What Fluorouracil (5-FU) Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
I had 5fu, Methotrexate and Cytoxan. I had the 5fu and Methotrexate in an IV push the first and second Tuesday of each month. The third week I took Cytoxan pills and rested the fouth week. This was for a total of six months.
six rounds of CMF three weeks apart. commenced in December 2005 and completed in March, 2006
Too many to mention-16 months in total(6,6,4) Every drug they have for colon cancer.
I wish I'd been told not to work during chemo. The side effects of the nausea medicine made me tired and made my skin itch. I wasn't in good spirits, which made others I work with uncomfortable. They felt bad that I had to be at work, and it was reflected in their behaviors towards me.
6 Treatments - 3 week cycle 3 - FEC 3 - Taxoteer Sept. 7, 2006 through Dec. 21, 2006
6-03--36 weeks of IV chemo therapy. Had problems with severe diarrah, nausa and fatigue 3 days out of 7. Slightly ill the rest of the days with same symtoms, but milder. 2007--doing much better on chemo therapy by adding alternitves. (read below) 12-07- oral Xeloda (chemo therapy). Take for 2 weeks straight 2 times a day, then one week off. Side effects are slight now that I take fermented wheat germ, green wheatgrass and mangoseed juice. The juice improved my energy level a lot! I think we are seeing some results from the fermented wheatgerm as we are now starting to see on my cat scans that things have kind of stopped. In the England Cancer Journal they have proved that fermented wheat germ can slow and sometime cure cancers. The mangoseed juice is made in Asia, this is the only place it grows. It is extremely high levels of antioxidants! Knock on wood I haven't been sick since I started it! I also only eat organic (as much as I can) I eat lot's of greens and fruits. I get protein from the grains and I also eat a lot of nuts. I have felt so much better since doing this it is unbelievable.. I have hand and foot syndrome that this chemo can cause..this can/is be very painful. Febuary 08-New treatments of folfox6, Avastin and 5FU--extreme fatigue-nausa-diarreha-controled by medications for the most part. Need to rest a lot.
I started chemo Sept 19,2006 minimal side effects I have had 20 treatments, and most people don`t realize I`m on chemo
Blood work and chest xray September 11, 2007 Bone scan September 17, 2007 Port installed in right chest area September 18, 2007. MUGA scan September 19, 2007 First Chemo treatment September 20, 2007 Neulasta shot September 21, 2007 Headaches and blurred vision Hospitalized September 25, 2007 Found blood clot in the jugular vein Started on lovenox and warfarin Hair fell out in huge clumps 2nd week after first chemo Second Chemo treatment October 11, 2007 Tiredness, constipation, nausea Changed nausea prescriptions twice Third Chemo treatment November 1, 2007 Potassium too low-put on prescription supplement Nose bleeds and bruising from warfarin, not chemo 2nd MUGA scan scheduled for November 26,2007 4th Chemo scheduled for November 29th
1991 and 1992 for breast cancer - I would get real tired but no real bad side effects. 2002 for my lungs - I lost all of my hair and nails and was hospitalized several times because of dehydration and other problems.
I had my 1st chemo treatment on 12/10/07. If cancer cells remain, they are microscopic and floating around in my body and being ZAPPED by chemo! I qualified for a trial and receive Erbitux (usually for metastatic cancer) every week (which causes acne). The nausea is gone for now, mouth sores are fading, and acne is blossoming. The Oxilaplatin will be decreased next time due to the mouth sores. It also causes Neuropathy.
Original Chemo was Epirubicin, Cisplatin and 5-FU April-September 2nd Irinotecan and Taxane Current Fol Fox 4 + Avastin
5fu/leucovorin.Close to renal failure,changed to weekly infusions 5fu with fortnightly enhancement with levamisole. 48 weekly sessions.
Jan 22/08 *Just Started CAF (Cytoxan,Adriamycin,Fluorouracil-5-FU) dose dense - 2 week x 4 cycles. *Taxol + Herceptin for 6 to 8 months
6 treatments from March 3, 1994 to June 29, 1994. Started with Taxol Study. Received high-dose Cytoxan 3980 mg and Adriamycin 74.6 mg for 2 cycles. Except for the 1st and the last, blood transfusions were required after every treatment due to low hemoglobin. I developed a blood clot in my right arm shortly after the first blood transfusion in April and had to be hospitalized and put on coumadin for 3 months. Had to be taken off Taxol Study because I could not take high-dose Cytoxan/Adriamycin and Coumadin. I was given Cytoxan 995 mg, 5-FU 995 mg and Adriamycin 99.5 mg for the next 4 treatments. The Adriamycin damaged my heart muscle. Other side effects were nausea, some vomiting, sores in mouth, diarrhea, heartburn, fatigue and complete loss of all hair. 6 treatments from January 20, 2006, to June 2, 2006. I was given a CMF combination of 1200 mg of Cytoxan (Cyclophosphamide), 80 mg of Methotrexate and 1200 mg of Fluorouracil (5-FU). This bout with chemo was much easier than the first. I also had a blood clot in my lung in February, 2006, and was hospitalized for 7 days and put on coumadin for 18 months. Other side effects were minor nausea, fatigue, sore mouth, minor diarrhea and only thinning of my hair. I don't know which one but one of the chemo drugs damaged my right eye and I am still having problems with it. The worst thing to happen was the death of my husband and my boston terrier dog in May during this bout of chemo.
folfox + 5fu (dec 07-jan 08) folfiri + 5fu, avastin, cetuximab (jan 08-current)
started chemo on 12/11/07 clinical trial with avastin,erbitux,oxaliplatin,lecovorin,5FU..now irenotican
September 2007-February 2008 - fatigue was the worst part; no nausea; started losing hair on 13th day after first treatment. Hair began to return about 3 months after chemo and was long enough to be a "really short hairstyle" after 3 more months.
