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Breast Cancer Chemotherapies

What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.



I've been in chemo since june 2011. I was taking 3 different kinds every three weeks but now have gone to just one kind. the initial treatments caused heartburn, hair loss, vision loss, hearing loss, skin discoloration, skin burns, nausea and vomiting, dizzyness, hot flashes, chemo induced asthma, chemo induced menopause, bone pain, I was not able to taste foods that were not sweet, there are many more but I feel like I"m whining...lol
Pamidronate or otherwise known as Aredia. Assists in replenishing bone loss. Given via IV monthly. Tired, headache after treatment, diarrehia, bones ache all over. MAR/08 New treatment - Clasteon - 4 pills/day but NO IV. HOORAY. No side effects except bone pain. I went on the internet to find an alternative cause it took 6 jabs every time with the IV and I just hated the thought of doing that for the rest of my life.
4/06/11 met with medical oncologist who advised my Oncotype DX test results on my tumor were ER/PR positive, HER2 negative, High grade cancer, and determined to have an 11% chance of reoccurrence. Chemotherapy (cisplatin) was recommended for 4 cycles. Side effects and risks (known to cause malignant tumors 5-10 years out) were explained. After doing homework on internet and weighing the risks, quality of life vs. quantity, I declined chemotherapy. This was also based upon my extreme sensitivity and allergies to various medications (penicillin, morphine, demerol, codeine, iodine, sulpha to name a few). My surgeon, husband and family members have agreed/supported my decision. I will proceed with radiation therapy and will attempt hormone therapy.
Oral Chemo (Xeloda) - 7/07 to current weight gain, tenderness in hands and feet, fatigue, irritability, feeling full; dehydration
started chemo end of may and finished it july 15th,had 4 altogether,side effects were severe bone and muscle pain ans sickness
4 rounds of Adriamycin and Cyclophosphamide together every 2 weeks. I am done with those 4 rounds. 4 rounds of Taxol every 2 weeks I have 3 rounds left. Xeloda for a year, Gemzar and carbo still doing it once a month until I guess it stops working.
6 Treatments - 3 week cycle 3 - FEC 3 - Taxoteer Sept. 7, 2006 through Dec. 21, 2006
suffer to heal. stay mindful of what it means to be aware.
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
Jan. 21st 2010 last 2 coming up. 1st 4 treatments made me very nausaus and tired. The 1st 2 of this cycle just sick for 2 days then just tired.
3 chemos, neo-adjuvant, before surgery, effectively reduced tumor size. 1 chemo after surgery. Side effects: nausea and dizziness.
4 dose dense a/c for 8 weeks then paclitaxol for 12 weeks. which ended on 11 sept 08. Jan.09 12 weeks of radiation.
AC first 2 months tolerated well. Didn't miss any days at work. Had more problems tolerating taxol. Missed a lot of time at work.
Protocol: FEC-T (4 months/every 3 weeks) FEC-T :Epirubicin/Fluorouracil/Cyclophosphamide cycles 1-3, then add Docetaxel for cycles 4-6 Finished chemo November 24/2010
12 rounds of chemo
Cytoxan + Taxotere, 4 times every 3 weeks. Due the fact I had just come off from going through IVF, right after my surgery, my hormones were all over the place. Metallic conduit-like mouth, tired, emotional, chemo brain.
Taxotere & Cytoxan. Had violent allergic reaction to taxotere during treatment #2 on Dec. 10. This one wiped me out.
3/03 ~both Adri/Cytoxin together (red devil alright) lost hair~flu-like follicles actually hurt. Taxol = body aches but, milder but harder to explain symptoms. Determined to drink lots of water and not to throw up...didn't. Walked alot after. High stress prepping for infusions. Got a port catheter 3/17...had to put in main vein in my neck other too small... strange to me....still have...
Abraxane & Avastin Both drugs on week 1 just Abraxane on week 2 Both drugs on week 3 week 4 I get a break. The chemo went that was for 4 months now I get a ct scan of the chest then he decides if I need more chemo or we start the hormone therapy. My oncologist decided since I was having a hard time with my insurance. (they cut me off for a month) & I couldn't get the ct scan to see if I start the Tamoxifen that I should do another month of chemo.
4/2009 Abraxane and Carboplatin 9/2009 Taxol and Avastin had an allergic reaction at the end of the run of Carboplatin Avastin caused my blood pressure to increase sharply, so it was discontinued
Adriamycin-tore up my mouth and taste buds, cracked the corners of my mouth, leg pain/aches, fatigue, loss of hair, eyebrows and eyelashes.
First chemo starts July 7 2011
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First Taxol 1.5.11, once a week for 12 weeks, FAC once every 3 weeks from 3.30 - 6.1.11. Taxol made me feel like I was wearing a lead raincoat and concrete shoes. FAC was far more discouraging. Lots of digestive issues, couldn't eat, everything taste nasty. It was horrible.
Breast cancer 1 2004: FEC - started throwing up after session 2 and it just got progressively worse. Breast cancer 2 2011: TAC - minor heartburn, some nausea, some reaction to lenograstim injections, but apart from a little nausea, no sickness (hooray!). Complete hair loss with both types of chemo.

