.
I couldnt eat as much as I thought I would be hungry. Most food tasted terrible. I was able to watch much tv. I never watched tv since I was a kid. I am an active outdoor person, I felt it made me become lazy. lol I got the flu, lowered my immune system, however my red blood cell count always stayed very good!
Weekly chemo for six weeks
Cisplatin via port
Cisplatin: Took 2 treatments, 1 week apart. Tolerated well. No nausea, though stomach very "acidy" feeling. Eating bland foods often throughout the day helped. Did have some tiredness. No loss of hair. Had to stop Cisplatin for a while due to frequent ringing in ears. Cisplatin can lead to permanent hearing loss. Was able to complete last 4 Cisplatin after a break. Have some hearing loss, but not much. Will be using an experimental drug-Avastin, as well. Avastin: no loss of hair. Felt a coldness in the core of the body and extremities. Combined with Cisplatin, usually left me feeling poor and unable to work for about 5 days. Starting Taxol, Carboplatin, and Avastin again next week.
Cisplatin started 7/8/08
Chemotherapy is bi weekly on fridays! Side effects include Nausea, fatigue, and weakness, hair thinning
Had cisplatin for 6 weeks during radiation, now am on my 5th of 6 treatments every three weeks (taxol and cisplatin)
Cisplatin for 6 weeks Cisplatin & Topotecan for 4 21 day interval treatments. 3 day duration of treatment. CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENTS are the treatments that made Aimee sicker: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss of 35#. She also had 10 blood transfusions during the 2 treatment plans because the cancer and chemo were killing her simultaneously. During her final treatment in January 2009 she had an allergic reaction and coded in the clinic. Treatment was discontinued and Palliative care began.
Done and it sucked
4 cycles (1 wk on 3 wks off) Cisplatin for 6 hours on day one, sent home with 5FU med pump for 96 hours. Side effects- nausea, diahrrea, agitation, black nail beds, hair thinning/loss, dehydration, irratation, moodiness, list goes on and on.........
Have had 5 chemo treatments. Took 5 hour "naps" afterwards. Some foods tasted nasty! Normally a huge water drinker but water nauseated me. Required at home IV infusions of Potassium and Magnesium for 8 hours/day for total of 15 days, also received a few infusions at the clinic for dehydration and low electrolytes. Anti-nausea meds didn't work on me.
1st chemo on 2/16 Cistplatin. had Headache for 2 days ??decadron given for nausea. mostly fatigue---but can't blame it all on the chemo. to have 6total treatments
Tirapazimine and cisplatin for 6 weeks...Metal taste in my mouth towards the end and thrush in my mouth for a couple of weeks which subsided with medication.
Extreme nausea, vomiting, some tingling in my toes.
nauseousness....
Oct 07 to Dec 07 - Cisplatin chemo 1x a week with radiation;. Constant terrible nausea, very sensitive to tastes and smells. Ate only carbs, couldn't even stand the smell of my dog! Everything nauseated me. Aug 08 to Dec 08 - Carboplatin and Paclitaxel every 3 weeks x 6 doses. Hair gone by 2nd treatment, fluid overload on chemo days due to drugs being hard on kidneys - had to flush. About 2-3 days post chemo, horrible bone pain, numbness and tingling in hands and feet (peripheral neuropathy) and constipation that almost hospitalized me. Would last for a week or so and then settle down. Horrible fatigue, felt like lead. My hair started coming back really quickly after treatment stopped,but the neuropathy lasted almost a year, fatigue continues to be a problem. UPDATE Feb/10: Going back for another 6 rounds of the not so pretty poison. Carbo/Taxol once again. Gonna miss my hair...oh yeah, and the ability to feel human!
Cisplatin low dose for 5 cycles once a week. Tolerated it well just very tired. Considering I had concurrent radiation and chemo it was hard to tell what was causing all my nausea and vomiting but we think it was the radiation. Also I had preventive chemo cisplatin and taxol ( lost hair with this ) , three rounds , to help potentially stop a recurrence.
5 chemotherapy sessions with cisplatin over 5 weeks
1 night a week, 12am-8am - December 2008/February 2009 Bedwetting, weight loss, nausea, fatigue, immuno-issues. (I caught the damn BIRD FLU!!)
8 rounds of a taxol, carboplatin, avastin combination every 3 weeks for 7 months then low dose cisplatin twice in 4 weeks with radiation. Side effects: nausea, vomiting, heartburn, fatigue, pain, depression, compromised immune system.
cisplatin, felt and tasted every drug they put in my body. It was very yucky. I am incredibly sensitive to the medications and was eventually given Ativan to help me sleep through it all. Lasix was fun though at the end of treatment peeing every 5 minutes!!
Cisplatin 2009 six weekly treatments
i was put to sleep with benegril
Chemist Monday's only decadron steroids potassium

