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Breast Cancer Chemotherapies

What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Very few side effects, a little nauseau and sleeping more than normal, lost my hair
Every two weeks - fatigue five or six days following
Began chemotherapy in 3'06. Side effects were mouth sores, nausea and vomiting. Bone pain, neuropathy in fingers and feet. Nail beds turned black.
Will start Chemotherapy Sept. 28, 2007. Six courses then radiation six weeks. Will be on Adriamycin, Taxotere, Cytoxan
took Docetaxol (Taxotere) after FEC - finished chemo July 22
3 (months not sure of all the drug names. A/C and taxol i think. Round two,Cisplatin.
December 2000 every 3 weeks for 6 months nauseus, hair loss, headaches etc. December 2007 every week, then every 3 weeks for 16 months nauseus, hair loss, nuropathy, headaches, etc
Chemo caused hair loss, bloody noses, fever, muscle pain, tingling and numbing, and nausea. And the shot gave me bone pain.
Starting A/C on December 6, 2011. Will have chemo every 2 weeks for 4 months.
suffer to heal. stay mindful of what it means to be aware.
Six rounds. Finished in April 2010.
Finished February 21, 2010
I've taken chemo for 3 years now, many kinds of chemo, my "favorite" is Xeloda.
Began Adreamycin/Cytoxin on Aug 30, 2007.Completed my last dose of Taxol on Jan. 30, 2008. My main side effects were the exhaustion and mouth ulceration and neuropathy in my toes and fingers with the Taxol.
Started 06-20-Nausea, constipation, severe headahces, body aches, fatigue, dizziness, hot flashes, grumpiness. 07-05-some Nausea, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, port became infected.
Taxotere & herceptin weekly for the rest of my life.
I had Cytozen(I remember it burning badly)I had three months of chemo before surgery, and three months after surgery, total of six months,side effects nausea, fatigue, mouth sores hair loss
6 cycles, every 3 weeks, carboplatin, taxotere, and herceptin. I still recieve the herceptin, which had no side effects at all, for me. The carboplatin/taxotere had MANY; nausea (1 night I vomited VIOLENTLY from discontinuing my zofran too early), stomatitis(for which ice really does work, ice cream, itallian ice, etc. for YOUR ENTIRE INFUSION, learned this cycle 4), rash from the decadron that was SEVERE, and the very, very worst was the neuropathy that lasted about 2 months post-chemo which was just torture...but it's nearly gone now, the arm, and breast hurt worse, and I am so grateful. Taxotere is what caused that, so I hear, but it goes away slowly, but almost surely, that's the good news.
I had every side effect in the book! You name it I had it! Gained 20 pounds on the steroids.
Numerous chemo's ...dual dense double dosed first time around. knocked me for a loop. didn't understand commercials or anything that was going around me. I was a vegetable.
They removed all my teeth because they said the chemo and radiation would kill their roots. I went through 5 cycles of the red devil and 10 taxol. I am still on femara
January-April 2009
I have completed 3 of my 6 cycles of chemo. I am on Taxotere, Cytoxin and Herceptin. I will finish up in September, with the completion of the Herceptin in May of 2012. I am also receiving a shot of Neulasta which makes my bones ache. The chemo this time has not been so bad except for the flu like symptoms and achiness in my bones. I am tired but this is due to the anemia.
To begin June 12th
AC dose dense,then taxotere all for 5.5 months.Lots of lousy side effects you name it I had it!

Prostate Cancer Chemotherapies

What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

none yet
RChop -six treatments, two weeks apart in Spring 2007.
taxater, didnt do anything,6 treatments, mitotaxatrine, still on it, barely any side effects due to the vit c drips
Docetaxel, 8 sessions in 2014; extreme fatigue, neuropathy, loss of hair
N/A Chemo poisons; cannabis brings about programmed cell death.
NONE!!
None
Taxotere, Jevtana

Lung Cancer Chemotherapies

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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...
Started with nine drops of Taxol and had an allergic reaction that caused me to stop breathing. Then switched to Gemzar and Carboplatin. Had some nausea but started taking Emend....VERY tired.
9/19/2016 Constipation, nausea, loss of appetite
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...
Chemotherapy started on March 1st
December 2004 - Present off and on. On Avastin and Tarceva currently, but stopping to start a new chemo.
Cisplatin and Alimta and all of the side effects that ride with them. Four rounds in ten weeks.
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.
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.
2/26/08to 5/28/08 - 6 cycles Taxol, carboplatin and Avastin for lung ca. Hair loss and peripheral neuropathy - some fatigue.
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.
3 days chemo every 21 days. Hydration as needed. Tiredness and nausea/vomiting at times.
3/2012 Adriamycin and dacarbazine 6 cycles 12/2012- 10/2013 votrient 600mg every day. 10/2013 - present gem/tax
Iressa (gefintib)
I begin chemotherapy on the April 8th. 4 rounds of 3 weeks each of Vinorelbine and Carboplatin. (Originally Cistoplatin but the doctor changed it cuz my ears were ringing)Worst side effects are feeling like lead and/or rubber, forgetfulness, weight gain, insomnia and aching bones, muscle and skin.
will start on march 16 (tentative)
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 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
Dont know
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
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!
daily intake of a chemo tablet
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
Was going to have Chemo but developed PNA
One a day pill forever (took 150 mg for 2 years). Down to 100 mg due to vertigo, fatigue. Other side effects, slow/non hair growth, rash, dry skin, dry mouth

Bladder Cancer Chemotherapies

What Bladder Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Foggy brain. Forgetfulness.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Chemotherapies

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

RCHOP April through end of July, spinal Chemo May till early July. Slightly nauseous day after. Headaches after spinal chemo, a day or 2. Currently having sciatic nerve pain. Numbness in fingers & feet. Weak, tired.
R-Hyper CVAD (6 cycles) followed by High-dose Methotrexate (2 cycles)
R+Chop, 1/4/2012-4/23/2012
R-Chop, eight sessions one every 3 or 4 weeks, side effects, nausea, loss of appetite, some muscle aches
R-CHOP 14 See blog for side-effects which were many and awful.
May - Oct. '10 Very cold/chills/exhaustion.
4/2007-7/2007: 6 cycyles of EPOCH (Etoposide, doxorubicin, cincristine, prednisone, and cycolophosphamide). Side effects include hair loss, nausea, diahrrea, neutropenia, weight loss, mouth sores, and more
Magrath protocol - R-CODOX-M and R-IVAC. Side effects - usual stuff + peripheral neuropathy, back pain (site of intrathecal/tumors?)
R-CHOP 08/2008-12/2008 R-ICE 01/2009 ESHAP 02/2009-03/2009 BEAM 05/2009
R-CHOP Four cycles, three weeks apart. March 26 thru July 7 2015. Minimal thru first stage thus far.
2 R-chops, with at least 4 more to go. Also, no one ever wants to give you the negative, as if I would fall to my knees and scream why. I am a "know the worst, plan for the best" kinda gal...but they don't seem to believe me. So far, the fatigue, headaches and random pain is bringing me down, along with the Prednisone crash I experience after each session.
29 Jul 15, 19 Aug 15. Tumor Lysis Syndrome, hair loss
August 3, 2015 - September 23, 2015 - High dose Methoreaxate and Rituximab September 30 - February 2016 - R+EPOC
Rituximab, Cyclophosphamide, Vincristine, Prednisone on 3 week cycles. Started 1st September 2010. Side effects - constipation, mild nausea, night sweats, tiredness, mood swings.
non yet
R-Chop--6 cycles total..completed 5/18,6/8 and 6/24/2011,7/15/11 8/8/11 and 8/25/11. side effects: nausea, bone pain, headaches, ear pain(probably from neulasta/neupogen),some fatigue, severe heartburn/epigastic discomfort, mood changes, r ice , beam, imbruvica
Dose adjusted R-EPOCH. Six rounds. 21 day cycles. Chemo administered as an inpatient. Started chemo December 19, 2011. Finished April 26, 2012.
Bendamustien and Rituxen
Rituxan/Bendamustine (Summer 2010) - very little except fatigue. R-CHOP (summer 2011) - nausea, fatigue, hair loss
R-CHOP: 4 Rounds: 2/3/15, 2/24/15, 3/17/15, 4/20/15 - Fatigue, Nausea, Vomitting, Dry Skin, Blisters, Mouth Sores, Headaches, Alopecia
Many different times beginning approx 1 year after spleen removal
R-Chop 21. 28th Sept '10, Feeling sick ++++. Horrible day, nothing to eat,absolutley crap.So physically and mentally exhausted. 19th Oct '10. Hair starting to fallout. So depressing 9th Nov '10. Felt so sick, again so drained, I couldn't get out of bed. 30th Nov'10. tired and sick. 21st Dec '10. Sickness gets me again. 11thJan '11.Felt bloody crap, sick, dizzy and very tired. There is no point in denying its easy, although it does effect people in different ways and you dont necessarily have all the side effects
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.
RCHOPx6 started on 2/21/14 Some nausa and loss of appetite shortly after infusion, Some numbness in fingers after 4th infusion. Taste buds don't work for a few days after infusion
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".
As of 8/3/11 on second cycle of Sutent, 28 on 14 off
Did Xeloda and Gemcitabine with no results