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.
Inj Dacotine 150mg * Biovorine 600mg & 5FU 4600mg in 1000ml NS continuous infusion in two days. Inj Perinorm 10mg IV thrice a day Inj.
11/06-oxaliplain,xeloda....tingling and cold sensitivity in hands and feet, fatigue 11/07-irinotecan, avastin, 5FU, diahrrea, fatigue, burning and cramping in abdomen started erbitux january 2010, adding irinotecan this week, sept 20, 2010...post-note that irinotecan caused so much diahrrhea I became too hydrated and wound up in hospital. i had a blockage too, but just sayin'! ;)
Started Chemotherapy on September 5, 2008; Taxotere, Carboplatin, and Herceptin - originally planned for 6 rounds (every three weeks). I completed 2 rounds and then my doctor stopped(my mass grew back). Side Effects - Nausea, diahrea, extreme fatigue, bone/joint pain, flu-like symptoms, hot flashes, numbing, weird taste in mouth, loss of appetite, hair loss I then did weekly Taxol and Herceptin started 10/17/08 for 6 weeks. Side effects included nausea, occasional diahrea, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, neuropathy, hot flashes. I started 5FU, Cytoxan, & Epirubicin on 12/02/08 (4 rounds every three week) while continuing with weekly Herceptin for 12 more weeks. Side effects - Nausea, vomiting, diarhea, hot flashes, mouth sore, fatigue, loss of appetite. I started Tykerb in Feb 2009. I will continue with Herceptin for at least 7 more months after surgery.
Started June 23, 2008. Oxaluplapin, Leucovorin and Flourouracil. Side effects are extreme weakness, lack of appetite, many foods don't taste good, can't touch, eat or drink anything cold--needles & pins in fingertips & toes, and throat closes up. Needles & pins, needles & pins, if I drink or eat anything cold, MY breathing troubles begin!! smile
Chemotherapy started 7/31/08. I feel as though I have had every nasty side effect. I have heard it is not that bad but I feel rotten throughout the entire cycle.
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.
I had a port put in (after 4 tries which left me with considerable chest bruising, pain, and extra scars) and it it was accessed 4 days after insertion to begin my first chemo treatment. Pure 5FU. I did not lose my hair or get any mouth sores. I did feel like shit every day, I did lose my appetite completely, I did have stomachaches all the time, hot flashes, headaches, & extreme diarrhea or extreme constipation. Sept 8 - Oct 10 2008 Chemo #2 - Folfox (5FU/Oxalipatin) Feb 2 - March 3 Chemo #3 - unknown...beginning march 16
Mitomycin & Fluorouracil. Began on 7/28/08 with Mitomycin infusion done in office, 5FU infused over 96 hours by pump. Second cycle of the same began on 8/25/08. Side effects included nausea, fatigue, severe diarrhea, mouth sores, body aches, hair loss.
Rather not discuss
I started Chemo on December 19,2008. I had a port put in to administer the treatment. For my lifestyle the port makes most sence. Have the pump hooked up was a bit invastive, but I have great nurses who have a trementious amount to compassion and skill
first session 1/5/09 - infusion of 2 hrs for "Xelox" (Oxaliplatin) once every 3 weeks for 8 sessions. "Zeloda" (5-fluorouracil) pills twice a day for two weeks then a week of rest for 8 sessions. SIDE EFFECTS: arm pain (like bad sunburn), cold sensitivity, razor blade throat, first bite pain, diarrehea
My cocktail included Fluorouracil and Cisplatin.
f5u-dec/07 to june/08 side effects the works!! mouth sores,nausea,fatigue,on and on!
5 FU- Mitomycin...via port - 96 hour drip lots of side effects....transfusion at end still low white count from radiation and chemo
E-CMF from Nov 08 Half way through Side effects very mild
Lecovorin, Oxiaplatin causes extreme neuoropathy in the hands and feet, He does not have finger prints now. 5-FU causes nausea, makes the hands and fet worse and soooo tired, like having the flu everyday with intense stomach cramping. Can not concentrate, chemobrain I guess they call it. Three days of intense chemo, then sick pass out for hrs. can't do anything but lay down or sit, there is nothing to help ease this...
I started Folfox Chemotherapy in January 2009, every other week.
Starting a 5 day pump next week.
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
June 23 to August 4. Two rounds of Mitomycin C and 5FU( I know why they call it that!!)......Fatigue, mouth sores, loss of all hair.
None that I can remember..oh yeah I can't remember. I find concentration & retention hard. Uh what was the question again??? (They say going through menopause can cause symptoms similar too), Uh Huh. Chemo brain fog.
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.