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.

Chemotherapy started on March 1st
chemo starts beginning of May. Port unable to be put in. Pneumonia. 5/7/15
will start on march 16 (tentative)
3/2012 Adriamycin and dacarbazine 6 cycles 12/2012- 10/2013 votrient 600mg every day. 10/2013 - present gem/tax
Start Chemo May 18th 2007 Cisplaton and Etoposide
8 total cycles...6 while undergoing radiation (reduced rate) followed by 2 of triple dose after radiation.
Taxol and Carboplatin every 3 weeks for a total of 4-6 treatments. Have had 2. Nausea, fatigue, aches and pain in whole body. Also DVT.
3 days chemo every 21 days. Hydration as needed. Tiredness and nausea/vomiting at times.
I had my port-A-cath placement on November 9, 2010 for six cycles of Carbo/Alimta. The port-A-cath hurts just on its own, but chemo sucks, sucks, sucks! I cant say anything nice about chemo, other than hopefully it is killing those cancer cells! After each treatment I have extreme fatigue and appetite loss for 4-5 days following. My hair started falling out after the second cycle, which doesn't bother me compared to the fatigue. I hate not helping out around the house, or missing out on family time because all I want to do is sleep. My blood counts are also very low so the doctors and nurses check them every week, and they also check my kidney function. I'm on medicine for my anemia which helps a little with my fatigue. My kidneys should hang in there- I guess it paid off living a healthy life.
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.
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
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.
2007 April til present so far 5 rounds Taxotere Carboplatin Avastin Emend for nausea Aranesp for red blood Neulasta for white blood etc.....
7/24/07 Taxol and Carboplatin 2 and a half days full of energy, 3rd day she is complaining of pain and flu like symptoms... She HAS NOT taken Claritin which her oncologist recommended for these symptoms.
Chemo also started on 10/10/07 and its once a month for 3 days in a row.
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.
Avastin-2008 and 2011, Cisplastin-2009 and 2011, and Tarceva-2011.
chemo fog.
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
Iressa (gefintib)
Chemotherapy 12/09 to 2/10- loss of hair, weight, blood clot, fatigue, low white blood cell count and nausea neuropathy in finger and toes. 6/10 to 1/11 same symptoms as previously noted except for no blood clots.
Alimta (Pemetrexed) Aug - Nov 2013, 6 cycles
6 weeks, 3 weeks apart
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
Dont know

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.