Pancreas Cancer Chemotherapies

What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Folfirinox Jan 2013 - Feb 2013, switched to Abraxane and Gemcitabine March 2013-current
I do not remember all of the names. The chemo was a combination of four different chemo drugs. It did not work. My father experienced nausea and could not taste anything so lost his appetite. He also was very sensitive to temperature. We are still waiting to start a trial chemotherapy drug! Pray, pray, pray!
xeloda pills for two weeks then a week off.
Gemcitibine plus Xeloda started March 2010 continuing through August 2010. The disease was in remission until August 2012, when metastases to the lungs was diagnosed, and the cancer progressed to Stage 4. Gemcitibine plus Xeloda followed until a chemo break in May 2013 was prescribed due to indolent nature of lung mets and hand/foot syndrome. With increasing size of lung mets, January 2014 began with chemo consisting of Abraxane plus Gemcitibine again. Metastases to peritoneum diagnosed in September 2015. Progression of metastases in May 2016 led to a determination that gemcitibine-based chemotherapy had ceased to be effective, and a new regimen of Onivyde plus 5-FU with leucovorin commenced.
Folfirinox - 3 doses, Gem/Abraxane - 4 months
Abraxane and Genzar
will be starting after Christmas
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) My sister gets chemo every other week. Her main side effect is diarrhea. She has had 3 chemo fusions so far. She has diabetes and the chemo she receives has glucose in it so when she receives the chemo her blood sugar level goes sky high and she gets severe headaches. She then takes additional insulin following the chemo to help bring down the sugar levels. I am amazed at the medications that help her symptoms. When told she was going to have "bone pain" after a shot to boost her platelet count, she was told to take "Claritin".
Gemazar.... So far, nausea and weakness
FOLFIRINOX and Gemcitabine/Abraxane
Gemcitabine (Gemzar)
Gemzar June, 2014. Nausea, weakness, fever, headache
given up on dates the first time on chemo was 7 months and this time has been 9 months
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.
Pill form chemo winter 2009...threw up at end of each round
Gemzar started Jan 2014. Once a week for three weeks then one week off for six rounds; liver function elevated and dehydration, fatigue , vision affected .
Chemo once a week from 4/2/10 to 6/01/10: Was tired the next day with small "blah" moments.
Folfox mix of chemotherapy -nausea, vomiting, diahhrea , nil taste I food, shaking, mouth ulcers, dry skin
March 22(3 types of chemo) i feel it lessened his quality of life, but for my dad he needed to fight back!!!
Mar 4 _ Sept 15 2015(Folfirinox)Nausea, weakness, vomiting, low potassium, low platelets (despair)
He had 7 types of Chemo I am not good with names, and he had two chemo embolization in which one nearly killed him because he got an abcess in his liver and it developed Sepsis back in 2007
6/2011 tiredness, nausea, dizziness
Gemzar, Taxotere and Xeloda
Gemzar Jan 2008-May 2008 Sept 2009- Oct 2010
started chemo 6/14. 18 treatments prescribed, currently going through chemo.

Oral Cancer Chemotherapies

What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Ovarian Cancer Chemotherapies

What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

My doctor said there wont be malignancy as the tumor was encapsulated, but it would be safe if i undergo 3sessions of chemotherapy. So i opted for chemo and had vomiting and hair loss while on therapy
I was highly allergic to Taxil. When given I immediately stopped breathing. So I have had carbo and gemzar which didn't work and currently I am on Cytozan and Advastin.
To many to count. Nausea
I started my chemotherapy last July 6,2015. My doctor gave me Bleomycin, Etoposide and Cisplatin. As far as side effects goes, I've only experienced hair loss,nausea,vomiting, difficulty in breathing, feeling tired and lost of appetite.
Carbo/Taxol every 3 weeks for 6 cycles from 6/10 - 10/10. Side effects: loss of hair, neuropathy, nausea, vomiting, fatigue. Carbo/Gemzar (wk 1 combo, wk 2 Gemzar alone, wk. 3 off) for recurrence 3/12 - 8/12. Side effects: naausea, fatigue, muscle aches.
March 9- June 24 2015
4 months of chemo. Made me achy like having the flu but much worse especially in my legs, naseous, food tasted bad, water tasted bad, low energy.
Taxol-2 doses until severe reaction Carboplatin- working trhough 6 doses, nausea, fatigue, forgetfulness!
IP Cisplatin and IV Taxol for six cycles. Five of those cycles included Avastin and Avastin continued for 18 more cycles.
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.
1st. Chemo Feb. - March 2009 2nd. Chemo Nov - Dec. 2009 3rd. Chemo ip. Aug.-Sept.2010
taxol and platins - 9 treatments completed 4/1/10 (3 of which included IP cisplatin)
intraperitoneal taxol and cisplatin, 6 - 10/06 (heinous, too long to describe); HIPeC something-or-other intraoperatively 10/07 (really ghastly); IV carboplatin and gemcytabine, 2 - 5/08 (some hair loss, fatigue); sunitinib clinical trial 2/09 (painful hands and feet, fatigue); doxil, 3/09 (fatigue); taxol and carboplatin 5 - 9/09 (hair loss, fatigue, neuropathy, tinnitus); Avastin 10/09 to present (runny nose)
<b>February 2009:</b> CA125 level was around 3500. She began treatment with Taxol/Carbo with Avastin. Within two weeks, she lost all of her gorgeous red hair. Energy level dropped significantly. She continued having "maintenance" chemo. <b>June 2009:</b> CA125 dropped to 32, and then to 16 later that month. Oncologist decided to stop chemo- as there was no sign of cancer! <b>March 2010:</b> Having chest pain/shortness of breath. CT scan showed fluid in her lungs. Testing after thoracentesis revealed cancerous cells in the fluid. CA125 was back up to 300. It is now referred to as "RECURRENT CANCER" She began chemo again: Cisplatin and Gemzar. Cisplatin was causing tinnitus. Oncologist decided to discontinue to avoid permanent hearing damage. The Gemzar would usually burn during infusion. Side effects: headaches, intense nausea and often uncontrollable vomiting. Drastic decrease in appetite (and weight: about 70lbs) Last time it was checked, her CA12 was hovering around 86. I'm guessing it's currently off the charts.
Taxol/Carbo x 8
Bleomycin, Cisplatin, Etoposide for six months. Nausea and blood loss.
I have had chemo in 2004, 2009, and 2012. each chemo has been different than the one before. With my most recent round I was very nauseous and sick. Lost my hair with all of them and had muscle and bone pain. I also developed an orbital pseudotumer as a reaction to the carboplatin and had to be put on prednisone steroids. This will now be required anytime I am on carbo. It started as a twitching and watery eye almost like with allergies. The eye then swelled shut and was very painful.
June 19th 2016 no serious side effects.
Carbo/Taxol 4 treatments (didn't work) Then Doxil and a Trial Drug EC145 4 treatments (didn't work) Then Trial with Perisofone and Taxotere 3 treatments (again didn't work) Avstin and Cytoxan. Trial with Avastin/Torisel. I'm exhausted just typing all of this.
Ultimately decided not to have chemotherapy; my original gyn/onc strongly recommended it, but once my second one was strongly against it (I had my surgery done in one state but live in another), I decided to get a third and fourth opinion.
Carbo/taxol Doxil Carbo/Taxol Topotecan Gemzar and experimental drug Taxotere and Avastin
6 cycles IV carboplatin and taxol. Nausea, severe fatigue, hair loss, muscle pain constipation. In the middle of chemo diagnosed with meniscus tears in both knees after significant knee pain. Ultimately had 2 surgeries for partial meniscus removal from which I'm still not healed. Neuropathy especially in feet became big issue leading to dose of chemo needing to be reduced after the 4th cycle. My gastroenterologist feels I have some degree of neuropathy in my colon as I do not eliminate as before. During chemo and persisting I often have a "full of stool" feeling even after eliminating. Very annoying and affects quality of life.
IP Therapy as well as Systemic Chemotherapy
march-june 08: 6 taxotere/carboplatin november-april 09: 6 taxol/carboplatin oktober-? 09: started caelyx/carboplatin every side affect you can imagine
I was aiming for Thursday (Day 22) and I just managed it by having the port (Yoda) installed on Day 21. Hurray! Scheduled for 6 rounds of carboplatin and taxol - 3 weeks apart. Thursdays worked out great - there all day (7 hours) for infusion with the world's greatest chemo nurses; worked on Fridays (felt fine); okay for 1/2 day on Saturdays... then YUCKY from Saturday afternoon until Sunday night (tired, tummy troubles, etc.) I did not get constipated as many of my fellow survivors complained of...for me, it was important to be very close to the bathroom on that weekend following chemo! Fortunately no nausea. Fine to go back to work on Monday. This lasted throughout my chemo, so I was truly blessed. Right on time at the 10 day mark, I started shedding like a Golden Retriever and immediately shaved my head. It felt so-o-o-o good to get rid of that hair. I wore a wig one time when I returned to work and ended up tossing it on my desk! Stuck to hats after that when my head felt cold. Chemo ended in September, 2012. Officially NED and in remission in October, 2012. Currently maintaining status quo..May, 2014. Yoda (my Bard Power Port) was removed on 05/09/14, exactly 2 years from my initial cancer surgery.

