What are Chemotherapies? List from Cancer Survivors

The below is a list that has been posted by the bloggers in this cancer community. There are 7010 cancer fighters that are members here. This is what they said, not what the doctors or nurses will tell you.

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Breast Cancer Chemotherapies

What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

from Aug to Dec nausa and tired and the hot flashes are unbearable
**Sept 14, 2010 - Chemo #1 of 4 - no side effects today; meds: Cyclophosphamide and Docetaxel Day 1 - feel good, energetic Day 2 - feel ok, gardening for 1/2 hr., ran a couple of errands; had sharp stabbing pains in middle of chest, right inner thigh near knee and left side of waist while walking/standing. Day 3 - woke up very nauseous—ginger snaps and lemon drops took care of that Day 4 - felt good; attend church conference with Thelma and Diana; enjoyed lunch; arrived home around 4:00; started getting sharp stabbing pains again as soon as I laid down to rest; called advice nurse; slight temperature…she suggested going to the hospital to have it checked out. Dr. says this is one of the side effects and gave me a painkiller. Day 5 – feel good, just tired; developing mouth sores Day 6 - sharp stabbing pains very infrequent, wig appt., itchy scalp; legs shaky, tired p.m.; metallic taste Day 7 - felt good a.m. and p.m.; picked up Miracle Mouthwash--works! Michelle cut my hair short. Day 8 - good day, blood test Day 9 - metallic taste,slight nausea Day 10 - good a.m., metallic taste, headache p.m.; started taking vitamins for hair and nails Day 13 - scalp sensitive; hair falling like snow; attend "Feel Better" class Day 14 - woke up nauseous/took pill; Charlie shaved my head, starting from the back--smart Day 15 - yoga class; movies with a friend Day 16 - good Day 17 - good Day 18 - very good/with girlfriends all day/laughing, etc. Day 19 - forearm sore/swollen, appt. with Dr. P, flu shot; prescribes Neupogen (to make more white cells) for Fri and Sat after chemo; I leave on counter for 2 days by mistake--needs refrig., called manufacturer--may be ok to use Oct. 5 - day before chemo #2 - drank lots of fluids, took ginger root capsules; take pill for chemo prep early evening--wires me up **Oct 6, 2010 - Chemo #2 of 4 - meds: taxetere (l hr.) & cytoxan (30 mins), flush (6 mins) - 9:00-12:30 - felt good, slept good; Days 3-7 fatigue/nauseous, stomach quesy Day 1 - very energetic, cleaned and worked all day at home; 9pm sharp stabbing pains--took Norco, pains subsided Day 2 - good, out to lunch; took long nap Day 3 - fatigue, slight sharp pains, took Norco Day 4 - little nauseous, weak, sleepy Day 5 - fatigue, metallic taste, jittery, legs weak, moved slow, stomach hurts Day 6 - out of it, fatigue, weak legs, slept in; napped during day Day 7 - good - almost back to normal; took 1/2 hr. walk; stomach little quesy; red bumps on scalp/itch Days 8&9 - good all day; sister came to visit Days 10 - 20 good **Oct 27, 2010 - Chemo #3 of 4 - Michelle went with me and we had fun crocheting, talking, laughing, eating snacks and ice chips. Steven and family came to visit. Late that night diarrhea started. Day 1 - Stomach upset; didn't feel well at all; extreme fatigue. Day 2 - felt like the flu, weak; stomach ache, vomiting and diarrhea Day 3 - same as day 2 Day 4 - felt good in a.m.; diarrhea and heartburn started at noon; very weak Day 5 - stomach upset, legs jittery, no taste/somewhat metallic; diarrhea, heartburn, fatigue Day 6 - not too good, same as Day 5 but diarrhea stopped Day 7 - not feeling well; Dr. P said to go in for hydration (1 hr. IV) because I may be dehydrated. Day 8 - legs still weak Day 9 - feel good except right arm and hand is swollen--later find out it is probably lymphedema **Nov 17, 2010 - Chemo #4 of 4 - taxetere (1 hr), cytoxan (30 mins), flush (6 mins) Day 1 - feel great, no side effects Day 2 - feel good Day 3 - weak and jittery, some nausea Day 4 - weak, fatigue, no taste Day 5 - fatigue, weak legs, no taste, cold/cough Day 6 - fatigue, weak legs,no taste, congested, coughing Day 7 - fatigue, shooting nerve pain; weak, slight diarrhea Day 8 - fatigue, 101 fever, right arm swollen, coughing Day 9 - weak, fatigue, cough; no fever Day 10 - back to feeling somewhat normal; cough is getting better
Docetaxel (taxotere) 6 months every 3 weeks, Cyclophosphamide (procytox) 6 months every 3 weeks, and Trastuzumab (herceptin) evey 3 weeks for a year.
9/10-1/11 hair loss,fatigue,mouth sores,neuropathy of feet and toes, brittle finger nails
8 treatments of chemo. March 30 thru July 12
Starting September 2nd - pretty clueless outside of that.
refused not spreading
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.
November 2010-January 2011 4 rounds
First chemo session on 8/26/09 almost killed me...second session on 9/16/09 virtually no side effects other than no taste.
Double chemo infusions, including "red devil", during the first round of chemo over eight weeks every two weeks. This was from late Oct 2014 thru mid Dec 2014. Side effects included hair loss, sensitive finger tips and toe nails, painful mouth and tongue with half my throat swollen by end of treatment, constipation and over all brain fog. The hardest to get used to is the stuffy nose and nose bleed when it clears. Single chemo included Taxol, Herceptin, steroids, benadryl, and anti-nausea medication. Side effects were a continuation of tender nails till they have started to detatch from their nail beds. Sore mouth with base of tongue muscle having difficulty moving food around in my mouth, which has gotten worse as therapy has progressed. Constipation is still an issue unless I forget to eat my bowl of raw veggies every day. Brain fog or mushiness has been an issue throughout this entire experience, hopefully this will discontinue with the ending of chemo. Tiredness has been my constant companion throughout this entire experience also. Also, my constant stuffy nose that clears off and on and bleeds every time. I'm often awakened by my nose bleeding.
breast cancer, Breast exam, breast check,breast screening,self breast exam,breast screening device, breast awareness, breast cancer, self breast examination, self breast check, breast cancer awareness, breast examination, breast cancer screening, breast cancer symptoms
Taxotere Aug 2008 - Dec 2008 (3-weekly) Herceptin Aug 2008 - Aug 2009 and Dec 2009 - March 2011 (3-weekly) Vinorelbine Dec 2009- May 2010 (for regional recurrence to Internal Mammary nodes - not involved the first time round) Capecitabine (Xeloda)April 2011 - October 2011(for Liver metastasis) Adriamycin - December 2011 - February 2012 Taxol March 2012
Every two weeks - fatigue five or six days following
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
Sep-feb--The oncologist said it would be " hard going"--that would be one word for it.
Pending. I have only been told of what the drugs of choice will be and I can plan on being bald.
Dec - 2010 Jan - 2011... so far Feb
9/9/10 - Adriamyicen & Cytoxan. Headache, dizzyness, restless leg syndrome, nausia-light in mornings. 9/10 -9/14/10 - EXTREME Headaches, major fatigue, constipation, dizzyness and car sickness.
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.
Chemo once every other Friday, eight prescribed. First four: Doxorubicin (a.k.a. Adriomicine) AND Cytoxin; last four Taxol. Nuelasta with every infusion prescribed. See post "I'm just sayin'" for side effects from first 4 infusions.
Chemo sucked! It's a crazy way to slowly poison yourself and destroy every muscle that you have spent the last ten years working on. Chemo is barbaric and I will cheer the day when this is gone. Obviously, I don't work or support any drug companies.
December 1, 2010 will be my fourth round and then I will change to weekly Taxol. I have been fortunate in that I only feel badly for 4-5 days then I am back to doing what I need to, bald head and all. (Anyone with Taxol therapy could help me with details on this.)
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.
Perjeta, Herceptin & Taxol (4 rounds over 12 weeks)to start off with then after mastectomy & reconstruction Adriamycin & Cytoxan (4 rounds over 8 weeks)

