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 7296 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.

6 treatments from March 3, 1994 to June 29, 1994. Started with Taxol Study. Received high-dose Cytoxan 3980 mg and Adriamycin 74.6 mg for 2 cycles. Except for the 1st and the last, blood transfusions were required after every treatment due to low hemoglobin. I developed a blood clot in my right arm shortly after the first blood transfusion in April and had to be hospitalized and put on coumadin for 3 months. Had to be taken off Taxol Study because I could not take high-dose Cytoxan/Adriamycin and Coumadin. I was given Cytoxan 995 mg, 5-FU 995 mg and Adriamycin 99.5 mg for the next 4 treatments. The Adriamycin damaged my heart muscle. Other side effects were nausea, some vomiting, sores in mouth, diarrhea, heartburn, fatigue and complete loss of all hair. 6 treatments from January 20, 2006, to June 2, 2006. I was given a CMF combination of 1200 mg of Cytoxan (Cyclophosphamide), 80 mg of Methotrexate and 1200 mg of Fluorouracil (5-FU). This bout with chemo was much easier than the first. I also had a blood clot in my lung in February, 2006, and was hospitalized for 7 days and put on coumadin for 18 months. Other side effects were minor nausea, fatigue, sore mouth, minor diarrhea and only thinning of my hair. I don't know which one but one of the chemo drugs damaged my right eye and I am still having problems with it. The worst thing to happen was the death of my husband and my boston terrier dog in May during this bout of chemo.
First chemo starts July 7 2011
2 types of chemo started November 21st 2011. Nausea, migraines, fatigue, mouth sores, dizziness, bad taste in mouth.
Started Adriamycin/Cytoxan on 6-4-09 dose dense. (1 dose every 2 weeks for total of 4 doses.) Felt fatigue, stomach upset,hair loss. Started Taxol 7-30-09 dose dense (1 dose every 2 weeks for total of 4 doses.) Felt achey, tired and depressed, hair loss.
AC followed by Taxol total 24 weeks beginning Oct 2009 Became very neutropenic (low white blood cells) A couple of mouth sores
I had 1 TAC had allergic reaction (tongue swelling) 3 weeks later started 3 AC biweekly, then had 7 abraxyn I had mouth sores, tongue swelling and bone pain after Neulasta, also had thrush for 5-7 days after the fisrt 4 sessions, I have muscle aches after Abraxyn, fatigue
6 Taxol + Cytoxan Nausea, ache, neuropathy, squiggles in eyes
1st cycle 5th March 2014.
refused not spreading
Taxotere..Dec 2006-Apr2007. All the usual, numbness in fingers and toes, no taste, no appetite, constipation. The bone pain was the pits.
Not recommended
Pamidronate or otherwise known as Aredia. Assists in replenishing bone loss. Given via IV monthly. Tired, headache after treatment, diarrehia, bones ache all over. MAR/08 New treatment - Clasteon - 4 pills/day but NO IV. HOORAY. No side effects except bone pain. I went on the internet to find an alternative cause it took 6 jabs every time with the IV and I just hated the thought of doing that for the rest of my life.
Things I wish someone had told me- You feel the worst on days 3-5. Even though you're nauseous you can still eat with enough drugs (I never threw up!) Get your hair buzzed as soon as it starts to come out, and your scalp hurts, you will feel much better. Don't shave it until your scalp stops hurting. Your nose runs because you have no nose hair to catch it A little infection will knock you on your ass. Claritin can fight some of the neulasta side effects Glutamine and vitamin B can help with the Taxol tingle Ugg makes flip flops- AHHH big help with the Taxol tingle Some people lose their fingernails with Taxol (but mine are intact- I have chemo rings, though)
started chemo end of may and finished it july 15th,had 4 altogether,side effects were severe bone and muscle pain ans sickness
on 2nd round of AC, bald and trying to hold onto willpower. I get pretty sickly the 3rd day after cheno, 1/6/12 3rd treatment
Chemo was manageable --- did not have the nausea that some experience. The steroid you have to take ahead of the chemo was as bad or worse than the chemo itself. In the end, the worst part of chemo was what it did to my brain. Couldn't remember anything, which affected my ability to do my job.
I've been in chemo since june 2011. I was taking 3 different kinds every three weeks but now have gone to just one kind. the initial treatments caused heartburn, hair loss, vision loss, hearing loss, skin discoloration, skin burns, nausea and vomiting, dizzyness, hot flashes, chemo induced asthma, chemo induced menopause, bone pain, I was not able to taste foods that were not sweet, there are many more but I feel like I"m whining...lol
6 cycles chemotherapy begining 11/12/07 complete hair loss, mouth sores, black nail beds, weight gain, inflamation, fatique, everything tastes like lead. Joint pain from Neulestra shot.
Still in treatment with no end in sight. My port is my best friend even if it sticks out of my sub-clavicle like an alien.
4 rounds of CT
Cocktail: Taxotere (wasn't mentioned above), lots of anti-nausea meds!, Neulasta/Pegfilgrastim/G-CSF (the Purgatory Shot)(not mentioned above), Cytoxan. Dude and Dudesses, I have lost 10 lbs!!! Yee haw! Crappy way to lose it but it is lost!
Taxol x 12 Herception x 18 Fatigue. Weight gain. But I won't give up and still work out.
Opted for none
12 rounds of chemo
Biweekly 4 A/C - from June 11th 2018 until July 2018 - Fatigue, dry mouth, Hair loss, doing quite well thank god 21 weekly Rounds of Taxol scheduled from August until October....

