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Breast Cancer Chemotherapies

What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.



Last Chemo was May 23 2007. Cyclo/Adri/Taxol. Lost 22 pounds. Very Weak, and my bones ached bad. Taste and smell was horrible. All is well now. Gained the weight back! darn.
They removed all my teeth because they said the chemo and radiation would kill their roots. I went through 5 cycles of the red devil and 10 taxol. I am still on femara
November 2010-January 2011 4 rounds
July 22nd: extreme nausea, vomiting, lost 13 pounds. had to go in to hospital for IV fluids from dehydration. a few mouth sores. August 11: low grade nausea, headache, feeling twitchy. September 1: September 22:
Nausea, Diarrhea, Constipation, Fatigue, "Chemo-brain"
I had Cytozen(I remember it burning badly)I had three months of chemo before surgery, and three months after surgery, total of six months,side effects nausea, fatigue, mouth sores hair loss
Not recommended
Four cycles, last one January 28. Mostly fine, except I learned too late that even though I feel fine physically, it doesn't mean I can do all the things I used to do like shoveling. I really slammed myself a couple of times by trying to do too much. Constipation was the worst side effect, but Smooth Move tea works great. The nausea was tolerable, until I overdid it physically, then I felt like I was on an oceanliner in a hurricane.
4 rounds of taxotere & cytoxan every 3 weeks. Started 3/3/11. Second round completed 3/24/11; had allergic reactions to both drugs. Third round done without reactions (super slow drip) on 4/14/11. Fourth & FINAL round completed 5/5/11, and grateful for being finished!!
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
AC followed by Taxol total 24 weeks beginning Oct 2009 Became very neutropenic (low white blood cells) A couple of mouth sores
August 2nd first chemo. Extreme heartburn, tired, body aches, fevers. Taxtore, Adriamucin,& Cytoxan every three weeks for a total of 8 treatments. Doctor wants to do more. August 8th running a fever of 104 in the hospital for a week. Hallucations, extreme stomach pain and boby pain. Can't eat. August 23rd chemo. 24th start of neulasta shots. Extreme body pain, joint aches, headaches, nausea and fevers. Hair getting thin. Sept 13 hair is gone. High fevers been on antibotics since hospital. Same side effects as the first & second. Exhausted all the time. Oct thru Dec extreme headaches, sick to the stomach, body aches, fevers, chills, pain in my bones and feet. Dizzy and blurry eye sight. Antibotics throughtout chemo with neulasta shots. Had a fever of at least 100 degrees throught treatments of chemo. Highest was 104.4.
Hair loss Fatigue mouth thrush low blood counts infection/ fever
Taxotere, Carboplatin, Herceptin Dec 08 through Dec. 09 Nausea Migraines Loose fingernails/toenails, MRSA infections x 8, auto immune allergic reactions Hair loss allergies developed Loss of menses (early menopause)
I had every side effect in the book! You name it I had it! Gained 20 pounds on the steroids.
Very sick. 12 years ago the drugs for side effects were not as effective as they are now and hopefully will continue to get better
through March 2008 CMF cocktail, 8 rounds. never lost my hair, nausea got pretty bad... three rounds in, I became a petulant child and announced I was NOT going back. A nurse family member asked my mom what kind of anti nausea meds I was given (don't remember) and told my mom to relay the following: "tell her to get pot, the pills suck" .... My resourceful husband came home with a surprise shortly after round 3. It PISSES me off that I had to break the law because the fact is, at least for me, IT WORKED and it was AMAZING.....
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.
Chemotherapy 4 X AC - side effects - extreme nausea, hair loss, fatigue. Neulasta - bone pain. Chemotherapy 4 X Taxol - Peripheral neuropathy, nausea, bone pain, loss of balance, extreme fatigue, hair loss, low blood platelet count.
Feb 2009 chemo began. As off 06/25/09 I am on round 6 of chemo
Adriamycin/Cytoxan/Taxotere P.O. 1st Treatment 10/16/06
Dec. 19 2003 - Feb. 27 2004. First-line, dose-dense chemo. Taxotere, Cytoxan and Adriamycin. Horrible horrible horrible. Felt godawful (aching fatigue unrelieved by sleep, and absolutely no energy) for years afterwards. I don't think I'd do it again.
Taxotere & herceptin weekly for the rest of my life.
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.
Every three weeks after first diagnosis (Nov. 2009) until "remission". Every two weeks after recurrence (Nov. 2011). Food tastes chemically. According to test results my wife unknowingly suffered a minor heart attack in 2012 (I believe due to long term use of Herceptin in her chemo sessions)

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.