Prostate Cancer Chemotherapies

What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

none yet
taxater, didnt do anything,6 treatments, mitotaxatrine, still on it, barely any side effects due to the vit c drips
Docetaxel, 8 sessions in 2014; extreme fatigue, neuropathy, loss of hair
N/A Chemo poisons; cannabis brings about programmed cell death.
NONE!!
Taxotere, Jevtana

Lung Cancer Chemotherapies

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

December 6th, 2010 was first Chemo treatment... my mother is doing good..not neauseous, joint and leg pain, Hair started to hurt two weeks after first chemo treatment. Still playing golf...not eating much... get tired easily...gets cold easy
2/26/08to 5/28/08 - 6 cycles Taxol, carboplatin and Avastin for lung ca. Hair loss and peripheral neuropathy - some fatigue.
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
Started chemo on July 7, 2016 - May 5, 2017 Side effects - nausea, vomiting, mouth sores
She has had 5 rounds of platinum based triad, one round of Alimpta (sp?), now on Opdivo, has had 3 rounds, for the fourth the week of 4/10/16.
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.
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...
750ml & 500ml cisplatin & taxotere respectively on 12/10/09,12/31/09,1/20/10,2/11/10.i thought they were trying to kill me!
chemo fog.
7/24/07 Taxol and Carboplatin 2 and a half days full of energy, 3rd day she is complaining of pain and flu like symptoms... She HAS NOT taken Claritin which her oncologist recommended for these symptoms.
Tarceva (EGFR+)12/12-6/14 fatigue, mouth sores, toenail issues, rash Afatanib 6/14-12/14 fatigue, diarrhea, toenail problems Didn't work. Carbo/Taxol 12/14-4/15 lost hair, neuropathy, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, neutropenia. Alimta 4/15-7/15 No SE Didn't work, though. Gemzar/cisplatin 11/15-12/15 Neutropenia, counts bottomed out Iressa 12/15 only worked for a couple of weeks before progression resumed hard and fast Tagrisso (T790M+) 1/16- current
2007 April til present so far 5 rounds Taxotere Carboplatin Avastin Emend for nausea Aranesp for red blood Neulasta for white blood etc.....
Chemo also started on 10/10/07 and its once a month for 3 days in a row.
Start Chemo May 18th 2007 Cisplaton and Etoposide
one treatment . switching to Afatinib
starting the 2nd week of August 2013
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
8 total cycles...6 while undergoing radiation (reduced rate) followed by 2 of triple dose after radiation.
carbo/taxol only effect has been being tired!! Verty low white cell counts, had to receive one transfusion, other wise has handled it well.
carboplation and alimpta 4 treatment rounds, a lot of pain and nausea and increasing weakness
Feb 08-Cisplatin/Etoposide- hideous vomiting diarreah Switched chemo drugs AND Hospital -April08-carbo/taxol/avastin. Tolerated well. Neulasta. Bone pain
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...
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.
December 2004 - Present off and on. On Avastin and Tarceva currently, but stopping to start a new chemo.
Cisplatin & Etoposide May/18-August/18. Four rounds of treatment 3-4 weeks apart. Side effects- Hair loss, nausea, weakness & fatigue, weight loss

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Chemotherapies

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

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.
6 treatments of R-CHOP, 3 weeks apart.
Currently on third round of six rchop treatments. Fatigue and constipation.
R-CHOP (August 2017-December 2017), Interstitial pneumonia Relapse in March 2018 in one (axillar) region Dexa-Beam (May 2018-July 2018), no effect from the treatment, relapse (lymph nodes in cervix, mediastinum, abdomen, ingvinal region)
R-Chop
R-CHOP BEGINNING ON 12.21.2015
Began a course of Hyper C-Vad July 4th weekend. Rixutin was the first drug administered and it caused me to stop breathing very frightening. Other side effects extreme tiredness, mouth ulcers, nausea, and hair loss.
r-chop 21 6 rounds every 21 days from 16th march 2010,feeling sick,tiredness,i bit high on the steriods for 5 days after each chemo,urinating more frequently,dry mouth,food tasting bland,loosing hair,compleatly,eyelids swelling and watering,fingernails going dark,shall I go on.
RCHOP chemo Feb 2015-May 2015 (6 rounds).. Plus Neulasta shot the next day each time...Side effects are different for everyone.. Although they all suck, I found this treatment to be bearable with all the drugs they give for side effects...
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.
I'm on my fourth treatment of chemo so when I get doen with the six, they'll start me on radiation
8/6/2010 RCHOP - no major side effects with first treatment.
R Chop for my NHL, but not for the Breast cancers
Magrath protocol - R-CODOX-M and R-IVAC. Side effects - usual stuff + peripheral neuropathy, back pain (site of intrathecal/tumors?)
Had 6 months of Rituxan treatment-It only maintained the IgM numbers, now going thru rounds of Rituxan and Bendamustine
Rituximab, Cyclophosphamide, Vincristine, Prednisone on 3 week cycles. Started 1st September 2010. Side effects - constipation, mild nausea, night sweats, tiredness, mood swings.
R-Chop, eight sessions one every 3 weeks. Side effects: nausea, loss of appetite, some muscle aches, hair loss, effected my eye sight - had to wear eyeglasses since the 4th chemo.
1991 April to June MAKOP B, 12 months treatment plan administered weekly over 12 weeks, ulcers, nausea, tiredness, loss of nerve sensations in extremities, severe constipation, hair loss (lol)
R-CHOP, six session, three weeks apart, starting on June 29, 2012 and ending on October 16, 2012. Had some minor nausea on the night of the chemo sessions, but nothing too major. About 80% of hair fell out by the third chemo session.
1st treatment, August 23rd, 2011...which is tomorrow, so I don't know what side effects I'm going to have.
R-COP, mabthera and then R-CHOP
non yet
G-Chop 1/8/14 starting for 6 cycles, headache, jaw pain, hair loss
went through R-chop every three weeks for six month9-29-09to 02-06-10.Second treatment was rituxan once a week for 4 weeks06-04-11. And now they are talking about bexxar
R-chop 2005 breezed through it Rituxin 2007-2008 easy and effective Bexxar 2009 put me in ICU for 4 days but did well for years remission Bendamustine 2010 very easy and mild did very well but didn't last in remission very long R-ICE 2011 I had a transformation to large B-cell the treatment wasnvery very hard put me in the hospital isolated for 5 days with low blood counts needed transfusion of platelet and red blood I was in remission for 4 months only now it's back :( I'm going for R-GMOX now followed by SCT

Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Chemotherapies

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

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

Kidney Cancer Chemotherapies

What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Pancreatic Cancer Chemotherapies