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!!
Declined
Taxotere, Jevtana

Lung Cancer Chemotherapies

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Had 4 exhaustive chemo therapies. Found that they are not effective on NSCL as it came back in other lung. Targeted therapy of Tarceva put it in remission.
3/2012 Adriamycin and dacarbazine 6 cycles 12/2012- 10/2013 votrient 600mg every day. 10/2013 - present gem/tax
Start Chemo May 18th 2007 Cisplaton and Etoposide
6 weeks, 3 weeks apart
starting the 2nd week of August 2013
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
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...
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.
one treatment . switching to Afatinib
Chemotherapy started on March 1st
6 weeks may June 2016
Started chemo on July 7, 2016 - May 5, 2017 Side effects - nausea, vomiting, mouth sores
daily intake of a chemo tablet
Carbo/Alimta 07.2008 Carbo/Taxol - Got taken off Avastin after pulmonary embolism. (nausea, vomiting, fatigue) 02.2009 Carbo/Alimta - Developed allergy to Taxol. (anemia, fatigue) Radiation therapy.
Navelbine and cesplatin (4 months) July 20017- Octber
Iressa (gefintib)
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
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
9/19/2016 Constipation, nausea, loss of appetite
Cisplatin & Etoposide May/18-August/18. Four rounds of treatment 3-4 weeks apart. Side effects- Hair loss, nausea, weakness & fatigue, weight loss
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.
October 18 th and every 3 weeks for 4 treatments. Nausea and joint cramping, some neuropathy.
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
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.
2007 April til present so far 5 rounds Taxotere Carboplatin Avastin Emend for nausea Aranesp for red blood Neulasta for white blood etc.....

Bladder Cancer Chemotherapies

What Bladder Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Had Chemo biweekly starting Oct. 13, 2016 ending 1/20/17. Main side effects were fatigue, amnesia, hair loss, constipation. I do not know the drugs they used. It was a cocktail.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Chemotherapies

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

R- chop
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
ill for a couple of days after treatments 1/15 - don't know if what is going on with me now is latent effects or new cancer
R-CHOP 6
R-CHOP
R-CHOP every 3 weeks for 6 cycles
R-Hyper CVAD (6 cycles) followed by High-dose Methotrexate (2 cycles)
2004.-I received quimo scheme CHOP (ciclosfamida -Vincristina -Adriamicina - Prednisona. 2006.- 2nd. line of quimo. with scheme ESHAP: Etoposido - Platino - Ara-C-Dexametasona
R-CHOP side effects are nausea, fatigue, hair loss, and chronic diarrhea. I lost 15 pounds - no complaints about that! Ativan was very effective in treating the nausea, but made me very sleepy.
Stopping R-Chop Chemo on December 5th 2012. Cancer growing. Started a new Chemo Regimen on Dec 10th 2012.B-R( Rituximab and Bendamustine)Stopped Rituximab and Bendamustine regimen on February 18th,2013 due to developing PML in the brain. Started back on ( Rituximab and Bendamustine) PML cleared. Started in Nov 2013 on Tremsirolimus
About to go for chemo number 3 on Friday, feb 22... bone pain, anxiousness, depression, numbness, random rashes, hair losss, constipation. RCHOP , nuelasta, etc
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...
R-CHOP Four cycles, three weeks apart. March 26 thru July 7 2015. Minimal thru first stage thus far.
CVP-R So far I have fatigue and prednisone make me anxios and nervious
R-chop,
Rituxan and treanda. Had mixed results. Then R-CHOP, which seemed to increase the cancer. Then R-ICE which then sent me to get an auto transplant. Had a severe reaction to rituxan the first time, then minor reactions every other time. They had to infuse really slow. Added an extra day to my chemos. No other big side effects from the actual chemo except fatigue. Hair loss after the final ICE but was high dose. Also, threw up after the ICE except after the high dose.
Rituximab cyclophosphamide vincristine Prednisolene every 3 weeks started 7th August 2012 x8 sessions then 2 years Rituximab control. So far, the only side affect is fatigue , normally towards the end of the day and the day after chemo. Hair still with me. Making sure I don't get an infection of any kind.
R CHOP, effectiveness stalled after 5 treatments GDP, 2 treatments ineffective ICE, to begin asap
G-Chop 1/8/14 starting for 6 cycles, headache, jaw pain, hair loss
Rituxan 2001, Rituxan CHOP 2002, Rituxan 2003, TRM-1 (clinical trial) 2004-2005, Rituxan/Doxil 2006-2007. I have never reached a remission "yet" still hopeful!
Started R-Chop chemo on May 3, tired, bone pain neropathy in fingers, night sweats and horrible mouth and throat sores.
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)
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.
11/2012-V-RCHOP....V-Velcade (Clinical trial drug) Side Effects: Headaches, hair loss, nausea, dehydration, neuropathy, & Fatigue
Rituxan/Bendamustine (Summer 2010) - very little except fatigue. R-CHOP (summer 2011) - nausea, fatigue, hair loss