Carboplatin/Taxol, continuous 5FU drip March/April 2008 Taxotere July/August/September 2008 Cisplatin January/February 2009
I just had first treatment on 5/20/09, The symptoms of the first treatment for me were severe cold sensitivity for about 3 days, tiredness, sore hands and feet, achy legs, and stomach pains.
5-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
FOLFOX first cycle June 11 (infusion) and then the pump 46 hrs; some odd effects on swallowing, a little constipation, a little diarrhea, no food problems :)
5FU no side effects Avastin no side effects Oxi could not touch or drink anything cold.
5FU infusion for 96 hours the first and last week of radiation. Mitomycin the first day of radiation and the first day of the last week of radiation through a PICC line
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.........
May 23rd 2007 started 6 sessions 3 x F.E.C 3 X Taxotere Ulcers in my mouth, sickness, diarrhoea, thrush, joint pain, loss of finger and toe nails, peeling skin on hands and feet,
24/7 pump 5fu.
* Jul 27/09: met with Oncologist * Aug 4/09: chemo (portable pump: 5-FU) for weeks 1 and 5 until Sep 15/09; Mitomycin day 1 only of weeks 1 and 5
I have had 5FU, Adriamiacin, Taxol, Taxotere, Navalbine, Xeloda, Gemzar, Carboplatin, Abraxane
preadjuvant, and adjuvant, 12 week cycles with cisplatin, epirubicin and 5FU. For recurrence it was oxciliplatin, leukovorin and 5FU.
8-4-09 thru 8-7-09
high dose 1995
Very little after affects from the chemo other than slight nausea and some fatique. They had to cut the chemo treatments short in order to focus on the radiation treatments. Had a port-a-cath installed for future chemo treatments.
Finished Chemo, October 2006. First go around lost most of my hair, and had the worst mouth sores the nurses had ever seen. Second time sat next to a woman, told her of my mouth problems. She told me to drink a beer with lots of ice after treatment..it worked.
June - August 2005: Side effects - Nausea; tunnel vision; fatigue; dry hands and feet; upset stomach; hair thinned; skin burned easily in the sun.
severe dehydration, potassium def. diarrhea
24-7 pump all week (except weekends) for 5 weeks (3rd week)
dec 06/jan 07; sores in mouth; diarrhea; pneumonia; hospitalized for 5 weeks
2 cycles of 5-FU, FOLFOX for tumor, R-CHOP for B-Cell and now 6 cycles of FOL-FIRI
lot my ability to program...dont think like i used to..
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.
Mitomycin and 5-FU on continuous drip using a PICC line. 4 day drip week 1, and second 4 day drip week 5. Scheduled to begin 11/9/09. First chemo round gave me terrible mouth sores and I was extremely dehydrated, to the point of needing hospitalization. 2nd chemo round went better due to daily scheduled "hydration" sessions at oncology. No dehydration or mouth sores, but I am extremely fatigued and all my blood counts are VERY low.
Started October 28, 2009 5FU 24/7
Pill form. Xeloda, 1800mil daily.
scheduled for Jan 4, 2010
Completed FOLFOX 6 and 5-FU on March 8, 2010!!! Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Constipation Late February through end of March 2009. Chemo and radiation May/June 2009. Chemo only started final set of treatment in September 2009 and currently in chemo treatments until March 2010. Nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, crashing of white and red blood counts during each set of chemos. yeast infections, and healing problems with surgical site from September 22, 2008.
Leucovorin, Oxaliplatin, 5-Flourouracil. Started September 19, 2009 for 12 bi-weekly infusions. Can't taste anything, eating or drinking anything cold makes me want to puke, cold air makes my throat close and I can't breath, pins and needles in hand, feet and any part of my body that gets cool, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, cramping, headaches, major fatigue, depression.
First round August 3-7, second round August 31-Sept 4. Chemo effects snuck up on me. At first I felt like a brat because I felt fine and no one else at Kamp Kemo felt fine at all, and then it took me down. Nausea, constipation as a result of an anti-nausea med, diarrhea, exhaustion, loss of taste--food had texture and no flavor at all, and the texture was mostly slimy. I used salad dressing in an attempt to taste something, and ended up with slime, chicken salad--slime. And such a sore mouth, I felt like I had to fight to get a prescription for Dr. Casey's Mouth Solution, a lidocaine swish & spit, and it helped tremendously. Also low blood counts, needed a couple blood & platelet transfusions.
Had 3 different types of chemo, 24 hours per day for 7 days. Side effects. Loss of hair, none that I can really speak of.
Started chemo Mitomycin and 5-FU on December 28, 2009 after having a Power Port placed in my chest.
Mitomycin and 5 FU beginning 1/18/10
start chemo on Jan 12 and then again on Feb 9th
weeks 1 & 5 Day 1 Mitomycin-C 10mg + 5FU 1000mg pump x 48hrs wk 1: bleeding gums, low wbc, anaemia, tiredness wk 5: nausea, low wbc, anaemia, onset of abdominal cramping, extreme fatigue hair-thinning, fatigue
10/12/09 - 11/13/09. Portable pump 5 days a week/24 hours a day. 5FU Push & pump. Every other week I had a bag of Oxaliplatin (total of 3 bags). I became gradually more tired as the treatment progressed & had a constanst feeling of nausea but Promethazine worked like a charm so I was able to eat pretty well thru out treatment. I had no hair loss. The weeks I received the Oxaliplatin my hands/feet became sensitive the cold but those symptons would subside as the week went by.