What Pancreatic Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Started 12.1t.16
Carboplatin and Taxol started June 10, 2016 December 2015-April 2016 Cisplatin and Gemzar we only switched because he had 6 rounds of this. It did keep the cancer from growing.
Nine rounds of Folfirinox treatment before surgery and more after.
Started July 12. Two weeks on, 1 week off. Plan is 6 cycles. Side Effects - Can’t sleep (steroid pretreatment). Terrible constipation (Nausea meds), Very tired, mild fever, irritability on Day 2-3 post chemo.
More harm than good; no chemo
March 22(3 types of chemo) i feel it lessened his quality of life, but for my dad he needed to fight back!!!
Chemo #1 on 4/02/10: I was more tired then usual and had a "blah" moment after going outside for a few minutes.
6/2011 tiredness, nausea, dizziness
Gemzar June, 2014. Nausea, weakness, fever, headache
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.
Lanreotide injections 3 months/ diarrhea, excessive flatulence/ abdominal pain
Diarrhea, fatigue, numbness in finger tips and toes
Extreme fatigue, some dry heaving, hair loss, neutropenia
aggressive weekly treatments of chemo for 2 months
Mar 4 _ Sept 15 2015(Folfirinox)Nausea, weakness, vomiting, low potassium, low platelets (despair)
Start date November 14 th chemo drug called Folfirinox 8 weeks every other week to try and shrink tumor away from artery
Chemo once a week from 4/2/10 to 6/01/10: Was tired the next day with small "blah" moments.
Oxaliplatin,Calcium Leucovorin,Camptosar,Florouracil
Folfirinox Jan 2013 - Feb 2013, switched to Abraxane and Gemcitabine March 2013-current
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 .
Folfirinox 10/17-3/2018; Gemzar 4/18-7/2018; Xeloda 8/18-9/2018
will be starting after Christmas
Folfox mix of chemotherapy -nausea, vomiting, diahhrea , nil taste I food, shaking, mouth ulcers, dry skin
Pill form chemo winter 2009...threw up at end of each round
About to start chemotherapy

Oral Cancer Chemotherapies

What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

2 cisplatin 3/22/2011: nausea! and fatigue!
1st and 4th week of Radiotherapy treatment, chemotherapy was also performed. 24 x 5 delivery of 5FU with a Cisplatin infusion on second day of each of these weeks. Side effects included a 'Chemo crash' both weeks I had the treatment - second week worse than the first (required blood transfusions).
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
Waiting for petscan results to see if lymph nodes involved
Erbitux, once a week for 7 weeks, starting in August. Initially, severe tongue sensitivity (at one point even water was like battery acid). For most of the treatment time, daily nausea and and severe acid reflux with occasional vomiting. As of today: chemotherapy induced neuropathy of the right leg causing the inability to lift my toes or my ankle (currently wearing a brace), but expect this to improve; whatever contribution Erbitux has towards complete dry mouth and lact of taste.
3 total - week one - week three and week five easy to do - no issues during treatment lost my beard and hair - so I shaved it short to look like I did it on purpose - wore a crocheted cap - head was always cold.
We can cure this without Chemo. . . I'm going to do it!

Ovarian Cancer Chemotherapies

What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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.
Beginning in April I had three treatments with Taxol and carbo platinum as well as Avastin. Joint pain was rough but gone after a week or so. I've mostly been easily tired out. My CA125 went up so I had another PETCT that showed an increase in the cancer I am now getting Doxil every four weeks and Avastin every two weeks. Side effects have been relatively mild - just tired a lot.
Taxol sucks!!!!! makes your hair fall out and makes breathing really difficult until i go into an anxiety attack. I dont like taxol
2/2015-abraxene and carbo, 8/2015-cistplatinum, 1/2016- cist and topitican, then clinical trial, then doxcil with carbo, just stopped parp after 85 days, starting avastin abd chlorophamide (sp?)
6 treatments chemotherapy (carbo/placing/Avastin
July - November 2008: 6 rounds IP Cisplatin and IV taxol. Side effects: You name it, it happened... hair loss, nerve damage, mouth sores, drop in red blood cells which required a transfusion, high creatin, low magnesium and potassium, diarrhea, constipation... I still blame the nurse for not making sure my dexamethosone was added to the chemo! Next Monday I start 6 rounds of IV Carboplatin and Doxil.
June 19th 2016 no serious side effects.
Taxol/Carbo every 3 weeks. At 2nd round, Avastin was added to the mix & will receive for round 3 & 4 as well.
07/20/2017 - Extremely tired, some nausea, fidgety legs, no energy for a week.
Carboplatin & Taxol combination- just started 09/13/2017.
Mar.2007-taxol & carboplantinum (8 treatments) July 2008-taxol & carboplantinum (7 treatments) The first 2 rounds left me weak, loss of hair, nausea and vomiting Oct 2009-Doxil for six months. Side effects not so bad
First chemo carbo/taxol on May 7th. so far, a bit of joint and bone pain, nothing else
One treatment so far on 3/23. Side effects for two days included exhaustion beyond sleepiness, nausea and depression. I'm so glad it only lasted 2 days! Constipation and painful bowel movements.
First Chemotherapy was Monday, March 29, 2010 - The only medical side effect was a very red face in reaction to the steroid in one of the preparatory drugs. Main side effect was pronounced "blues". Mom stayed on the couch for three days and ate very little.
Carbo and Taxol 6 rounds. Loss all my hair, even my nose hair, eyebrows, everything. Weak, muscle and nerve pains, anemia
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.
chemo May 2008 to August 2008, did 5 rounds out of 6 - nausea, peripheral neuropathy, anemia,hair loss,dehydration, fatigue, weight loss
Had 2 courses of CarboPlatin and Taxol via vascualr Port; followed by 4 courses of IP chemo with Cisplatin and Taxol, one course every 3 weeks, requiring 3 days in hospital each time. Could only tolerate 4 courses because side effects were too severe: nausea, vomiting, constipation and diarrhea, ototoxicity resulting in some permanent hearing loss in left ear and also tinitus, tingling, numbness and pain in hands and feet (apparently permanent), and "chemo brain" - no short term memory, fogginess, confusion, and exhaustion. Serious loss of weight as well. Last 2 courses of chemo were via vascular port and the same as the first 2, and were tolerated fairly well.
There were eight cycles of chemotherapy: 4 before surgery and after surgery 4. My body responded well to chemotherapy and tumor marker (CA 125) decreased from 690 for 4.
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.
none the dr did a slice and dice SIDE AFFECTS WERE WEALINING OF HEART MUSCLES HAD A STROKE 2 YEARS LATER AND NEEDED A PACE MAKER PUT IN YES I AM THE BIONIC WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR ALSO HAVE NEROPATHY IN FEET AND LEGS
Paclitaxel(Taxol)/Carboplatin(Paraplatin) combination, intravenous, 4 treatments total, 3 weeks apart. My first treatment was Oct. 17th. The side effects weren't been too horrible. Days 3-6 I felt really bad, but I never vomited! I just felt VERY weak, and VERY sick. I was so pale I scared myself in the mirror, and sometimes I felt so bad I couldn't even talk. I had HORRIBLE constipation like never before, and I still have heartburn, which I never got before.
Carboplatin started 2007, however I became allergic in 2008, so had to have it changed to Gemzar and Advastin then. Been on and off of chemo since for chronic cancer outbreaks.
Taxol and Carbo, every 3 weeks for 6 times, next (3rd) will be April 29. First three hours of administering drugs, agnonizing dizziness due to high dose of Benadrly to combat first few hours of chemo drugs. Next two days seem ok, with a false sense of energy, then day four through 8 no desire to drink, get dehydrated, can't stand or something strenuous for long periods of time, physically weak and tired always. Tiredness especially never is gone.
1.Carnoplatin/Taxol...March 30 2016 & continued for 18 straight weeks plus 4.5 blood transfusions 2.Folfox...May 2017 4 infusions then stopped because it wasn't working...

Thyroid Cancer Chemotherapies

What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Stomach Cancer Chemotherapies

What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Original Chemo was Epirubicin, Cisplatin and 5-FU April-September 2nd Irinotecan and Taxane Current Fol Fox 4 + Avastin
4 months...not helping
Folfox, nausea/vomiting
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.
Cisplatin, Epirubicin, Capecitabine (Xeloda) #1 June 12, 2017, #2 July 4, 2017 Nausea, Dry mouth, Tingly fingers, blood clot in spleen, hair loss
No help says' the doctor.