Thyroid Cancer Chemotherapies

What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Stomach Cancer Chemotherapies

What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Currently receiving- feeling bla- fatiqued- diarrhea
Original Chemo was Epirubicin, Cisplatin and 5-FU April-September 2nd Irinotecan and Taxane Current Fol Fox 4 + Avastin
4 months...not helping
Chemo every 2 weeks, nausea, vomitting.
Began chemo in July of '09 with camptosar, leucovrin, and 5-fu. this is over a 46 hour period. In January '10, they added avastin and zometa to the regimin and is ongoing.
cisplatine caused hearing damage, taxotere caused skin and nail damage and herceptin made my hands tingle. Xeloda wiped me out, and all of the above caused hair loss.
3/15/14 Began 10 session clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Chemo iv (cisplatin and epirubicin + trial drug/placebo) every 3 weeks. 2000mg Xeloda pills daily. IV chemo is followed by two days of dextametazone (steroid pills) which give me a boost. Hair loss, dry hands - currently trying to prevent them from cracking, some fatigue. Trying to avoid pain meds because that seems to be the cause of constipation/discomfort.
No help says' the doctor.

Brain Cancer Chemotherapies

What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Taking a Temodar pill for 2 months.more fatigue, and sickness.
At first it was the same as radiation, but when they got aggressive in August, I was stuck to the couch for 2 weeks. Weakness, major nausea, muscle and bone pain, throat swelling, mouth sores, major shivers and shakiness, tremors, spinal and head pain, throbbing from head to lower spine...theres more but can't remember them all.
Began 150mg Temodar on 1/3/2011 2nd Dose of Chemo to begin 3/17/2011
Temodar, 12 month cycle with allergic reaction
Radiation & Temodar daily for 42 days then cycles of 5 days on 23 days off
Start chemo 9/12/11 Temador
Timodar Started in March 2006 and still ongoing. Side Effects: NAUSEA!
Temodar - hair loss - tired.
1/12/12 - begin taking daily chemo pill Temador (not sure how to spell that) for up to 12 months.
Temodar throughout radiation and now higher dosages (5 days on 23 days off). Fever, low platelets, fatigue
Hair loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, bruising from all of the blood work, achy muscles and joints, off balance, loss of concentration.
Started Temodar on 11-23-09 380mg to much dosage, went to Hospital for low platelets 12-18-09 My platelets were at 6K !!!
I had oral chemotherapy. I started taking it when I started my radiation therapy. I finished my chemo in October 2011. I took it every night 21 out of 28 days. I had to wait 2-3 hrs after eating to take it and another hour after taking it to eat or take my other medications. (I took Zofran, a nausea medicine, half an hour before my chemo.) One positive is it broke my late night snacking. My chemo has random side effects and the possible side effects ranged from one thing to the opposite. For example, it could cause constipation or diarrhea. I didn't read all the possiblities until I was almost finished taking it. That explained why I cried so easily. It was a side effect not just stress from dealing with cancer.
Mom had Temodar - just fatigue. Dad tried chemo (IV) - and wound up nearly dying from it. Placed in hospital twice and determined his body just could not handle it.
i was supposed to get 8 chemo's. but i only received 7 because my blood count wasn't up in time. i had "Vincristine" (iv)every week. Cyclophosphamide(iv)every 6-8 weeks. Cisplatin (iv), every other chemo, and Lomustine (pill) every chemo.
Temodar 160 mg nightly began July 21, and continued during radiation treatments. Chris had to take Zofran with the Temodar, so he didn't get nauseous. He will finish the chemo up the chemo September 2, 2013. He will get 4 weeks off, and begin taking a double dose of the Temodar for the first five days of every month for the next six months.
February-continued weakness, tiredness, fatigue, sores in mouth
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.
3 Cycles of Chemo - Cyclophosphamide, Vincristine, Cisplatin - Dec to Feb. (3 weeks apart) - Foot Drops and trips and falls 3 Cycles of Intensive Chemo with Autologous Stem Cell Transplant - Carboplatin & Thiotepa - Feb to May (4 weeks apart) - Hearing Damage
Chemo(Temador) 42 days - fatigue, memory loss,weak,nausea, no vomiting due to neausa pill taken 2 x day
Temodar, 150 mg during radiation increased to 350 5 days/month for 3 months, then increased to 450/month at present Side effects: fatigue
low dose temodar- little to no side effects b/c of my use of supplements
No chemo
Started temodar on November 9, 2011 140mg a day for 6 weeks - there has not been much happen in terms of side affects yet, some nausea
temodar 42 straight days

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.
Velcade and Dexamethason from September 2010 to December 2010. Aredia once a month since October 2010. The biggest problem is weakness and dizziness, I fell twice since I was dizzy and weak.
January 2006 and May 2006 stem cell transplants with hi dose malthalon chemo resulting in malthalon misery - tired and more tired.
Revlamid, nausea, vomitting, loss of appetite and weight, fatigue, bone pain.
Velcade, Decadron, Revlemid. Mostly fatigue and a slight loss of appetite.
1st cycle December 2010. Loss of hair.
March to October 2010.Four treatments every 3 weeks. Velcade, Dex and Zometa. October 2010 went to 1 treatment every two weeks, same medication.Still on this schedule as of this date Mar 8, 2010
Revlamid - daily - ongoing
4 monthly rounds of VAD prior to allogenous bone marrow transplant.
Velcade, dexamethazone, since transplant just added revlamid
Started chemo Mar 1st 2009 Continued pain,a very few side effects to date-next treatmentApril 12
18 series VRDD and VRD so far
Thalomid: Fatigue. Red spots that eventually covered my entire body. Neuropathy in feet and hands. Revlimid: rash, upper body.