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.

Start date November 14 th chemo drug called Folfirinox 8 weeks every other week to try and shrink tumor away from artery
About to start chemotherapy
5fu from 11/8/16 until 1/5/17. Five hour infusion then wore a pump home for 48 hours. Was supposed to do 8 cycles but only got to 4 when my white cell count dropped and we had to stop. The side effects of this treatment are horrendous. Pain, nausea/vomiting, fatigue, neuropathy in hands and feet, hair loss, cold sensitivity, shaky hands and lips, constipation, night sweats, mouth sores.
Folfirinox 10/17-3/2018; Gemzar 4/18-7/2018; Xeloda 8/18-9/2018
Mar 4 _ Sept 15 2015(Folfirinox)Nausea, weakness, vomiting, low potassium, low platelets (despair)
Extreme fatigue, delerium
One round of Flourouracil but side effects were severe and patient chose to discontinue. Side effects were nausea, uncontrollable diarrhea
Started Chemo - Gemzar & Xeloda - in November 2016. 6 cycles planned. Side effects pretty mild - some nausea and tiredness
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".
xeloda pills for two weeks then a week off.
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.
Gemcitabine (Gemzar)
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.
mid july to November 2015 Gemzar eight treatments, xeloda for 28 days on radiation days. Started Folfox regimen 09/20/2017 for recurrence.
Abraxane and Genzar
Gemzar June, 2014. Nausea, weakness, fever, headache
6/2011 tiredness, nausea, dizziness
June 2012-October 2012; Reported Lethargy, nausea, changes in taste, neuropathy in fingers, weight loss.
Hospitalized twice for sepsis after 1st and 3rd Chemotherapy Therapy Treatments. The pancreatic mass pressed on spleen and cause an infraction. The infracted portion of the spleen died and abscessed. Bruce currently has a JP drain in the spleen.
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!
every other week, cold sensitivity
March 22(3 types of chemo) i feel it lessened his quality of life, but for my dad he needed to fight back!!!
3 sessions on Folferinox in September and October 2019. Scan on 17 October showed spread to liver (spots) and tumour growth. Folferinox side effects were fatigue, pain and breathlessness.
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.
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 .

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.