Brain Cancer Chemotherapies

What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Timodar Started in March 2006 and still ongoing. Side Effects: NAUSEA!
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.
Radiation & Temodar daily for 42 days then cycles of 5 days on 23 days off
February-continued weakness, tiredness, fatigue, sores in mouth
Temodar 28 Days on 5 Off. 14 Rounds. Nausea, vomiting, weakness, mouth sores, fatigue.
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.
Scheduled for first time chemo (Temodar) in July 2011
1/12/12 - begin taking daily chemo pill Temador (not sure how to spell that) for up to 12 months.
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.
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.
Hair loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, bruising from all of the blood work, achy muscles and joints, off balance, loss of concentration.
Temodar throughout radiation and now higher dosages (5 days on 23 days off). Fever, low platelets, fatigue
Temodar, 150 mg during radiation increased to 350 5 days/month for 3 months, then increased to 450/month at present Side effects: fatigue
temador nightly before bed. also on a target therapy trial of avastin which was researched at duke hosptiol
PCV 8/21/16 - still fighting
CLV- Cisplatin, Lomustine, and Vincristine Started in June of 2012 and stopped early at the end of December 2012, was supposed to have it till March 2013. Side effects were very bad and the tumour was not responding. Also used Steroids, anti-nausea meds and a daily antibiotic
Started Temodar on 11-23-09 380mg to much dosage, went to Hospital for low platelets 12-18-09 My platelets were at 6K !!!
Tremador - First set - daily dose for 3 weeks Not able to continue to the next set. Nausea, weakness, loss of appetite, Sleeping constantly
Taking a Temodar pill for 2 months.more fatigue, and sickness.
No chemo
started 9/13/2010-7 days a week, temedar. nausea and vomiting forst two nights. was ok last night so we'll see.
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.
Avastin drip. 12/2009 - 2/2010. Nausea. Sidenote - everyday I'd go to a juice cafe where they had wheat grass juice. When I went for my last treatment, nurse told me my blood counts throughout treatment were spot on... It's worth researching as has many benefits. Please check with your doc as told it may not be appropriate for some during their treatment.
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.
Began 150mg Temodar on 1/3/2011 2nd Dose of Chemo to begin 3/17/2011

Multiple Myeloma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

began 12/1/14 - 4/30/15 (Velcade, dexamethasone and cytoxin), Cytoxin priming 6/5/15, Stem cell transplant6/16/15 and Malthalon 6/25/15 , also neuropathy (mild) in parts of hand and feet.
8/13/15 Cyclo,dexamethasone, velcaide, huge stomach, very nauseous,no life. After5 1/2 months fired oncologist and went to natural treating dr.
January 2006 and May 2006 stem cell transplants with hi dose malthalon chemo resulting in malthalon misery - tired and more tired.
Velcade, Decadron, Revlemid. Mostly fatigue and a slight loss of appetite.
1st cycle December 2010. Loss of hair.
March to October 2010.Four treatments every 3 weeks. Velcade, Dex and Zometa. October 2010 went to 1 treatment every two weeks, same medication.Still on this schedule as of this date Mar 8, 2010
Revlamid - daily - ongoing
4 monthly rounds of VAD prior to allogenous bone marrow transplant.
Velcade, dexamethazone, since transplant just added revlamid
18 series VRDD and VRD so far
Thalomid: Fatigue. Red spots that eventually covered my entire body. Neuropathy in feet and hands. Revlimid: rash, upper body.

Colon and Rectal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

5FU 8/23/10 through 9/27/10 24/7 once a week flush and bloodworkups. some nausea
pump for 5 days aweek for 6 weeks then 2 days every 2week for 6 sessions
Inj Dacotine 150mg * Biovorine 600mg & 5FU 4600mg in 1000ml NS continuous infusion in two days. Inj Perinorm 10mg IV thrice a day Inj.
started chemo on 12/11/07 clinical trial with avastin,erbitux,oxaliplatin,lecovorin,5FU..now irenotican
12/23/13-02/03/14- fatigue
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.
Fatigue, feeling very cold, emotional side effects
Chemo was not that bad, just a little tired with some nausea
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.
Will be starting chemo on April 27th. Getting 12 treatments over six months of 5Fu with leucovorin and oxaliplatin via a medi port. Had the port put in this week.
Each round of chemo consists of 3 weeks. Week 1 I get an Oxaliplatin infusion, weeks 2 & 3 I take oral chemo, Xeloda. Side effects are nerve pain (thanks I already had that), hand pain, fatigue, weakness, memory loss, confusion at times. Bla Bla Bla
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
Xeloda during radiation and again mid-June to July along with Oxaliplatin- only able to receive two treatments after surgery due to severe dehydration, malnutrition, immuno-suppression. Since July have had severe pain in joints- especially shoulders- now diagnosed with frozen shoulders. Beginning PT this week.
Started Chemo April 10th for six weeks. She has a pump and she will wear it 24-7 the entire six weeks. With in 24 hours she had nausea and said she felt like Blah.
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.
Oxaliplatin and 5-FU. Horrible tingling in hands and feet when I touch something cold. Horrible jaw pain when I first start eating something. Lingering metallic taste in mouth. Dizziness and headaches. Blurred vision. Fatigure.
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.
FOLFOX plus Erbitux &
6 Months starting Dec 2, 2011. 5 hours every other week. 5-FU, Oxaliplatin and leucovorin. Will bring home 5-Fu in a bag for the weekend will run through port and bag removed on Mondays
24/7 pump 5fu.
Bi-weekly chemo. Energy levels vary. Diarrhea, one day only usually. Keep hydrated.
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
One day a week every other week. Oxaliplatin with two hours of Leucovorin and 5 Fluorouracil. I will also have the 5FU in a pump for 46 hours. Total 16 weeks of treatment. Then Radiation
start chemo tomorrow jan 12, 2009 folfox
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...

Liver Cancer Chemotherapies

What Liver Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

11-19 chemo pellets not sure of the name, nausea,
On going chemo regiment and had one chemoembolization.
TACEdeb procedure begining of June....side effects... all haha vomitting, nausea, fever, pain, pancreatitis.
Nexavar 8/22/12 - forever, side effects all listed
Nexavar - Current (8 months)
First treatment was June 8th 7 hours between the other meds olus the chemo..Cisplatin and Gemzar.. Felt ok the day after but then started feeling very sick, achy, headache, ringing in ears, coulnt eat, weak, dizzy,tired,shaky all over I only felt well enough to go to the doctor on the 7th to have my blood drawn..saw dr and he said he would up my steroids next time and that should help second treatment was on the 8th, Just the gemzar.. Really tired and achy. Dizzy and weak. Had my shot of Lewnasta on Monday. Still fell tired and bone pain
Nexavar for 6 months. Infusion therapy started 2 weeks ago and ongoing bi-weekly.
every kind, all the time for the last 5 years
No chemo as no primary cancer found and chemo will only add a few months to life, yet these extra few months will be with the side-effects of chemo
7-2008 to present. Lethargic, no appetite, not able to focus for too long on anything, weight loss, strange thoughts, sleep seems to be all REM, dreams and or nightmares about Nam seem to pop up while I'm awake,anger, especially at the VA for not stepping up and admitting and approving my claims.
Tried Nexavar for one day, but decided against it; bad side effects--felt cloudy, nauseated like when I was on Interferon/Ribaviron and had rectal bleeding from the Nexavar; not worth it to buy a few more months of life; discontinued
i will tell you