Rituximab cyclophosphamide vincristine Prednisolene every 3 weeks started 7th August 2012 x8 sessions then 2 years Rituximab control. So far, the only side affect is fatigue , normally towards the end of the day and the day after chemo. Hair still with me. Making sure I don't get an infection of any kind.
RCHOP six months - 2007, Rituxin maintenance two years
R-CHOP
RCHOP - 6 sessions May - October 2011 Metaxtrate - 3 sessions on my brain May - October 2011 R- ICE - 3 sessions Feb 2012 Mini Beam -2 sessions December 2012 and January 2013 R- GDP -3 sessions March - April 2012 Side effects - My hair fell out 100% not one hair left. Completely bald! A feeling of sickness twenty four hours a day without actually getting physically sick. Tiredness and becoming neutropenic regularly.
11/2012-V-RCHOP....V-Velcade (Clinical trial drug) Side Effects: Headaches, hair loss, nausea, dehydration, neuropathy, & Fatigue
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.
4 rounds of R-CHOP in 2011 February 23, 2011 first round on CHOP February 24 Rituxan treatment March 16, 2nd treatment R-CHOP April 6h, 3rd treatment R-CHOP April 27th 4th and last treatment R-CHOP
R-chop,
2004.-I received quimo scheme CHOP (ciclosfamida -Vincristina -Adriamicina - Prednisona. 2006.- 2nd. line of quimo. with scheme ESHAP: Etoposido - Platino - Ara-C-Dexametasona
Chop 2002 Cop with Rituxan 2008. Hair loss, numbness (not bad this time), fatigue, insomnia from Prednosone.
R-CHOP, started may 2015; fatigue, metallic taste, depression, headaches, nausea, loss of appetite
Round 1 1/22/13 Round 2 2/13/13
6 treatments of R-CHOP, 3 weeks apart.
R-CHOP; chemo as listed above plus Rituximab and Prednisone. June x1; July x2; August x1; September x2. 6 total rounds of R-CHOP. Also, had an injection of Neulasta the day after each chemo round that helped me build-up white blood cell counts and it worked well. Fortunately, they gave me a 'cocktail' of Benadryl etc, so I never got sick - thank God. Took nausea pills. Loss of appetite for a day as everything tasted like you ate old pennies or nickels. The first two times that I had the Neulasta white blood cell shots I had bone pain within a week that lasted only a day or two and went away. Chemo also gave me an irriegular heartbeat, so a beta-blocker fixed that. Chemo 1-4 weren't all that bad, just long. Chemo 5 & 6 felt like I was in a fight in the middle of the night - but I was able to recover quickly. The Prednisone pills made me nasty, which I usually am not.
R-CHOP every 3 weeks. some nausea, extreme tiredness toward the last treatments. constipation, prednisone jitters, hair loss, dry skin, neuropathy, muscle weakness.
RITUXIN 10-2010 - present Fludaraben 10-2010 R-chop 1-2011
G-Chop 1/8/14 starting for 6 cycles, headache, jaw pain, hair loss
4/2007-7/2007: 6 cycyles of EPOCH (Etoposide, doxorubicin, cincristine, prednisone, and cycolophosphamide). Side effects include hair loss, nausea, diahrrea, neutropenia, weight loss, mouth sores, and more
R-Dhop 6 weeks. Every 21 days. Followed by Neulasta shot in stomach day after chemo. For those of you who have to have it. It hurts. It's not the needle it's the white blood cells going into your body. Burns badly. So, put ice pack on stomach before getting the shot. You'll thank me a million times. :) Had a picc line in upper right arm, leading a tube to my heart. Strong chemo. But, with all the other meds they put in it. I NEVER got sick. Everyone around me couldn't believe I had cancer. This is the last week before final treatment. Now body has said..."time to be fatigued." :)
Rituximab and Bendamustine
8/6/2010 RCHOP - no major side effects with first treatment.
CVP-R So far I have fatigue and prednisone make me anxios and nervious
Rituxan-CVP
May - Oct. '10 Very cold/chills/exhaustion.
Rituxan and treanda. Had mixed results. Then R-CHOP, which seemed to increase the cancer. Then R-ICE which then sent me to get an auto transplant. Had a severe reaction to rituxan the first time, then minor reactions every other time. They had to infuse really slow. Added an extra day to my chemos. No other big side effects from the actual chemo except fatigue. Hair loss after the final ICE but was high dose. Also, threw up after the ICE except after the high dose.

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.

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!
Gemzar Jan 2008-May 2008 Sept 2009- Oct 2010
Nausea, weakness, vomiting, low potassium, low platelets,
Abraxane and Genzar
Folfox mix of chemotherapy -nausea, vomiting, diahhrea , nil taste I food, shaking, mouth ulcers, dry skin
Extreme fatigue, some dry heaving, hair loss, neutropenia
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.
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) My sister gets chemo every other week. Her main side effect is diarrhea. She has had 3 chemo fusions so far. She has diabetes and the chemo she receives has glucose in it so when she receives the chemo her blood sugar level goes sky high and she gets severe headaches. She then takes additional insulin following the chemo to help bring down the sugar levels. I am amazed at the medications that help her symptoms. When told she was going to have "bone pain" after a shot to boost her platelet count, she was told to take "Claritin".
Folfirinox Jan 2013 - Feb 2013, switched to Abraxane and Gemcitabine March 2013-current
Gemcitabine (Gemzar)
June 2012-October 2012; Reported Lethargy, nausea, changes in taste, neuropathy in fingers, weight loss.
Gemazar.... So far, nausea and weakness
Gemzar, 5-FU
Pill form chemo winter 2009...threw up at end of each round
Yes, decided to participate in a clinical study, began chemotherapy Tx on June 21, 2013, one month after Dx
Gemzar, Taxotere and Xeloda
given up on dates the first time on chemo was 7 months and this time has been 9 months
Gemzar June, 2014. Nausea, weakness, fever, headache
started chemo 6/14. 18 treatments prescribed, currently going through chemo.
FOLFIRINOX and Gemcitabine/Abraxane
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.
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
6/2011 tiredness, nausea, dizziness
every other week, cold sensitivity
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 .

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.