Colon and Rectal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

One month off after the radiation concluded. I go in every third week to receive and IV of Oxilyplatin. I take 1650 mg of Xeloda twice daily starting with the date of iv, and lasting for 14 days. Thus far I've received 2 of six iv treatments. Side effects have been marginal and temporary. Sensitivity to cold lasts around 3 days. Some tingling in the hands and arm where the iv went in. Goes away after a few days.
Chemo during radiation and after surgery. October 2007 - February 2008. Normal side effects. Worst was the weight loss due to the temporary bag I had.
im on xeloda and after the surgery ill have to do liquid iv chemo where i will have port inserted and i will have 16 weeks of 8 treatments where i walk around with the chemo for 48 hours.
Fatigue, feeling very cold, emotional side effects
Chemo was 1 day a week for 5 weeks and I went after I had my radiation treatment. They made me very tired and weak feeling. Some days I just had to go home and go to bed. Was only sick a couple of times but kept diarrhea the whole time I was having the chemo treatments, going to the bathroom some days as many as 11-12 times.
Folfox with avastin. for 6 months. with lots of side effects (the worst was vomiting and neuropathy). After liver resection Folfuri(nausea, lethargy,confusion ect.) after the second recurrence and percutaneous ablation I had Cetuximab with Irenotecan with a horrible acne type rash
FOLFOX first cycle June 11 (infusion) and then the pump 46 hrs; some odd effects on swallowing, a little constipation, a little diarrhea, no food problems :)
First circle two times for one week during radiation, second circle stopped after the first week because of acute leucopenia.
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
24-7 pump all week (except weekends) for 5 weeks (3rd week)
May 2010-July 2010: 24 hour, continuous 5FU infusion, Mondays-Fridays November 2010-January 2011 :Folfox December 2011-April 2012
10/15/09 - 1/6/10 (roughly). No huge effects. Some light fatigue and nausea. 11/1/10 - 2/28/11. Extreme fatigue, some nausea and vomiting. Kidney failure resulting in dialysis (November 11)
5f-u and Oxaliplatin start 10-19-2010~On June 13, 2011 I had an allergic reaction to Oxaliplatin and my Doctor made the decision to take me off of that for good. Nothing will take it's place as of now. I will remain on 5f-u and Leucovorin.
5-FU started 6/27/11 hooked up to the pump 7 days a week for 6 weeks....ugh!!! Grueling. Side effects consist of nausea and vomiting, finished the first round 8/2/11. Now I have to continue 9/21/11 for 4 months... 5-FU, Oxaliplatin, Avastin & Leuc
4/4/2011 - FOLFOX6 with Avastin. Some fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, cold sensitivity. Discontinued after 3 rounds 7/1/2011 - Switched to Xeloda. Stopped first round after 9 days due to much bowel discomfort.
Flu like symptoms and fatigue.
Have had ten of twelve treatments. Nausea, loss of appetite, food not tasting good, neuropathy in fingertips and very susceptible to hot and cold beverages/food.
have the Powere Port for 5Fu chemo Pump removed 02/18/09 The port is a bit uncomfortable if I try to sleep on right side. The port itself still looks very unattractive, but hey if t helps, i won't complain.
I've had two rounds of chemo (carbo-taxol and FOLFOX, Avastin), neither of which were effective.
4 treatments done... 8 more to go. Mom had her port put in and about a week later went for her first treatment. She spends about 6 hours at the cancer treatment center and has her "chemical purse" with her for 48 hours. Side effects: pain in feet occasionally and colder than usual.
Xeloda- oral chemo, twice a day for 7 weeks, June 22-August 7, headaches, tightness in chest after physical activity, leukopenia Intravenous- 4 months of chemo after surgery, details have yet to be determined
5-FU, Lucavorin, in 2002. Folfox in 2005. All side effects possible including developing blood clots and major weight loss.
FOLFIRI w/ Avastin 4/2009 - 11/2009, FOLFOX 12/2009-2/2010 Nausea and fatique
March - August 2005 Luecovorin, 5fu, and Oxaliplatin. Had issues with joint and muscle pain, skin peeling, Neuroathy (with cold things/and taste) Minimum hair thinning and minimum nausea, fatigue was an issue. This was 3 days a week every other week both at office and home. 2008-Fulfury- was very very sick, constant nausea and vomiting, fatigue, only did two treatments and quit, because I was so sick it felt like the chemo was killing me. This was also a take home bag 3 days a week every other week. 2010- Urbetux (Erbitux) not sure of spelling with a benedryl cocktail pre-treatment to stave off allergic reactions,This is once a week for a few hours every week, has mainly caused skin issues, Acne like rash that has turned into cellulitis (skin infection) in some spots, I am now on antibiotics strong enough to fight MRSA just in case and pain meds as it is very painful, but it's getting better and in 2 weeks I will go back and we will see where it stands as far as do we have to cut my dosage back?
5FU no side effects Avastin no side effects Oxi could not touch or drink anything cold.

Liver Cancer Chemotherapies

What Liver Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Cervical Cancer Chemotherapies

What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Nausea and fatigue, Extreme Vomiting, Neuropathy
2 rounds of Taxol/carbo 11/2011 & 12/2011...Is being changed for 1/2012...not sure of new drugs yet
Cisplatin for 6 weeks Cisplatin & Topotecan for 4 21 day interval treatments. 3 day duration of treatment. CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENTS are the treatments that made Aimee sicker: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss of 35#. She also had 10 blood transfusions during the 2 treatment plans because the cancer and chemo were killing her simultaneously. During her final treatment in January 2009 she had an allergic reaction and coded in the clinic. Treatment was discontinued and Palliative care began.
Cisplatin via port
Had cisplatin for 6 weeks during radiation, now am on my 5th of 6 treatments every three weeks (taxol and cisplatin)
Loss of hair and nausea
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.
Weekly chemo for six weeks
i was put to sleep with benegril
Had a really bad reaction on Oct 14 2014
tahbso april 15,2013
methotrexate injections every other day via injection
I had 6 chemotherapies. I would go once a week and sit for 7 hours. I had sisplatin(?). I would feel fine the day of but the next day I was very sick and in bed for the following 3 days weak, and throwing up. I would lose 3-5lbs each week.
Constipation. Fatigue. Nauseau. Metalic taste. Weight loss.
Paclitaxel, Cisplatin, Bevacizumab, Avastin
6 weeks of Cisplanin weekly Began 7/28/14 My babies 3rd birthday :{. terrible migraines intolerance to light nausea and vomiting and Menopause. were the worse of my Side effects.
Cisplatin weekly 10 weeks delayed nausea that was almost impossible to control. Change in texture of hair minimal loss of hair. Mostly just thinning.
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).
5 chemotherapy sessions with cisplatin over 5 weeks
Extreme nausea, vomiting, some tingling in my toes.
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!!
Cisplatin started 7/8/08
combination of xeloda and cisplatin- some loss of appetite, some naseau ( not too terrible), and some fatigue--started treatment in February 2006 cisplatin was administered once a week for four weeks and xeloda was taken orally Mon.-Fri. for 3 weeks, treatment was stopped early due to low blood counts
8 rounds of a taxol, carboplatin, avastin combination every 3 weeks for 7 months then low dose cisplatin twice in 4 weeks with radiation. Side effects: nausea, vomiting, heartburn, fatigue, pain, depression, compromised immune system.
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.

Larynx Cancer Chemotherapies

What Larynx Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Induction round 12/22/14-1/19-15: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue Consolidation February '15, Consolidation March '15, Consolidation April '15
Oct 14th- 7 days Vidaza Nov 23rd- 7 plus 3 Dec 25th- fludarabine and busulfan
i had three induction therapies spaced about 6 months apart. and just completed two consolidation therapies. i am preparing for a bone marrow transplant.
I have been taking low dose chemotherapy via and infusion pump. I may need a bone marrow transplant at some point.
I have been through my first month of Chemotherapy. I am now going to the Mayo Clinic daily as an outpatient taking doses of arsenic. No Fun!!!
first round for 5 days 2 times a day 2nd round a month later every other day 2 times a day for 5 days 3rd round was right before transplant 7 days of 3 differant chemo non stop the worst chemo was this one .....
started Chemo on 2/7/25 - 7 days straight - no side affects on day 4
Had two induction rounds and two consolidation rounds.
the only side affect she has had is toxemia, and neuropothy.
High dose chemotherapy, March-June 2012. Side effects: Nausea, vomiting, weight loss, fatigue.
7 + 3 , tired, weight loss, neuropathy
Always sleepy or nausous
photosensitivity, some nauesea
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)
Nausea, vomiting and fatigue. Zofran helped a lot!
chronic vommiting ,hair loss tiredness
11/2009. 1/2010. Neuro side effects. Vision compromised. Weakness. Nausea.
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.
Multiple protocols for ALL & AML.
idarubicin and atra began in april 2008 vomiting,diarhea,blood and platelet transfusions many transfusions
1/28/16 induction
3+7 idarubicin and cytarabine On day 4
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.
1st round-12/09/2011Atromycin for 3 days nd Cytosar. for 7 days.
3/07- induction and followed by 3 consolidations. High dose ara-c and danirubicin. SEs include alopecia, fatigue, headaches, n/v, chills/fevers,low blood counts.Remission for about 2yrs, then it came back. Currently rec'd more chemo, with an unsuccessful remission at this point. More chemo planned, then bone marrow transplant.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Rituxan with High Dose Steriods - 2009 Campath - 2009
Fludarabine - 8/7/06 - 8/11/06 -- tired and nausea Rituxan - 8/11/06 - "shake and bake"...you name it I felt it...dizzy, chills, threw up, nurses very good in giving me appropriate meds to counteract side effects