Cervical Cancer Chemotherapies

What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Had cisplatin for 6 weeks during radiation, now am on my 5th of 6 treatments every three weeks (taxol and cisplatin)
Cisplatin (40 units) every Monday for five weeks, beginning April 26, 2010. Hair thinned; veins hardened; steroid acne; acid reflux; turned yellow after treatments (that was odd).
Cisplatin once a week In conjunction with the radiation. Then Five series with Etoposide.
Tirapazimine and cisplatin for 6 weeks...Metal taste in my mouth towards the end and thrush in my mouth for a couple of weeks which subsided with medication.
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.
Cisplatin 2009 six weekly treatments
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
Had a really bad reaction on Oct 14 2014
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 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.
Cisplatin: Took 2 treatments, 1 week apart. Tolerated well. No nausea, though stomach very "acidy" feeling. Eating bland foods often throughout the day helped. Did have some tiredness. No loss of hair. Had to stop Cisplatin for a while due to frequent ringing in ears. Cisplatin can lead to permanent hearing loss. Was able to complete last 4 Cisplatin after a break. Have some hearing loss, but not much. Will be using an experimental drug-Avastin, as well. Avastin: no loss of hair. Felt a coldness in the core of the body and extremities. Combined with Cisplatin, usually left me feeling poor and unable to work for about 5 days. Starting Taxol, Carboplatin, and Avastin again next week.
Weekly chemo for six weeks
Metallic taste heart burn mild nausea ringing in ears
I couldnt eat as much as I thought I would be hungry. Most food tasted terrible. I was able to watch much tv. I never watched tv since I was a kid. I am an active outdoor person, I felt it made me become lazy. lol I got the flu, lowered my immune system, however my red blood cell count always stayed very good!
2 rounds of Taxol/carbo 11/2011 & 12/2011...Is being changed for 1/2012...not sure of new drugs yet
Cisplatin started 7/8/08
Cisplatin low dose for 5 cycles once a week. Tolerated it well just very tired. Considering I had concurrent radiation and chemo it was hard to tell what was causing all my nausea and vomiting but we think it was the radiation. Also I had preventive chemo cisplatin and taxol ( lost hair with this ) , three rounds , to help potentially stop a recurrence.
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.
I started Chemo in July. I went in with a positive attitude. My sister and I had done a lot of research about things to do to minimize side effects. I cannot stress the importance of drinking a lot of water (and I mean a lot!) before during and after the chemo. Rinse your mouth with a mouth wash specifically for dry mouth - thankfully I avoided sores and I think this was the reason. Rest as often as you can and don't ever feel guilty about it.
5 treatments of Cisplatin
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.
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
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
10/11/2016, 10/18/2016, 10/25/2016, 11/01/2016. I was supposed to have 6 rounds could not continue because the WBC were to low. Had to get neupogen shots to increase the cell counts, before the 2 rounds of brachytherapy. Again, no adverse effects from the chemo either.

Larynx Cancer Chemotherapies

What Larynx Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

I'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.
Multiple protocols for ALL & AML.
Started induction chemotherapy for AML on 25th September with "7+3 for 24 hours. I got Daunorubicin for 15 minutes the first 3 days while getting cytarabine the rest of the 24 hours. After the 3 days, the cytarabine continued 24 hours for the balance of the rest of the 7 days. I was medicated with multiple medications to prevent some of the known side effects such as eye damage, nausea, vomiting, and acid reflux. After the chemotherapy stopped, the Nader effects kicked in about a week later which is when the white and red blood cell counts and platelets drop. I ended up with ecoli infection in the blood and pneumonia which nessitated the administration of IV antibiotics. I also required Neupogen shots daily to help increase the production of white blood cells. Multiple platelet and blood transfusions were needed to sustain my existence. During this time I also had petechiae due the low platelet count. Stem cell or bone marrow transplant was recommended however, in my case, no full donor match could be found. Therefore my option was to have additional consolidation which consisted of hi-dac chemo (high dose chemo days 1,3,5 for 4 hours twice on those days. Typically if transplant is not an option, 4 doses of hi-dac is recommended. Due to my difficulty with the chemo, we opted for only 2 consolidation treatments. Right now I'm in remission although my white blood cell count and platelet counts are only 1/2 of the normal range. Last bone marrow biopsy (6th one) showed no Leukemia. Currently I have monthly blood work to monitor blood levels.
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
7 + 3 , tired, weight loss, neuropathy
Induction round 12/22/14-1/19-15: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue Consolidation February '15, Consolidation March '15, Consolidation April '15
1/28/16 induction
Induction Theraphy Cytarabine and Doxorubicin for 8 days. I just start my Consolidation theraphy last March 30. Which is Doxorubicin for 1hour and vincristine(push) and cytarabine IT(so painful)
Had two induction rounds and two consolidation rounds.
I have been taking low dose chemotherapy via and infusion pump. I may need a bone marrow transplant at some point.
Jan 2 through Jan 5 2015 Staff infection , Bacteria in blood, Fever and Nausea
1 cycle of 7+3 regimen of Cytarabine, Idarubicin, but still had more than 10% of blasts in system. Went on to have 10 intermediate doses of cytarabine, and was in remission. Doctor had me on low dose decitabine and sorafenib (but I did not continue with sorafenib due to strong side effects of face bloating/swelling and rashes)
Started daunorubicin and cytarabine 7+3 therapy on January 10, 2015. I stayed in the hospital approximately thirty days. A bone marrow biopsy at the end of this stay confirmed remission. My nausea was not too bad, except for a time that they served some green beans from the cafeteria. I dry heaved several times, and then ate only food from home. I suffered diarrhea, hair loss, a neutropenia fever, an acute kidney injury, fatigue, and weight loss. I started my first round of consolidation chemotherapy in February, second round in March, and third round in April. I have been very fortunate to this point to avoid a bone marrow transplant.
Seven days straight starting on Monday August 15th.
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.
Ive been on too many chemos to describe. Generally though I handle them well. You will feel the nausea and the fatigue for sure. Mouthsores and hairloss come later. I usually go feverish at some point too.
High dose chemotherapy, March-June 2012. Side effects: Nausea, vomiting, weight loss, fatigue.
On April 19th 2018, I also received my first dose of chemotherapy. I don't remember much of what happened during this time except I broke out in a red rash from head to toe and ran a fever for 5 days straight. The red drug, daunorubicin, makes me extremely sick. I'm a wreck when they give it to me.
1st round-12/09/2011Atromycin for 3 days nd Cytosar. for 7 days.
the only side affect she has had is toxemia, and neuropothy.
Oct 14th- 7 days Vidaza Nov 23rd- 7 plus 3 Dec 25th- fludarabine and busulfan
photosensitivity, some nauesea
idarubicin and atra began in april 2008 vomiting,diarhea,blood and platelet transfusions many transfusions
Induction, September 2014, two rounds. I didn't go into remission after the round (7+3 and) had IDA-FLAG (idarubicin, fludarabine, cytarabine and G-CSF. I lost my hair and appetite. Mouth sores are horrible as was the fatigue. I had four rounds of consolidation (November, December 2014, January, February 2015) after this, high dose cytarabine and the side effects are marginal for me, I was really tired and that was a result of low Hgb.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Testicular Cancer Chemotherapies

What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

VIPx4. Etoposide, ifosfomide, cisplatin- four cycles, five days in a row each, every three weeks.
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
Initial diagnosis required 1 round chemo -Carboplatin - minimal side effects Return of cancer - 4 rounds of chemo ( EP) 21 day cycles includes five continuous days of infusion then rest. No nausea but gastric reflux with vomiting, scalp pain, metallic taste in mouth, tiredness, neutropenia
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

GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Chemotherapies

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

Gleevec 400 mg. daily, nausea, taking anti nausea medication
taking Gleevec for life

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

An unpleasant mix of fatigue, diarrhea, headaches, water retention, muscle and bone pain.
Daily 400mg Gleevec. Daily fatigue. Slow morning wake up. Memory problems they call Gleevec brain. Polyneuropathy: pain and weakness in body. I use a cane when walking outside. Diarrhea. I did just find out that I am now in remission but must stay on the Gleevec for 2 years. I am totally grateful that Gleevec exists for me and for all CML patients. Good luck to all of us!
Gleevec
I've been on Gleevec for 3 weeks. the first week was no different than the previous ones, lots of fatigue, but that is from the leukemia. In the second week, I started having more pain and some diahrrea. The diahrrea cleared up in a few days but the pains got worse. By week three, I have a lot of bone pain. I can get around and i can work, but it hurts quite a bit to move and my legs (thighs) are the worst. I often wake up with pain and my fatigue is not improving.