6 weeks, 3 weeks apart
avastin, alimta, carboplatrin 1/26/2015, fatigue, loss of appetite, dizziness, nausea; chemo not working; then Taxotere and Cyramza 4/20/2015
3/2012 Adriamycin and dacarbazine 6 cycles 12/2012- 10/2013 votrient 600mg every day. 10/2013 - present gem/tax
chemo fog.
Start Chemo May 18th 2007 Cisplaton and Etoposide
Dont know
Chemotherapy started on March 1st
Feb 08-Cisplatin/Etoposide- hideous vomiting diarreah Switched chemo drugs AND Hospital -April08-carbo/taxol/avastin. Tolerated well. Neulasta. Bone pain
One a day pill forever (took 150 mg for 2 years). Down to 100 mg due to vertigo, fatigue. Other side effects, slow/non hair growth, rash, dry skin, dry mouth
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.
750ml & 500ml cisplatin & taxotere respectively on 12/10/09,12/31/09,1/20/10,2/11/10.i thought they were trying to kill me!
3 days chemo every 21 days. Hydration as needed. Tiredness and nausea/vomiting at times.
2007 April til present so far 5 rounds Taxotere Carboplatin Avastin Emend for nausea Aranesp for red blood Neulasta for white blood etc.....
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
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.
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.
will start on march 16 (tentative)
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.
Chemo also started on 10/10/07 and its once a month for 3 days in a row.
8 total cycles...6 while undergoing radiation (reduced rate) followed by 2 of triple dose after radiation.
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...
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
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...
starting the 2nd week of August 2013
Avastin-2008 and 2011, Cisplastin-2009 and 2011, and Tarceva-2011.

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.
R-CHOP side effects are nausea, fatigue, hair loss, and chronic diarrhea. I lost 15 pounds - no complaints about that! Ativan was very effective in treating the nausea, but made me very sleepy.
Since Aug07 : 6 R-CHOP plus 2 Ritux every 21 days. I feel my stomach going up and down for at least a week after the cure. Then I feel "well" for 2 weeks.
CVP + R - 6 cycles and then two years of the "R" (Rituxan). stomach pain, diarrhea, fatigue for a week. Also, I receive an injection of Neulasta after each chemo which gives me bone pain but I am learning ways to stop that too and now go in for hydration the day after. I medicate myself for a few nights after the injection with Benadryl and Tylenol.
Rituximab and Bendamustine
R-CHOP 21 Round 1, July 19, 2010 (extreme drop in blood pressure, shortness of breath, chest pressure, swelling of hands, feet and face)
Round 1 1/22/13 Round 2 2/13/13
R-CHOP, started may 2015; fatigue, metallic taste, depression, headaches, nausea, loss of appetite
R-CHOP. 6 rounds every 3 weeks
R CHOP every 3 weeks from 12/30/2013 through 4/28/2014. Began R GEMOX on 6/19/2014 every 3 weeks through 10/21/2014. Started Rituximab and Treanda on 12/3/2014 as a 2 day course. Severe neuropathy in feet and less but still suffered neuropathy in fingers during R CHOP. R GEMOX caused great discomfort with cold even before therapy was complete. One does of Rituximab and Treanda and my father has terrible oral sores. However, he has been fortunate to never have suffered any severe intestinal discomfort.
R+Chop, 1/4/2012-4/23/2012
Chop therapy for 7 months
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." :)
General feeling of being unwell for 3 to 5 days...nausea / heartburn...not too bad...better with meds, light meals, tums
FCR Ofatumumab
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.
R Chop every 3 weeks. 6 treatments
started 10/19/2015 R- EPOCH 6 treatments fatigue
Jan 22, 2015 R Chop was the first. Mostly tired some nauseous spells
Chop 2002 Cop with Rituxan 2008. Hair loss, numbness (not bad this time), fatigue, insomnia from Prednosone.
Rituximab X 6 Treanda X 12 Aching, fatigue, nausea, weakness
Several months of CHOP+Bleo. Got very bloated from Prednazone. Total body baldness, of course. My skin actually got quite beautiful and baby smooth. Toenails fell off. Heart and lung damage from Bleo. My mouth and throat were scarred by sores and from vomiting. Kidneys have been very vulnerable ever since. (Just want to add, I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT ANY OF THIS. I lived! It was worth it.)
Rituxan/Bendamustine (Summer 2010) - very little except fatigue. R-CHOP (summer 2011) - nausea, fatigue, hair loss
R-CHOP 14 See blog for side-effects which were many and awful.
11/2012-V-RCHOP....V-Velcade (Clinical trial drug) Side Effects: Headaches, hair loss, nausea, dehydration, neuropathy, & Fatigue

