What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
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.
Feb 2009 chemo began. As off 06/25/09 I am on round 6 of chemo
NOW ON ABRAXANE AND AVASTIN CHEMO SIDE EFFECTS WEAKNESS, FATIGUE, PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY , NAILS PEELING OFF FINGERS, NOSE BLEEDS - ALL SOUND BAD BUT ARE TOLERABLE
June-October 2010, fatigue, wt gain, menopause
9/10-1/11 hair loss,fatigue,mouth sores,neuropathy of feet and toes, brittle finger nails
I've taken chemo for 3 years now, many kinds of chemo, my "favorite" is Xeloda.
Things I wish someone had told me- You feel the worst on days 3-5. Even though you're nauseous you can still eat with enough drugs (I never threw up!) Get your hair buzzed as soon as it starts to come out, and your scalp hurts, you will feel much better. Don't shave it until your scalp stops hurting. Your nose runs because you have no nose hair to catch it A little infection will knock you on your ass. Claritin can fight some of the neulasta side effects Glutamine and vitamin B can help with the Taxol tingle Ugg makes flip flops- AHHH big help with the Taxol tingle Some people lose their fingernails with Taxol (but mine are intact- I have chemo rings, though)
8 sessions, sweats, nausea, constipation, de hydration, low white cell counts. joint, bone, muscle, numbness, tingling, pain from Taxol during and post-chemo. Peripheral neuropathy has been diagnosed.
Oral chemo twice a day, administerd first in January of this year, two weeks on and one week off then back to hospital for blood test and back we go again. Chemo has been reduced as my system is not strong enough to take the original dose now.
I do my treatments through an IV.I only have to take 4 of them. I just finished my s 2nd one on Monday 11-2-09. This one was alot harder for me to bounce back than the 1st on was.The next one is 9-23-09
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
Docetaxel (taxotere) 6 months every 3 weeks, Cyclophosphamide (procytox) 6 months every 3 weeks, and Trastuzumab (herceptin) evey 3 weeks for a year.
Because I was Her2+ my oncologist wanted me to have Chemo but my gut said NO! I believe in the power of my body then the Chemo drugs.
First chemo starts July 7 2011
Completed 6 rounds of TCH chemotherapy on Jan. 12, 2009. Joint pain and fatigue.
6 months.... 3 at first.... then 3 more after radiation..most side effects there are!!!couldn't eat,sick,cried,tired, you name it....lost my hair, then lost it the 2nd time too,3 months later
Began chemotherapy in 3'06. Side effects were mouth sores, nausea and vomiting. Bone pain, neuropathy in fingers and feet. Nail beds turned black.
6 treatments, 3 weeks apart, fatigue, muscle aches, dizziness
Feb 2011 - April 2011 every 3 weeks Side effects - tried slept about 5 days straight Neulasta Side Effects - Painful legs and joints
FEC and taxotere. Three treatments of each starting 2/11
Started chemo June 8 2006 and finished up Sept. 28. 2006. Side effects weren't to bad. Just did what I was suppose to so I wouldn't have many.. Biggest side effect.. Baldness but I got through that too.
Well, chemo sucks. What can I say? I had 8 heavy duty treatments, spaced 3 weeks apart. The first 3 were AC, the next 4 were Taxol. It kicked me in the butt, but I never threw up!
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)
What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
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
What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
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.
Four treatments, most recent on 4 August, #5 scheduled for 25 August. Side Effects - minor nausea, extreme fatigue, loss of appetite and sense of taste and smell. carboplatin and Alimta (pemetrexed)for #'s 1-4. Provider stopped shipments of carboplatin so #5 and any remaining will be only the Alimta.
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.
Chemotherapy started on March 1st
6 weeks, 3 weeks apart
Alimta (Pemetrexed) Aug - Nov 2013, 6 cycles
Avastin-2008 and 2011, Cisplastin-2009 and 2011, and Tarceva-2011.
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
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.
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.
will start on march 16 (tentative)
December 2004 - Present off and on. On Avastin and Tarceva currently, but stopping to start a new chemo.
3/2012 Adriamycin and dacarbazine 6 cycles 12/2012- 10/2013 votrient 600mg every day. 10/2013 - present gem/tax
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.
Carbo/Alimta 07.2008 Carbo/Taxol - Got taken off Avastin after pulmonary embolism. (nausea, vomiting, fatigue) 02.2009 Carbo/Alimta - Developed allergy to Taxol. (anemia, fatigue) Radiation therapy.