i had 6 months of cemo, I did good I was determined to not let it get me down. I worked full time and went to the gym three days a week,
10 rounds of chemo in 2004, hair loss weakness, nausea, you know the drill. 6 rounds of chemo in 2008, same effects
Carboplatin, taxol, avastin, and a PARP inhibitor for 6 rounds, then remission for about 7 months. Then more carboplatin and taxol for 3 more treatments until I became resistant, then onto the MEK/Milo trial. Failed that after 2 months, now looking into immunotherapy
2/6/2009- Started Taxol and Carboplatnium cocktail. (6 sessions) 2/26/2009- Started GOG- 218 (Avastin Trial) Nurses/doctors notice side effects indicating she was actually receiving the drug.
taxol/carbo dec 2008-april2009 topotecan sept 2009/present
July 2011 started with carboplatin and taxol (7 rounds in all). Reaction to the decadron had some nausea at the beginning sol they tweaked it with emend, sore muscles and joints day 4,5,6,7 after chemo usually spent in bed. and spent the rest of the time getting semi normal before the next round Stopped in Sept until december 2011 during which i had surgery last treatment january 20 2012
IP Therapy as well as Systemic Chemotherapy
I had three rounds of chemo in three week cycles. Week 1: 5 days of treatment (admitted in hospital) Week 2: Recovery in hospital Week 3: Recovery at home I experienced low blood pressure, dehydration, nausea, fatigue and anaemia. I still have fatigue after treatment, muscle atrophy and peripheral neuropathy.
IP chemo. Taxol and Cisplatin. She has suffered from the following effects: fatigue, nausea, heart burn, pain in her lower abdomen, numbness/tingling in her hands, legs, feet and "chemo brain"
IP and IV chemo started March 1,2016
07/20/2017 - Extremely tired, some nausea, fidgety legs, no energy for a week.
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...
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.
Start Jan 6, 2012 Six rounds of carboplatin and paclitaxel once every 3 weeks.
Taxol/Carbo 12/02-5/03 (with 2 Gemzar treatments) Avastin 8/06- 5/07 Etoposide / Avastin 8/08- Present
Taxol sucks!!!!! makes your hair fall out and makes breathing really difficult until i go into an anxiety attack. I dont like taxol
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.
IP Cisplatin and IV Taxol for six cycles. Five of those cycles included Avastin and Avastin continued for 18 more cycles.
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.
Declined chemotherapy
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.
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.
Chemo consisted of 6 total treatments - 1 treatment every 21 days of a variety of steroids, anti-nausia meds and anti allergy meds along with 300mg of Taxal & 580mg of Carboplatin. Treatments started on Oct 2, 2014 and then every 21 days from there with the exception of late Dec. which was 25 days because the 21st day fell on Christmas day. Last Treatment was Jan. 20, 2015.
3 cycles of: Cisplatin, Bleomycin, and Etopiside which caused nausea, fatigue, by second cycle I could no longer naturally fall asleep, escalated pulse, anxiety, depression, dry mouth and skin which now I have scratch marks on my back, vomiting, got a finger infection so wear rubber gloves when counts are low and a mask, slight ringing in ears, raw esophogus, heartburn and diarrhea.
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.

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.
Exhaustion nausea Going on my 86th treatment
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.

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.
Began 150mg Temodar on 1/3/2011 2nd Dose of Chemo to begin 3/17/2011
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.
Timodar Started in March 2006 and still ongoing. Side Effects: NAUSEA!
started 9/13/2010-7 days a week, temedar. nausea and vomiting forst two nights. was ok last night so we'll see.
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
3 Cycles of Chemo - Cyclophosphamide, Vincristine, Cisplatin - Dec to Feb. (3 weeks apart) - Foot Drops and trips and falls 3 Cycles of Intensive Chemo with Autologous Stem Cell Transplant - Carboplatin & Thiotepa - Feb to May (4 weeks apart) - Hearing Damage
temodar 42 straight days
Taking a Temodar pill for 2 months.more fatigue, and sickness.
Started Temodar on 11-23-09 380mg to much dosage, went to Hospital for low platelets 12-18-09 My platelets were at 6K !!!
No chemo
February-continued weakness, tiredness, fatigue, sores in mouth
Temodal - started Aug 15, 2011
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.
Temodar, 150 mg during radiation increased to 350 5 days/month for 3 months, then increased to 450/month at present Side effects: fatigue
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
Undergoing chemotherapy in Chennai, India. Started on July 12, 2009. Total 12 doses. Hair loss, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, etc
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.
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.
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.
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.
Radiation & Temodar daily for 42 days then cycles of 5 days on 23 days off
low dose temodar- little to no side effects b/c of my use of supplements
PCV 8/21/16 - still fighting
Scheduled for first time chemo (Temodar) in July 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.