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!
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".
Gemzar Jan 2008-May 2008 Sept 2009- Oct 2010
Pill form chemo winter 2009...threw up at end of each round
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 .
Gemazar.... So far, nausea and weakness
6/2011 tiredness, nausea, dizziness
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!!!
given up on dates the first time on chemo was 7 months and this time has been 9 months
started chemo 6/14. 18 treatments prescribed, currently going through chemo.
June 2012-October 2012; Reported Lethargy, nausea, changes in taste, neuropathy in fingers, weight loss.
Chemo #1 on 4/02/10: I was more tired then usual and had a "blah" moment after going outside for a few minutes.
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.
Abraxane and Genzar
Folfirinox Jan 2013 - Feb 2013, switched to Abraxane and Gemcitabine March 2013-current
Yes, decided to participate in a clinical study, began chemotherapy Tx on June 21, 2013, one month after Dx
FOLFIRINOX and Gemcitabine/Abraxane
Mar 4 _ Sept 15 2015(Folfirinox)Nausea, weakness, vomiting, low potassium, low platelets (despair)
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
Gemzar, Taxotere and Xeloda
Chemo once a week from 4/2/10 to 6/01/10: Was tired the next day with small "blah" moments.
Start date November 14 th chemo drug called Folfirinox 8 weeks every other week to try and shrink tumor away from artery
Folfox mix of chemotherapy -nausea, vomiting, diahhrea , nil taste I food, shaking, mouth ulcers, dry skin

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.
We can cure this without Chemo. . . I'm going to do it!

Ovarian Cancer Chemotherapies

What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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.
I started chemo on Dec 3, 2012. I need to complete 6 treatments of Carbo and Taxol. My treatements or given over a period of 3 weeks. The first week I receive the full carbo dose and 1/3 of the taxol. The next two weeks I recieve the remaining taxol. I am having trouble keeping my WBC up with the weekly treatments. I had to have Neupogen shots to help give them a boost.
Taxol and Carboplatin - 6 rounds beginning August 2010. Side effects included body/joint pains/aches, loss of hair, itchy skin, constipation, headaches.
Nausea, fatigue/sleepiness, "Chemo brain" (inability to concentrate), dry skin, no nail growth, hair loss. January - May as of now
Carbo/Taxol every 3 weeks for 6 cycles from 6/10 - 10/10. Side effects: loss of hair, neuropathy, nausea, vomiting, fatigue. Carbo/Gemzar (wk 1 combo, wk 2 Gemzar alone, wk. 3 off) for recurrence 3/12 - 8/12. Side effects: naausea, fatigue, muscle aches.
7-2010 IP/IV chemo x 6 cycles ( cisplatin/taxol/carboplatin) Hair loss, extreme fatigue, abdominal pain... 11-2011 ca125 on the rise. 4/6 cycles complete of topotecan. Ca125 back in its place. BRCA 1 Minimal side effects: reasonable fatigue and well controlled nausea.
The dates go for a couple of years. After I had suregery I think I started chemo about two weeks afterwards. It started with Taxol and Carboplatin through IV. I had 2 of those 3 weeks apart. Then I started the IV/IP with 24 hours of Taxol and then Cisplatin in the port. It went straight into my abdominal cavity. Then I went back the next week for Taxol in the port. I had one week off after that and then started the process over and did that four times. Then I had two more IV's of Taxol and Carboplatin. They took me off of chemo and supposedly I was good to go, but it came back and my CA 125 went back up two check ups later. Unfortunately, my doctor neglected to let me know. So when I ended up at the ER again I called MD Anderson. There I was approached about dong a study on Avastin and didn't make it because the previous doctor had taken me off of chemo too early. My insurance paid for it though so I went on IV - Taxol, Carboplatin and Avastin. All together I have had 28 rounds of chemo. My last was on 9-9-2009 - hopefully a very lucky date!
i had 6 months of cemo, I did good I was determined to not let it get me down. I worked full time and went to the gym three days a week,
my chemo is cisplatin , etopside , and bleomyacin
Taxol+Carbo every 3 weeks, Taxol every week. Started March 2010. Hair loss, feeling tired.
<b>February 2009:</b> CA125 level was around 3500. She began treatment with Taxol/Carbo with Avastin. Within two weeks, she lost all of her gorgeous red hair. Energy level dropped significantly. She continued having "maintenance" chemo. <b>June 2009:</b> CA125 dropped to 32, and then to 16 later that month. Oncologist decided to stop chemo- as there was no sign of cancer! <b>March 2010:</b> Having chest pain/shortness of breath. CT scan showed fluid in her lungs. Testing after thoracentesis revealed cancerous cells in the fluid. CA125 was back up to 300. It is now referred to as "RECURRENT CANCER" She began chemo again: Cisplatin and Gemzar. Cisplatin was causing tinnitus. Oncologist decided to discontinue to avoid permanent hearing damage. The Gemzar would usually burn during infusion. Side effects: headaches, intense nausea and often uncontrollable vomiting. Drastic decrease in appetite (and weight: about 70lbs) Last time it was checked, her CA12 was hovering around 86. I'm guessing it's currently off the charts.
Had 2 courses of CarboPlatin and Taxol via vascualr Port; followed by 4 courses of IP chemo with Cisplatin and Taxol, one course every 3 weeks, requiring 3 days in hospital each time. Could only tolerate 4 courses because side effects were too severe: nausea, vomiting, constipation and diarrhea, ototoxicity resulting in some permanent hearing loss in left ear and also tinitus, tingling, numbness and pain in hands and feet (apparently permanent), and "chemo brain" - no short term memory, fogginess, confusion, and exhaustion. Serious loss of weight as well. Last 2 courses of chemo were via vascular port and the same as the first 2, and were tolerated fairly well.
1st. Chemo Feb. - March 2009 2nd. Chemo Nov - Dec. 2009 3rd. Chemo ip. Aug.-Sept.2010
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.
no chemo at all
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.
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
Taxol/Carbo x 8
3- one month cycles of cisplatin, bleomycin, and etoposide. Side effects: Nausea, hair loss (roughly 1 month after chemo began), fever
1st. Chemo July - August 2009 2nd. Chemo February 2010 ip.chemo 3rd. Chemo January 2011 ip.chemo
Start Jan 6, 2012 Six rounds of carboplatin and paclitaxel once every 3 weeks.
March 9- June 24 2015
6 cycles IV carboplatin and taxol. Nausea, severe fatigue, hair loss, muscle pain constipation. In the middle of chemo diagnosed with meniscus tears in both knees after significant knee pain. Ultimately had 2 surgeries for partial meniscus removal from which I'm still not healed. Neuropathy especially in feet became big issue leading to dose of chemo needing to be reduced after the 4th cycle. My gastroenterologist feels I have some degree of neuropathy in my colon as I do not eliminate as before. During chemo and persisting I often have a "full of stool" feeling even after eliminating. Very annoying and affects quality of life.
To many to count. Nausea
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.