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
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
Feb 08-Cisplatin/Etoposide- hideous vomiting diarreah Switched chemo drugs AND Hospital -April08-carbo/taxol/avastin. Tolerated well. Neulasta. Bone pain
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.....
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
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...
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...
2/26/08to 5/28/08 - 6 cycles Taxol, carboplatin and Avastin for lung ca. Hair loss and peripheral neuropathy - some fatigue.
What Bladder Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
Foggy brain. Forgetfulness.
What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
12/8/14 R+Chop thrush, severe upper and lower abdominal pain, pain in muscles and joints, extreme fatigue, constipation, constant coughing, aspirating fluids into lungs. Gastric Reflux activated to point of juices flying up in throat even while on Omeprazole. Neuropathy-numbness and tingling hands and feet. Tongue is numb and can't taste anything. Hair loss 14 days post chemo. 12/29/14 - Severe Upper and lower abdominal pain, constant coughing, still aspirating fluids into lungs, lost my voice, vocal chords are fire engine red, the gastric reflux is so bad they had to add two more medications to my Omeprazole, Zantac, and Carafate. I have Flu symptoms, congestion, post nasal drip, pain in muscles and bones, numbness and tingling in hands and feet. Can't taste anything. Taste buds come back after 3 weeks. 1/19/15 -R+Chop- continue to have numbness and tingling in hands and feet. I drop things and can't feel things in my fingers. 1/20/14 Neulasta injection - exactly 24 hours after injection. Really sore muscles and joint pain all over. lower abdominal pain, constipation, extreme fatigue, coughing.
GoSH, so many. Six cycles of RCHOP. side effects... 1) affected my eyesight since the 3rd cycle, never got better. It was the first time i feel how its like to be a blind person. Luckily was blind for only a day, and got better but never totally cured. 2) Shingles! yes i repeat shingles! its seriosly the worst thing to get when ur immunocompromised!!!the itch is so intense! 3) FATIGUE--> never seem to end, but sometimes i think its because im lazy
Chop chemo started on feb. 24th, lots of side effetcs. sick and weak from chemo
R-Chop, eight sessions one every 3 or 4 weeks, side effects, nausea, loss of appetite, some muscle aches
CVP-R So far I have fatigue and prednisone make me anxios and nervious
Hyper CVAD, March through September 2007
Rituximab and Bendamustine
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.
RCHOP every two weeks. 6 times in total. Side effects were fatigue, nausea, complete loss of hair, dry mouth, weight gain, joint pain, weakening of bone density, etc....
Rchop ---Lost of hair-tired-cold
About to go for chemo number 3 on Friday, feb 22... bone pain, anxiousness, depression, numbness, random rashes, hair losss, constipation. RCHOP , nuelasta, etc
4 rounds of chemotherapy "R-CHOP", every 3 weeks for 12 weeks. 1 round of radiation therapy. Nauseated, feeling like am in a fog. I chew on ice chips prior to and during the administer of Adriamycin (red devil) to prevent mouth sores. So far it works!!!
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.)
Rituximab X 6 Treanda X 12 Aching, fatigue, nausea, weakness
6 cycles of r- chop 5/1/13 felt good just some tiredness, 5/29 pretty much the same as last treatment, 6/5 this round kicked my butt extremely tired very achy steriods had me feeling pretty crazy asked to have dosage lowered.
R-CHOP 08/2008-12/2008 R-ICE 01/2009 ESHAP 02/2009-03/2009 BEAM 05/2009
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.
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." :)
Round 1 1/22/13 Round 2 2/13/13
Rituximab, Cyclophosphamide, Vincristine, Prednisone on 3 week cycles. Started 1st September 2010. Side effects - constipation, mild nausea, night sweats, tiredness, mood swings.
R-Chop - started on 11/19/12, day one was just tired, days 2-4 was aches, awful taste in my mouth, fatigue, constipation. day 5 was pain everywhere, especially in jaws and stomach. Slowly getting better on days 6-14.
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.
R Chop every 3 weeks. 6 treatments
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.
What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
no treatment yet?
Afinitor (everolimus) tablets daily, started on March 17, 2011
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
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
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 .
Start date November 14 th chemo drug called Folfirinox 8 weeks every other week to try and shrink tumor away from artery
Folfirinox Jan 2013 - Feb 2013, switched to Abraxane and Gemcitabine March 2013-current
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.
