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Breast Cancer Chemotherapies

What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

may 4 2008,nausea,and alot of hand pain
They are not doing anything as of yet it has been a month and I am told it will take another month for this to heal . Who really knows. I am so afraid of that surgeon I don't want to see him . I think I should be on hormonal therapy or something besides sitting around with my skin falling off.
12 rounds of chemo
4 rounds of taxotere & cytoxan every 3 weeks. Started 3/3/11. Second round completed 3/24/11; had allergic reactions to both drugs. Third round done without reactions (super slow drip) on 4/14/11. Fourth & FINAL round completed 5/5/11, and grateful for being finished!!
Cytoxan and taxotere
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
Very soon.
3-8-2013 To 11-5-13 chemo. I be off balance, I throw up, lost hair, bones ache, hot flashes all side effects.
First time: Taxol, Taxotere - Jan - June 2001 - had adverse reaction to taxotere & stopped breathing. Otherwise, the regular side effects like nausea, fatigue, mouth sorers, hair lost, & nerve damage to hands & feet. Second time: Abraxane, Avastin Oct '07 to May '09. Still on Zometa - indefinitely. Regular side effects: nausea, fatigue, hair lost. Worse one: medical port became infected & had open wound for 6 mons because it could not heal.
26 weeks of chemo. 1X every other week for 8 weeks. Then weekly for 12 weeks. Continued with Herceptin drug Trail for 13 months, 1x every three weeks. Nausea to most foods and smells like coffee or strong perfumes. Wanted hot or cold things to eat....flu like symptoms showed up day 3-5 after chemo. No nuropothy! Did not throw up at all. Slept more days 2-3...weight loss but only a few lbs first 9 weeks then started to gain. Have gained 15 lbs since chemo ended due to hormone blockers I am on.
I just finished 4 rounds of A/C chemo treatments. Fatigue and infection was my worst enemy. First chemo treatment, I was in the hospital with pneumonia and neutrepedic. Very sick. I can only say I am glad its over. Now I am getting a port and will start Taxol next week.
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.
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.
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.
1991 and 1992 for breast cancer - I would get real tired but no real bad side effects. 2002 for my lungs - I lost all of my hair and nails and was hospitalized several times because of dehydration and other problems.
AC dose dense,then taxotere all for 5.5 months.Lots of lousy side effects you name it I had it!
NOW ON ABRAXANE AND AVASTIN CHEMO SIDE EFFECTS WEAKNESS, FATIGUE, PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY , NAILS PEELING OFF FINGERS, NOSE BLEEDS - ALL SOUND BAD BUT ARE TOLERABLE
no chemo
Taxotere & herceptin weekly for the rest of my life.
AC and Taxol
Adriamycin/Cytoxan each 2 weeks for two months, then abaxane weekly for 12 weeks. Radiation follows with 35 treatments.
Dose-Dense AC chemo x4 every 2 weeks, then Taxol x4 every 2 weeks Oct 2009- January 2010
Feb 2011 - April 2011 every 3 weeks Side effects - tried slept about 5 days straight Neulasta Side Effects - Painful legs and joints
**Sept 14, 2010 - Chemo #1 of 4 - no side effects today; meds: Cyclophosphamide and Docetaxel Day 1 - feel good, energetic Day 2 - feel ok, gardening for 1/2 hr., ran a couple of errands; had sharp stabbing pains in middle of chest, right inner thigh near knee and left side of waist while walking/standing. Day 3 - woke up very nauseous—ginger snaps and lemon drops took care of that Day 4 - felt good; attend church conference with Thelma and Diana; enjoyed lunch; arrived home around 4:00; started getting sharp stabbing pains again as soon as I laid down to rest; called advice nurse; slight temperature…she suggested going to the hospital to have it checked out. Dr. says this is one of the side effects and gave me a painkiller. Day 5 – feel good, just tired; developing mouth sores Day 6 - sharp stabbing pains very infrequent, wig appt., itchy scalp; legs shaky, tired p.m.; metallic taste Day 7 - felt good a.m. and p.m.; picked up Miracle Mouthwash--works! Michelle cut my hair short. Day 8 - good day, blood test Day 9 - metallic taste,slight nausea Day 10 - good a.m., metallic taste, headache p.m.; started taking vitamins for hair and nails Day 13 - scalp sensitive; hair falling like snow; attend "Feel Better" class Day 14 - woke up nauseous/took pill; Charlie shaved my head, starting from the back--smart Day 15 - yoga class; movies with a friend Day 16 - good Day 17 - good Day 18 - very good/with girlfriends all day/laughing, etc. Day 19 - forearm sore/swollen, appt. with Dr. P, flu shot; prescribes Neupogen (to make more white cells) for Fri and Sat after chemo; I leave on counter for 2 days by mistake--needs refrig., called manufacturer--may be ok to use Oct. 5 - day before chemo #2 - drank lots of fluids, took ginger root capsules; take pill for chemo prep early evening--wires me up **Oct 6, 2010 - Chemo #2 of 4 - meds: taxetere (l hr.) & cytoxan (30 mins), flush (6 mins) - 9:00-12:30 - felt good, slept good; Days 3-7 fatigue/nauseous, stomach quesy Day 1 - very energetic, cleaned and worked all day at home; 9pm sharp stabbing pains--took Norco, pains subsided Day 2 - good, out to lunch; took long nap Day 3 - fatigue, slight sharp pains, took Norco Day 4 - little nauseous, weak, sleepy Day 5 - fatigue, metallic taste, jittery, legs weak, moved slow, stomach hurts Day 6 - out of it, fatigue, weak legs, slept in; napped during day Day 7 - good - almost back to normal; took 1/2 hr. walk; stomach little quesy; red bumps on scalp/itch Days 8&9 - good all day; sister came to visit Days 10 - 20 good **Oct 27, 2010 - Chemo #3 of 4 - Michelle went with me and we had fun crocheting, talking, laughing, eating snacks and ice chips. Steven and family came to visit. Late that night diarrhea started. Day 1 - Stomach upset; didn't feel well at all; extreme fatigue. Day 2 - felt like the flu, weak; stomach ache, vomiting and diarrhea Day 3 - same as day 2 Day 4 - felt good in a.m.; diarrhea and heartburn started at noon; very weak Day 5 - stomach upset, legs jittery, no taste/somewhat metallic; diarrhea, heartburn, fatigue Day 6 - not too good, same as Day 5 but diarrhea stopped Day 7 - not feeling well; Dr. P said to go in for hydration (1 hr. IV) because I may be dehydrated. Day 8 - legs still weak Day 9 - feel good except right arm and hand is swollen--later find out it is probably lymphedema **Nov 17, 2010 - Chemo #4 of 4 - taxetere (1 hr), cytoxan (30 mins), flush (6 mins) Day 1 - feel great, no side effects Day 2 - feel good Day 3 - weak and jittery, some nausea Day 4 - weak, fatigue, no taste Day 5 - fatigue, weak legs, no taste, cold/cough Day 6 - fatigue, weak legs,no taste, congested, coughing Day 7 - fatigue, shooting nerve pain; weak, slight diarrhea Day 8 - fatigue, 101 fever, right arm swollen, coughing Day 9 - weak, fatigue, cough; no fever Day 10 - back to feeling somewhat normal; cough is getting better
September 2007-February 2008 - fatigue was the worst part; no nausea; started losing hair on 13th day after first treatment. Hair began to return about 3 months after chemo and was long enough to be a "really short hairstyle" after 3 more months.