Bi-weekly chemo. Energy levels vary. Diarrhea, one day only usually. Keep hydrated.
Xeloda (oral chemo) for two and a half weeks.
started chemo on 12/11/07 clinical trial with avastin,erbitux,oxaliplatin,lecovorin,5FU..now irenotican
July 2, 2010 - Heated Intra-peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC). Side Effects: Complete Loss of appetite, everything tasted awful. No nausea or vomiting. Lots of swelling due to amount of fluid they pump you with prior to procedure.
2/14/13 12 rounds of 5FU. Dropped the Oxaliplatin after 5 rounds because of moderate neuropathy. After metastasis to liver, 12 rounds of Zeloda. From 9/14-1/15
Chemo Wed, leave with bag, come back on Fri. Side effects neuropathy, fatigue, nausea, occasional constipation and/or diarhea
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.
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.
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.
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
3 treatments every two weeks with neupogen shots after every treatment. White blood cross ave been a problem but my platelets are what concern me. They have continued to decline and are not rebounding back between treatments. other concerns which are minor but irritating is the coldness everywhere especially the throat, hands and feet. Fatigue is manageable now after 3 months. Metal tasting mouth and bad breath right after treatment ....yuk! Lack of appetite seems to occur during the treatment week but subsides the following week.
Bart has and still is undergoing Chemo. Bart has stage 4 Cancer. Bart's treatment of the tumor on his liver caused sloughing of the skin of his feet and hands. He is now on Erbotax. All tumors continue to shrink, and he feels great. Works most everyday he wants, as usual.
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
Chemotherapy was administered through a PICC for 5 weeks during radiation. No major side effects other then extreme exhaustion. I took the chemo nurse advise and began taking anti-nausea pills before I felt any nausea so I was able to continue to work part time. I still believe I am still suffering from some lingering effects of the chemo as I have not been able to build up my stamina.
None, but for me I am receiving my medicine through a port in my chest, I have a small pump with a bag that they change once a week. my medicine is 5fu. The only side effect that I have is that I am alway hungry, I can not seem to get enough to eat. No nausea or cramping, no mouth sores or peeling skin. Just extremely hungry all the time.
FOLFOX started 2/11/2012 and ended on 7/18/12. The oxaliplatin in the FOLFOX caused peripheral neuropathy.
5FU 8/23/10 through 9/27/10 24/7 once a week flush and bloodworkups. some nausea
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
6-03--36 weeks of IV chemo therapy. Had problems with severe diarrah, nausa and fatigue 3 days out of 7. Slightly ill the rest of the days with same symtoms, but milder. 2007--doing much better on chemo therapy by adding alternitves. (read below) 12-07- oral Xeloda (chemo therapy). Take for 2 weeks straight 2 times a day, then one week off. Side effects are slight now that I take fermented wheat germ, green wheatgrass and mangoseed juice. The juice improved my energy level a lot! I think we are seeing some results from the fermented wheatgerm as we are now starting to see on my cat scans that things have kind of stopped. In the England Cancer Journal they have proved that fermented wheat germ can slow and sometime cure cancers. The mangoseed juice is made in Asia, this is the only place it grows. It is extremely high levels of antioxidants! Knock on wood I haven't been sick since I started it! I also only eat organic (as much as I can) I eat lot's of greens and fruits. I get protein from the grains and I also eat a lot of nuts. I have felt so much better since doing this it is unbelievable.. I have hand and foot syndrome that this chemo can cause..this can/is be very painful. Febuary 08-New treatments of folfox6, Avastin and 5FU--extreme fatigue-nausa-diarreha-controled by medications for the most part. Need to rest a lot.
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.
5-fu orally before surgery 11/12 - 12/12. The oral chemo did a number on my stomach lining. After surgery did 8 FOLFOX treatments 3/13 - 7/13, side effects were sensitivity to cold, some nausea but not bad, and tired.
it was a bitch but everyone in the hospital oncology was very nice that helped alot.
5FU, Leucovorin and Oxiplatin. Typcial symtoms could not tolorate cold after treatment, slept alot. I worked full time through chemo. Felt exhausted and don't remember too much in this time period. Work and slept.
Too many to mention-16 months in total(6,6,4) Every drug they have for colon cancer.
june 19 through end of nov 19 had chemo every two weeks, mouth sores, metal taste in mouth, hands feet peeled, nausea, severe intolerance to anything cold or hot eating or touching....everything had to be room temp.

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.

First chemo was on Friday 9/15/17. 3 chemo infusions over 8 hours. To be done every 3 weeks. Next scheduled 10/6/17. Have had no nausea or vomiting. Saturday night, severe pressure in rectum, vaginal area and lower pelvic region. Contacted physician due to pain and that no amount of medicine was subsiding pain. Was advised that it seems as if the chemo is working. The pressure could be due to the necrotic tissue from the cancer itself is moving, liquid retention, or inflammation from the chemo. He reassured me that pain and pressure should go away within a few days. Was instructed to take higher dose of percocet. The higher dose of pain meds has done its due diligence, but knocks me out too. It is now three days later and pain and pressure has become more bearable, and treatable with 800mg motrin. Feeling extremely tired, which is very odd being that I am very active. Powering through, I will win this battle.
Metallic taste heart burn mild nausea ringing in ears
Weekly chemo for six weeks
2 rounds of Taxol/carbo 11/2011 & 12/2011...Is being changed for 1/2012...not sure of new drugs yet
Had a really bad reaction on Oct 14 2014
Extreme nausea, vomiting, some tingling in my toes.
Intravenous Ferritin + Cisplatin: 04/16/2019 and 04/25/2019 Cisplatin every Thursday: 05/02, 05/09, 05/16 (Low WBC count, rescheduled), 05/23, 05/30, 06/06/2019 Side effects: Skin staining from ferritin on left forearm, anemia, loss of appetite, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, IV infiltration, fatigue, headache
Cisplatin 2009 six weekly treatments
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.
Cisplatin started 7/8/08
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.
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.
methotrexate injections every other day via injection
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: 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.
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
Had cisplatin for 6 weeks during radiation, now am on my 5th of 6 treatments every three weeks (taxol and cisplatin)
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
5 chemotherapy sessions with cisplatin over 5 weeks
Cisplatin (40 units) every Monday for five weeks, beginning April 26, 2010. Hair thinned; veins hardened; steroid acne; acid reflux; turned yellow after treatments (that was odd).
Chemotherapy is bi weekly on fridays! Side effects include Nausea, fatigue, and weakness, hair thinning
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.
nauseousness....
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!
Loss of hair and nausea