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Anal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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.....
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
Cisplatin and Xeloda front 20/08/14 through to 11/11/14 Sickness at the start of cycles 1 and 2. Swelling in my legs on the start of cycle 2. Dose was reduced for cycles 3 and 4 . I did not get along with the anti sickness tablets, I tried several different ones. EMEND was usefully but I stopped taking others and found ginger to be most helpful. I seemed to experience a little of all side effects. Ulcers, hand and foot syndrome, diarrhoea sickness and constipation but they didn't last long. Oh and my head hair thinned but I did keep enough.
Sores in mouth, loss of appetite
Mitomycin on Day 1 and Day 29 5-FU Days 1-4 and 29-32 Dry mouth, constipation, thinning hair at week 4. <<<<<<After reading this I have to say "chemo brain" because I don't recall writing that!!
has not started yet
5 FU and Mitimycin == two rounds each. nausea, diarrhea, pain. Was in hospital for a week for low blood counts. Either blood or platelets (or both) given every day in hospital.
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 4/7/15 every 2 weeks
nausea (finally controlled).
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.
Pill Chemo - Xeloda 500 mg. 4 pills AM 3 in PM. Zofran for Nausea. 2 IV push of Mitomycin during the 1st & last radiation treatments. MItomycin IV side effects - Metallic taste in everything lasted 24 hours Xelolda - Annoying tingling in hands, legs & feet which went away week 1. Nausea waves Stomach pains in lower abdomen Constipation
10/2011-12/2011 2 rounds of 5FU through picline., 6/2012-2/2013 Several rounds of Cisplatin
june 15-August 6, 2015
Started Jan 4th, Mitomycin and 5FU again at 5th week
Will start 1/27/17
2 IV chemo treatments, on day one, then 2nd delayed due to dehydration, also 6 pills/day for 30 days, same timing as radiation, very tired, no appetite, lost 15 pounds
Vomiting, hair thinning but no complete loss
Starting a 5 day pump next week.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gi toxicity, fatigue, bone marrow suppression lasting many months hair loss, went in the hospital for a fever of 104 with low white count
two 96-hour stretches of chemo with mytomycin and 5 FU (guess what my nickname for "FU" is...) Horrible side effects, bleeding and cracking at corners of lips, raw inside mouth, chronic nausea (nausea meds helped), weakness, depression, sleep problems, etc.

Vulva Cancer Chemotherapies

What Vulva Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

1/4/17-2/15/18
I didn’t lose my hair.

Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Chemotherapies

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

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

Bone Cancer Chemotherapies

What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Carboplatin, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide, Tamoxifen, Toceranib, Piroxicam. No significant side effects to start with but after so many months of home chemo/meds I get diarrhoea and occasional nausea (am on meds to combat). My fur is very slow growing now - months later, surgery sites are still sparsely covered in fur, and I now have bald patches (my paws, muzzle, bottom).
i cannot sleep..i cannot eat..i do vomiting

Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Chemotherapies

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

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

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Protocol #1: First of 3-21 day cycles of 5-FU, Cisplatin and Docetaxel started 10/7/13 - around the 2 or 3 week started losing hair and experiencing nausea, fatigue, weight loss, etc; Protocol #2: Eribtux and concurrent radiation for 6 weeks started ~12/10/13 - neuropathy in feetbegan a few months after treatment stopped and is still ongoing.
chemotherapy given from January to September Side effects: dehydration, vomiting, blood transfusions
Tinnitus weakness nausea
3 x cycles of Cisplatin 80mg/m^2 over 9 weeks prior to Radiotherapy 3 x cycles of Xeloda (14 tablets) over 9 weeks prior to Radiotherapy Once weekly 40mg2 Cisplatin during Radiotherapy
Every 3 weeks during radiation then once a month x 3 for cisplatin. 5FU home infusion will start in Sept for five days then again in October and November. Nausea, vomiting, fatigue for cisplatin have not had 5FU yet
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.

Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Chemotherapies

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

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

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Chemotherapies

What Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

chemo side effects hair loss some weight loss vomitting sweats shakes hot cold pain emotional skin tone looked unhealthy

Esophagus Cancer Chemotherapies

What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Chemo is rough.
every 3 weeks, side effects: tinnitus and stomatitis after the last one
Oxaliplatin infusion; Leucovorin infusion; Fluorouracil continuous infusion pump.
2 low dose chemo sessions. Became immuno suppressed
5FU and cisplatin 12/2016 for 4 days. Hospitalized due to toxic overdose of 5FU. Oncologist did no give me the DFD test because he didnt believe in th test, hi negligence nearly killed me.
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
Ended in Nov 2013. Chemo: Memory loss Radiation Side effects: Loss of bone density resulting in back pain.
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.
chemo from 2/98 through 9/98
Carbo-taxol once a week for 5 weeks

Tonsil Cancer Chemotherapies

What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

11/9, 11/30, 12/21 - loss of appetite, cold, "chemo head" (loss of concentration and short term memory)
3 cisplatin treatments, concurrent with radiation treatments
Start with erbitux on Nov 12th and follow with weekly doses every Monday for a total of 8 weeks
Carboplatin - 6 Weekly infusions completed February 27
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!!!
Ciplatin 3 megadoses 3 weeks apart concurrent with radiation
cysplatin
7sessions, once weekly Metal tasting food, general lousy feeling 2 days after treatment.
11 treatments ended about 11/07/2011
Begin weekly Erbitux 9/10/13, Cisplatin/5FU 5/14, CarboTaxol 7/15
April 9, 2012 (Only made it through 4 treatments as it made me incredibly sick.)
3 Cisplatin treatments
Chemo coming up
3 treatments. Cisplatin at first but had terrible digestive side effects so used erbitux for last 2 treatments
Cituximab Loading dose March 13th, High fever and severe headache. Second of 8 treatments March 21st. Only side effect was severe heartburn.
6 low-dose cisplatin treatments, one every Monday for 6 weeks. Felt great; actually took away the joint pain I experience from Lupus!
Cisplatin, 3 treatments , hair thinned, loss of hearing, nausia, Tinitus
3 five hour Cisplatin sessions, every three weeks, starting Monday, November 7th 2011
5 treatments of cisplatin one a week commencing 14th July. Mocositis, fatigue WBC count dropped dramatically after last treatment
Jan 21- vomit, headaches, fatigue, lack of sleep, sore throat, cold sores, dry mouth, weak, pain, dry skin, headaches
soon to start either Cisplatin or Erbatux
Cisplatin. 2 infusions 3 weeks apart.
Cisplatin - I was sick every day. Had to take anti-nausea medicine every 2 hours.
September 5 - 3 rounds
Taxol and carboplatin. 6 weekly infusions.