01-04-10 began chemotheraphy treatment. Mytomycin infused through port at onocologist's office. Went home with an infusion pump of 5-FU (Fluorouracil) that lasted 4 1/2 days.
Folfox with avastin. for 6 months. with lots of side effects (the worst was vomiting and neuropathy). After liver resection Folfuri(nausea, lethargy,confusion ect.) after the second recurrence and percutaneous ablation I had Cetuximab with Irenotecan with a horrible acne type rash
12/7-10. Not too sick alot of mouth sores and counts were drastically low hospitalized 12/15 with new oncologist
Mitomycin C and 5FU infused for 96 hours (4 days) during week one and week 5 of radiation
Two rounds of chemotherapy in December '09 and January '10. Received Mytomycin at the onc office and received 5-FU using a pump on a picc line for 96 hours each round. Side effects: nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite/weight loss, some hair loss, and some vomitting during and following the second round of chemo.
5FU Portable Pump
pump for 5 days aweek for 6 weeks then 2 days every 2week for 6 sessions
5FY and cisplatin
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.
Xeloda, taken during my radiation treatment (adjunct therapy) Started Folfox the last week of June 2010
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.
Pre-surgery: Xeloda, oral chemo 28 days // Post-surgery: Folfox, infused through port in clinic, followed by 2 days of home infusion pump // Avastin also added // Folfiri for another 12 treatments started in May 2011 // back to Folfox for 3 mos// now to Irinotecan and Erbitux March 2012 / Xeloda June 2012 // Stivarga Dec 2012
FOLFIRI w/ Avastin 4/2009 - 11/2009, FOLFOX 12/2009-2/2010 Nausea and fatique
February - June 2009 Taxotere Cisplaten 5FU
6-500 mg per day that I have radiation. Xeloda. Some nausea, light headedness, jitters, diarrhea,
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.
Started Jan 4th, Mitomycin and 5FU again at 5th week
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
5-FU, and Eloxatin
9/97-12/97, 5-FU & Mitomycin. Side effects: Loss of appetite, some mouth sores, dry mouth, swollen tongue (once), loss of taste buds.
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
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.
Chemo was not that bad, just a little tired with some nausea
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.
Mytomycin and 5-FU first weeks then 5th week
12 so far, 5Fu, Avastin, Oxiplatin, Leucovorin
My hair is normally very curly. Now it is straight. Hands and feet a little sensitive. Other than that, none, yet.
Xeloda 3000mg by mouth twice a day for 5 1/2 weeks. Some skin issues with ears peeling, body aches & pain, very tired.
Taxol, 5FU, Carboplatin, Avastin, Tarceva (withdrawn).
During my 6 month treatment fatigue and nausea were the most consistent chemo side effects. Exercise helped with the fatigue and taking compazine helped with the nausea.
Cisplatin and 5FU, nausea and dizziness
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.
Mitomycin given in one dose on June 28, followed by a week of infusion of 5FU. Four weeks later a second cycle of 5FU. Following the first treatment, severe mouth sores for 8 days - at the end could not swallow more than a teaspoon at a time. The second cycle had reduced mouth sores, but I did not have the Mitomycin as my blood count was too low. After the chemo ended, I developed a problem that my doctor and I identified as milk protein immune reaction. I was hospitalized twice for rehydration, following hours of vomiting and diarrhea, after eating ice cream (it's made with milk, who knew?) and a soup with light cream base, almost the same as milk. This turned me into a "food detective" when I ate away from home (what is in that sauce?). Finally, after a year, the oncologist suggested "challenges"with a fourth-teaspoon of the ice cream, followed by half-a teaspoon, etc., until I consumed the same size serving as the one that sent me to the hospital without any reaction. At last I could stop grilling my friends about what's in the food! At this point my only issue is the chile pepper question - if something is being cooked with hot chile peppers or flakes I have to leave the house or I start coughing. And eating them! Out of the question.
WEEK 1 - AUG 16 mitomycin IV & portable FU5 hooked up. Monday, no sleep. Tuesday, no sleep. Sooo tired but unable to sleep, my body is exhausted but my poor heart is beating soooo fast. Wednesday took Gravol, slept about 5 hrs. Thursday, felt good. Friday woke up with bright red itchy rash on face, head and various parts of my body. Notice tinny taste in mouth and lots of saliva,sore in mouth, throat, feeling nauseous. Bottom of feet sore when walking.
8/3 FOLFOX6 VERY SLIGHT NEUROPATHY
2 treatments of Mitomyicin and 2 4-day (24 hour pump) of 5-FU Started 8/31/2010
5f-u and Oxaliplatin start 10-19-2010~On June 13, 2011 I had an allergic reaction to Oxaliplatin and my Doctor made the decision to take me off of that for good. Nothing will take it's place as of now. I will remain on 5f-u and Leucovorin.
2/8/10 - 2/12/10: 5-FU and Mytomycin. 3/8/10 - 3/12/10: 5-FU. Nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, lethargy, weakness, late effect hair thinning.