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.

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.
idarubicin and atra began in april 2008 vomiting,diarhea,blood and platelet transfusions many transfusions
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)
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)
All through out until transplant
the only side affect she has had is toxemia, and neuropothy.
Round one: 7 days of continuous chemo. Round two: 5 days of 2 times a day chemo Round three: 2 days of 2 times a day chemo Followed by 3 days of 2 times a day total body radiation.
I had Etoposide, Daunorubicin and Cytarabine. I had it over 4 rounds, each round about 3 weeks apart. My hair fell out, I felt so sick and so so tired. With the first round, my legs got insanelt itchy because of the Etoposide. My tastes changed-I lost my sweet tooth! Nad things didn't have much taste. There is still a few foods that I just can't eat yet. Chemo brain! My memory is shocking and I'm easily distracted with basically no concentration ability at all.
I have been taking low dose chemotherapy via and infusion pump. I may need a bone marrow transplant at some point.
Seven days straight starting on Monday August 15th.
1/28/16 induction
i had three induction therapies spaced about 6 months apart. and just completed two consolidation therapies. i am preparing for a bone marrow transplant.
April 9 - 15th 2017 & April 27th - May 1st 2017.Finished 2nd round of Chemo May 1st. Experiencing hair loss, fatigue & weakness, SOB, Colitis, Diverticulitis, diarrhea, loss of appetite, confusion, hallucination, Acute Renal failure, low BP, and neutripinic sepsis.
Multiple protocols for ALL & AML.
Induction round 12/22/14-1/19-15: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue Consolidation February '15, Consolidation March '15, Consolidation April '15
11/2009. 1/2010. Neuro side effects. Vision compromised. Weakness. Nausea.
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.
chronic vommiting ,hair loss tiredness
7 + 3 , tired, weight loss, neuropathy
Since June 2012 - july induction, August consolidation, Sept. consolidation, december 2012 induction. Stem cell transplant now on hold.
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!!!
High dose chemotherapy, March-June 2012. Side effects: Nausea, vomiting, weight loss, fatigue.
1st round-12/09/2011Atromycin for 3 days nd Cytosar. for 7 days.
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.
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.

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.