Mesothelioma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

carboplatin, alimta 8-27-09

Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Chemotherapies

What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

intravenous chemo from Septemeber 2018 to January 2019
4/17/15 Allergic reaction to Emend and Taxol
INITIALLY TOLD NONE NEEDED 7/6/09 MY DOCTORS REISDENT CALLED AND SAID NONE NEEDED BUT AT THIS POINT I DO NOT TRUST MY DOCTORS AND WILL SEEK NEW HELP SURGERY 8/6/09 REMOVAL 27 NODES NO CANCER...SO NO CHEMO WILL BE NEEDED
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.
Carboplaxin and taxol 6 x's Jan to May 2016. Side effects: loss of hair, anemia, low WBC, low platelets.
Carbo/Taxol every 3 weeks, 6 cycles
November 2011-December 2011--6 administrations of Taxol and Carboplatin; strong allergic reaction to Taxol (could not breathe and it felt like my back had been struck by a car) handled with heavy doses of Benadryl and slow infusion; lost hair all over my body slowly during treatment and over several months after treatment; painful tingling in feet and hands; fatigue; bloody nose daily; ridges across nails on hands; skin toughened on backs of hands and tops of feet; hair on my head hurts sometimes months after treatment.
Chemo 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.
TBD but they definitely want to do it.
Start in mid October.
Cyclophosphamid Carpoplatin Taxol
Every week on Day 1 & 2 and Day 8.
Starting chemo (carboplatin and taxol) on 4/27/11. Will have 6 sessions, one every 3 weeks.
Chemotherapy November 2014-April 2015. Hair loss, neuropathy in feet, achy joints.
Haven't started yet. Need advice.
Chemo start date 7/15/09 - Doxil infusion with Ativan and Compazine every 21 days...that was "potponed". Chemo, once started, was be Doxorubicin and Ifosfamide - 4 days of 24-hour infusions. Mom was having delirious thoughts from the chemicals, they took her off of food - the doc said she "had enough fat on her" to get by without food. She was in and out of sleep from the sedatives in between chemo.
My symptoms became SO much worse after chemo: Pain, nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, chemical taste in mouth, fatigue, weight loss
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
See Surgery Description> apparently I cannot follow directions
Nausea, Constipation
I have had two rounds of chemo, and the next will take place on Jan 31, 2012. After that, three more rounds!
felt sick all the time, metal icky taste, neuropathy, ruined joints >:( bone pain
5/2010-tired, nausea 10/2014-tired, nausea,low blood countsand turned into mds 12/9/2015 start cgeno with doxil after mds in remission
recommended to start after radiation
currently doing carbo/taxol every three weeks. Extreme fatigue, muscle aches, taste changes

Sarcoma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Temodar and potentially IV Chemotherapy
Doxorubicin Cisplation Methotrexate Ifosfomide Etoposide
AIM Chemotherapy, 3 cycles, inpatient in hospital for 5 days each cycle, started on 16th May finished on 1st July. Side effects, hair loss, chronic diarrhea, piles, sore mouth, tiredness.
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.
Chemo not a proven treatment for my type of cancer
Chemotherapy lasted from July 2010 - August 2011 His chemotherapy consisted of Vincristine, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide, Ifosfamide, and Etoposide. Some vomiting and lots of nausea.
Adriamycin Dec 14/15 on going
Multiple regimens
Currently going through chemo... some of the side effects that I am experiencing are mouth sores, and sore GI tract. Definite tiredness, lunula turning black, of course hair falling out, complete loss of taste buds and smell during chemo but fine after.
Gleevec, vomiting, diarra, swollen eyes and ankles, cramping in hands feet arms legs, fatique, from 10/19/07 till 5/2013. Didn't work for me after awhile.
Chemotherapy started on 20th Dec 2008 and I chose to stop in June 2009 (I was meant to finish in Nov 2009, but when I found out my tumor was no longer shrinking, I physically could not deal with the side effects anymore). I lost my hair, which was by far not the worst side effect! Mouth sores, lost my sense of taste and smell. Horrendous constipation. Nauseous most of the time. Not able to eat. So completely exhausted, not even energy to stand up some days. Felt extreme cold, then major hot flushes, wake up drenched in sweat. Eyes always sore and watery. My chemotherapy was every 3 weeks, which took 5 days in hospital to administer IV - then every month when home I would spike a massive temp & have to be rushed into hospital for blood transfusions and isolated for neutronpenia! Chemo turned me into a shell of my former self, it destroyed my spirit and had me in tears most of the time. It was a hard, hard fight.
Had only 4 appointments for chemo. Hair falling out. Nausa.
I have Chemo once a month. The Chemo caused the whites of my eyes to turn Fire Engine Red. It was a reaction that none of the nurses had ever seen. I was given IV Benedryl. The dose of the medicine knocked my butt out. That was my first treatment on May 21, 2012. I was set for 3 treatments. My Oncologist was not sure if the Chemo would work to begin with. Within the first treatment I could tell a difference. I was amazed. I could actually feel the mass and it was smaller. So, Dr. M ordered another 3 treatments for a total of six. I lost all my hair, eyebrows and eyelashes. Hey, they will grow back one day. I don't mind. I love all the scarves and hats I have bought and been given.
Chemotherapy to start in 2016
Chemotherapy started in September 2011 and continued every three weeks either daily for a week, or a single day dose of VAC - crappy crappy side effects, where do I start......numb finger tips, constipation, hair loss, loss of taste buds, thrush in mouth, lack of concentration, sooooo exhausted after each dose and weeks later. It is very true that the chemo is so much harder than the cancer to deal with.

Parotid Cancer Chemotherapies

What Parotid Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Adriamycin and cytoxin. 11/03 so sick with vomiting till meds were figured out. Lost 50 lbs. Taxol 1/04. Sick Rituxan 5/13 no effects used for platelet issues Taxol 5/16 with experimental drug

Skin Cancer Chemotherapies

What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Throat Cancer Chemotherapies

What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Dry Mouth. Lost body hair, Sick at stomach, weight loss.
1997- Cisplatin/5FU - I wanted to die (permanent hearing loss & temporary vein loss) 2003 - Cisplatin/5FU - Extreme discomfort; bloating, burning, nausea, etc. I refused further treatment. 2005 - Taxol, 5FU, Carboplatin, Leucovorin - side effects so bad I quit 12 course regimen after 4th course 2007 - Taxol, 5FU, Carboplatin, Erbitux, Leucovorin - I wished I were dead! after 9th course I was not recognizable; the erbitux had caused my face and neck to break out with puss filled sores that burst and bled. I quit after 11th course.
May 7, May 14, May 24. (Now scheduled for June 1, 8 and 15). Side effects are fatigue and nausea. Taking anti-nausea meds. Worst part is we can't keep enough fluids in him to flush out the toxins due to chemo. We're told this is more common in throat cancer where food and fluids are taken through a feeding tube. Starting to lose patches of hair.
Ringing in ears
It seems that my side effects (nausea, tiredness) start a couple days after treatment. Emend and Zofran seem to be helping.
Chemotherapy due to start 6 weeks after surgery, September 2016
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
Erbitux. Loss of hair, lesions on my hands, scab around my neck, vomiting, etc.
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.
Erbitux (Cetuximab) taken, due to success with HPV-16 related cancers. 7 infusion sessions, starting one week before radiation commencement. First session gave me the worst headache of my life, terrible chills, fever, nausea (but only brief vomiting) and profound weakness. Started about 7 hours after treatment. Subsequent sessions have had less impact; primary complaint being weakness and fatigue. Blistering rash encompassing head, neck, shoulders, chest and back. Very itchy and painful. Appeared by second week of treatment. Now in 4th week, the pustules have subsided somewhat, but lotions are essential to keep the skin peeling controlled.
February - June 2009 Taxotere Cisplaten 5FU
Three rounds of Cisplatin - nausea, metallic taste and tired

Tongue Cancer Chemotherapies

What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Three Cisplatin chemo doses, Jan 4, Jan 26, Feb 16. Never got the Feb 16 dose as I was too sick from throwing up.
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
For me Chemo was much easier than Radiation. Cisplatin and 5-FU 24/7 for which I was hospitalized. I refused my last chemo treatment because I was too sick, and honestly I thought it would take a lot more than chemo to save me from this beast called cancer. Yet I survived and have for the last 20 years.
Set for July 6 and July 21
No chemotherapy.
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.
Only 5 of 6 Cisplain treatments given because of so much nausea. Hospitalized for nausea and given extra intravenous fluids bags 2-3 weeks separate days from the chemo infusions.
3 bags of cisplatin
Do not know yet if I will have to go through Chemotherapy.
Cisplatin 2007. I was one that had the carotid do it's number, so have permanent heartbeat in my ear. Sometimes loud and intrusive, very loud and intrusive when I am lying down trying to sleep. This too conversation, Chemo and Radiation were simultaneous. It was a dark night of the soul. Burnt skin, inside the mouth and outside. I lost over 60 lbs in less than 9 weeks. Dehydrated, diarrhea, high irregular heartbeats, constipation, impacted, and the list there too goes on.

Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Currently going through chemo. I had 3 chemotherapy done and had 1 every 2 weeks until November
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.
28 day cycle. Chemo on days 1 and 15. 6 cycles or 12 treatments
nausea, fatigue, anxiety, depression, dizziness, vomitting
7/13/2012~ABVD
6cycles of Chemotherapy was planned that is a six montha duration.ABVD doses was induced in every fifteen days through veinflow during the first 3 cycles and later through picc line which was less painful. Side effects of chemo were many starting with gastritis, acidity, nausea, body pain,hair loss,fatigue...but this would be fine within a week after wbc count increases to normal level.
(ABVD) Loss of hair, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, Random flushness, metallic taste in mouth, sores inside mouth
ABVD- October 22, 2010-
ABVD treatment; my nausea was well-controlled with prescriptions, but I was often tired in the days following chemo. I went every other Friday so I could recuperate over the weekend and be ready to go back to school Tuesday-Thursday.
ABVD Six months
12 rounds of ABVD. Side effects: hair loss, weight gain, nausea and fatigue
ABVD Chemo every other Tuesday 12 times.
Getting chemo doesn't hurt. I don't feel the chemo being injected, and I feel fine for 3 days after, minus the fatigue. Nausea, headaches, body aches, upset stomach are my most common side effects when my medications are done.
started ABVD March 2011
Tired, Had KFC after every session
Started ABVD chemo on September 22, 2015 Ended on April 7, 2016 8 cycles/months (every two weeks) Side effects: - skin discolorations that either looks like scratch marks or skin pigmentation and nail discoloration throughout the treatment - fatigue, nausea and vomitting on the first cycle - constipation - very dry skin - itchiness - tender gums and pain in a specific tooth tjat started to feel loose - hair loss - either unable to sleep at night or sleep very late on the night of chemo session - tingling or feeling of probably shrinkage on the tumor site - "chemo fog"
ABVD chemiotherapy, hair loss
Chemo ABVD for 6 months. Treatment every other week. 4-11-16 first chemo. Tired, constipation, weak knees-falling on steps 4-28-16 second chemo. Tired, extreme fatigue, hair loss started, bad headaches, back of neck pain, blurred vision in one eye, hot feeling inside.
ABVD started in December 2011-May 2012. Hair loss, nauscia, weakness. ICE July 2012-August 2012 Hair loss, nausea, weakness
ABVD 08/22/2014: Fatigue, jaw pain, swollen tongue/mouth, loss of taste, hiccups, sneezes, mood swings/anxiety attacks, bone pain, constipation, some nausea, loss of appetite, decreased white blood cells & fevers (resulting in ER visit & week-long hospitalization). ABVD 09/18/2014: Fatigue, hiccups, intense bone pain (pelvis & back), jaw pain, swollen tongue/mouth, loss of taste, emotional, loss of hair. ABVD 10/01/2014: Fatigue, painful bowels, jaw pain, hiccups, mild night sweats, bone pain, difficulty sleeping, mood swings, nausea, joint stiffness, mild skin rash, constipation & severe abdominal pain, decreased white blood cells & fevers (resulting in second ER visit & week-long hospitalization). ABVD (w/20% strength reduction) 10/15/2014: Fatigue, jaw pain, swollen tongue, loss of taste, bone pain, irregular bowels, some constipation, gassy, hiccups, mild night sweats, heart burns, sneezes, difficulty sleeping, mood swings
ABVD regimen. First session was one day after diagnosis. #1:05/20/2010, #2:06/07/2010 (delayed by neutropenia), #3:07/01/2010 (delayed by neutropenia). Side effects: Hair loss, negligible neuropathy.
AVD (Dr. says I don't need the B) constipation, nausia, jaw tingle, red hot face, tired, dizziness
26th December, 2014. ABVD. 6 cycles, 12 treatments completed every fortnight. 22nd July, 2015. Salvage Chemotherapy. ICE. 3 cycles, completed every 21 days.
Yes, My chemotherapy treatment was ABVD.
ABVD chemotherapy, treatment every two weeks for six months (6 cycles). Extreme nausea and vomiting (eventually brought under control by drugs), fatigue and breathlessness, stomach pain and bloating, complete loss of hair, tooth pain, mouth sores, extreme salivary gland pain, loss of some finger and toe nails, mild nose bleeds, mild constipation.

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Although I am 23, I am receiving the pediatric regimen for ALL. This involves 2 and a half years of chemotherapy. The first 8 months are pretty intensive and then I enter the maintenance phase. Side effects of the chemo have widely ranged throughout different cycles. Extreme fatigue, nausea, headache, joint pain, intestinal issues, mouth sores, and the infamous hair loss.
I'm getting three chemo a dont know what they're called but they all make me feel like crap. But whatever makes me better I guess. Fatigue, sick, swollen ankles, sensitive skin, pins and needles in finger tips. Bowel movements slow down. But speed up after a while
Started induction chemo within the first week of November. Integrating it with holistic therapies
started Feb. 26, 2010 I was admitted to hospital every 3 weeks for a total of 6 rounds of treatment - Cycles A and B.
Hyper CVAD Protocol 6/1/2015-2/7/2016 including spinal chemo X 4
currently undergoing HYPER C-VAD
Started chemo once my pneumonia was under control which took 3 days after I was at the hospital(4/4/10 was start date). While in the hospital for a month getting very strong drugs I didn't have any sick-feeling side effects and ate like a horse. I did however lose a lot of muscle mass and after a bit I was barely able to walk and there were occasions where I passed out for various reasons and wasn't able to get myself back up. But I was on 150mg of prednisone at 7am and 7pm each and every day and the side effects from it were awful and probably the worst part about my hospital experience as it made me feel very strung out, nervous, antsy, you name it. Towards the end I started to feel as if I was starting to lose my mind which was more than likely just a chemo brain effect. However after my primary induction was over at the hospital, side effects became more prevalent doing chemo 5 days a week from May-July of 2010 where I passed out, god very sick, could barely eat, had no energy, was extremely depressed but that put me out of my second phase and into the long part, maintenance. I got to come home for maintenance which wasn't possible for the other treatments due to not having any blood cancer specialists where I live, but my doctor personally knew many of my doctors out of state and was who sent me to the group of doctors that he did. I was almost constantly vomiting, Intense chronic pain in my lower back, legs, shoulders, hands, feet, and various other parts of my body. Now I'm chemo free for two years from 2/26/13 but I still have very bad physical issues as well as PTSD, Depression, General Anxiety and other mental health related issues.
finished with induction therapy, now gonna begin with consolidation.
October 2010 - current; Unfortunately, I've had nearly every side effect from chemotherapy.

Bile Duct Cancer Chemotherapies

What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

HAIC 24/7 for two consecutive weeks of constant flow chemo delivered directly to the liver. Every two week chem, alt two weeks pump is filled with Saline. NO Side Effects
begin chemo 11/30/16
iam a nice girl loking for man
On my second round of 2 sessions each which are a week apart

Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

January 6 2014 and February 15 2014

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Chemotherapies

What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Appendiceal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Appendiceal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Fluorouracil (5-fu), Oxaliplatin, Avastin, leucovorin. 1/15-3/2? Side effects - Extreme fatigue, nausea, cold sensitivity, neuropathy
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