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.
My doctor said there wont be malignancy as the tumor was encapsulated, but it would be safe if i undergo 3sessions of chemotherapy. So i opted for chemo and had vomiting and hair loss while on therapy
6 rounds of chemo, first one 3/9/11, last one 6/21/11. Side effects: constipation; sharp pains in legs and feet; metal taste in mouth; heavy limbs; pain in joints; jittery; loss of all body hair; eventual numbness and tingling on bottoms of feet; and a slew of other things.
I had to take 6 Chemotherapies, 3 pre surgery and 3 post surgery, five days each!
June 20, 2006, and every following 3 weeks...through August 29, 2006...then the last 2 of the 6 treatments - November 7, 2006 & November 28, 2006 Carboplatin & Taxol I really didn't know what to expect with the first treatment. Felt great for 24 hours after...but then I felt like a semi-truck had run over me about 10 times...or worse case of the flu X 20! Twelve days later, I had a reverse mohawk going on (hair falling out)and had my husband shave my head. The worst of it was losing my eyelashes and eyebrows!!!! You know your hair is going to go...but no one told me ALL of my body hair would go!!! Talk about being striped of your "womanhood"! I still wince when I think of those times! Numbness in my feet(Pins & Needles)...always worse by the end of the day.
Paclitaxel (Taxol)/Carboplatin (Paraplatin)combination. 6 treatments. 21 days apart.
IP chemo. Taxol and Cisplatin. She has suffered from the following effects: fatigue, nausea, heart burn, pain in her lower abdomen, numbness/tingling in her hands, legs, feet and "chemo brain"
Jan-May/06 6 Taxol/Carbo CA-124 = 7 May/06 neuropathy hit - severe damage to hands and feet. Hands are curled.. I can't move ankles or toes. Severe nerve pain - can walk 5-6 steps w/ walker
I started my chemotherapy last July 6,2015. My doctor gave me Bleomycin, Etoposide and Cisplatin. As far as side effects goes, I've only experienced hair loss,nausea,vomiting, difficulty in breathing, feeling tired and lost of appetite.
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.
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
Carbo and Taxol 6 rounds. Loss all my hair, even my nose hair, eyebrows, everything. Weak, muscle and nerve pains, anemia
4 round of cisplatin, bleomycin and etoposide
3- one month cycles of cisplatin, bleomycin, and etoposide. Side effects: Nausea, hair loss (roughly 1 month after chemo began), fever
Taxol/Carbo x 8
1st. Chemo Feb. - March 2009 2nd. Chemo Nov - Dec. 2009 3rd. Chemo ip. Aug.-Sept.2010
chemo May 2008 to August 2008, did 5 rounds out of 6 - nausea, peripheral neuropathy, anemia,hair loss,dehydration, fatigue, weight loss
4 months of chemo. Made me achy like having the flu but much worse especially in my legs, naseous, food tasted bad, water tasted bad, low energy.
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.
Taxol and Carboplatin - 6 rounds beginning August 2010. Side effects included body/joint pains/aches, loss of hair, itchy skin, constipation, headaches.
March 9- June 24 2015
Nausea, fatigue/sleepiness, "Chemo brain" (inability to concentrate), dry skin, no nail growth, hair loss. January - May as of now
Carbo/taxol Doxil Carbo/Taxol Topotecan Gemzar and experimental drug Taxotere and Avastin
There were eight cycles of chemotherapy: 4 before surgery and after surgery 4. My body responded well to chemotherapy and tumor marker (CA 125) decreased from 690 for 4.

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.

Dibromudocital, CCNU, 6-thioguanine, Vincristine
temador nightly before bed. also on a target therapy trial of avastin which was researched at duke hosptiol
At first it was the same as radiation, but when they got aggressive in August, I was stuck to the couch for 2 weeks. Weakness, major nausea, muscle and bone pain, throat swelling, mouth sores, major shivers and shakiness, tremors, spinal and head pain, throbbing from head to lower spine...theres more but can't remember them all.
Taking a Temodar pill for 2 months.more fatigue, and sickness.
Start chemo 9/12/11 Temador
low dose temodar- little to no side effects b/c of my use of supplements
Radiation & Temodar daily for 42 days then cycles of 5 days on 23 days off
Temodar - hair loss - tired.
Undergoing chemotherapy in Chennai, India. Started on July 12, 2009. Total 12 doses. Hair loss, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, etc
Temodar 28 Days on 5 Off. 14 Rounds. Nausea, vomiting, weakness, mouth sores, fatigue.
No chemo
February-continued weakness, tiredness, fatigue, sores in mouth
Temodar, 150 mg during radiation increased to 350 5 days/month for 3 months, then increased to 450/month at present Side effects: fatigue
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.
Chemo(Temador) 42 days - fatigue, memory loss,weak,nausea, no vomiting due to neausa pill taken 2 x day
started 9/13/2010-7 days a week, temedar. nausea and vomiting forst two nights. was ok last night so we'll see.
Scheduled for first time chemo (Temodar) in July 2011
3 Cycles of Chemo - Cyclophosphamide, Vincristine, Cisplatin - Dec to Feb. (3 weeks apart) - Foot Drops and trips and falls 3 Cycles of Intensive Chemo with Autologous Stem Cell Transplant - Carboplatin & Thiotepa - Feb to May (4 weeks apart) - Hearing Damage
Began 150mg Temodar on 1/3/2011 2nd Dose of Chemo to begin 3/17/2011
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.
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.
none so far hopefully she will start soon
Nothing early on with the low dose, extreme fatigue with the high dose/ On his 4th round, sleeps 15 hours or more a day. Little appetite. Has been nauseated on and off.
I had oral chemotherapy. I started taking it when I started my radiation therapy. I finished my chemo in October 2011. I took it every night 21 out of 28 days. I had to wait 2-3 hrs after eating to take it and another hour after taking it to eat or take my other medications. (I took Zofran, a nausea medicine, half an hour before my chemo.) One positive is it broke my late night snacking. My chemo has random side effects and the possible side effects ranged from one thing to the opposite. For example, it could cause constipation or diarrhea. I didn't read all the possiblities until I was almost finished taking it. That explained why I cried so easily. It was a side effect not just stress from dealing with cancer.
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.