Testicular Cancer Chemotherapies

What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

My husband had 4 cycles of chemo. Aug 2005-Dec 2005. Son is having 3 cycles. Started 8th June 2010... next cycle 28th June 2010. Both lost hair.
Bleomycin, Etoposide, Cisplatn (March 07 - May 07) Cisplatin, Taxol, Ifosfamide (September 07 - November 07)
Loss of hair, loss of weight, loss of wife. LOL
had no treatment
I was on three types Cisplatin,Bleomycin,& Etoposide.I started treatment in 9/08 and finished 12/08,four cycles.Effects were real BAD..it sucked hair started coming out about two weeks after first treatment,rashes just sick most of the time.
Chemo Began 12/02/2013... Bleomycin-Cisplatin and Etoposide
Bleomycin, Etoposide, Cisplatin (BEP) 4 cycles Side Effects: Blood clots, low blood pressure, fever, neuropathy, vomiting, nausea, hair loss, weight loss
Four rounds of VIP. Ifosfamide, Cisplatin and Etopiside, one day Cytoxan to motivate marrow growth.

GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Chemotherapies

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

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.

Chronic fatigue
Gleevec
I've been on Gleevec for 3 weeks. the first week was no different than the previous ones, lots of fatigue, but that is from the leukemia. In the second week, I started having more pain and some diahrrea. The diahrrea cleared up in a few days but the pains got worse. By week three, I have a lot of bone pain. I can get around and i can work, but it hurts quite a bit to move and my legs (thighs) are the worst. I often wake up with pain and my fatigue is not improving.

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

2-CdA, 2-hour infusions, 5 days. October, 2002. Progressive fatigue during treatment week. Could barely have energy to walk on day 5. Week later, UTI, high fever and fear of no immune system put me in hospital (reverse isolation) for a week. 2 blood transfusions brought counts up enough to go home. Fatigue endured for two months. Was back on job (teaching) in January.
Hyper CVAD protocol. Started 3/22/10. None for the first 3 rounds of protocol. Last 4 rounds have had N/V, extreme faitigue, bone and joint pain.
Jacob began chemo in February of this year. Things went really well and the only side effects that mom and I could see were abrasive hair (prior to it falling out), weight fluctuations, some nausea, and an aversion to sweets.
I have 6 months of chemo: 1. Daunorubicin, Vincristine, Asparaginase, Prednisone 2. Cytarabine, Etoposide 3. Methotrexate months 4, 5, and 6 are a repeat of months 1, 2, and 3. I also had 6 doses of intrathecal methotrexate (chemo injected into my spine). I am getting cytarabine, methotrexate, and a steroid intrathecally. I think I'll also get one round of high-dose cytarabine intravenously prior to transplant.
I recieved Chemo in 2004-2006 with my first diagnosis of ALL. I relasped in June 2011 and started chemo on June 24-July 18. I will continue chemo until my Bone Marrow Transplant.
An assortment of chemo drugs administered through an IV, spine and orally from Oct. 2009 - June 2010: Vincristine PEG-aspariginase Doxorubicin Methotrexate Cytoxan Cytarabine 6-MP 6-TG Side-effects: Nausea, Vomiting, loss of appetite, EXTREME fatigue, loss of muscle mass, mouth-sores, headaches, inability to concentrate (a.k.a. Chemo-brain), hair-loss, altered mood, bone pain.
I didn't really focus on what chemo I've gotten/getting, but my main side effects were nausea and fatigue.
Vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, mouth sores, reduced immune function.
I'm not going to tell you anything you would be shocked by here. I'm bald - and have been for two years. 98% of anything I eat upsets my stomach in some way. I wish I could sleep all the time, but I have a 5 year old little girl, a full time job and a husband so that is possible. Other than that, Cancer sucks, Chemo sucks worse, but we will all get through it, right?
lots of dates, spinal chemo right now are every three months and that causes head ach pretty bad for her and also some nausea vincrisine she gets once a month and that hurts her jaw arms and knees. mostly the joints. mercaptiprine, is every day, that just gives her a weird rash. methotrexate makes her sleepy
I don't remember all of them, but cytotoxin was one of them
Methotrexate, Doxyrubicin, Vincristine, Vinblastine, Cytarabine, Etopomide

Anal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

PICC line surgically inserted for take away 24/7 chemo, replaced weekly. skin rash on chest, drop in blood pressure, drop in red cell count requiring x3 blood tranfusions, nausea, dizziness, alternating constipation through pain meds and diarrhea from chemo/radiation combo, mouth sores, lack of appetite.
Chemo doable. Nausea, constipation (turned out my gall bladder wasnt funtioning but had to wait for surgery until long after completed therapy.)Dehydrated one time (walked for hour outdoors as it was a lovely day) so badly home nurse came to house to hook me up to fluids and it worked immediately. Radiation was more difficult in that I knew, due to light skin, that I would be much more burned. I was surprised when the treatment was over that I continued to be radiated though I wasn't receiving radiation but felt I was receiving it daily for approximately two more weeks.
January 2010- January 2011- Cisplatinin and 5 FU February 2011-May 2011- Oxaliplatinin and 5 FU June 2011-present - pclitaxol
Had surgery for Port placement in 01/2011. I began my first bout of chemo on 2/14/2011 along with radiation. I was in the chair for about an hour receiving the Mitomycin, and the 5-FU was portable, so it was hooked up and it was constantly dripping beginning Monday, and I would return Friday to get it taken off. I fortunately did not have too many side effects; no hair loss, not much nausea. I had a lot of fatigue, but I blame some of that on the radiation as well. Once I had my second (and final) round of chemo (which went the same way as the first), about halfway through my radiation, that's when I started to have a very difficult time and I was in a lot of pain and the effects of the radiation on my skin was much more apparent and was a lot more uncomfortable.
Mitomycin/5fu on Nov.26 for 5 days, next dose is scheduled for Dec. 24th for 5 days (Merry Christmas to me!)
November 4, 2009. Terrible neutropenia, and extreme fatigue.
1st round 23-27 March 2015 - minimal physical side effects, more pyscologial with PICC line fear and awareness of carrying chemo bottle around for a week. 2nd round 20th -24th April - felt more at ease with the bottle and had no real side effects until the end of the week, then developed terrible mouth sores around back teeth - which I didn't first time round.
First week of treatment was dual with radiation. Received IV mitomycin drip for 1 hour with 5 day 24 hour power port 5fu 5th week same treatment. First treatment: nausea and severe mucositis limiting food intake. Second treatment wiped out wbc to .29 hospitalized with swollen abdomen and blocked bowel with severe abdominal pain, loss 22 lbs went down to 87lbs.
June 23 to August 4. Two rounds of Mitomycin C and 5FU( I know why they call it that!!)......Fatigue, mouth sores, loss of all hair.
Taking pills(xeloda) 2 x day only on radiation days. Mitomycin IV 1st day and 28th day of radiation treatment Some nausea/Anti nausea pills help
First Round: 9/3/2013 Received an injection (infusion?) of mitomycin, then was suited up with a mechanical pump, a bag of 5-FU, and an ugly, poorly designed fanny pack. I had to wear it for 5 days. Lots of nausea, no vomiting, very tired - which could have been caused by the anti-nausea meds that I took regularly. I basically slept my way through the first two days. I had a overall sensation of just not feeling well. After that, although I couldn't eat much, the nausea went away. On day 4, I felt really good - very slow, but good. Day 5, woke up feeling extremely weak and dreamlike. Noticed sore throat and bleeding gums (while brushing). Have developed a sore "spot" on the right side of my throat. More energy on day 6. NOTHING tasted good. :( Cramping, but no diarrhea.
Xeloda Monday thru Friday. Weekends off. Also had mytomycin Iv in the beginning and end of treatment.
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 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.
Luckily just 2 rounds of Chemo in 2000. Only lost hair from the waist down. Which would be awesome if I was pursing a career as a Drag Queen
1st and 4th weeks delivered by fanny pack, continuous infusion while undergoing radiation
2- 5 day rounds of Mitomycin infusion followed by Flouracil pump- Severe mouth sores & tongue swelling 1st round. Had Neupogen shots x4. NeulAsta shot after 2nd round - no sores.
Mytomycin and 5-FU first weeks then 5th week
2/09/10 mitomycin & 5fu
Gi toxicity, fatigue, bone marrow suppression lasting many months hair loss, went in the hospital for a fever of 104 with low white count
Starting Chemo 19 April 2011. Will be doing a 5 day Infusion 5fu for 3-4 weeks.
None that I can remember..oh yeah I can't remember. I find concentration & retention hard. Uh what was the question again??? (They say going through menopause can cause symptoms similar too), Uh Huh. Chemo brain fog.
XELODA 500mgs x2 twice a day for two weeks during radiation. Recommenced 14.10.15 to stop on 28.10.15...Having this treatment as insertion of PICC line failed and ceases during radiation due to platelets dropping to 108.
Cisplatin infusion weekly for 7 weeks, 5FU 5 days a week through a picc line.
4 days twice Fluorouracil (5-FU)and Mitomycin.

Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Chemotherapies

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

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

Bone Cancer Chemotherapies

What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

i cannot sleep..i cannot eat..i do vomiting
First time I did chemo was on May 2006 and I lost my hair, throwing up, rashes, weakness. Just pure hell.
A year of hell Ill never get back
6 bouts of intensive chemotherapy - April 2005-September 2005 6 bouts of a less intense chemotherapy - October 2005-February 2006

Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Chemotherapies

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

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

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Protocol #1: First of 3-21 day cycles of 5-FU, Cisplatin and Docetaxel started 10/7/13 - around the 2 or 3 week started losing hair and experiencing nausea, fatigue, weight loss, etc; Protocol #2: Eribtux and concurrent radiation for 6 weeks started ~12/10/13 - neuropathy in feetbegan a few months after treatment stopped and is still ongoing.
chemotherapy given from January to September Side effects: dehydration, vomiting, blood transfusions
3 x cycles of Cisplatin 80mg/m^2 over 9 weeks prior to Radiotherapy 3 x cycles of Xeloda (14 tablets) over 9 weeks prior to Radiotherapy Once weekly 40mg2 Cisplatin during Radiotherapy
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.

Ureter Cancer Chemotherapies

What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Taxol and Carboplatin. Started November 2008, should be completed March 25, 2008. Side effects some nausea with first treatment, leg pain and neuropathy.

Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Chemotherapies

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

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

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Chemotherapies

What Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

First & only dose: 09/05/08-5FU/Leucovorin/Oxaliplatin - side effects? fever, rash (?), edema, fatigue, neuropathy, dizziness, confusion (some); nausea, hand/foot - more, but can't remember them.
chemo side effects hair loss some weight loss vomitting sweats shakes hot cold pain emotional skin tone looked unhealthy

Esophagus Cancer Chemotherapies

What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Chemo is rough.
every 3 weeks, side effects: tinnitus and stomatitis after the last one
currently undergoing treatments
preadjuvant, and adjuvant, 12 week cycles with cisplatin, epirubicin and 5FU. For recurrence it was oxciliplatin, leukovorin and 5FU.
Too many chemo regimens and drugs to count. At present, I am on Xeloda, Herceptin and Avastin. One drug was damaging my liver, but okay now. Herceptin was damaging my heart, but it is okay now.
Carboplatin/Taxol, continuous 5FU drip March/April 2008 Taxotere July/August/September 2008 Cisplatin January/February 2009
Carboplatin and Taxol for 5 rounds. No side effects at all except tired on day 2 & 3 post treatment day. Tolerate chemo well.
june 13 2011. no side effects yet
Sysplatin that almost killed my it caused my kidneys to shut down. I cause me to become completely dependent on others. I didn't spell the Chemo right but it sounded like that. I don't know what the fed me after I was released from the hospital.
1-2 treatments per week for 6 weeks along with radiation
chemo from 2/98 through 9/98

Tonsil Cancer Chemotherapies

What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Taxol and carboplatin. 6 weekly infusions.
Chemo start date 10/5/09, three sessions, one every three weeks (cisplatin)
3 Chemo treatments 2 weeks apart
Hearing loss and ringing in my ears. 3 chemo treatments, first, fourth and 7 th week. Saliva got thicker then syrup,honey after treatments ended. Couldn't swallow and had to sleep sitting up in a recliner for weeks afterwards.
Cisplatin - I was sick every day. Had to take anti-nausea medicine every 2 hours.
The first chemo treatment of Cisplatin was on 8/31 with another scheduled for 9/21 and 10/12.
Cisplatin, 3 treatments , hair thinned, loss of hearing, nausia, Tinitus
cysplatin
Started Treatment on May 24,2011... last Chemo July 5, 2011... hair thinning, but no sickness
CisPlatin 3 doses at weeks 1,3, 7 of radiation. Mild hearing loss of high frequency sounds after first dose; reduced dose on last 2 sessions to minimize additional hearing loss.
Cisplatin ....nausea and fatigue
Starting march 12 2009
starting chemotherapy about 12/19/11. Ended chemotherapy 2/12/12
Carboplatin - 6 Weekly infusions completed February 27
03/05/14 Chemo 1-Chills & sweat & nausea the next 4 days.. 03/26/14 Chemo 2-Chills & sweat & un able to eat the next 4 days.
Begin Erbitux treatments February 13 2012 and finished on May 2nd.
1st one today 26-April-2010 Slight nausea, headache and heart burn so far so good 2 more to go 3 weeks apart. 2nd was uneventful opted for the 3rd one while throwing up in the sink in the corner of my Rad-Oncs offce. Mucus was triggering my gag reflex something fierce by then, was going to hospital getting hydrated 1 or 2 full bags to lessen mucus knew how important that third dose was and made it to the end was glad I did. Didn't have many side effects from the chemo had tinnitus going in so when they asked I said i didn't care I have it already go for it. Was no cake walk and have talked to many others who have had tons of side effects so I guess I was lucky
Jan 21- vomit, headaches, fatigue, lack of sleep, sore throat, cold sores, dry mouth, weak, pain, dry skin, headaches
after 1 chemo treatment I don't feel any reaction as of yet. Next treatment July 14.
Hyporexia, nausea, tinntitus
Cysplatin; 3 treatments; lost hair on face, massive vomiting and dehydration
Carboplatin and taxotere,first treatment went well without much side effects. Look forward to the others.
concurrent w/rad 3/19 3 weeks apart megadose cisplatin 100Mg/M² side effects have included peripheral neuropathy, hearing loss, ear ringing, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, slight hair loss, blurred vision, unexplained bruising, blood blisters on mucuos membranes, dizziness, destroyed vein and tendon damage near 2nd injection site(both probably permanent)
6 low-dose cisplatin treatments, one every Monday for 6 weeks. Felt great; actually took away the joint pain I experience from Lupus!
1st Chemo -Rituxan 6/12/13, CHO 6/13/13 with prednisone daily x 5 days, 6/14/13 Neulasta. Foods tasted sweet and had a slight headache but I did good until 5th day and I decreased my antiemetics and had nausea/vomiting and had to get IV fluids. I had some swelling in feet & hands. I worked several days but on the 7th day after neulasta I had back pain and had to take pain pills and a muscle relaxer, then I took Claritin and it did help. I still think I did good for my first chemo. 2nd Chemo- July 3 R-CHOP, July 4- Neulasta. I had swelling the first night in hands & feet. I feel weaker with this one and I'm having breathlessness. I called doctor and had labs but results were okay for chemo. I haven't worked after this one, yet.