Nigro protocol. Other than being tired and losing about 1/4 of my hair, the only serious side effect was mouth sores. I did have optic neuropathy for about 6 hours one week after each 5 FU.
Chemo to start with radiation on Sept 26. Need a PICC. Mitomycin C and 5FU. Two weeks for five days. One week on, then three weeks off, then one week on again.
She has had 2 full weeks of chemo. FU5 and mitocytin. The second one they reduced the dosage as she had a violent reaction. She will finish the 2nd week of chemo on 1/21.
2 rounds via port, less than 96 hrs round 1 due to New Year's Eve infusion clinic closing, 96 hrs round 2, Low WBC, fatigue, port infection,
I was completely fine up until chemo #5. All of them are 52 hours, I go home with the pump. Chemo# 5 put me down. Fatigue, mouth sores, numbness in toes, extreme sensitivity to cold, loss of appetite.
First round August 3-7, second round August 31-Sept 4. Chemo effects snuck up on me. At first I felt like a brat because I felt fine and no one else at Kamp Kemo felt fine at all, and then it took me down. Nausea, constipation as a result of an anti-nausea med, diarrhea, exhaustion, loss of taste--food had texture and no flavor at all, and the texture was mostly slimy. I used salad dressing in an attempt to taste something, and ended up with slime, chicken salad--slime. And such a sore mouth, I felt like I had to fight to get a prescription for Dr. Casey's Mouth Solution, a lidocaine swish & spit, and it helped tremendously. Also low blood counts, needed a couple blood & platelet transfusions.
Started Chemo 3/19/12 - completed 4/26/12 with mininal side effects.
5-FU and Mytomycin along with Radiation for 6 weeks. Hospitalized weeks one and five.
Started chemo Mitomycin and 5-FU on December 28, 2009 after having a Power Port placed in my chest.
2 rounds, 5 days each: tiredness, metal taste in mouth, constipation
Mitomicyn, flurosil-fu-5, weeks1 and 5, minimal side effects, some hair loss and fatigue.
First round 3/17-20/14, 5-FU and Mytomycin. Nausea, fatigue, severe mouth sores (lips, mouth, tongue, throat) and white blood cell count down as low as .7. Second round postponed to 8th week due to C. Diff. infection. 1/2 dose with no severe side effects.
1st round 9/28/15: Mitomycin infusion; 5FU drip for 4 days. Stupidly stopped taking anti-nausea med Zofran for a day because it was making me constipated and proceeded to get sick throughout the night. Started taking Compazine instead. Developed thrush/mouth sores once finished with chemo - they lasted a week. Next round of chemo coming up 10/19/15.
None yet
Starting Chemo 19 April 2011. Will be doing a 5 day Infusion 5fu for 3-4 weeks.
Nausea. Started chemo on August 26, 2014. Two rounds of chemo meds: one at the beginning or radiation and one at end of radiation.
5-21-18 thru 7-18-18. started with xeloda pills but could not keep them down. Switched to 5fU pump 24/7 for 8 weeks. Mostly tired, diarrhea during radiation but got better after. good days, bad days.
2 rounds mitomyacin (push) and 5 FU (infusion pump at home X 4 days). 12/23/19 & 01/20/20. Severe fatigue. Nausea. Gastroesophageal imbalance requiring prescription Pepcid. Intolerance to pain meds. Severe Diarrhea.
inpatient 5 days 23 hrs a day twice
PICC line put in 10/25/2010 intital large dose of Mitomycin, weekly infusion of FU5, disconnected every Friday, then started back on Monday 5 1/2 weeks. By 3rd week, severe stomach pains(lasted 1 week) diarrhea, no appetite, weakness , because of blood count did not take scheduled last dose of Mitomycin
2009 - Mitfomycin, 5FU; 2011 Xeloda & Oxaliplatin; 2013 Paclitaxel & Carboplatin; 2014 Lapatinib; 2015 Xeloda (twice with radiation)
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.
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
Taste buds, no desire to eat and big weight loss.
Mitomicyn push on day 1 and day 29. Xeloda 5 days a week for 7 weeks. 3 pills in AM and 3 pills in the PM.

Vulva Cancer Chemotherapies

What Vulva Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

1/4/17-2/15/18
I didn’t lose my hair.

Gallbladder Cancer Chemotherapies

What Gallbladder Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

4 rounds (8 sessions) as of 7/13/19; serious weight loss and fatigue

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.

Resistant
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

Hypopharynx Cancer Chemotherapies

What Hypopharynx Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

First session attended. No side effects

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.

Chemotherapy Cisplatin. Vomiting started the first day of chemo and stopped two weeks after treatment complete (9 weeks of vomiting & vomiting).
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.
Cisplatin - I was sick every day. Had to take anti-nausea medicine every 2 hours.
6 treatments of Cisplatin, every Monday for 6 weeks, ending on November 13, 2012. Improved symptoms of systemic lupus, but caused further hearing loss.
The first chemo treatment of Cisplatin was on 8/31 with another scheduled for 9/21 and 10/12.
No side effects thankfully!
Completed May 15, 2012
For details see my posting.
Jan 21- vomit, headaches, fatigue, lack of sleep, sore throat, cold sores, dry mouth, weak, pain, dry skin, headaches
11/9, 11/30, 12/21 - loss of appetite, cold, "chemo head" (loss of concentration and short term memory)
Cisplatin & Erbitux 1x/week, amifostine injections 5x/week 20min prior to radiation.
Chemo - Cisplatin - Day 1 of week 1 / week 4 / week 7
Cituximab Loading dose March 13th, High fever and severe headache. Second of 8 treatments March 21st. Only side effect was severe heartburn.
February 25, 2011 - Cysplatin (Cisplatyn) I don't know 4 of 8 weeks only as it ruined my throat way early and did it's job - according to the dr.
starting chemotherapy about 12/19/11. Ended chemotherapy 2/12/12
Carboplatin 08/06/2010. Mild Fatigue. Carboplatin 08/26/2010. Radiation recall. Carboplatin 09/16/2010. Neck is tightening due to radiation recall. Alimta erbitux Low Platelet 10/07/2010 Carboplatin, Taxotere,5FU 01/2011 n 02/2011.
Began Erbitux November, once a week. Skipped December, resumed chemo January, I go weekly.
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.
April 4,2011, minor nausea April 12,2011, rash on upper lip
Cisplatin= 1 day a week for 8 weeks
cysplatin
6 low-dose cisplatin treatments, one every Monday for 6 weeks. Felt great; actually took away the joint pain I experience from Lupus!
3 Chemo treatments 2 weeks apart
Cisplatin. 2 infusions 3 weeks apart.
Carboplatin and taxotere,first treatment went well without much side effects. Look forward to the others.