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
Revlamid - daily - ongoing
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.

CHEMO 1/2/2012, CHEMO 8/1/2012, CHEMO 7/1/2013 HAIR LOSS
24-7 pump all week (except weekends) for 5 weeks (3rd week)
5FU Portable Pump
sisnce |July 2010 - ongoing
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
FOLFOX beginning on May 19th, for six months, twice per month. I hope to report no side effects....and then I woke up....
First treatment on 8-16-12 of FOLFOX Avastin begins 8-30 with second treatment Side effects: mouth soreness, sensitivity to cold
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
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
I just had first treatment on 5/20/09, The symptoms of the first treatment for me were severe cold sensitivity for about 3 days, tiredness, sore hands and feet, achy legs, and stomach pains.
5-FU, Lucavorin, in 2002. Folfox in 2005. All side effects possible including developing blood clots and major weight loss.
Bi-weekly chemo. Energy levels vary. Diarrhea, one day only usually. Keep hydrated.
I had 2 chemotherapy drugs. Eloxatin (oxaliplatin) which was given through my port at my Oncologist's office. I also took Xeloda which is a chemotherapy drug (pills) taken at home. I also had a wonderful Oncologist who worked well with my surgeon.
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
5 FU via port 2 x 5 days. Started Jan. 24 2012. No major side effects. Constipation.
Lecovorin, Oxiaplatin causes extreme neuoropathy in the hands and feet, He does not have finger prints now. 5-FU causes nausea, makes the hands and fet worse and soooo tired, like having the flu everyday with intense stomach cramping. Can not concentrate, chemobrain I guess they call it. Three days of intense chemo, then sick pass out for hrs. can't do anything but lay down or sit, there is nothing to help ease this...
Chemotherapy started 7/31/08. I feel as though I have had every nasty side effect. I have heard it is not that bad but I feel rotten throughout the entire cycle.
He is going to start his first chemo treatment on August 12th. (Avastin, 5FU, Qxaliplatin, Neulasta, Leukine, and Neupogen).
Pending
Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy of two cycles. Xeloda (14 days) 5 tablets per day
6 Months starting Dec 2, 2011. 5 hours every other week. 5-FU, Oxaliplatin and leucovorin. Will bring home 5-Fu in a bag for the weekend will run through port and bag removed on Mondays
12/23/13-02/03/14- fatigue
March - August 2005 Luecovorin, 5fu, and Oxaliplatin. Had issues with joint and muscle pain, skin peeling, Neuroathy (with cold things/and taste) Minimum hair thinning and minimum nausea, fatigue was an issue. This was 3 days a week every other week both at office and home. 2008-Fulfury- was very very sick, constant nausea and vomiting, fatigue, only did two treatments and quit, because I was so sick it felt like the chemo was killing me. This was also a take home bag 3 days a week every other week. 2010- Urbetux (Erbitux) not sure of spelling with a benedryl cocktail pre-treatment to stave off allergic reactions,This is once a week for a few hours every week, has mainly caused skin issues, Acne like rash that has turned into cellulitis (skin infection) in some spots, I am now on antibiotics strong enough to fight MRSA just in case and pain meds as it is very painful, but it's getting better and in 2 weeks I will go back and we will see where it stands as far as do we have to cut my dosage back?
5FU no side effects Avastin no side effects Oxi could not touch or drink anything cold.
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.

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 was put to sleep with benegril
5 treatments of Cisplatin
Paclitaxel, Cisplatin, Bevacizumab, Avastin
nauseousness....
Cisplatin via port
Done and it sucked
Loss of hair and nausea
Nausea and fatigue, Extreme Vomiting, Neuropathy
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!
methotrexate injections every other day via injection
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.
Cisplatin
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.
Metallic taste heart burn mild nausea ringing in ears
Chemo was my biggest fear. Hearing so bad horror stories I was besid myself with fear. I actually have 1 more left to go and no problems except for a mild nausea about day 3 and thats it. Never really got too tired and never lost my hair. It really was like being pregnant as far physical problems with tired and nausea. It was a low dose cisplatin for 5 weeks.
Constipation. Fatigue. Nauseau. Metalic taste. Weight loss.
Cisplatin (40 units) every Monday for five weeks, beginning April 26, 2010. Hair thinned; veins hardened; steroid acne; acid reflux; turned yellow after treatments (that was odd).
N&V, Fatigue, Dulled mentation 12-15-09 to 1-30-10 SECOND ROUND OF CHEMO, CISPLATIN 01-01-11 to 02-17-11 LOTS OF VOMITING
Sept 6-Nov 6 2008: every three weeks for 6 hours. Side effects: hair loss, tired, and sore from the Nuesta shot, but overall not as bad as it could have been.
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.
Chemo-has "chemo brain"
Chemist Monday's only decadron steroids potassium
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
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!
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.