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.

1/12/12 - begin taking daily chemo pill Temador (not sure how to spell that) for up to 12 months.
Timodar Started in March 2006 and still ongoing. Side Effects: NAUSEA!
started 9/13/2010-7 days a week, temedar. nausea and vomiting forst two nights. was ok last night so we'll see.
Chemo(Temador) 42 days - fatigue, memory loss,weak,nausea, no vomiting due to neausa pill taken 2 x day
Hair loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, bruising from all of the blood work, achy muscles and joints, off balance, loss of concentration.
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!
May 2002-July 2003 hair loss, memory loss, hearing loss and growth deficiency
Started temodar on November 9, 2011 140mg a day for 6 weeks - there has not been much happen in terms of side affects yet, some nausea
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.
Undergoing chemotherapy in Chennai, India. Started on July 12, 2009. Total 12 doses. Hair loss, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, etc
Temodar throughout radiation and now higher dosages (5 days on 23 days off). Fever, low platelets, fatigue
temador nightly before bed. also on a target therapy trial of avastin which was researched at duke hosptiol
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.
Radiation & Temodar daily for 42 days then cycles of 5 days on 23 days off
February-continued weakness, tiredness, fatigue, sores in mouth
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.
Began 150mg Temodar on 1/3/2011 2nd Dose of Chemo to begin 3/17/2011
Temodor- 5 days on, 21 off- October 2009- June 2010 Avastin- Every 15 days- July 2010- Present Carboplatin- Every 30 days- July 2010- Present
Start chemo 9/12/11 Temador
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.
Tremador - First set - daily dose for 3 weeks Not able to continue to the next set. Nausea, weakness, loss of appetite, Sleeping constantly
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.
Temodar 28 Days on 5 Off. 14 Rounds. Nausea, vomiting, weakness, mouth sores, fatigue.
Temodar, 150 mg during radiation increased to 350 5 days/month for 3 months, then increased to 450/month at present Side effects: fatigue
Temodar