Chemo #1 on 4/02/10: I was more tired then usual and had a "blah" moment after going outside for a few minutes.
Pill form chemo winter 2009...threw up at end of each round
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
given up on dates the first time on chemo was 7 months and this time has been 9 months
March 22(3 types of chemo) i feel it lessened his quality of life, but for my dad he needed to fight back!!!
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 weekly for two weeks and week off.
Gemzar Jan 2008-May 2008 Sept 2009- Oct 2010
Folfox mix of chemotherapy -nausea, vomiting, diahhrea , nil taste I food, shaking, mouth ulcers, dry skin
Yes, decided to participate in a clinical study, began chemotherapy Tx on June 21, 2013, one month after Dx
Gemzar, Taxotere and Xeloda
will be starting after Christmas
started chemo 6/14. 18 treatments prescribed, currently going through chemo.
Gemzar June, 2014. Nausea, weakness, fever, headache
Gemazar.... So far, nausea and weakness
6/2011 tiredness, nausea, dizziness
More harm than good; no chemo
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".
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).
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.
What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
Bleomycin, Cisplatin, Etoposide for six months. Nausea and blood loss.
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.
Start Jan 6, 2012 Six rounds of carboplatin and paclitaxel once every 3 weeks.
my chemo is cisplatin , etopside , and bleomyacin
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.
3 cycles of: Cisplatin, Bleomycin, and Etopiside which caused nausea, fatigue, by second cycle I could no longer naturally fall asleep, escalated pulse, anxiety, depression, dry mouth and skin which now I have scratch marks on my back, vomiting, got a finger infection so wear rubber gloves when counts are low and a mask, slight ringing in ears, raw esophogus, heartburn and diarrhea.
Taxol and carboplatin so far 8 treatments CA-125 is now down to 130
July 24,2009 first treatment taxol and carboplatin. The only problem I had was my own fault. I got sick that night because I came home and ate stewed tomatoes and chased it down with a Pepsi! Big mistake because I quickly learned that Chemo and acid DON'T mix. Treatments 2,3, bought feet itching, loss of smell and taste. Treatment 4 was not to bad slight big toe bleeds but manageable, slight problem with vision seeing bright white spaces from within my eyes. Treatment 5 I had a mouth bleed, neuropthy more consistant. Treatment 6 manageable but eyes still have the spots. Neuropthy worsens, still itching.
Taxol/Carbo 12/02-5/03 (with 2 Gemzar treatments) Avastin 8/06- 5/07 Etoposide / Avastin 8/08- Present
Taxol sucks!!!!! makes your hair fall out and makes breathing really difficult until i go into an anxiety attack. I dont like taxol
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.
Starting 4/24 - 6 rounds every 21 days
1st. Chemo July - August 2009 2nd. Chemo February 2010 ip.chemo 3rd. Chemo January 2011 ip.chemo
Carbo/Taxol 4 treatments (didn't work) Then Doxil and a Trial Drug EC145 4 treatments (didn't work) Then Trial with Perisofone and Taxotere 3 treatments (again didn't work) Avstin and Cytoxan. Trial with Avastin/Torisel. I'm exhausted just typing all of this.
2/6/2009- Started Taxol and Carboplatnium cocktail. (6 sessions) 2/26/2009- Started GOG- 218 (Avastin Trial) Nurses/doctors notice side effects indicating she was actually receiving the drug.
3- one month cycles of cisplatin, bleomycin, and etoposide. Side effects: Nausea, hair loss (roughly 1 month after chemo began), fever
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.
Taxol-2 doses until severe reaction Carboplatin- working trhough 6 doses, nausea, fatigue, forgetfulness!
Carbo and Taxol 6 rounds. Loss all my hair, even my nose hair, eyebrows, everything. Weak, muscle and nerve pains, anemia
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.
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.
Combined carboplatin and taxol, both administered systemically by IV started August 10, 2011, with last cycle administered November 23, 2011. Side effects included: nausea that was only gotten under control after the second administration using about 5 drugs; intense fatigue; muscle and joint pains that were reduced with tylenol and later greatly reduced with gabopentin; intense neuropathy in hands and feet, but even lips and chin until the gabopentin took the edge off that, too. Neuropathy still intense in first week of every cycle. Other side effects included intense fatigue, weakness, vision problems on two occasions (blindness in one eye when reading lying on side), severe constipation, and cognitive effects (short term memory dysfunction, inability to solve puzzles, inability to multitask or withstand multiple stimuli at once). There's talk of giving me a PARP-inhibitor for maintenance therapy in 2012. Constipation for 9 months! No, wait. Make that FOREVER! Seriously. Til my dying day.