Larynx Cancer Chemotherapies

What Larynx Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Induction chemo for 2 months prior to radiation treatment - once a week during radiation; mouth sores for four days after first round, hair loss, fatigue, and some taste changes, but all in all, he did really well. Very little nausea.
12 total Erbitux sessions, once weekly, January 13 - March 31, 2011. Increasing fatigue and, ironically, insomnia following each session. From mid February through the end of treatments, somehow the Radiation/Erbitux mix seemed to spawn clusters of migraines.
Oct 8th- January 13th, 2010 Lost Hair after 21 days. Fatigue, dry mouth, muscle cramps that were very painful after 1st treatment. terrible rash on my head and neck the whole time I was taking chemo.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

photosensitivity, some nauesea
I have been taking low dose chemotherapy via and infusion pump. I may need a bone marrow transplant at some point.
Induction round 12/22/14-1/19-15: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue Consolidation February '15, Consolidation March '15, Consolidation April '15
Ive been on too many chemos to describe. Generally though I handle them well. You will feel the nausea and the fatigue for sure. Mouthsores and hairloss come later. I usually go feverish at some point too.
idarubicin and atra began in april 2008 vomiting,diarhea,blood and platelet transfusions many transfusions
i had three induction therapies spaced about 6 months apart. and just completed two consolidation therapies. i am preparing for a bone marrow transplant.
Nausea, vomiting and fatigue. Zofran helped a lot!
hydrea - 02/2009 little/to no side effects
3+7 idarubicin and cytarabine On day 4
the only side affect she has had is toxemia, and neuropothy.
Always sleepy or nausous
First round of chemo started on the 03/03/15. Side effects were hair loss, nausea, night sweats, temperatures and fevers, weight loss, loss of appetite, depression, anxiety, rashes, diaroreah, constipation, chemo brain and memory loss. My second round of chemo started on the 01/04/15. The side effects were the same but lesser this time. Although my second round, I didn't get any temperatures or fevers.
oct induction chemo, Nov another bout of induction chemo as first did not work. Jan: consolidation chemo Apr: additional chemo to prepare for bone marrow transplant.
High dose chemotherapy, March-June 2012. Side effects: Nausea, vomiting, weight loss, fatigue.
started Chemo on 2/7/25 - 7 days straight - no side affects on day 4
3/07- induction and followed by 3 consolidations. High dose ara-c and danirubicin. SEs include alopecia, fatigue, headaches, n/v, chills/fevers,low blood counts.Remission for about 2yrs, then it came back. Currently rec'd more chemo, with an unsuccessful remission at this point. More chemo planned, then bone marrow transplant.
Induction Theraphy Cytarabine and Doxorubicin for 8 days. I just start my Consolidation theraphy last March 30. Which is Doxorubicin for 1hour and vincristine(push) and cytarabine IT(so painful)
Since June 2012 - july induction, August consolidation, Sept. consolidation, december 2012 induction. Stem cell transplant now on hold.
I had Etoposide, Daunorubicin and Cytarabine. I had it over 4 rounds, each round about 3 weeks apart. My hair fell out, I felt so sick and so so tired. With the first round, my legs got insanelt itchy because of the Etoposide. My tastes changed-I lost my sweet tooth! Nad things didn't have much taste. There is still a few foods that I just can't eat yet. Chemo brain! My memory is shocking and I'm easily distracted with basically no concentration ability at all.
I have been through my first month of Chemotherapy. I am now going to the Mayo Clinic daily as an outpatient taking doses of arsenic. No Fun!!!
chronic vommiting ,hair loss tiredness
Jan 2 through Jan 5 2015 Staff infection , Bacteria in blood, Fever and Nausea
Induction, September 2014, two rounds. I didn't go into remission after the round (7+3 and) had IDA-FLAG (idarubicin, fludarabine, cytarabine and G-CSF. I lost my hair and appetite. Mouth sores are horrible as was the fatigue. I had four rounds of consolidation (November, December 2014, January, February 2015) after this, high dose cytarabine and the side effects are marginal for me, I was really tired and that was a result of low Hgb.
Atra, Mylotarg, arsenic trioxide
1st round-12/09/2011Atromycin for 3 days nd Cytosar. for 7 days.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Rituxan with High Dose Steriods - 2009 Campath - 2009
Fludarabine - 8/7/06 - 8/11/06 -- tired and nausea Rituxan - 8/11/06 - "shake and bake"...you name it I felt it...dizzy, chills, threw up, nurses very good in giving me appropriate meds to counteract side effects

Testicular Cancer Chemotherapies

What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

My husband had 4 cycles of chemo. Aug 2005-Dec 2005. Son is having 3 cycles. Started 8th June 2010... next cycle 28th June 2010. Both lost hair.
Bleomycin, Etoposide, Cisplatn (March 07 - May 07) Cisplatin, Taxol, Ifosfamide (September 07 - November 07)
Loss of hair, loss of weight, loss of wife. LOL
had no treatment
I was on three types Cisplatin,Bleomycin,& Etoposide.I started treatment in 9/08 and finished 12/08,four cycles.Effects were real BAD..it sucked hair started coming out about two weeks after first treatment,rashes just sick most of the time.
Chemo Began 12/02/2013... Bleomycin-Cisplatin and Etoposide
Bleomycin, Etoposide, Cisplatin (BEP) 4 cycles Side Effects: Blood clots, low blood pressure, fever, neuropathy, vomiting, nausea, hair loss, weight loss
Four rounds of VIP. Ifosfamide, Cisplatin and Etopiside, one day Cytoxan to motivate marrow growth.