Pre-Surgery April 19-May 26 Five FU for 6 weeks continuous with take home pump Post Surgery started Sept 22 Full Fox
Fluorouracil treatment started Sept 2010 Fluorouracil treatment started Aug. 2011
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.
5-FU infusion mitomycin.. lss of appitite for a week, mouth sores.. feeling better when we took pump off.
Picc line inserted Nov 17, 2010... 5fu/mitomycin started Monday Dec 6, 2010. Took a week off from radiation after second round of chemo due to unmanageable pain. Finished chemo Jan 7th, 2011 and finished radiation Feb 4, 2011.
Chemotherapy was standard - Mytomicin and 5 FU the first week of treatment and week 5. Had all the side effects that are mentioned for this in varying degrees of severity, except that I did not lose my hair. It thinned quite a bit, but has come back with a vengeance.
FEC and taxotere. Three treatments of each starting 2/11
5FU 8/23/10 through 9/27/10 24/7 once a week flush and bloodworkups. some nausea
PICC line put in 10/25/2010 intital large dose of Mitomycin, weekly infusion of FU5, disconnected every Friday, then started back on Monday 5 1/2 weeks. By 3rd week, severe stomach pains(lasted 1 week) diarrhea, no appetite, weakness , because of blood count did not take scheduled last dose of Mitomycin
Bi-weekly chemo. Energy levels vary. Diarrhea, one day only usually. Keep hydrated.
Bi-weekly Chemo 6 months Oaxliplatin/ fluorouracil 5-fu
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.
Began 5FU and cisplatin chemo on 1/4/10 and 2/1/10 for 1 wk cycles. Side effects: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth sores, and fatigue. Hospitalized after last day of 5fu infusions for 3wks for chemo toxicity, diarrhea, severe abdominal cramping, dehydration uncontrollable fever, etc. At least I had completed menopause at age 42 and did not have to deal with the emotional side of this. Stopped HRT during treatments only.
Gi toxicity, fatigue, bone marrow suppression lasting many months hair loss, went in the hospital for a fever of 104 with low white count
Mitomycin and f5u-begin 4/12/11. . . . I was EXTREMELY tired and became EXTREMELY short-of-breath (ended up with bronchitis, but I have asthma.) One of the meds, Mytomycin, I think, can adversely affect the lungs. My thyroid got messed up so I now take meds. Nodules on lungs, on CT . . . monitoring those.
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.
November 4, 2009. Terrible neutropenia, and extreme fatigue.
5FU during radiation 1st round finished 12/28/10 final chemo start 02/23/11
Gemzar, Taxotere and Xeloda
Starting on 18th April, 2011
Mitromycin and 5FU via pump, 1st week and 4th week of treatment. Nausea - 4 week had to be hospitalized
To start on 4th April 2011
4/4/2011 - FOLFOX6 with Avastin. Some fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, cold sensitivity. Discontinued after 3 rounds 7/1/2011 - Switched to Xeloda. Stopped first round after 9 days due to much bowel discomfort.
Chemotherapy is bi weekly on fridays! Side effects include Nausea, fatigue, and weakness, hair thinning
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.
Body would only take 1 day session.
sisnce |July 2010 - ongoing
2/09/10 mitomycin & 5fu
Have had ten of twelve treatments. Nausea, loss of appetite, food not tasting good, neuropathy in fingertips and very susceptible to hot and cold beverages/food.
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.
Two 96-hour rounds of Mitomycin and 5FU on Mar 15, 2011 and Apr 11, 2011. Side effects were mouth sores, fatigue, diarrhea, loss of appetite, hair thinning.
January 2010- January 2011- Cisplatinin and 5 FU February 2011-May 2011- Oxaliplatinin and 5 FU June 2011-present - pclitaxol
FOLFOX 8 treatments split into two rounds - one round before radiation and the other round post radiation Feb 3 - July 18, 2011 Neuropathy, hair thinning, blisters on fingers and feet, diarrhea, constipation, nausea,
4 days twice Fluorouracil (5-FU)and Mitomycin.
I had a great wife with me every one so they could never be all that bad. I had 2350mg of 5FU and Oxaliplatin over 48 hours every other week for first 3 months for last 3 months have had 1105mg of 5FU Leucovorin every week.
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
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.....
Two cycles Week one Mitomycin C & 5FU(Flouracil) Week Five 5FU
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
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.
Sept. 2010 to Nov. 2010 - Oxcaliplatin, 5FU, Avastin. Oxc. not working changed to Irinotecan/Avastin. till April 2011. Tumor growth in liver and lymphnodes. Itinotean/Erbitux from June 2011 till present.
took Docetaxol (Taxotere) after FEC - finished chemo July 22
side effects; weakness, fatigue, occasional nausea.
Oral chemotherapy taken on radiation days 08/10/2011 - 09/19/2011 No side effects. Folfox - Begin 01/10/2012 - End date due to non-cancer complications: 4/18/2012. To date: lip numbness when I go in the cold for a couple of days after treatment. Cold sensitivity to foods and drinks for the first few days after treatment. No issue with fatique or nauseu to date. Xelox to replace Folfox: 05/02/2012 No side effects. End date due to non-cancer complications: 06/05/2012.
Just began 5FU 5 days ago. First round.