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.
I had to take 6 Chemotherapies, 3 pre surgery and 3 post surgery, five days each!
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.
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.
What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
Tremador - First set - daily dose for 3 weeks Not able to continue to the next set. Nausea, weakness, loss of appetite, Sleeping constantly
Temodar 28 Days on 5 Off. 14 Rounds. Nausea, vomiting, weakness, mouth sores, fatigue.
Timodar Started in March 2006 and still ongoing. Side Effects: NAUSEA!
Scheduled for first time chemo (Temodar) in July 2011
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.
February-continued weakness, tiredness, fatigue, sores in mouth
temodar 42 straight days
none so far hopefully she will start soon
Undergoing chemotherapy in Chennai, India. Started on July 12, 2009. Total 12 doses. Hair loss, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, etc
Temodar, 150 mg during radiation increased to 350 5 days/month for 3 months, then increased to 450/month at present Side effects: fatigue
Started Temodar on 11-23-09 380mg to much dosage, went to Hospital for low platelets 12-18-09 My platelets were at 6K !!!
Radiation & Temodar daily for 42 days then cycles of 5 days on 23 days off
1/12/12 - begin taking daily chemo pill Temador (not sure how to spell that) for up to 12 months.
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
Temodar throughout radiation and now higher dosages (5 days on 23 days off). Fever, low platelets, fatigue
I tooke Temodar pills from 08/2013 to 12/2013. The main side effects that I had were fatigue and nausea. I found that by taking my Zofran a half hour before bed and then taking the Temodar right before I went to sleep, I was able to sleep through most of the side effects.
temador nightly before bed. also on a target therapy trial of avastin which was researched at duke hosptiol
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
Dibromudocital, CCNU, 6-thioguanine, Vincristine
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.
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.
Temodor- 5 days on, 21 off- October 2009- June 2010 Avastin- Every 15 days- July 2010- Present Carboplatin- Every 30 days- July 2010- Present
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.
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.
What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
Velcade and Dexamethason from September 2010 to December 2010. Aredia once a month since October 2010. The biggest problem is weakness and dizziness, I fell twice since I was dizzy and weak.
January 2006 and May 2006 stem cell transplants with hi dose malthalon chemo resulting in malthalon misery - tired and more tired.
Velcade, Decadron, Revlemid. Mostly fatigue and a slight loss of appetite.
1st cycle December 2010. Loss of hair.
March to October 2010.Four treatments every 3 weeks. Velcade, Dex and Zometa. October 2010 went to 1 treatment every two weeks, same medication.Still on this schedule as of this date Mar 8, 2010
4 monthly rounds of VAD prior to allogenous bone marrow transplant.
Velcade, dexamethazone, since transplant just added revlamid
Started chemo Mar 1st 2009 Continued pain,a very few side effects to date-next treatmentApril 12
18 series VRDD and VRD so far
Thalomid: Fatigue. Red spots that eventually covered my entire body. Neuropathy in feet and hands. Revlimid: rash, upper body.
What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
5FU during radiation 1st round finished 12/28/10 final chemo start 02/23/11
CHEMO 1/2/2012, CHEMO 8/1/2012, CHEMO 7/1/2013 HAIR LOSS
June 2013 - December 2013
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?
not yet scheduled
First treatment on 8-16-12 of FOLFOX Avastin begins 8-30 with second treatment Side effects: mouth soreness, sensitivity to cold
Xeloda, taken during my radiation treatment (adjunct therapy) Started Folfox the last week of June 2010
CAPOX 2006, FOLFIRI + AVASTIN 2007, TEGAFUR + AVASTIN 2008, FOLFIRI + AVASTIN 2010, XELODA + AVASTIN 2010 - ONGOING...........FOREVER....WHILST ITS WORKING
Oxalyplatin, 5FU, Xeloda, Leuvecorin - Started 10/31/11, on 4th infusion 1/4/12
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
Began with Xeloda in pill form that was simultaneous with my Radiation. 6 weeks Mon-Fri. Didn't have any problems with this drug whatsoever. March 2014 began Oxaliplatin and 5FU for the next 6 months. I where a pump for 48 hours of continuous infusion every other week. I was told to be cautious of cold weather and cold drinks or any other type of cold items. So drinking everything at room temp is pretty boring but I did find out what happens if you do try to tempt fate and drink a cold substance----it felt like I was swallowing shards of glass down the back of my throat. YIKES. So far, I have only noticed a bit of nausea during the week of treatment and fatigue, but I know it is early and these symptoms will undoubtedly worsen as time goes on. Not looking forward to this. Really have dreaded the whole chemo thing.