Multiple Myeloma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

began 12/1/14 - 4/30/15 (Velcade, dexamethasone and cytoxin), Cytoxin priming 6/5/15, Stem cell transplant6/16/15 and Malthalon 6/25/15 , also neuropathy (mild) in parts of hand and feet.
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.
Revlamid, nausea, vomitting, loss of appetite and weight, fatigue, bone pain.
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 Wed, leave with bag, come back on Fri. Side effects neuropathy, fatigue, nausea, occasional constipation and/or diarhea
dec 06/jan 07; sores in mouth; diarrhea; pneumonia; hospitalized for 5 weeks
Pre-Surgery April 19-May 26 Five FU for 6 weeks continuous with take home pump Post Surgery started Sept 22 Full Fox
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
9/07 for 5 months every 2-3 weeks.Fulfox, Five FU, evastin, oxalyplatin -Side affects were mild and temporary such has hair loss (complete on first round) mild neuropathy, Hand and food syndrome. Slight diarrhea but NO nasuea. Loss of appetite, loss of taste. 06/08 Second round of chemo (Irinotecan) more nausea but virtually no diarrhea. neuropathy has returned slightly. I can still taste things after 2 rounds of chemo this time.
Folfox and Avastin. Very debilitating, very fatigued and nauseated. Thinning hair.
Bart has and still is undergoing Chemo. Bart has stage 4 Cancer. Bart's treatment of the tumor on his liver caused sloughing of the skin of his feet and hands. He is now on Erbotax. All tumors continue to shrink, and he feels great. Works most everyday he wants, as usual.
Oxalipilatin/5FU/Leucovorin/Avastin Feb 2011- Aug 2011 with use of pump at home. Now on 5FU/Leucovorin/Avastin weekly. Side effects peripheral neuropathy, vomiting, behavioral changes
Xeloda 3000mg by mouth twice a day for 5 1/2 weeks. Some skin issues with ears peeling, body aches & pain, very tired.
5-FU started 6/27/11 hooked up to the pump 7 days a week for 6 weeks....ugh!!! Grueling. Side effects consist of nausea and vomiting, finished the first round 8/2/11. Now I have to continue 9/21/11 for 4 months... 5-FU, Oxaliplatin, Avastin & Leuc
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.
November 1, 2006, Started with 5-FU, missing DPD enzyme causing life threatening toxicity issues and discontinuing the 5-FU. No additional chemo available to me for any treatment of this condition. Now in wait and see mode.
Started in July 2009 was suppose to have every 2 weeks, but blood count went down so had to push out either 3 or 4 weeks. I hurt from my head to my toes the week of chemo, and then after that started gradually getting better. Neuropothy in hands and feet. Should go away eventually. Finished chemo Feb. 11, 2010.
started chemo on 12/11/07 clinical trial with avastin,erbitux,oxaliplatin,lecovorin,5FU..now irenotican
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.
Xeloda oral 2000, started March 22nd - OK up to date Folfox - starting August 29th, port inserted on July 29th. Side effects from folfox - berable - cold sensitivity in hands and eyelids. Tingling in hands, shin cramps, tiredness, eye dryness.
Chemo was 1 day a week for 5 weeks and I went after I had my radiation treatment. They made me very tired and weak feeling. Some days I just had to go home and go to bed. Was only sick a couple of times but kept diarrhea the whole time I was having the chemo treatments, going to the bathroom some days as many as 11-12 times.
Pending
it was a bitch but everyone in the hospital oncology was very nice that helped alot.
Chemo-therapy of 5FU and Oxaliplatin started 3/12/2012 and finished 8/13/2012 administered every two weeks, and taking home an infusion pump of 5FU for two days.
One day a week every other week. Oxaliplatin with two hours of Leucovorin and 5 Fluorouracil. I will also have the 5FU in a pump for 46 hours. Total 16 weeks of treatment. Then Radiation
June - August 2005: Side effects - Nausea; tunnel vision; fatigue; dry hands and feet; upset stomach; hair thinned; skin burned easily in the sun.
Xeloda (oral chemo) for two and a half weeks. I was supposed to have it for five weeks, but my platelet counts wouldn't stay up. I was diagnosed with Chronic ITP (an auto-immune platelet disease) shortly after I finished treatment.
I started chemo Sept 19,2006 minimal side effects I have had 20 treatments, and most people don`t realize I`m on chemo
Capecitabine, Tablet form chemotherapy, two tablets a day, three week on, one week off. Side Effects, Sickness, Fatigue, Blotchy skin.

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.