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Chronic fatigue
Interferon from onset- continued hospital admissions,recurrent infections, suppressed immune system Gleevec May 2001 to April 2010, minimal side effects, mostly nausea, malaise. April 2010- Present 800 mg. Tasigna daily requires weekly EKG due to this drug has been linked to A-Fib
Gleevec
I've been on Gleevec for 3 weeks. the first week was no different than the previous ones, lots of fatigue, but that is from the leukemia. In the second week, I started having more pain and some diahrrea. The diahrrea cleared up in a few days but the pains got worse. By week three, I have a lot of bone pain. I can get around and i can work, but it hurts quite a bit to move and my legs (thighs) are the worst. I often wake up with pain and my fatigue is not improving.

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

2-CdA, 2-hour infusions, 5 days. October, 2002. Progressive fatigue during treatment week. Could barely have energy to walk on day 5. Week later, UTI, high fever and fear of no immune system put me in hospital (reverse isolation) for a week. 2 blood transfusions brought counts up enough to go home. Fatigue endured for two months. Was back on job (teaching) in January.
Hyper CVAD protocol. Started 3/22/10. None for the first 3 rounds of protocol. Last 4 rounds have had N/V, extreme faitigue, bone and joint pain.
Jacob began chemo in February of this year. Things went really well and the only side effects that mom and I could see were abrasive hair (prior to it falling out), weight fluctuations, some nausea, and an aversion to sweets.
I have 6 months of chemo: 1. Daunorubicin, Vincristine, Asparaginase, Prednisone 2. Cytarabine, Etoposide 3. Methotrexate months 4, 5, and 6 are a repeat of months 1, 2, and 3. I also had 6 doses of intrathecal methotrexate (chemo injected into my spine). I am getting cytarabine, methotrexate, and a steroid intrathecally. I think I'll also get one round of high-dose cytarabine intravenously prior to transplant.
I recieved Chemo in 2004-2006 with my first diagnosis of ALL. I relasped in June 2011 and started chemo on June 24-July 18. I will continue chemo until my Bone Marrow Transplant.
An assortment of chemo drugs administered through an IV, spine and orally from Oct. 2009 - June 2010: Vincristine PEG-aspariginase Doxorubicin Methotrexate Cytoxan Cytarabine 6-MP 6-TG Side-effects: Nausea, Vomiting, loss of appetite, EXTREME fatigue, loss of muscle mass, mouth-sores, headaches, inability to concentrate (a.k.a. Chemo-brain), hair-loss, altered mood, bone pain.
I didn't really focus on what chemo I've gotten/getting, but my main side effects were nausea and fatigue.
Vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, mouth sores, reduced immune function.
I'm not going to tell you anything you would be shocked by here. I'm bald - and have been for two years. 98% of anything I eat upsets my stomach in some way. I wish I could sleep all the time, but I have a 5 year old little girl, a full time job and a husband so that is possible. Other than that, Cancer sucks, Chemo sucks worse, but we will all get through it, right?
lots of dates, spinal chemo right now are every three months and that causes head ach pretty bad for her and also some nausea vincrisine she gets once a month and that hurts her jaw arms and knees. mostly the joints. mercaptiprine, is every day, that just gives her a weird rash. methotrexate makes her sleepy
I don't remember all of them, but cytotoxin was one of them
Methotrexate, Doxyrubicin, Vincristine, Vinblastine, Cytarabine, Etopomide

Anal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Mitomycin and 5FU - 2 rounds
Taking Xeloda- doing awesome on it!
April 2011 nausea and vomiting, weight loss,neutropenia,mouth sores, hair thinning April 2012 nausea, mouth sores, hair thinning
completed the first of chemo, mouth sores are terrible, otherwise feel ok
Started Chemo 3/19/12 - completed 4/26/12 with mininal side effects.
I will begin receiving 5-FU continuous infusion Mon.-Fri. for 6wks with Mitomycin added days 1&29.
Mitomicyn, flurosil-fu-5, weeks1 and 5, minimal side effects, some hair loss and fatigue.
First round 1/23/2012-1/27/2012: Some mouth tenderness, fatigue, slight nausea. Second round 2/21/2012: side effects mainly similar to the first time but not as bad. The second round had serious heartburn though.
5FU: 5/18/09 to 5/21/09 and 6/15/09 to 6/18/09 Mitomycin once on 5/18 and once again on 6/15/09
1800 mg of capecitabine (xeloda) twice a day, 2 hour 500 ml Oxaliplatin (Eloxatine) once a week.
96-hr infusion, week 1 and week 5, hated the clicking of the pump! About 35% hair loss on head. Total hair loss under arms and legs. Mild nausea, tired all the time, achy muscles.
Xeloda - nausea and reflux
Standard protocol of 2 rounds of mitomycin & 5FU (8/13 & 9/13)
begun 26 September 2013
No problems with chemo. Lots of itching from radiation
10/2011-12/2011 2 rounds of 5FU through picline., 6/2012-2/2013 Several rounds of Cisplatin
1/23/2012 had IV mitomyacin then 96 hrs of 5 FU via pump. Extremely fatigued all week, not sure if it was the 5 FU or mito. Started Neupogen injections following Monday for 7 days. No nausea at all. Appetite great. Mouth sores began with a vengeance following sat and lasted 7 days. Could only swallow liquids so I mostly lived on instant breakfasts. Two weeks later my finger tips began peeling and hair loss began.
5 FU- Mitomycin...via port - 96 hour drip lots of side effects....transfusion at end still low white count from radiation and chemo
1st round week 1 December 15, 2014 nausea throughout, some hair thinning 2nd round week 5 January 12, 2015 nausea, terrible pelvic burns, hard time walking, raw, stinging while urinating and given phenazopyridine which seemed to help a bit and had to stop radiation for a week. Started back with 7 more treatments. Now 4 left to go.....
7/15/13 1st round of chemo with Mitomycin and 96 hr (5 day) pump of 5-FU. Nausea, mouth sores, lack of appetite, weight loss. 8/12/13 2nd round of chemo ... same medication and side effects as 1st. Starting 7/18/14 Cisplatin, 5-FU. Every 3 weeks. Nausea, mouth sores 9/22 Carboplatin, 5-FU Every 3 weeks. Nausea, mouth changes 6/25/15 Carboplatin, Taxol every 3 weeks.
5-FU infusion mitomycin.. lss of appitite for a week, mouth sores.. feeling better when we took pump off.
Chemo - 1st dose given January 6, 2011. Continuous for 4 days then removed. Sore throat and mouth make it difficult to eat. Blood levels dropped following week causing me to be tired. 2nd dose of chemo to start wk 5 on Feb. 3-7, 2011
She has had 2 full weeks of chemo. FU5 and mitocytin. The second one they reduced the dosage as she had a violent reaction. She will finish the 2nd week of chemo on 1/21.
Starting a 5 day pump next week.
Became almost sepsis due to UTI I was in hospital for 6 days.

Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

On Chemo from April to Sept 2010. Main side effects were fatigue, weight gain, mouth sores occasionally.

Bone Cancer Chemotherapies

What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

i cannot sleep..i cannot eat..i do vomiting
First time I did chemo was on May 2006 and I lost my hair, throwing up, rashes, weakness. Just pure hell.
A year of hell Ill never get back
6 bouts of intensive chemotherapy - April 2005-September 2005 6 bouts of a less intense chemotherapy - October 2005-February 2006

Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Chemotherapies

What Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

See the Chemo Dr tomorrow, too. Don't know if I'm going to do it.

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Protocol #1: First of 3-21 day cycles of 5-FU, Cisplatin and Docetaxel started 10/7/13 - around the 2 or 3 week started losing hair and experiencing nausea, fatigue, weight loss, etc; Protocol #2: Eribtux and concurrent radiation for 6 weeks started ~12/10/13 - neuropathy in feetbegan a few months after treatment stopped and is still ongoing.
chemotherapy given from January to September Side effects: dehydration, vomiting, blood transfusions
3- 8 hr chemos mostly nausea.
Jan 2009-june 2009: lung nodules shrunk a bit and last CT scan end of june showed no growth: little nausea, tired all that stuff
Started weekly induction chemo on 9/5/13 with carboplatin and paclitaxel- soreness in mouth, slight nausea, dry skin (severe itching), acid reflux. Started chemo-radiation on 11/4/13 using cisplatin. Received 5 weekly cisplatin treatments until wbc count was too low.

Ureter Cancer Chemotherapies

What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Taxol and Carboplatin. Started November 2008, should be completed March 25, 2008. Side effects some nausea with first treatment, leg pain and neuropathy.

Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Chemotherapies

What Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Carboplatin and Taxol once every three weeks, 6 times. Fatigue, faux sence of energy at first, couldn't sleep for two day after, then crashing with neuropathy pain and fatigue

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Chemotherapies

What Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

First & only dose: 09/05/08-5FU/Leucovorin/Oxaliplatin - side effects? fever, rash (?), edema, fatigue, neuropathy, dizziness, confusion (some); nausea, hand/foot - more, but can't remember them.
chemo side effects hair loss some weight loss vomitting sweats shakes hot cold pain emotional skin tone looked unhealthy

Esophagus Cancer Chemotherapies

What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Chemo is rough.
currently undergoing treatments
preadjuvant, and adjuvant, 12 week cycles with cisplatin, epirubicin and 5FU. For recurrence it was oxciliplatin, leukovorin and 5FU.
Too many chemo regimens and drugs to count. At present, I am on Xeloda, Herceptin and Avastin. One drug was damaging my liver, but okay now. Herceptin was damaging my heart, but it is okay now.
Carboplatin/Taxol, continuous 5FU drip March/April 2008 Taxotere July/August/September 2008 Cisplatin January/February 2009
Carboplatin and Taxol for 5 rounds. No side effects at all except tired on day 2 & 3 post treatment day. Tolerate chemo well.
june 13 2011. no side effects yet
Sysplatin that almost killed my it caused my kidneys to shut down. I cause me to become completely dependent on others. I didn't spell the Chemo right but it sounded like that. I don't know what the fed me after I was released from the hospital.
1-2 treatments per week for 6 weeks along with radiation
chemo from 2/98 through 9/98