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.

Cyclophosphamid Carpoplatin Taxol
I have had two rounds of chemo, and the next will take place on Jan 31, 2012. After that, three more rounds!
6 chemotherpay treatments. Cisplatin for 2 and Taxol/Carbo for 4. Stomach nausea,bone pain after Neulasta shot, constant dehydration, tired all the time & neuropathy in feet.
Chemotherapy November 2014-April 2015. Hair loss, neuropathy in feet, achy joints.
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.
Had a port put in August 2011, then started chemo. 2 drugs. Plan is 6 cycles, every 21 days. Have completed 3. Blood work ok, but almost unable to walk. No strength, can hardly stand, can't climb stairs well. Feet are numb, butt now numb. Had spinal MRI 11/11, #4 delayed a week.
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.
Finished Aug 23, 2011. 6 treatments completed. Zofran for anti-nausea worked but caused headaches.
May 2010 Chemo Carboplatin/ Taxol, nausea, fatigue, hair loss
4/17/15 Allergic reaction to Emend and Taxol
Carbo/Taxol every 3 weeks, 6 cycles
CarboPlatin & taxol w/ neuplasta at 3 wk intervals from Aug to Oct Severe constant leg pains, neuropathy in feet and hands, high heart rate. Unable to stand for more than 10 minutes, stumbling, dropping things regularly Treatment changing to CarboPlatin & doxil w/ neuplasta.
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.
TBD but they definitely want to do it.
My symptoms became SO much worse after chemo: Pain, nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, chemical taste in mouth, fatigue, weight loss
currently doing carbo/taxol every three weeks. Extreme fatigue, muscle aches, taste changes
Lost hair not much else
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.
INITIALLY TOLD NONE NEEDED 7/6/09 MY DOCTORS REISDENT CALLED AND SAID NONE NEEDED BUT AT THIS POINT I DO NOT TRUST MY DOCTORS AND WILL SEEK NEW HELP SURGERY 8/6/09 REMOVAL 27 NODES NO CANCER...SO NO CHEMO WILL BE NEEDED
Taxol/carbo, starting Dec 12, 2007. Some joint pain, hair loss (boo-hoo) and slight stomach upset.
Chemo 6/21/10, 7/12/10, 8/2/10, 8/24/10, 9/14/10 - nausea, fatigue, bone & joint pain, diarrhea, neuropathy; scheduled for 1 more round
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.
Started my chemo on Sept 11th of 2008. I have to complete seven cycles. I receive cisplatin and adriamycin on the first day of treatment along with other pre-meds such as decadron and emend. Second day of treatment I receive Taxol and the following day I go back in to get a injection of neulasta.
Chemotherapy Carboplatin, Taxol

Sarcoma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Doxorubicin Cisplation Methotrexate Ifosfomide Etoposide
cistoplatin made her very ill
Still to be determined.
Currently still undergoing chemotherapy. Started in October of 2010 and should be finished up just before or around early March of 2011.
IE and VAC treatment every 3 weeks. Lost weight and all my hair/ body hair
Currenly going through Ewings Sarcoma protocol for Chemotherapy. 14 total cycles.
Had AIM protocol (Adriamyacin, Ifosfamide and Mensa) for all of 2007, then in 2010 I had Yondelis, a clinical trial, also for a year. The AIM made me lose all my hair, had frequent need for transfusions of blood and platelets and I had many infections. The Yondelis did not make me lose hair, but the other side effects were the same.
Chemotherapy lasted from July 2010 - August 2011 His chemotherapy consisted of Vincristine, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide, Ifosfamide, and Etoposide. Some vomiting and lots of nausea.
After 3 rounds of chemo and some radiation Nicole's doctor pronounced her freee and clear. This was not true and with Rhabdo, if you don't get it all and leave even a half of a cell the cancer comes back ten times stronger causing it to be incurable.
Doxorubicin and Ifosfamide: together from jan 2011 - april 2011. Bloating stomach, hair loss, skin darkened, gums darkened, bloated face, sore feet , palms and soles of feet became dark,tiredness, constant spitting. Trabectadin: Nov 2011 -Dec 2011 Didnt work. Constant spitting, skin darkened, gums darkened,face bloated, tiredness could not leave bed for one month. Just felt totally ill.
Adriamycin Dec 14/15 on going
Currently going through chemo... some of the side effects that I am experiencing are mouth sores, and sore GI tract. Definite tiredness, lunula turning black, of course hair falling out, complete loss of taste buds and smell during chemo but fine after.
Gleevec, vomiting, diarra, swollen eyes and ankles, cramping in hands feet arms legs, fatique, from 10/19/07 till 5/2013. Didn't work for me after awhile.
Chemotherapy started on 20th Dec 2008 and I chose to stop in June 2009 (I was meant to finish in Nov 2009, but when I found out my tumor was no longer shrinking, I physically could not deal with the side effects anymore). I lost my hair, which was by far not the worst side effect! Mouth sores, lost my sense of taste and smell. Horrendous constipation. Nauseous most of the time. Not able to eat. So completely exhausted, not even energy to stand up some days. Felt extreme cold, then major hot flushes, wake up drenched in sweat. Eyes always sore and watery. My chemotherapy was every 3 weeks, which took 5 days in hospital to administer IV - then every month when home I would spike a massive temp & have to be rushed into hospital for blood transfusions and isolated for neutronpenia! Chemo turned me into a shell of my former self, it destroyed my spirit and had me in tears most of the time. It was a hard, hard fight.
I have Chemo once a month. The Chemo caused the whites of my eyes to turn Fire Engine Red. It was a reaction that none of the nurses had ever seen. I was given IV Benedryl. The dose of the medicine knocked my butt out. That was my first treatment on May 21, 2012. I was set for 3 treatments. My Oncologist was not sure if the Chemo would work to begin with. Within the first treatment I could tell a difference. I was amazed. I could actually feel the mass and it was smaller. So, Dr. M ordered another 3 treatments for a total of six. I lost all my hair, eyebrows and eyelashes. Hey, they will grow back one day. I don't mind. I love all the scarves and hats I have bought and been given.
Chemotherapy to start in 2016
Chemotherapy started in September 2011 and continued every three weeks either daily for a week, or a single day dose of VAC - crappy crappy side effects, where do I start......numb finger tips, constipation, hair loss, loss of taste buds, thrush in mouth, lack of concentration, sooooo exhausted after each dose and weeks later. It is very true that the chemo is so much harder than the cancer to deal with.

Skin Cancer Chemotherapies

What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Throat Cancer Chemotherapies

What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Dry Mouth. Lost body hair, Sick at stomach, weight loss.
1997- Cisplatin/5FU - I wanted to die (permanent hearing loss & temporary vein loss) 2003 - Cisplatin/5FU - Extreme discomfort; bloating, burning, nausea, etc. I refused further treatment. 2005 - Taxol, 5FU, Carboplatin, Leucovorin - side effects so bad I quit 12 course regimen after 4th course 2007 - Taxol, 5FU, Carboplatin, Erbitux, Leucovorin - I wished I were dead! after 9th course I was not recognizable; the erbitux had caused my face and neck to break out with puss filled sores that burst and bled. I quit after 11th course.
May 7, May 14, May 24. (Now scheduled for June 1, 8 and 15). Side effects are fatigue and nausea. Taking anti-nausea meds. Worst part is we can't keep enough fluids in him to flush out the toxins due to chemo. We're told this is more common in throat cancer where food and fluids are taken through a feeding tube. Starting to lose patches of hair.
It seems that my side effects (nausea, tiredness) start a couple days after treatment. Emend and Zofran seem to be helping.
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
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.
None yet. Discussion to be had post-surgery.
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.

not required
Three Cisplatin doses, Jan 4, Jan 26, Feb 16. Never got the Feb 16 dose as I was too sick from throwing up.
Erbitux for 6 weeks, no side effects.
second form of chemo 3 more weeks, no side effects
A 2 chemical soup every 3rd Monday and then a 24/5 fanny pack pump the same week as above. I have 1 week on and 2 weeks off treatment
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.
Eurbitux caused a huge itchy red rash EVERYWHERE after week 3. I was almost hospitalized it was so severe, but huge IV bags of Benadryl saved the day.
Set for July 6 and July 21
I started the chemo the frist week in July 2010. I had a reaction to the first chemo which was Carboplatin and taxol so they changed it to Cisplatin and taxotere. They loaded me up on steroids and during the next treatment i had yet another reaction this one only worse than the first. So as a last ditch effort they changed again to cetuximab and honestly i cant remember what the second one they gave me with this was. I was ok with this drug but the side effects were aweful! I broke out all over my face with horrible acne and it made the radiation stronger which made the raidation burns worse.
Chemotherapy to be given concurrently, once a week. Began on 8/23/12.
3 bags of cisplatin
Do not know yet if I will have to go through Chemotherapy.

Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

im doing an eight mounth treatment plan. every 21 days im back in the hospital for all the chemo they can give me.
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.
So far only 1 Session- 01/10/12
Initial treatmeent: ABVD/MOPP (8/92-12/92). I received 6 cycles with complete response. The chemo was relatively well-tolerated. Salvage treatment: DECAL (Dexamethasone, Etoposide, Cisplatin, Ara-C, L-Asparaginase) 9/92-12/92. One brutal regimen! Cisplatin was the worst. Three cycles with complete response followed by stem cell transplant.
ABVD 12 rounds, 6 months
Started 6 cycle ABVD treatment on 8/16/11
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
Started ABVD November 20th~ a little nauseous, headaches, and a little tired..
August 10th 2010 -Present 6 Cycles -12 Treatments
nausea, fatigue, anxiety, depression, dizziness, vomitting
Delayed until I deliver my baby.
About to start Chemotherepy. Very nervous. I was suppossed to start April 11th, but my insurance covers Lupron, so i can save my ovaries from the harmful drugs. Should be starting within the next week or so.
Started Chemotherapy (ABVD) on 30th March 2010. Found that the side effects of consist of bad heartburn & indigestion for a few days after chemo. My hair started to fall out about two weeks later and has slowly been falling out ever since, but not bald yet! Have had to give up fizzy drinks and spicy food, two thinks I enjoy. Unfortunately they cause uncomfortable consequences, like bloating, passing a lot of gas, nausea, heartburn, the list goes on.
nausea, neutropenia, anxiety, extreme fatigue, mouth sores and dry mouth
Clinical Trial-see below
ABVD May 2008-October 2008 ICE January 2009-March 2009 BEAM April 2009
Started chemotherapy on the 28th of September 2011. I first had really bad constipation, muscle and bone pain, fatigue, numbness in the tips of my fingers, hairloss, mouth ulcers, nails coming away from skin.
started ABVD March 2011
ABVD Chemo every other Tuesday 12 times.
ABVD- Side effect? UGH.
4 Cylces (8 treatments) beginnning March 12. Second Session March 26, April 9th, April 23rd, May 7th, May 21st, June 4th and lastly June 18th!
26th December, 2014. ABVD. 6 cycles, 12 treatments completed every fortnight. 22nd July, 2015. Salvage Chemotherapy. ICE. 3 cycles, completed every 21 days.
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- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, thinning hair ICE- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, total hair loss, bleeding gums and mouth sores GND- some fatigue, mouth sores
AVBD March - October 13 the usual; ESHAP December 14 - January 15 the usual; BEAM 200 March 15 the usual

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

I'm getting three chemo a dont know what they're called but they all make me feel like crap. But whatever makes me better I guess. Fatigue, sick, swollen ankles, sensitive skin, pins and needles in finger tips. Bowel movements slow down. But speed up after a while
Started induction chemo within the first week of November. Integrating it with holistic therapies
From October 2014 until April 2015 I received heavy chemotherapy, which included Peg-Asparganase, Vincristine, Cytarabine, methotrexate, doxorubicin, daunorubicin, cyclophosphamide. April started maintenance therapy, which will last until January of 2017, and includes Vincristine(through IV), Cyarabine(through lumbar puncture), 6MP(mercaptopourine, a pill), methotrexate(pill form), and dexamethasone. in the very beginning of my treatment I also took prednisone for two weeks. Throughout my entire treatment I have taken Bactrim and Acyclovir to help prevent sickness, and also am prescribed Ativan, Zofran, and Phenagren for nausea. Also stool softners are prescribed. Side effects: Prednisone- uncontrollable fatigue during the day, couldn't sleep at night. Very very sore right around my middle. As if someone had put a huge rubber band around my lower abdomen/back and pulled it tight. My back hurt SO bad. My husband would rub it for hours in the middle of the night. Intrathecal methotrexate- nausea the day after for about a day. Vincristine- fatigue, mild nausea. Cyclophosphamide-extreme nausea for about 3-4 days. Methotrexate(pill form)- nausea a day later for about 12-14 hours. But not every dose. 6MP-horrible nausea; was relieved after dosage was lowered. Now it doesn't affect me at all! Dexamethasone-this is the worst one. I take this for 5 days once a month. Side effects hit anywhere from 3 days into the dosage, or 2-3 days after the dosage is done. Side effects include: Sensitive skin; so sensitive that I can't be touched. It feels like a severe sunburn. Always starts on the back of my neck, and moved its way down to my upper back, then shoulders, then lower back, sides, and sometimes it stops right there. Sometimes it will continue onto my outer thighs and butt. These effects come on fast, within 6 -8hours. Sometimes it is so severe I miss work, but when it's that bad, it only lasts 2-3 days. Other times the effects won't be as severe(I can still work) but they drag out for 7-8 days, and muscle fatigue is pretty bad. I do small excercises and run on the elliptical but when this is happening, I miss about 3-4 days of excercise because I hurt so much.
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
Fatigue, mouth sores, nausea
currently undergoing HYPER C-VAD
Started chemo once my pneumonia was under control which took 3 days after I was at the hospital(4/4/10 was start date). While in the hospital for a month getting very strong drugs I didn't have any sick-feeling side effects and ate like a horse. I did however lose a lot of muscle mass and after a bit I was barely able to walk and there were occasions where I passed out for various reasons and wasn't able to get myself back up. But I was on 150mg of prednisone at 7am and 7pm each and every day and the side effects from it were awful and probably the worst part about my hospital experience as it made me feel very strung out, nervous, antsy, you name it. Towards the end I started to feel as if I was starting to lose my mind which was more than likely just a chemo brain effect. However after my primary induction was over at the hospital, side effects became more prevalent doing chemo 5 days a week from May-July of 2010 where I passed out, god very sick, could barely eat, had no energy, was extremely depressed but that put me out of my second phase and into the long part, maintenance. I got to come home for maintenance which wasn't possible for the other treatments due to not having any blood cancer specialists where I live, but my doctor personally knew many of my doctors out of state and was who sent me to the group of doctors that he did. I was almost constantly vomiting, Intense chronic pain in my lower back, legs, shoulders, hands, feet, and various other parts of my body. Now I'm chemo free for two years from 2/26/13 but I still have very bad physical issues as well as PTSD, Depression, General Anxiety and other mental health related issues.
finished with induction therapy, now gonna begin with consolidation.
CALGB initial remission followed by 7 cycles HyperCVAD and 24 months maintenance vincristine, methotrexate, mercaptopurine
October 2010 - current; Unfortunately, I've had nearly every side effect from chemotherapy.

Bile Duct Cancer Chemotherapies

What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

HAIC 24/7 for two consecutive weeks of constant flow chemo delivered directly to the liver. Every two week chem, alt two weeks pump is filled with Saline. NO Side Effects
On my second round of 2 sessions each which are a week apart
Second time around: Fluorouracil (5-FU): given through a portable 48 hour pump Irinotecan (Campto): 1 hour iv, i think First time around: Gemcitabine: will be administered through IV for over an hour. Cisplatin: will be administered through IV for over an hour. He will have to rehydrate 4 ours before injection.

Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

January 6 2014 and February 15 2014

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Chemotherapies

What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Appendiceal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Appendiceal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Fluorouracil (5-fu), Oxaliplatin, Avastin, leucovorin. 1/15-3/2? Side effects - Extreme fatigue, nausea, cold sensitivity, neuropathy
May 2013 to present. Nausea, tired, bloating, loss of concentration, neuropathy, diarrhea, jaw pain, high blood pressure, anxiety, sleep loss
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