Mesothelioma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

carboplatin, alimta 8-27-09
Once every 3 weeks from Feb - April 2020. Extreme

Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Chemotherapies

What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

intravenous chemo from Septemeber 2018 to January 2019
Nausea, Constipation
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.
little queasy tired bald last one nov 5th 2010 yesssssss!!
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
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.
None required
currently doing carbo/taxol every three weeks. Extreme fatigue, muscle aches, taste changes
Carboplaxin and taxol 6 x's Jan to May 2016. Side effects: loss of hair, anemia, low WBC, low platelets.
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
My symptoms became SO much worse after chemo: Pain, nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, chemical taste in mouth, fatigue, weight loss
Chemo 6/21/10, 7/12/10, 8/2/10, 8/24/10, 9/14/10 - nausea, fatigue, bone & joint pain, diarrhea, neuropathy; scheduled for 1 more round
Chemotherapy November 2014-April 2015. Hair loss, neuropathy in feet, achy joints.
First round of chemo on 7 May 09 Second round of chemo on 1 Jun 09 Third round of chemo scheduled for 21 Aug 09 My doctor is using a new "sandwich" approach to treatment. 2 rounds of chemo > then 25 days of radiation > then 2 more rounds of chemo. This is new and apparently works better than all chemo then radiation. I am in control and working to erradicate the cancer via chemo and radiation.
6 chemotherpay treatments. Cisplatin for 2 and Taxol/Carbo for 4. Stomach nausea,bone pain after Neulasta shot, constant dehydration, tired all the time & neuropathy in feet.
Every week on Day 1 & 2 and Day 8.
in process some fatigue, chemo mouth, diarrhea, headache, vertigo, not too bad. Chem mouth (mucositis) was the worst effect so far but Magic mouthwash helped clear it in a few days.
TBD but they definitely want to do it.
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.
Lost hair not much else
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.
Start in mid October.
4/17/15 Allergic reaction to Emend and Taxol
Starting chemo (carboplatin and taxol) on 4/27/11. Will have 6 sessions, one every 3 weeks.
Haven't started yet. Need advice.

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.
Cisplatin usual side effect after two months still have mouth spares, hard to swallow, tennitis, loss of hearing.
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.
On year of chemo. Chemo brain. Short term memory issues

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.

ABVD 12 rounds, 6 months
ABVD - six 4-week cycles (June-November) Prednisone Procarbizine
6 months of bs and stem cell transplant was life changing made me feel completley helpless
12 rounds of ABVD. Side effects: hair loss, weight gain, nausea and fatigue
Started ABVD November 20th~ a little nauseous, headaches, and a little tired..
ABVD: 8 Cycles (16 total treatments). My side effects were severe bone pain, fatigue, nausea, burning in my stomach, constipation, ileus, thinning hair
28 day cycle. Chemo on days 1 and 15. 6 cycles or 12 treatments
7/13/2012~ABVD
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 6 cycle ABVD treatment on 8/16/11
(ABVD) Loss of hair, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, Random flushness, metallic taste in mouth, sores inside mouth
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 11/30/2010-present Fatigue, weakness, dizziness, nausea, neuropathy, constipation, headaches, hair loss and chemo brain.
I am having ABVD. Side effects: nausea, fatigue, hair loss, constipation, bone pain, fever, infection...
ABVD Six months
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.
hair loss... weight gain... nerve tingling... bad taste... feet pain... but no vomiting... so not all bad...
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.
ABVD started in December 2011-May 2012. Hair loss, nauscia, weakness. ICE July 2012-August 2012 Hair loss, nausea, weakness
Tired, Had KFC after every session
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 every other week.
6 rounds/12 treatments ABVD (Could only find Adriamycin and Vinblastin to list here) over the course of 6 months
Clinical Trial-see below
August 10th 2010 -Present 6 Cycles -12 Treatments

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
Weak, loss of appetite

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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