Tonsil Cancer Chemotherapies

What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Cysplatin, Oct 6 thru Nov 18' 1ce a week
Chemo start date 10/5/09, three sessions, one every three weeks (cisplatin)
Begin weekly Erbitux 9/10/13, Cisplatin/5FU 5/14
Carboplatin - 6 Weekly infusions completed February 27
No side effects thankfully!
Jan 21- vomit, headaches, fatigue, lack of sleep, sore throat, cold sores, dry mouth, weak, pain, dry skin, headaches
Hyporexia, nausea, tinntitus
Cetuximab - Brand name: Erbitux - April 1, 2010 - so far just really really tired. I was told later a rash and other stuff could happen. ( 5/1/10 - rash did appear including itching. Scalp was the worst. Lying down felt like pins sticking my head. I was told if not rash, med is not working. After they know it was working, I got med to help the rash and itch.)
January 6 2015, February 18, 2015 nauseous fatigue
April 9, 2012 (Only made it through 4 treatments as it made me incredibly sick.)
cisplatin start 10/28/08
yes, cisplatin treatment was needed as the lymph node in right neck lump broke through the cell wall; attempted 3 chemo treatments {large doses} every 21 days followed by 2 days of 2 hour treatments of iv saline soutions to wash out the chemo and lessen its effects on my kidney, though my body had too intense side effects..the chemo treatments changed to weekly for remaining 7 weeks with smaller doses of cisplantin
3 heavy dose (8 hours each) chemo. sessions.
Cisplatin. Lots of nausea. Some hair loss.
Low-dose chemotherapy (Cisplatin) coincided with radiation, 1 day per week, beginning December 7, 2009 and ending January 25, 2010. Side effects included nausea, fatigue, weakness, depression, low blood counts, increased age in appearance, loss of some hearing in the higher frequency range and tinnitus (ringing in both ears).
11 treatments ended about 11/07/2011
Chemotherapy (Cisplatin) Treatments January 14th through March 4th 2013
Cysplatin; 3 treatments; lost hair on face, massive vomiting and dehydration
5 treatments of cisplatin one a week commencing 14th July. Mocositis, fatigue WBC count dropped dramatically after last treatment
3 Cisplatin Chemo's, starting July 17, 2014
The first chemo treatment of Cisplatin was on 8/31 with another scheduled for 9/21 and 10/12.
1st Chemo -Rituxan 6/12/13, CHO 6/13/13 with prednisone daily x 5 days, 6/14/13 Neulasta. Foods tasted sweet and had a slight headache but I did good until 5th day and I decreased my antiemetics and had nausea/vomiting and had to get IV fluids. I had some swelling in feet & hands. I worked several days but on the 7th day after neulasta I had back pain and had to take pain pills and a muscle relaxer, then I took Claritin and it did help. I still think I did good for my first chemo. 2nd Chemo- July 3 R-CHOP, July 4- Neulasta. I had swelling the first night in hands & feet. I feel weaker with this one and I'm having breathlessness. I called doctor and had labs but results were okay for chemo. I haven't worked after this one, yet.
I will also start chemo on Monday, October 19th. That will be done after radiation every Monday for seven weeks. It's a combination of three drugs: Taxol, Carboplatine and Erbitux. Will be asking why once a week when it seems everyone else that I've read about get three treatments throughout those seven weeks.
11/9, 11/30, 12/21 - loss of appetite, cold, "chemo head" (loss of concentration and short term memory)
Cisplatin ....nausea and fatigue

Mesothelioma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

carboplatin, alimta 8-27-09

Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Chemotherapies

What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Cyclophosphamid Carpoplatin Taxol
felt sick all the time, metal icky taste, neuropathy, ruined joints >:( bone pain
TBD but they definitely want to do it.
Had a port put in August 2011, then started chemo. 2 drugs. Plan is 6 cycles, every 21 days. Have completed 3. Blood work ok, but almost unable to walk. No strength, can hardly stand, can't climb stairs well. Feet are numb, butt now numb. Had spinal MRI 11/11, #4 delayed a week.
I have had two rounds of chemo, and the next will take place on Jan 31, 2012. After that, three more rounds!
Every week on Day 1 & 2 and Day 8.
recommended to start after radiation
little queasy tired bald last one nov 5th 2010 yesssssss!!
Starting chemo (carboplatin and taxol) on 4/27/11. Will have 6 sessions, one every 3 weeks.
INITIALLY TOLD NONE NEEDED 7/6/09 MY DOCTORS REISDENT CALLED AND SAID NONE NEEDED BUT AT THIS POINT I DO NOT TRUST MY DOCTORS AND WILL SEEK NEW HELP SURGERY 8/6/09 REMOVAL 27 NODES NO CANCER...SO NO CHEMO WILL BE NEEDED
See Surgery Description> apparently I cannot follow directions
My symptoms became SO much worse after chemo: Pain, nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, chemical taste in mouth, fatigue, weight loss
Chemo came after radiation the first time, chemo only the second time, radiation only the 3rd time. Allergic reactions to almost all the drugs tried, but that was the second time. The ones that I didn't react to made me very sick, so I'd go in to be hydrated the day after chemo since I was unable to do that at home. It's hard to eat and drink when you're asleep. Another side effect of the drugs and certainly the pain killers for me.
Start in mid October.
Carbo/Taxol every 3 weeks, 6 cycles
Lost hair not much else
6 chemotherpay treatments. Cisplatin for 2 and Taxol/Carbo for 4. Stomach nausea,bone pain after Neulasta shot, constant dehydration, tired all the time & neuropathy in feet.
First round of chemo on 7 May 09 Second round of chemo on 1 Jun 09 Third round of chemo scheduled for 21 Aug 09 My doctor is using a new "sandwich" approach to treatment. 2 rounds of chemo > then 25 days of radiation > then 2 more rounds of chemo. This is new and apparently works better than all chemo then radiation. I am in control and working to erradicate the cancer via chemo and radiation.
Haven't started yet. Need advice.
Taxol/carbo, starting Dec 12, 2007. Some joint pain, hair loss (boo-hoo) and slight stomach upset.
None required
6 rounds of chemo; every three weeks March - June 2014; few side effects; some joint and bone pain for a couple of days after each treatment; some neuropathy in my feet
May 2010 Chemo Carboplatin/ Taxol, nausea, fatigue, hair loss
currently doing carbo/taxol every three weeks. Extreme fatigue, muscle aches, taste changes
Started my chemo on Sept 11th of 2008. I have to complete seven cycles. I receive cisplatin and adriamycin on the first day of treatment along with other pre-meds such as decadron and emend. Second day of treatment I receive Taxol and the following day I go back in to get a injection of neulasta.