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.
6 weeks of Cisplanin weekly Began 7/28/14 My babies 3rd birthday :{. terrible migraines intolerance to light nausea and vomiting and Menopause. were the worse of my Side effects.
Done and it sucked
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.
Chemo-has "chemo brain"
combination of xeloda and cisplatin- some loss of appetite, some naseau ( not too terrible), and some fatigue--started treatment in February 2006 cisplatin was administered once a week for four weeks and xeloda was taken orally Mon.-Fri. for 3 weeks, treatment was stopped early due to low blood counts
Weekly chemo for six weeks
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).
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!
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, 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!!
tahbso april 15,2013
methotrexate injections every other day via injection
Nausea and fatigue, Extreme Vomiting, Neuropathy
2 rounds of Taxol/carbo 11/2011 & 12/2011...Is being changed for 1/2012...not sure of new drugs yet
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.
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.........
Chemotherapy is bi weekly on fridays! Side effects include Nausea, fatigue, and weakness, hair thinning
Had a really bad reaction on Oct 14 2014
Cisplatin weekly 10 weeks delayed nausea that was almost impossible to control. Change in texture of hair minimal loss of hair. Mostly just thinning.
Had cisplatin for 6 weeks during radiation, now am on my 5th of 6 treatments every three weeks (taxol and cisplatin)
Cisplatin
Cisplatin started 7/8/08
Cisplatin via port
5 chemotherapy sessions with cisplatin over 5 weeks

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.

i had three induction therapies spaced about 6 months apart. and just completed two consolidation therapies. i am preparing for a bone marrow transplant.
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.
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.
hydrea - 02/2009 little/to no side effects
I have been taking low dose chemotherapy via and infusion pump. I may need a bone marrow transplant at some point.
started Chemo on 2/7/25 - 7 days straight - no side affects on day 4
chronic vommiting ,hair loss tiredness
Started daunorubicin and cytarabine 7+3 therapy on January 10, 2015. I stayed in the hospital approximately thirty days. A bone marrow biopsy at the end of this stay confirmed remission. My nausea was not too bad, except for a time that they served some green beans from the cafeteria. I dry heaved several times, and then ate only food from home. I suffered diarrhea, hair loss, a neutropenia fever, an acute kidney injury, fatigue, and weight loss. I started my first round of consolidation chemotherapy in February, second round in March, and third round in April. I have been very fortunate to this point to avoid a bone marrow transplant.
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.
Nausea, vomiting and fatigue. Zofran helped a lot!
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.
Oct 14th- 7 days Vidaza Nov 23rd- 7 plus 3 Dec 25th- fludarabine and busulfan
Atra, Mylotarg, arsenic trioxide
photosensitivity, some nauesea
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.
idarubicin and atra began in april 2008 vomiting,diarhea,blood and platelet transfusions many transfusions
3+7 idarubicin and cytarabine On day 4
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.
the only side affect she has had is toxemia, and neuropothy.
Multiple protocols for ALL & AML.
Since June 2012 - july induction, August consolidation, Sept. consolidation, december 2012 induction. Stem cell transplant now on hold.
Induction round 12/22/14-1/19-15: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue Consolidation February '15, Consolidation March '15, Consolidation April '15
11/2009. 1/2010. Neuro side effects. Vision compromised. Weakness. Nausea.

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.

GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Chemotherapies

What GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

taking Gleevec for life

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.