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.

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)
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.
Induction round 12/22/14-1/19-15: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue Consolidation February '15, Consolidation March '15, Consolidation April '15
started Chemo on 2/7/25 - 7 days straight - no side affects on day 4
11/2009. 1/2010. Neuro side effects. Weakness. Nausea.
Multiple protocols for ALL & AML.
3+7 idarubicin and cytarabine On day 4
hydrea - 02/2009 little/to no side effects
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.
first round for 5 days 2 times a day 2nd round a month later every other day 2 times a day for 5 days 3rd round was right before transplant 7 days of 3 differant chemo non stop the worst chemo was this one .....
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.
Always sleepy or nausous
1st round-12/09/2011Atromycin for 3 days nd Cytosar. for 7 days.
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!!!
idarubicin and atra began in april 2008 vomiting,diarhea,blood and platelet transfusions many transfusions
Atra, Mylotarg, arsenic trioxide
i had three induction therapies spaced about 6 months apart. and just completed two consolidation therapies. i am preparing for a bone marrow transplant.
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.
Since June 2012 - july induction, August consolidation, Sept. consolidation, december 2012 induction. Stem cell transplant now on hold.
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.
chronic vommiting ,hair loss tiredness
High dose chemotherapy, March-June 2012. Side effects: Nausea, vomiting, weight loss, fatigue.
Round one: 7 days of continuous chemo. Round two: 5 days of 2 times a day chemo Round three: 2 days of 2 times a day chemo Followed by 3 days of 2 times a day total body radiation.
I've had 2 rounds of induction therapy and just finished my 4th round of consolidation therapy. Side effects have been different with each round. My hair only fell out my first round. Have experienced nausea, dizziness, weight loss, appetite loss, headaches, brain bleeds, metal-like taste in my mouth and food, lethargy, loss of endurance and stamina, chemo brain, grogginess and foggy brain, memory loss.
Oct 14th- 7 days Vidaza Nov 23rd- 7 plus 3 Dec 25th- fludarabine and busulfan

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.