Sarcoma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Doxorubicin Cisplation Methotrexate Ifosfomide Etoposide
cistoplatin made her very ill
Still to be determined.
Currently still undergoing chemotherapy. Started in October of 2010 and should be finished up just before or around early March of 2011.
IE and VAC treatment every 3 weeks. Lost weight and all my hair/ body hair
Currenly going through Ewings Sarcoma protocol for Chemotherapy. 14 total cycles.
Had AIM protocol (Adriamyacin, Ifosfamide and Mensa) for all of 2007, then in 2010 I had Yondelis, a clinical trial, also for a year. The AIM made me lose all my hair, had frequent need for transfusions of blood and platelets and I had many infections. The Yondelis did not make me lose hair, but the other side effects were the same.
Chemotherapy lasted from July 2010 - August 2011 His chemotherapy consisted of Vincristine, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide, Ifosfamide, and Etoposide. Some vomiting and lots of nausea.
After 3 rounds of chemo and some radiation Nicole's doctor pronounced her freee and clear. This was not true and with Rhabdo, if you don't get it all and leave even a half of a cell the cancer comes back ten times stronger causing it to be incurable.
Doxorubicin and Ifosfamide: together from jan 2011 - april 2011. Bloating stomach, hair loss, skin darkened, gums darkened, bloated face, sore feet , palms and soles of feet became dark,tiredness, constant spitting. Trabectadin: Nov 2011 -Dec 2011 Didnt work. Constant spitting, skin darkened, gums darkened,face bloated, tiredness could not leave bed for one month. Just felt totally ill.
Currently going through chemo... some of the side effects that I am experiencing are mouth sores, and sore GI tract. Definite tiredness, lunula turning black, of course hair falling out, complete loss of taste buds and smell during chemo but fine after.
Gleevec, vomiting, diarra, swollen eyes and ankles, cramping in hands feet arms legs, fatique, from 10/19/07 till current.
Chemotherapy started on 20th Dec 2008 and I chose to stop in June 2009 (I was meant to finish in Nov 2009, but when I found out my tumor was no longer shrinking, I physically could not deal with the side effects anymore). I lost my hair, which was by far not the worst side effect! Mouth sores, lost my sense of taste and smell. Horrendous constipation. Nauseous most of the time. Not able to eat. So completely exhausted, not even energy to stand up some days. Felt extreme cold, then major hot flushes, wake up drenched in sweat. Eyes always sore and watery. My chemotherapy was every 3 weeks, which took 5 days in hospital to administer IV - then every month when home I would spike a massive temp & have to be rushed into hospital for blood transfusions and isolated for neutronpenia! Chemo turned me into a shell of my former self, it destroyed my spirit and had me in tears most of the time. It was a hard, hard fight.
I have Chemo once a month. The Chemo caused the whites of my eyes to turn Fire Engine Red. It was a reaction that none of the nurses had ever seen. I was given IV Benedryl. The dose of the medicine knocked my butt out. That was my first treatment on May 21, 2012. I was set for 3 treatments. My Oncologist was not sure if the Chemo would work to begin with. Within the first treatment I could tell a difference. I was amazed. I could actually feel the mass and it was smaller. So, Dr. M ordered another 3 treatments for a total of six. I lost all my hair, eyebrows and eyelashes. Hey, they will grow back one day. I don't mind. I love all the scarves and hats I have bought and been given.
Chemotherapy started in September 2011 and continued every three weeks either daily for a week, or a single day dose of VAC - crappy crappy side effects, where do I start......numb finger tips, constipation, hair loss, loss of taste buds, thrush in mouth, lack of concentration, sooooo exhausted after each dose and weeks later. It is very true that the chemo is so much harder than the cancer to deal with.