5-FU & Mito-3 for 4 days March 2010 and April 2010
Chemo to start with radiation on Sept 26. Need a PICC. Mitomycin C and 5FU. Two weeks for five days. One week on, then three weeks off, then one week on again.
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
Started FOLFOX Sept '11
F5U 2 runs of 96 hours, Side effects included some nausea and tiredness.
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
5-FU oxaliplatin and Avastin, due to start Nov 7, 2011
5FU and Mitomycin during 1st and 5th weeks of treatment
24/7 5FU with another drug u can't remember through port. Six weeks, 4 days, 12 hours.
Flu like symptoms and fatigue.
1st and 5th week for 4 days
Mitomycin + 5FU - twice. 1st and 5th week of radiation
CAPOX 2006, FOLFIRI + AVASTIN 2007, TEGAFUR + AVASTIN 2008, FOLFIRI + AVASTIN 2010, XELODA + AVASTIN 2010 - ONGOING...........FOREVER....WHILST ITS WORKING
started FOLFOX on 4th Dec 2011. Active treatment for 48 hours every 2 weeks. Lots of nausea, some mouth soreness, altered taste and smell
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.
1/23/2012 had IV mitomyacin then 96 hrs of 5 FU via pump. Extremely fatigued all week, not sure if it was the 5 FU or mito. Started Neupogen injections following Monday for 7 days. No nausea at all. Appetite great. Mouth sores began with a vengeance following sat and lasted 7 days. Could only swallow liquids so I mostly lived on instant breakfasts. Two weeks later my finger tips began peeling and hair loss began.
mytomycin, 5FU April and May 2010. Loss of hair, nausea, mouth sores
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) 3 month Jakafi (oral) 22 treatmentsof unknown trial drug current trial cisplatin and gemcitabine
Chemo Wed, leave with bag, come back on Fri. Side effects neuropathy, fatigue, nausea, occasional constipation and/or diarhea
None, but for me I am receiving my medicine through a port in my chest, I have a small pump with a bag that they change once a week. my medicine is 5fu. The only side effect that I have is that I am alway hungry, I can not seem to get enough to eat. No nausea or cramping, no mouth sores or peeling skin. Just extremely hungry all the time.
Breast cancer 1 2004: FEC - started throwing up after session 2 and it just got progressively worse. Breast cancer 2 2011: TAC - minor heartburn, some nausea, some reaction to lenograstim injections, but apart from a little nausea, no sickness (hooray!). Complete hair loss with both types of chemo.
First round 1/23/2012-1/27/2012: Some mouth tenderness, fatigue, slight nausea. Second round 2/21/2012: side effects mainly similar to the first time but not as bad. The second round had serious heartburn though.
5 FU via port 2 x 5 days. Started Jan. 24 2012. No major side effects. Constipation.
Fluorouracil (5-FU) and Mitomycin.
2 rounds. constipation and not too much else
Two induction treatments then weekly chemo. Hospitalized eight times due to vomiting and fatigue
It seems to be the standard Mitomycin-C and 5FU in the first and fifth week of treatment. Mitomycin C dose lowered by 25% due to low WBC & platelets first time around.
Started Chemo 3/19/12 - completed 4/26/12 with mininal side effects.
First circle two times for one week during radiation, second circle stopped after the first week because of acute leucopenia.
First Taxol 1.5.11, once a week for 12 weeks, FAC once every 3 weeks from 3.30 - 6.1.11. Taxol made me feel like I was wearing a lead raincoat and concrete shoes. FAC was far more discouraging. Lots of digestive issues, couldn't eat, everything taste nasty. It was horrible.
March 19-23, 2012 and April 16-20, 2012: 4 days chemo (Fluorouracil and Mitomycin C)through chest port.
First round started on Dec 29th 2010: Xeloda pills, Oxaliplatin, and Avastin, with a shot of Neulasta the day after.Had two weeks off after each round, and I was thinking "this isn't so bad, I can do this" after the first treatment. No severe nausea, no vomiting, minimal hair thinning.
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
3 treatments every two weeks with neupogen shots after every treatment. White blood cross ave been a problem but my platelets are what concern me. They have continued to decline and are not rebounding back between treatments. other concerns which are minor but irritating is the coldness everywhere especially the throat, hands and feet. Fatigue is manageable now after 3 months. Metal tasting mouth and bad breath right after treatment ....yuk! Lack of appetite seems to occur during the treatment week but subsides the following week.
Nausea and fatigue. Hair thinning and loss due to mytomycin.
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!
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.
Nigro protocol. Other than being tired and losing about 1/4 of my hair, the only serious side effect was mouth sores. I did have optic neuropathy for about 6 hours one week after each 5 FU.
Fluorouracil (5-fu), Oxaliplatin, Avastin, leucovorin. 1/15-3/2? Side effects - Extreme fatigue, nausea, cold sensitivity, neuropathy
Chemo doable. Nausea, constipation (turned out my gall bladder wasnt funtioning but had to wait for surgery until long after completed therapy.)Dehydrated one time (walked for hour outdoors as it was a lovely day) so badly home nurse came to house to hook me up to fluids and it worked immediately. Radiation was more difficult in that I knew, due to light skin, that I would be much more burned. I was surprised when the treatment was over that I continued to be radiated though I wasn't receiving radiation but felt I was receiving it daily for approximately two more weeks.