2- 5 day rounds of Mitomycin infusion followed by Flouracil pump- Severe mouth sores & tongue swelling 1st round. Had Neupogen shots x4. NeulAsta shot after 2nd round - no sores.
Mouth Sores, fatigue, nausea
Starting Aug 27th 5FU and Mito C
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.
Mitomycin given in one dose on June 28, followed by a week of infusion of 5FU. Four weeks later a second cycle of 5FU. Following the first treatment, severe mouth sores for 8 days - at the end could not swallow more than a teaspoon at a time. The second cycle had reduced mouth sores, but I did not have the Mitomycin as my blood count was too low. After the chemo ended, I developed a problem that my doctor and I identified as milk protein immune reaction (a general problem known as FPIES, and usually seen in young chidren - so at least my innards were in their second childhood!). I was hospitalized twice for rehydration, following hours of vomiting and diarrhea, after eating ice cream (it's made mostly with milk, who knew?) and a soup with light cream base (about the same as milk - who knew?). This turned me into a "food detective" when I ate away from home (what is in that sauce?). Finally, after a year, the oncologist suggested "challenges"with a fourth-teaspoon of the ice cream, followed by half-a teaspoon, etc., until I consumed the same size serving as the one that sent me to the hospital, without any reaction. At last I could stop grilling my friends about what's in the food! At this point my only issue is the chile pepper question - if something is being cooked with any kind of chile peppers I start coughing. And eating them! Out of the question.
9/97-12/97, 5-FU & Mitomycin. Side effects: Loss of appetite, some mouth sores, dry mouth, swollen tongue (once), loss of taste buds.
Mitomycin + 5FU - twice. 1st and 5th week of radiation
1800 mg of capecitabine (xeloda) twice a day, 2 hour 500 ml Oxaliplatin (Eloxatine) once a week.
Nausea. Started chemo on August 26, 2014. Two rounds of chemo meds: one at the beginning or radiation and one at end of radiation.
Started March 3rd, mitomicin infusion first week, next week started Xeloda 5 days a week, last week mitomicin and zeloda. Some feet neuropathy, 1 week off of Zeloda due to very low wbc and platelets, very tired. Hard to tell what symptoms go with which treatment
I haa a week of chemotherapy on week one (April 15-19th) and week five (May 13-May 17)) of my treatment plan. I had a pic-line put in each time for the chemo. I had both Mytomicyn and 5F-U. My first round of chemo, I had mouth sores, sore throat, and fever blisters on the mouth. My white blood count got so low that I had to have shots to boost my white blood count, and take a round of antibiotics. I also took pills to reduce getting fever blisters. My second round of chemotherapy, I was given a lower dose of the mytomicym due to the compromise of my white blood count the first time around .
week 1 and week 5. Felt unwell 1st time but felt better pretty quickly. 2nd treatment really took me down. Fatigue, loss of appetite, fever- lost about 50% of my hair.
Scheduled to begin 10/18/10, Fluorouracil and Mitomycin, 1st and 5th week
Mytomycin and 5-FU first weeks then 5th week
First Round: 9/3/2013 Received an injection (infusion?) of mitomycin, then was suited up with a mechanical pump, a bag of 5-FU, and an ugly, poorly designed fanny pack. I had to wear it for 5 days. Lots of nausea, no vomiting, very tired - which could have been caused by the anti-nausea meds that I took regularly. I basically slept my way through the first two days. I had a overall sensation of just not feeling well. After that, although I couldn't eat much, the nausea went away. On day 4, I felt really good - very slow, but good. Day 5, woke up feeling extremely weak and dreamlike. Noticed sore throat and bleeding gums (while brushing). Have developed a sore "spot" on the right side of my throat. More energy on day 6. NOTHING tasted good. :( Cramping, but no diarrhea.
First round 3/17-20/14, 5-FU and Mytomycin. Nausea, fatigue, severe mouth sores (lips, mouth, tongue, throat) and white blood cell count down as low as .7. Second round postponed to 8th week due to C. Diff. infection. 1/2 dose with no severe side effects.
5FY and cisplatin
Intravenous at day 1 and 30, during radiation in pill form - Mitomycin
It seems to be the standard Mitomycin-C and 5FU in the first and fifth week of treatment. Mitomycin C dose lowered by 25% due to low WBC & platelets first time around.
Nausea, diarrhea, low white blood cells, low red blood cells, low potassium
mitomycin on 6/29/2015, 5day infusion of 5-FU 6/29 - 7-4 Side effects "metal mouth" loss of appetite, fatigue
I will begin receiving 5-FU continuous infusion Mon.-Fri. for 6wks with Mitomycin added days 1&29.
1st round was delayed because they could not find a vein, so I had to have a pick line surgically put in for the full time and treatment was delayed a full week as a result. I developed a very bad rash from my chest up a few days later. Overall feeling of unwell. Felt sick when I ate. I ended up in the hospital following second round of chemo. It effected my blood badly and I had to have blood and platelet transfusions and 5 days of intravenous full spectrum antibiotics. I lost about 80% of my hair, but very late compared to most people. It got especially bad for about 4 months after my last chemo.
Flu type feeling... Fatigue Nausea ( took the meds every 8 hours to control) Hair thinning
Began 5FU and cisplatin chemo on 1/4/10 and 2/1/10 for 1 wk cycles. Side effects: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth sores, and fatigue. Hospitalized after last day of 5fu infusions for 3wks for chemo toxicity, diarrhea, severe abdominal cramping, dehydration uncontrollable fever, etc. At least I had completed menopause at age 42 and did not have to deal with the emotional side of this. Stopped HRT during treatments only.

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.

Begin Erbitux treatments February 13 2012 and finished on May 2nd.
Cisplatin. Lots of nausea. Some hair loss.
3 doses of Cisplatin.
Completed May 15, 2012
GREAT NEWS!!! No Cisplatin treatment!! Only going to use Cetuximab! which means I will not be getting all the side effects of Chemo type treatments!!!
3 heavy dose (8 hours each) chemo. sessions.
7sessions, once weekly Metal tasting food, general lousy feeling 2 days after treatment.
cysplatin
Begin weekly Erbitux 9/10/13, Cisplatin/5FU 5/14
after 1 chemo treatment I don't feel any reaction as of yet. Next treatment July 14.
After leaving the hospital following my first round of chemotherapy, I was rushed to the local hospital. I had an extremely high fever, my porta cath was infected and oozing puss and my white blood cell count was .444.
6 treatments of Cisplatin, every Monday for 6 weeks, ending on November 13, 2012. Improved symptoms of systemic lupus, but caused further hearing loss.
April 9, 2012 (Only made it through 4 treatments as it made me incredibly sick.)
Started Treatment on May 24,2011... last Chemo July 5, 2011... hair thinning, but no sickness
2 six hour Cisplatin courses. Some hearing loss. Some nausea. Actually felt better after Chemo treatments
Start on March 29th 2011.
Cisplatin, 5-FU, Docetaxel
No side effects thankfully!
Starting march 12 2009
Carboplatin - 6 Weekly infusions completed February 27
Chemo - Cisplatin - Day 1 of week 1 / week 4 / week 7
fatigue, nauseous, loss of hair, very very weak.
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.
Erbitux (cetuximab), loading dose 25 Jan, caused mild temp and nausea, then no similar effects during the 8-week course of treatment. Significant skin effects (acne, painful splitting of skin on fingertips, toes, and heels). No real nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea caused by the Erbitux.
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.