Started October 28, 2009 5FU 24/7
5-FU oxaliplatin and Avastin, due to start Nov 7, 2011
July 2, 2010 - Heated Intra-peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC). Side Effects: Complete Loss of appetite, everything tasted awful. No nausea or vomiting. Lots of swelling due to amount of fluid they pump you with prior to procedure.
5fu/leucovorin.Close to renal failure,changed to weekly infusions 5fu with fortnightly enhancement with levamisole. 48 weekly sessions.
Chemotherapy was administered through a PICC for 5 weeks during radiation. No major side effects other then extreme exhaustion. I took the chemo nurse advise and began taking anti-nausea pills before I felt any nausea so I was able to continue to work part time. I still believe I am still suffering from some lingering effects of the chemo as I have not been able to build up my stamina.
Bi-weekly Chemo 6 months Oaxliplatin/ fluorouracil 5-fu
5FU, Leucovorin and Oxiplatin. Typcial symtoms could not tolorate cold after treatment, slept alot. I worked full time through chemo. Felt exhausted and don't remember too much in this time period. Work and slept.
6-500 mg per day that I have radiation. Xeloda. Some nausea, light headedness, jitters, diarrhea,
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.
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.
it was a bitch but everyone in the hospital oncology was very nice that helped alot.
I've had two rounds of chemo (carbo-taxol and FOLFOX, Avastin), neither of which were effective.
I started folfox with Avastin in April 2010, did 12 treatments & had my last one on Sept 7th, continued with Avastin til beginning of January 2011. I was already sensitive to the cold before I started oxali, it was horrible, my fingertips & feet still have that slight weird tingle to them, it's Feb. My oncologist & I agreed to start irinotecan after my surgery to knock things out for good.
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
What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
Cisplatin once a week In conjunction with the radiation. Then Five series with Etoposide.
That also starts withen the next 3 weeks.
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.........
Chemo not too bad with side effects. Im puffy. Numbness and tingling.
Done and it sucked
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.
Had external and internal (brachytherapy) radiation over a six week schedule. 28 external rounds and 5 internal rounds. Radiation was concurrent with chemotherapy (cisplatin) for 6 weeks once a week. Seriously fatigued for at least six months post treatment.
Rather not discuss
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.
5 chemotherapy sessions with cisplatin over 5 weeks
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.
Constipation. Fatigue. Nauseau. Metalic taste. Weight loss.
Cisplatin weekly 10 weeks delayed nausea that was almost impossible to control. Change in texture of hair minimal loss of hair. Mostly just thinning.
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.
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.
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!!
Nausea and fatigue, Extreme Vomiting, Neuropathy
Weekly chemo for six weeks
Loss of hair and nausea
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
Had cisplatin for 6 weeks during radiation, now am on my 5th of 6 treatments every three weeks (taxol and cisplatin)
methotrexate injections every other day via injection
Cisplatin started 7/8/08
Extreme nausea, vomiting, some tingling in my toes.
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
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.
What Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
Oct 14th- 7 days Vidaza Nov 23rd- 7 plus 3 Dec 25th- fludarabine and busulfan
Nausea, vomiting and fatigue. Zofran helped a lot!
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 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.
hydrea - 02/2009 little/to no side effects
Always sleepy or nausous
chronic vommiting ,hair loss tiredness
Multiple protocols for ALL & AML.
Since June 2012 - july induction, August consolidation, Sept. consolidation, december 2012 induction. Stem cell transplant now on hold.
started Chemo on 2/7/25 - 7 days straight - no side affects on day 4
I have been taking low dose chemotherapy via and infusion pump. I may need a bone marrow transplant at some point.
i had three induction therapies spaced about 6 months apart. and just completed two consolidation therapies. i am preparing for a bone marrow transplant.
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!!!
11/2009. 1/2010. Neuro side effects. Weakness. Nausea.