Skin Cancer Chemotherapies

What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Photo Dynamic Therapy for any AKs... skin checks every three months

Throat Cancer Chemotherapies

What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Dry Mouth. Lost body hair, Sick at stomach, weight loss.
1997- Cisplatin/5FU - I wanted to die (permanent hearing loss & temporary vein loss) 2003 - Cisplatin/5FU - Extreme discomfort; bloating, burning, nausea, etc. I refused further treatment. 2005 - Taxol, 5FU, Carboplatin, Leucovorin - side effects so bad I quit 12 course regimen after 4th course 2007 - Taxol, 5FU, Carboplatin, Erbitux, Leucovorin - I wished I were dead! after 9th course I was not recognizable; the erbitux had caused my face and neck to break out with puss filled sores that burst and bled. I quit after 11th course.
May 7, May 14, May 24. (Now scheduled for June 1, 8 and 15). Side effects are fatigue and nausea. Taking anti-nausea meds. Worst part is we can't keep enough fluids in him to flush out the toxins due to chemo. We're told this is more common in throat cancer where food and fluids are taken through a feeding tube. Starting to lose patches of hair.
It seems that my side effects (nausea, tiredness) start a couple days after treatment. Emend and Zofran seem to be helping.
Start November 29, 2010. The drug was erbitux. No side effects with the weekly treatments except for after weeks four and five. After treatment I immediately had chronic chills and shakes in which I was given an injection of demorol and had to lie down for an additional hour until the effects subsided.
3 during 6 week radiation treatment (beginning middle & end.
Feb 14, 2011, Cisplatin, slightly tired immediately following treatment. March 7, 2011, same as treatement number 1. March 28th, 2011 - TBD
Months of daily treatment with both Cisplatin and Herbitux -- major side effects included a rash that covered me from head to toe, skin that was so dry that my scalped split open and bled when I vomited (which I did several times each day). Further side effects included hallucinations, tremors, chills, hot flashes, disturbed sleep patterns, fever, loss of hair, etc.
February - June 2009 Taxotere Cisplaten 5FU
Three rounds of Cisplatin - nausea, metallic taste and tired

Tongue Cancer Chemotherapies

What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Three Cisplatin doses, Jan 4, Jan 26, Feb 16. Never got the Feb 16 dose as I was too sick from throwing up.
Erbitux for 6 weeks, no side effects.
second form of chemo 3 more weeks, no side effects
A 2 chemical soup every 3rd Monday and then a 24/5 fanny pack pump the same week as above. I have 1 week on and 2 weeks off treatment
Eurbitux caused a huge itchy red rash EVERYWHERE after week 3. I was almost hospitalized it was so severe, but huge IV bags of Benadryl saved the day.
Set for July 6 and July 21
I started the chemo the frist week in July 2010. I had a reaction to the first chemo which was Carboplatin and taxol so they changed it to Cisplatin and taxotere. They loaded me up on steroids and during the next treatment i had yet another reaction this one only worse than the first. So as a last ditch effort they changed again to cetuximab and honestly i cant remember what the second one they gave me with this was. I was ok with this drug but the side effects were aweful! I broke out all over my face with horrible acne and it made the radiation stronger which made the raidation burns worse.
Chemotherapy to be given concurrently, once a week. Began on 8/23/12.
Do not know yet if I will have to go through Chemotherapy.

Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Getting chemo doesn't hurt. I don't feel the chemo being injected, and I feel fine for 3 days after, minus the fatigue. Nausea, headaches, body aches, upset stomach are my most common side effects when my medications are done.
Started chemotherapy on the 28th of September 2011. I first had really bad constipation, muscle and bone pain, fatigue, numbness in the tips of my fingers, hairloss, mouth ulcers, nails coming away from skin.
I had 6 x ABVD last summer. Now 3 x DHAP + stem cell transplantation in the future
Yes, My chemotherapy treatment was ABVD.
April 6th 2009 - Initial chemotherapy at the hospital. The immediate effect on the swollen nodes blew my mind. It was almost all gone 48 hours later. Several others that are chronicled in my blog.
4 cycles of chemotherapy ending in late August, radiation to follow depending on how the cancer responds.
ABVD 12 rounds, 6 months
ABVD regimen. First session was one day after diagnosis. #1:05/20/2010, #2:06/07/2010 (delayed by neutropenia), #3:07/01/2010 (delayed by neutropenia). Side effects: Hair loss, negligible neuropathy.
6 months of Adriamycin, Cytoxan, Bleomycin, Vincristine, Vinblastine, Procarbazine, and high dose Prednisone.
ABVD, 6 cycles (or 12 treatments), self-administered neupogen shots, three ever other day following each treatment with EXTREME bone pain where vicoden did not help. PICC line inserted, had negative side effects to numbing agents used when placed. Shaved head three weeks after first treatment, but never was completely bald, eyelashes and eyebrows thinned a lot but thank god for makeup! Mouth pain, extreme fatigue, constant sick feeling, burning and tingling in arms the night after treatment. Toe nails on big toes bruised completely and lifted. Now they are starting to grow back and are painful (feels like ingrown toe nails). Super dry skin, especially heels - cracked heels... brittle fingernails that kept breaking, CHEMO BRAIN!, scars from tiny scratches that would have healed normally otherwise, but chemo made them stay A LOT LONGER!, new stretch marks, etc... so many more, just can't remember all of them.
ABVD - six 4-week cycles (June-November) Prednisone Procarbizine
Chemotherapy from August 2006 - September 2007. Some of the chemotherapies were ABVD, ARA-C and carboplat. Side effects experienced were hair fell out, constipation, low white blood and platelet counts, nausea, vomiting, pain in joints.
About to start Chemotherepy. Very nervous. I was suppossed to start April 11th, but my insurance covers Lupron, so i can save my ovaries from the harmful drugs. Should be starting within the next week or so.
ABVD 11/30/2010-present Fatigue, weakness, dizziness, nausea, neuropathy, constipation, headaches, hair loss and chemo brain.
ABVD(1 cycle)- 13th March 2014 BEACOPP( 1 cycle)- 14th April 2014...have to undergo 6 cycles in total.
Started Chemotherapy (ABVD) on 30th March 2010. Found that the side effects of consist of bad heartburn & indigestion for a few days after chemo. My hair started to fall out about two weeks later and has slowly been falling out ever since, but not bald yet! Have had to give up fizzy drinks and spicy food, two thinks I enjoy. Unfortunately they cause uncomfortable consequences, like bloating, passing a lot of gas, nausea, heartburn, the list goes on.
First round with chemo was brutal. Mustard Gas ... my grandfather got the purple-heart in World War 1 because of the genocide they used on our soldiers. The genocide they used was Mustard Gas … ironic huh? It was used in war to kill … it was used on me and so many others to try to save our lives. It was terrible stuff - if a drop of it got out of the vain, it could eat a whole on your skin. And so it did – so imagine what it was doing to the rest of my body. It was the throwing up for 24 hours, so violently that was so hard – especially when the poison itself only worked for 3 minutes…I believe. The rest of the time throwing up was just a bonus! It is easy to get lost amongst the chemo and radiation … but that is what family and friends are for.
7/13/2012~ABVD
ABVD May 2008-October 2008 ICE January 2009-March 2009 BEAM April 2009
started ABVD March 2011
6 months of bs and stem cell transplant was life changing made me feel completley helpless
nausea, neutropenia, anxiety, extreme fatigue, mouth sores and dry mouth
ABVD- no major side effects so far! Feel a little tired, otherwise ok. 1st treatment 10.11.12- at least 6 month course of treatment.
ABVD, hair loss, night sweats, depression, low white blood count, prone to bacterial infections.
ABVD for 6 cycles (12 treatments). Was quite well tolerated, tired for a few days after, hair loss, mild nausea but no vomiting, changes in bowel motions, mild rash on feet and arms, aching veins. MADEC (methotrexate, cytosine, dex, etoposide, cyclophosphamide) for 2 cycles, one week of chemo in hospital, 2 weeks to recover then repeat. Fatigue, mild nausea, hair loss. BEAM (carmustine, etoposide, cytosine, melphalan) prior to stem cell transplant. Have only just started this today, had carmustine and so far all good but I know this will change.