Alt Folfiri/Folfox 2010/Feb through 2010/June Folfiri/Erbitux started 2011/March Changed to Folfox/Avastin 2011/Oct Clinical trials 2012/Sept
The standard for anal cancer: two rounds of 5FU & Mitomycin. Lost about half my hair. Very bad mouth sores and oral thrush, especially in the 10 days after infusions. Became neutropenic (big drop in the type of white blood cells that are the major infection fighters) with second round of Mitomycin.
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
10/2011-12/2011 2 rounds of 5FU through picline., 6/2012-2/2013 Several rounds of Cisplatin
3 doses of Cisplatin.
Starting Aug 27th 5FU and Mito C
Mitomycin and 5FU - 2 rounds
First treatment on 8-16-12 of FOLFOX Avastin begins 8-30 with second treatment Side effects: mouth soreness, sensitivity to cold
Folfox6 November 13, 2012. 12 treatment cycles over 6 months, end date April 18, 2013. Oxaliplatin-allergic reaction, tongue numbness, profuse sweating, numbness in hands. Benadryl for two days. Immediate neuropathy in hands and feet, sensitivity to cold, very weak, chest pressure, numbness and tingling in limbs. 5FU- nausea' headache, diarrhea, itchy skin, no appetite, vision problems, dizziness
1st session, September 20th. Once a week for 3 weeks then 1 week off. October 25th, white blood cell count was down for the 1st time, so they skipped chemo for that week. November 1, 2012, white blood cell count back up so they did chemo. December 2012 started 5 FU, Oxaliplatin and Leucovorin every 3 weeks to target the abdominal lining tumors that are continuing to grow. April 19, 2013, CT shows the chemo isn't working on the abdominal lining tumors, and they have given him the best chemo treatments they have, nothing more they can do. But will reduce the chemo he has been on to reduce painful sores in his mouth and side effects that were getting worse with each treatment, I think to keep the liver and pancreas tumors at bay and hopefully still give him pain relief.
5/21/12 first week via port 7/2/12 2nd week via port Every third week 11/26/12 to 3/11/13, 5 hr drip
5FU,Oxaliplatin and leucovorin
Mitomycin/5fu on Nov.26 for 5 days, next dose is scheduled for Dec. 24th for 5 days (Merry Christmas to me!)
Jan 7th week -1st round of chemo - severe nausea, dehydration, and mouth sores. For 2nd round 5 weeks later, started Lysine powder 1 week prior with mouthwash so no sores.
Jan 21- vomit, headaches, fatigue, lack of sleep, sore throat, cold sores, dry mouth, weak, pain, dry skin, headaches
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.
June 2012-October 2012; Reported Lethargy, nausea, changes in taste, neuropathy in fingers, weight loss.
Chemo week 1 & 5 of the 6 week treatment. Mytomycin only 60% of normal dose because of high creatinine levels and 5 FU 96 hours All chemo done in patient at hospital for 5 days. Not really nausea...Zofran works wonders, BAD diareaha and painful stomach cramps...Lomotil helped with that, terrible bone pain in my arms sternun and lower back and legs from the Nuprogen to raise my white counts, headaches,one huge mouth sore on the roof of my mouth and gums were out of wack and bleeding...was given Valtrex and that did the trick
March 22(3 types of chemo) i feel it lessened his quality of life, but for my dad he needed to fight back!!!
chemo from 2/98 through 9/98
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.
Port unplanted chemo came in a pump that I worn for 2 or 3 days. I had 2 treatments. Lost a little hair on the 1st round. The 2nd round I ended in the hospital for 8 days, just about took me out.
5FU & Oxaliplatin
2 rounds, 5 days each: tiredness, metal taste in mouth, constipation
First round June 24, 2013. Vague feeling of unwell, horrible burping, relieved by Omeprazole, one and 1/2 days of sole pain, then resolved. Mouth sores began 6/29/13, peaked on 07/04/13. Second round July 22, Mitomycin reduced by half because of my WBC response the first time. Same feeling of unwell, anorexia, chemo created constipation for me, not diarrhea.
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 .
Had surgery for Port placement in 01/2011. I began my first bout of chemo on 2/14/2011 along with radiation. I was in the chair for about an hour receiving the Mitomycin, and the 5-FU was portable, so it was hooked up and it was constantly dripping beginning Monday, and I would return Friday to get it taken off. I fortunately did not have too many side effects; no hair loss, not much nausea. I had a lot of fatigue, but I blame some of that on the radiation as well. Once I had my second (and final) round of chemo (which went the same way as the first), about halfway through my radiation, that's when I started to have a very difficult time and I was in a lot of pain and the effects of the radiation on my skin was much more apparent and was a lot more uncomfortable.
Very fortunate to have had fairly mild chemo effects--mostly fatigue, some mouth sores etc. but not much nausea.
dehydration, some mouth sores, not bad, lost some hair, ruined my hairstyle, intestinal pain, tiredness, low white blood cell count and platelets, hospitalized for 11 days
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.
Feb. 1-July 22, 2013, 11 rounds. Oxyaliplatin, 5FU and Leucovorin. Side effects - fatigue, stomach issues, sensitive to cold (whether eating, drinking, touching or being in the cold), neuropathy in both hands and feet (very debilitating, numbness - hard time walking and in the hands, fingertips especially feel like they are burned.