1st round-12/09/2011Atromycin for 3 days nd Cytosar. for 7 days.
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 .....
idarubicin and atra began in april 2008 vomiting,diarhea,blood and platelet transfusions many transfusions
High dose chemotherapy, March-June 2012. Side effects: Nausea, vomiting, weight loss, fatigue.
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.
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 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.
Jan 2 through Jan 5 2015 Staff infection , Bacteria in blood, Fever and Nausea
the only side affect she has had is toxemia, and neuropothy.
3+7 idarubicin and cytarabine On day 4
photosensitivity, some nauesea
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
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.
What Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
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
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.
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
What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
Flu type feeling... Fatigue Nausea ( took the meds every 8 hours to control) Hair thinning
I know chemo will be mitomycin and 5Fu when it starts
I felt like my body was vibrating during the oral chemotherapy. I was very fortunate in that my side effects were minimal.
6/26/2014 began 2 rounds of 96 hour pump in a pac, thru power port , severe nausea, dehydration, malnutrition, hair loss, very low blood counts, 3 hospital stays, serious condition
Mitomycin and 5 FU beginning 1/18/10
2 rounds (5 day hopsitalization each cisplatin and 5FU) mouth sores, some hair loss, changes in taste and smell, weight loss 6 rounds Hepatic artery infusion (oxaliplatin)avastin 3 month Jakafi (oral) 22 treatmentsof unknown trial drug current trial cisplatin and gemcitabine
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
mitomyacin and 5fu two times over two different weekends 2009 mouth sores, weight loss, nausea,hair thinning, lightheadedness, memory loss,
8/13 - CADD Pump Infusion 8/14 - slight nausea, light headedness, constipation 8/15 - slight nausea, light headedness, aching teeth 8/16 - slight nausea, light headedness, aching teeth, swollen gums, sore mouth, red/sore/burning skin around nasal folds and chin 8/17 - slight nausea, light headedness, aching teeth, swollen gums, sore mouth, red/sore/burning skin around nasal folds and chin, sore throat, headache. Pump comes off today and hopefully will begin to feel better. Beginning to feel slight burning from radiation.
5-FU infusion mitomycin.. lss of appitite for a week, mouth sores.. feeling better when we took pump off.
2 rounds, 5 days each: tiredness, metal taste in mouth, constipation
I will begin receiving 5-FU continuous infusion Mon.-Fri. for 6wks with Mitomycin added days 1&29.
Cisplatin and 5FU, nausea and dizziness
Starting Chemo 19 April 2011. Will be doing a 5 day Infusion 5fu for 3-4 weeks.
Infusion of Mitomycin 10/27/14, plus 96 hours of 5-FU via PICC line and carry-home pouch. PICC line removed at the end of 96 hours. Repeat this procedure 12/1/14 thru 12/5/14, which is also my last week of radiation. Had really bad mouth sores and lip blisters after the 1st chemo round, but not so much after the 2nd round. The pelvic radiation burns are very painful and hard to manage. But, once the healing started (for me, 1-2 weeks after treatment ended), it happened quickly. Didn't completely lose my hair, but experienced severe all-over thinning (at least 50%).
Chemo pump was used only 5 days then stopped. It made my chest and upper body feel like I was going to burst.
Mitomycin and 5-FU. 75% of standard Mito dose on 1/4 due to elevated creatinine levels. Standard 5-FU dose over 5 days through chest portacath.
5-Fluorouracil and Mitomycin April 20, 2009 - April 24, 2009 May 18, 2009 - May 22, 2009 Side Effects; mouth sores, nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weightloss
1st round week 1 December 15, 2014 nausea throughout, some hair thinning 2nd round week 5 January 12, 2015 nausea, terrible pelvic burns, hard time walking, raw, stinging while urinating and given phenazopyridine which seemed to help a bit and had to stop radiation for a week. Started back with 7 more treatments. Now 4 left to go.....
23/3 for 5weeks
Mytomycin and 5-FU first weeks then 5th week
Started Jan 4th, Mitomycin and 5FU again at 5th week
lot my ability to program...dont think like i used to..
Nausea and fatigue. Hair thinning and loss due to mytomycin.
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.
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
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.
What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
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.
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.
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
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
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
What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
fatigue, nauseous, loss of hair, very very weak.