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

I'm getting three chemo a dont know what they're called but they all make me feel like crap. But whatever makes me better I guess. Fatigue, sick, swollen ankles, sensitive skin, pins and needles in finger tips. Bowel movements slow down. But speed up after a while
Started induction chemo within the first week of November. Integrating it with holistic therapies
started Feb. 26, 2010 I was admitted to hospital every 3 weeks for a total of 6 rounds of treatment - Cycles A and B.
currently undergoing HYPER C-VAD
Started chemo once my pneumonia was under control which took 3 days after I was at the hospital(4/4/10 was start date). While in the hospital for a month getting very strong drugs I didn't have any sick-feeling side effects and ate like a horse. I did however lose a lot of muscle mass and after a bit I was barely able to walk and there were occasions where I passed out for various reasons and wasn't able to get myself back up. But I was on 150mg of prednisone at 7am and 7pm each and every day and the side effects from it were awful and probably the worst part about my hospital experience as it made me feel very strung out, nervous, antsy, you name it. Towards the end I started to feel as if I was starting to lose my mind which was more than likely just a chemo brain effect. However after my primary induction was over at the hospital, side effects became more prevalent doing chemo 5 days a week from May-July of 2010 where I passed out, god very sick, could barely eat, had no energy, was extremely depressed but that put me out of my second phase and into the long part, maintenance. I got to come home for maintenance which wasn't possible for the other treatments due to not having any blood cancer specialists where I live, but my doctor personally knew many of my doctors out of state and was who sent me to the group of doctors that he did. I was almost constantly vomiting, Intense chronic pain in my lower back, legs, shoulders, hands, feet, and various other parts of my body. Now I'm chemo free for two years from 2/26/13 but I still have very bad physical issues as well as PTSD, Depression, General Anxiety and other mental health related issues.
finished with induction therapy, now gonna begin with consolidation.

Bile Duct Cancer Chemotherapies

What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

HAIC 24/7 for two consecutive weeks of constant flow chemo delivered directly to the liver. Every two week chem, alt two weeks pump is filled with Saline. NO Side Effects
On my second round of 2 sessions each which are a week apart
Second time around: Fluorouracil (5-FU): given through a portable 48 hour pump Irinotecan (Campto): 1 hour iv, i think First time around: Gemcitabine: will be administered through IV for over an hour. Cisplatin: will be administered through IV for over an hour. He will have to rehydrate 4 ours before injection.

Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

January 6 2014 and February 15 2014

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Chemotherapies

What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

too many to remember
Vidaza 5 day cycle once a month, side effects weight loss, erythema nodula,hair loss(slow), nail discoloration
rituxan, vidaza, and revlimid

Appendecial Cancer Chemotherapies

What Appendecial Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Fluorouracil (5-fu), Oxaliplatin, Avastin, leucovorin. 1/15-3/2? Side effects - Extreme fatigue, nausea, cold sensitivity, neuropathy
May 2013 to present. Nausea, tired, bloating, loss of concentration, neuropathy, diarrhea, jaw pain, high blood pressure, anxiety, sleep loss
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