5-FU infusion mitomycin.. lss of appitite for a week, mouth sores.. feeling better when we took pump off.
Having Chemo 1st a couple hours in Dr. Office + "buddy bag for 46 hours Started 1st treatment Dec 18-Friday Felt pretty good-till Sunday-Nausaus now alot of gas with new medicine
mytomycin, 5FU April and May 2010. Loss of hair, nausea, mouth sores
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. Fatigue 7/15/15 Carboplatin, Taxol, Vectibix every 3 wks. Fatigue, Nausea, Dry Skin, Acne-like blemishes
1st round 9/28/15: Mitomycin infusion; 5FU drip for 4 days. Stupidly stopped taking anti-nausea med Zofran for a day because it was making me constipated and proceeded to get sick throughout the night. Started taking Compazine instead. Developed thrush/mouth sores once finished with chemo - they lasted a week. Next round of chemo coming up 10/19/15.
Cisplatin and Xeloda front 20/08/14 through to 11/11/14 Sickness at the start of cycles 1 and 2. Swelling in my legs on the start of cycle 2. Dose was reduced for cycles 3 and 4 . I did not get along with the anti sickness tablets, I tried several different ones. EMEND was usefully but I stopped taking others and found ginger to be most helpful. I seemed to experience a little of all side effects. Ulcers, hand and foot syndrome, diarrhoea sickness and constipation but they didn't last long. Oh and my head hair thinned but I did keep enough.
Starting Chemo 19 April 2011. Will be doing a 5 day Infusion 5fu for 3-4 weeks.
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.
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 .
PICC line surgically inserted for take away 24/7 chemo, replaced weekly. skin rash on chest, drop in blood pressure, drop in red cell count requiring x3 blood tranfusions, nausea, dizziness, alternating constipation through pain meds and diarrhea from chemo/radiation combo, mouth sores, lack of appetite.
2 rounds, 96 hours each week 1 and week 5 during radiation of 5-FU. Mytomycin-C first round only. Hairloss, nausea, vomiting, 30 pounds of weight loss. Recurrence 2013- 4 rounds of Cisplatin with 46 hours of 5-FU with each round.
Gi toxicity, fatigue, bone marrow suppression lasting many months hair loss, went in the hospital for a fever of 104 with low white count
1st round 23-27 March 2015 - minimal physical side effects, more pyscologial with PICC line fear and awareness of carrying chemo bottle around for a week. 2nd round 20th -24th April - felt more at ease with the bottle and had no real side effects until the end of the week, then developed terrible mouth sores around back teeth - which I didn't first time round.
4 days twice Fluorouracil (5-FU)and Mitomycin.
mytomicin at beginning and end of 6 weeks 96 hours of 5FU at beginning and end doses halved for second cycle because of bad reaction to 5FU
Nausea and fatigue. Hair thinning and loss due to mytomycin.
2 rounds week 1 and 4. Nausea vomiting weakness low blood counts
June 28 - July 4. A single 1 hour mitomycin pump followed by 4 24/7 fluorouracil pump. I like to think that I got extremely lucky with side effects. I was seriously constipated the first 4 days and put on 8 pounds in the first 48 hours. The only other side effect to this point is incredibly red blotchy skin on the face, neck and chest. I can only hope that round 2 goes as smoothly. July 27 - August 1. Intended to be the same as week 1. The mitomycin was put on hold until my platelet levels got back to normal, but we got it done. 4 bags of fluorouracil. Again, I was extremely lucky with side effects. None to speak of really and this time I didn't get the red blotchy skin on the face, neck and chest.
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.
side effects; weakness, fatigue, occasional nausea.
5FU and Mitomycin during 1st and 5th weeks of treatment
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
2/09/10 mitomycin & 5fu
5 FU- Mitomycin...via port - 96 hour drip lots of side effects....transfusion at end still low white count from radiation and chemo
2 weeks of chemo, the first week and last week of the 6 weeks. I had bad mouth sores both times. My hair got very thin.

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 x cycles of Cisplatin 80mg/m^2 over 9 weeks prior to Radiotherapy 3 x cycles of Xeloda (14 tablets) over 9 weeks prior to Radiotherapy Once weekly 40mg2 Cisplatin during Radiotherapy
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.
every 3 weeks, side effects: tinnitus and stomatitis after the last one
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.

Cisplatin - I was sick every day. Had to take anti-nausea medicine every 2 hours.
3 treatments. Cisplatin at first but had terrible digestive side effects so used erbitux for last 2 treatments
3 Cisplatin Chemo's, starting July 17, 2014
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.)
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.
11 treatments ended about 11/07/2011
3 heavy dose (8 hours each) chemo. sessions.
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
5 treatments of cisplatin one a week commencing 14th July. Mocositis, fatigue WBC count dropped dramatically after last treatment
My cocktail included Fluorouracil and Cisplatin.
The first chemo treatment of Cisplatin was on 8/31 with another scheduled for 9/21 and 10/12.
03/05/14 Chemo 1-Chills & sweat & nausea the next 4 days.. 03/26/14 Chemo 2-Chills & sweat & un able to eat the next 4 days.
7sessions, once weekly Metal tasting food, general lousy feeling 2 days after treatment.
hearing loss and ringing in ear from chemo (cisplatin)
Chemotherapy Cisplatin. Vomiting started the first day of chemo and stopped two weeks after treatment complete (9 weeks of vomiting & vomiting).
Cisplatin. 2 infusions 3 weeks apart.
Cituximab Loading dose March 13th, High fever and severe headache. Second of 8 treatments March 21st. Only side effect was severe heartburn.
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!!!
Jan 21- vomit, headaches, fatigue, lack of sleep, sore throat, cold sores, dry mouth, weak, pain, dry skin, headaches
3 heavy does of cisplatin thankfully no hair loss or sickness just some constipation which was a pain oh and some weight loss
Started Treatment on May 24,2011... last Chemo July 5, 2011... hair thinning, but no sickness
10 weeks of 2 chemo drugs per week
Chemo coming up
Still waiting on Chemotherapy decision
September 5 - 3 rounds

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.