Carboplatin - 6 Weekly infusions completed February 27
2 Full Week Doses (M-F)
Carboplatin 08/06/2010. Mild Fatigue. Carboplatin 08/26/2010. Radiation recall. Carboplatin 09/16/2010. Neck is tightening due to radiation recall. Alimta erbitux Low Platelet 10/07/2010 Carboplatin, Taxotere,5FU 01/2011 n 02/2011.
3 heavy dose (8 hours each) chemo. sessions.
6 low-dose cisplatin treatments, one every Monday for 6 weeks. Felt great; actually took away the joint pain I experience from Lupus!
3 treatments. Cisplatin at first but had terrible digestive side effects so used erbitux for last 2 treatments
Cisplatin. Lots of nausea. Some hair loss.
Hearing loss and ringing in my ears. 3 chemo treatments, first, fourth and 7 th week. Saliva got thicker then syrup,honey after treatments ended. Couldn't swallow and had to sleep sitting up in a recliner for weeks afterwards.
hearing loss and ringing in ear from chemo (cisplatin)
starting chemotherapy about 12/19/11. Ended chemotherapy 2/12/12
Cysplatin; 3 treatments; lost hair on face, massive vomiting and dehydration
1st one today 26-April-2010 Slight nausea, headache and heart burn so far so good 2 more to go 3 weeks apart. 2nd was uneventful opted for the 3rd one while throwing up in the sink in the corner of my Rad-Oncs offce. Mucus was triggering my gag reflex something fierce by then, was going to hospital getting hydrated 1 or 2 full bags to lessen mucus knew how important that third dose was and made it to the end was glad I did. Didn't have many side effects from the chemo had tinnitus going in so when they asked I said i didn't care I have it already go for it. Was no cake walk and have talked to many others who have had tons of side effects so I guess I was lucky
Cisplatin & Erbitux 1x/week, amifostine injections 5x/week 20min prior to radiation.
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.
Cisplatin ....nausea and fatigue
Started treatment April 29: cisplatin two double doses - didn't do third dose due to ear ringing, had to take a booster shot after second treatment due to WHC crash. Side effects: ringing ears, nausea (but controlled by Zofran so not a problem) Other things: acid reflux developed quickly (not something I have had in over a decade - controlled by prilosec on advice of oncologist) and constipation from zofran (controlled with miralax and glycerin capsules and lots of water)
Ciplatin 3 megadoses 3 weeks apart concurrent with radiation
3 heavy does of cisplatin thankfully no hair loss or sickness just some constipation which was a pain oh and some weight loss
8 weeks of single dose of cisplatin...loss of taste, luckily I was on a PEG tube. I would strongly recommend the PEG to assue that enough protien uptake to support proper healing
Chemo coming up
7sessions, once weekly Metal tasting food, general lousy feeling 2 days after treatment.
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!!!
Cysplatin, Oct 6 thru Nov 18' 1ce a week
Cisplatin, 6 tx's, every Monday for 6 weeks concurrent with radiation. No side effects and it helped Lupus.
What Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
carboplatin, alimta 8-27-09
What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
Cyclophosphamid Carpoplatin Taxol
Every week on Day 1 & 2 and Day 8.
Haven't started yet. Need advice.
Finished Aug 23, 2011. 6 treatments completed. Zofran for anti-nausea worked but caused headaches.
TBD but they definitely want to do it.
recommended to start after radiation
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
May 2010 Chemo Carboplatin/ Taxol, nausea, fatigue, hair loss
Taxol/carbo, starting Dec 12, 2007. Some joint pain, hair loss (boo-hoo) and slight stomach upset.
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.
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.
I have had two rounds of chemo, and the next will take place on Jan 31, 2012. After that, three more rounds!
little queasy tired bald last one nov 5th 2010 yesssssss!!
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
currently doing carbo/taxol every three weeks. Extreme fatigue, muscle aches, taste changes
Started my chemo on Sept 11th of 2008. I have to complete seven cycles. I receive cisplatin and adriamycin on the first day of treatment along with other pre-meds such as decadron and emend. Second day of treatment I receive Taxol and the following day I go back in to get a injection of neulasta.
Lost hair not much else
felt sick all the time, metal icky taste, neuropathy, ruined joints >:( bone pain
See Surgery Description> apparently I cannot follow directions
My symptoms became SO much worse after chemo: Pain, nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, chemical taste in mouth, fatigue, weight loss
Chemo 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
Start in mid October.
Carbo/Taxol every 3 weeks, 6 cycles
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 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.
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.