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.

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Chemotherapy Carboplatin, Taxol
Taxol/carbo, starting Dec 12, 2007. Some joint pain, hair loss (boo-hoo) and slight stomach upset.
November 2011-December 2011--6 administrations of Taxol and Carboplatin; strong allergic reaction to Taxol (could not breathe and it felt like my back had been struck by a car) handled with heavy doses of Benadryl and slow infusion; lost hair all over my body slowly during treatment and over several months after treatment; painful tingling in feet and hands; fatigue; bloody nose daily; ridges across nails on hands; skin toughened on backs of hands and tops of feet; hair on my head hurts sometimes months after treatment.
May 2010 Chemo Carboplatin/ Taxol, nausea, fatigue, hair loss
Cyclophosphamid Carpoplatin Taxol
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.
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.
Haven't started yet. Need advice.
Lost hair not much else
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
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.
Finished Aug 23, 2011. 6 treatments completed. Zofran for anti-nausea worked but caused headaches.
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.
4/17/15 Allergic reaction to Emend and Taxol
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
currently doing carbo/taxol every three weeks. Extreme fatigue, muscle aches, taste changes
I have had two rounds of chemo, and the next will take place on Jan 31, 2012. After that, three more rounds!
Carbo/Taxol every 3 weeks, 6 cycles
recommended to start after radiation
little queasy tired bald last one nov 5th 2010 yesssssss!!
Chemo 6/21/10, 7/12/10, 8/2/10, 8/24/10, 9/14/10 - nausea, fatigue, bone & joint pain, diarrhea, neuropathy; scheduled for 1 more round
felt sick all the time, metal icky taste, neuropathy, ruined joints >:( bone pain
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.

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.

I had 6 rounds of ABVD. Thinning hair, vomitting, weight loss, major fatigue.
4 cycles of chemotherapy ending in late August, radiation to follow depending on how the cancer responds.
I am having ABVD. Side effects: nausea, fatigue, hair loss, constipation, bone pain, fever, infection...
6 rounds of ABVD; vomiting, fatigue, diarea, insomnia, hair loss.
So far only 1 Session- 01/10/12
ABVD - six 4-week cycles (June-November) Prednisone Procarbizine
Started 6 cycle ABVD treatment on 8/16/11
im doing an eight mounth treatment plan. every 21 days im back in the hospital for all the chemo they can give me.
hair loss... weight gain... nerve tingling... bad taste... feet pain... but no vomiting... so not all bad...
ABVD 12 rounds, 6 months
6 months of Adriamycin, Cytoxan, Bleomycin, Vincristine, Vinblastine, Procarbazine, and high dose Prednisone.
started chemo in 2010 6 months on an off, finally had stem cell transplant at Mass General Boston n March of 2012 remission lasted one year :(
Initial treatment: ABVD/MOPP (8/92-12/92). I received 6 cycles with complete response. The chemo was relatively well-tolerate. Salvage treatment: DECAL (Dexamethasone, Etoposide, Cisplatin, Ara-C, L-Asparaginase) 9/92-12/92. One brutal regimen! Cisplatin was the worse. Three cycles with complete response followed by stem cell transplant.
ABVD, hair loss, night sweats, depression, low white blood count, prone to bacterial infections.
ABVD Chemo every other Tuesday 12 times.
ABDV-Adriamycin, bleomycin, dacarbazine, and vinblastine. Research Drug- Phase II Trial of Rituximab (Rituxan)-ABVD for Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma
I had 6 x ABVD last summer. Now 3 x DHAP + stem cell transplantation in the future
nausea, neutropenia, anxiety, extreme fatigue, mouth sores and dry mouth
12 rounds of ABVD. Side effects: hair loss, weight gain, nausea and fatigue
ABVD 11/30/2010-present Fatigue, weakness, dizziness, nausea, neuropathy, constipation, headaches, hair loss and chemo brain.
Delayed until I deliver my baby.
Stanford V regimen - Weight gain, constipation, fatigue, hair loss.
ABVD: 8 Cycles (16 total treatments). My side effects were severe bone pain, fatigue, nausea, burning in my stomach, constipation, ileus, thinning hair
Abvd every other week.
first round 09/08/11-ABVD-headache, swollen tongue, blisters on tongue, vomitting, nausea, bone aches.

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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