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.
CarboPlatin & taxol w/ neuplasta at 3 wk intervals from Aug to Oct Severe constant leg pains, neuropathy in feet and hands, high heart rate. Unable to stand for more than 10 minutes, stumbling, dropping things regularly Treatment changing to CarboPlatin & doxil w/ neuplasta.
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.
Chemo start date 7/15/09 - Doxil infusion with Ativan and Compazine every 21 days...that was "potponed". Chemo, once started, was be Doxorubicin and Ifosfamide - 4 days of 24-hour infusions. Mom was having delirious thoughts from the chemicals, they took her off of food - the doc said she "had enough fat on her" to get by without food. She was in and out of sleep from the sedatives in between chemo.
4/17/15 Allergic reaction to Emend and Taxol
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.
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
recommended to start after radiation
Chemotherapy Carboplatin, Taxol
Lost hair not much else
little queasy tired bald last one nov 5th 2010 yesssssss!!
felt sick all the time, metal icky taste, neuropathy, ruined joints >:( bone pain
I have had two rounds of chemo, and the next will take place on Jan 31, 2012. After that, three more rounds!
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.
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.
Every week on Day 1 & 2 and Day 8.
My symptoms became SO much worse after chemo: Pain, nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, chemical taste in mouth, fatigue, weight loss
Start in mid October.
Chemotherapy November 2014-April 2015. Hair loss, neuropathy in feet, achy joints.
None required
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
Taxol/carbo, starting Dec 12, 2007. Some joint pain, hair loss (boo-hoo) and slight stomach upset.
5/2010-tired, nausea 10/2014-tired, nausea,low blood countsand turned into mds 12/9/2015 start cgeno with doxil after mds in remission

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.
Adriamycin Dec 14/15 on going
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 5/2013. Didn't work for me after awhile.
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 to start in 2016
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.
3 bags of cisplatin
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.

ABVD treatment; my nausea was well-controlled with prescriptions, but I was often tired in the days following chemo. I went every other Friday so I could recuperate over the weekend and be ready to go back to school Tuesday-Thursday.
im doing an eight mounth treatment plan. every 21 days im back in the hospital for all the chemo they can give me.
Started ABVD November 20th~ a little nauseous, headaches, and a little tired..
ABVD: 8 Cycles (16 total treatments). My side effects were severe bone pain, fatigue, nausea, burning in my stomach, constipation, ileus, thinning hair
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.
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.
6 months of bs and stem cell transplant was life changing made me feel completley helpless
ABVD started in December 2011-May 2012. Hair loss, nauscia, weakness. ICE July 2012-August 2012 Hair loss, nausea, weakness
ABVD May 2008-October 2008 ICE January 2009-March 2009 BEAM April 2009
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.
We are in a study for a chemo med that is approved by the FDA but only as a final effort to rid the patient of Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The regimen is ABVD but Vinblastine is substituted for a different chemo medicine. The purpose of the study is to prove this medication yields better results than Vinblastine. Currently, the statistics are 24 out of 25 people have 100% cure rate. We happen to fall in the small percentage who isn't cured, yet.
started ABVD March 2011
4 cycles of chemotherapy ending in late August, radiation to follow depending on how the cancer responds.
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.
26th December, 2014. ABVD. 6 cycles, 12 treatments completed every fortnight. 22nd July, 2015. Salvage Chemotherapy. ICE. 3 cycles, completed every 21 days.
I had 6 rounds of ABVD. Thinning hair, vomitting, weight loss, major fatigue.
(ABVD) Loss of hair, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, Random flushness, metallic taste in mouth, sores inside mouth
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 :(
Yes, My chemotherapy treatment was ABVD.
ABVD, started Feb. 13, 2009.
So far only 1 Session- 01/10/12
The usual - not a single strand of hair. But, the stomach was the killer. I would be on liquid diet for days during chemo period. Even after 1 year, I am still experience problems with stomach. Physically, the body has changed so much. Mentally and emotionally, I have changed too (hopefully for the better :))
Abvd every other week.
I had 6 x ABVD last summer. Now 3 x DHAP + stem cell transplantation in the future
4 Cylces (8 treatments) beginnning March 12. Second Session March 26, April 9th, April 23rd, May 7th, May 21st, June 4th and lastly June 18th!

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.
Fatigue, mouth sores, nausea
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.
CALGB initial remission followed by 7 cycles HyperCVAD and 24 months maintenance vincristine, methotrexate, mercaptopurine
October 2010 - current; Unfortunately, I've had nearly every side effect from chemotherapy.

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

Appendiceal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Appendiceal 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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