What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
Photo Dynamic Therapy for any AKs... skin checks every three months
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
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.
What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
Stanford V regimen - Weight gain, constipation, fatigue, hair loss.
1/7/2014 and every 14 days thereafter - Nausea, jaw pain, loss of taste, hair loss, fatigue 6/10/2014 - chemo complete (6 cycles ABVD)
August 10th 2010 -Present 6 Cycles -12 Treatments
I am having ABVD. Side effects: nausea, fatigue, hair loss, constipation, bone pain, fever, infection...
6 months of bs and stem cell transplant was life changing made me feel completley helpless
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 rounds of ABVD; vomiting, fatigue, diarea, insomnia, hair loss.
ABVD 11/30/2010-present Fatigue, weakness, dizziness, nausea, neuropathy, constipation, headaches, hair loss and chemo brain.
ABVD: 8 Cycles (16 total treatments). My side effects were severe bone pain, fatigue, nausea, burning in my stomach, constipation, ileus, thinning hair
I had 6 x ABVD last summer. Now 3 x DHAP + stem cell transplantation in the future
ABVD 12 rounds, 6 months
First round with chemo was brutal. Mustard Gas ... my grandfather got the purple-heart in World War 1 because of the genocide they used on our soldiers. The genocide they used was Mustard Gas … ironic huh? It was used in war to kill … it was used on me and so many others to try to save our lives. It was terrible stuff - if a drop of it got out of the vain, it could eat a whole on your skin. And so it did – so imagine what it was doing to the rest of my body. It was the throwing up for 24 hours, so violently that was so hard – especially when the poison itself only worked for 3 minutes…I believe. The rest of the time throwing up was just a bonus! It is easy to get lost amongst the chemo and radiation … but that is what family and friends are for.
ABVD, 6 cycles (or 12 treatments), self-administered neupogen shots, three ever other day following each treatment with EXTREME bone pain where vicoden did not help. PICC line inserted, had negative side effects to numbing agents used when placed. Shaved head three weeks after first treatment, but never was completely bald, eyelashes and eyebrows thinned a lot but thank god for makeup! Mouth pain, extreme fatigue, constant sick feeling, burning and tingling in arms the night after treatment. Toe nails on big toes bruised completely and lifted. Now they are starting to grow back and are painful (feels like ingrown toe nails). Super dry skin, especially heels - cracked heels... brittle fingernails that kept breaking, CHEMO BRAIN!, scars from tiny scratches that would have healed normally otherwise, but chemo made them stay A LOT LONGER!, new stretch marks, etc... so many more, just can't remember all of them.
Started chemotherapy on the 28th of September 2011. I first had really bad constipation, muscle and bone pain, fatigue, numbness in the tips of my fingers, hairloss, mouth ulcers, nails coming away from skin.
6 months of Adriamycin, Cytoxan, Bleomycin, Vincristine, Vinblastine, Procarbazine, and high dose Prednisone.
ABVD for 6 cycles (12 treatments). Was quite well tolerated, tired for a few days after, hair loss, mild nausea but no vomiting, changes in bowel motions, mild rash on feet and arms, aching veins. MADEC (methotrexate, cytosine, dex, etoposide, cyclophosphamide) for 2 cycles, one week of chemo in hospital, 2 weeks to recover then repeat. Fatigue, mild nausea, hair loss. BEAM (carmustine, etoposide, cytosine, melphalan) prior to stem cell transplant. Have only just started this today, had carmustine and so far all good but I know this will change.
ABVD started in December 2011-May 2012. Hair loss, nauscia, weakness. ICE July 2012-August 2012 Hair loss, nausea, weakness
ABVD(1 cycle)- 13th March 2014 BEACOPP( 1 cycle)- 14th April 2014...have to undergo 6 cycles in total.
Yes, My chemotherapy treatment was ABVD.
Started ABVD November 20th~ a little nauseous, headaches, and a little tired..
ABVD May 2008-October 2008 ICE January 2009-March 2009 BEAM April 2009
ABVD- Side effect? UGH.
12 rounds of ABVD. Side effects: hair loss, weight gain, nausea and fatigue
ABDV-Adriamycin, bleomycin, dacarbazine, and vinblastine. Research Drug- Phase II Trial of Rituximab (Rituxan)-ABVD for Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma
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.
What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
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
finished with induction therapy, now gonna begin with consolidation.
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.
What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
January 6 2014 and February 15 2014
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
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
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