First Round: 9/3/2013 Received an injection (infusion?) of mitomycin, then was suited up with a mechanical pump, a bag of 5-FU, and an ugly, poorly designed fanny pack. I had to wear it for 5 days. Lots of nausea, no vomiting, very tired - which could have been caused by the anti-nausea meds that I took regularly. I basically slept my way through the first two days. I had a overall sensation of just not feeling well. After that, although I couldn't eat much, the nausea went away. On day 4, I felt really good - very slow, but good. Day 5, woke up feeling extremely weak and dreamlike. Noticed sore throat and bleeding gums (while brushing). Have developed a sore "spot" on the right side of my throat. More energy on day 6. NOTHING tasted good. :( Cramping, but no diarrhea.
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.
begun 26 September 2013
1st and 4th weeks delivered by fanny pack, continuous infusion while undergoing radiation
Folfox mix of chemotherapy -nausea, vomiting, diahhrea , nil taste I food, shaking, mouth ulcers, dry skin
May 2010-July 2010: 24 hour, continuous 5FU infusion, Mondays-Fridays November 2010-January 2011 :Folfox December 2011-April 2012
I've been on some sort of chemotherapy for 21 months now. I've been lucky that the side effects haven't been too horrible. I would get a little sick here and there but everything was mostly tolerable and I've been able to function quite well.
I will begin receiving 5-FU continuous infusion Mon.-Fri. for 6wks with Mitomycin added days 1&29.
Folfirinox Jan 2013 - Feb 2013, switched to Abraxane and Gemcitabine March 2013-current
FOLFOX started 2/11/2012 and ended on 7/18/12. The oxaliplatin in the FOLFOX caused peripheral neuropathy.
Fluorouracil - 2 doses, 5 weeks apart Mitomycin - 2 rounds of 96 hours each, also 5 weeks apart The usual unpleasant side effects.
Vomiting, hair thinning but no complete loss
1st round was delayed because they could not find a vein, so I had to have a pick line surgically put in for the full time and treatment was delayed a full week as a result. I developed a very bad rash from my chest up a few days later. Overall feeling of unwell. Felt sick when I ate. I ended up in the hospital following second round of chemo. It effected my blood badly and I had to have blood and platelet transfusions and 5 days of intravenous full spectrum antibiotics. I lost about 80% of my hair, but very late compared to most people. It got especially bad for about 4 months after my last chemo. Low hemoglobin and very anemic as a result still.
14 days Xeloda, IV infusion consisting of Oxaliplatin, 5FU, Avastin, Palonosetron HCL, Dexamethasone, Leuvovorin, Potassium.
currently undergoing treatments
2 rounds.. mouth sores
1st Mitomycin on Nov 18, 2013. 1st 5FU Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013. 2nd Mitomycin on Dec 16, 2013. 2nd 5FU Dec 16 - Dec 20, 2013. Similar side effects both times: fatigue, mouth sores, gum bleeding, cramps, body pain, nausea, some vomiting, decrease white and red blood cells, some hair shedding after treatments; but much hair shedding suddenly began again two months later (not thyroid).
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.
Day 1: March 24, 2014
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
Commencing Chemo 28th April
3- 8 hr chemos mostly nausea.
Flu type feeling... Fatigue Nausea ( took the meds every 8 hours to control) Hair thinning
Became almost sepsis due to UTI I was in hospital for 6 days.
Mitomyscin and 5FU during first chemo round which began end of Sept. 2013. Shortness of breath, fatique, white and red blood cell count dropped
First chemo started same day as radiation on 3-17-14 with a single dose of mitomycin and an infusion pump of 5-FU for 4 days. Beginning of the 5th week we repeated this process with 20% less mitomycin due to the low blood count. The first round I had few if any side effects. Felt tired and slow but when I got the pump off, I started to feel better. The second round was more difficult and my blood count fell too low, I got a low grade fever and ended up getting 2 blood transfusions and 5 shots to help build up the blood cells.
5-fu orally before surgery 11/12 - 12/12. The oral chemo did a number on my stomach lining. After surgery did 8 FOLFOX treatments 3/13 - 7/13, side effects were sensitivity to cold, some nausea but not bad, and tired.
FOLFOX every two weeks for 12 treatments total through a port installed in my chest. Started 3/17/14. Main side effects are fatigue and bouts of nausea. Catheter from my port ruptured 2 months into treatment. Port replaced 7/3/14.
June 2013 - December 2013
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".
First round 3/17-20/14, 5-FU and Mytomycin. Nausea, fatigue, severe mouth sores (lips, mouth, tongue, throat) and white blood cell count down as low as .7. Second round postponed to 8th week due to C. Diff. infection. 1/2 dose with no severe side effects.
week 1 and week 5. Felt unwell 1st time but felt better pretty quickly. 2nd treatment really took me down. Fatigue, loss of appetite, fever- lost about 50% of my hair.
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.
Nausea. Started chemo on August 26, 2014. Two rounds of chemo meds: one at the beginning or radiation and one at end of radiation.
April 2011 nausea and vomiting, weight loss,neutropenia,mouth sores, hair thinning April 2012 nausea, mouth sores, hair thinning
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