Prostate Cancer Chemotherapies

What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Lung Cancer Chemotherapies

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Start Chemo May 18th 2007 Cisplaton and Etoposide
9/19/2016 Constipation, nausea, loss of appetite
2007 April til present so far 5 rounds Taxotere Carboplatin Avastin Emend for nausea Aranesp for red blood Neulasta for white blood etc.....
Chemo also started on 10/10/07 and its once a month for 3 days in a row.
Avastin-2008 and 2011, Cisplastin-2009 and 2011, and Tarceva-2011.
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.
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.
Iressa (gefintib)
8 total cycles...6 while undergoing radiation (reduced rate) followed by 2 of triple dose after radiation.
starting the 2nd week of August 2013
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...
Chemotherapy started on March 1st
chemo fog.
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
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
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
carbo/taxol only effect has been being tired!! Verty low white cell counts, had to receive one transfusion, other wise has handled it well.
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!
6 weeks, 3 weeks apart
daily intake of a chemo tablet
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.
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.
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...
December 2004 - Present off and on. On Avastin and Tarceva currently, but stopping to start a new chemo.
3/2012 Adriamycin and dacarbazine 6 cycles 12/2012- 10/2013 votrient 600mg every day. 10/2013 - present gem/tax

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.

11/2012-V-RCHOP....V-Velcade (Clinical trial drug) Side Effects: Headaches, hair loss, nausea, dehydration, neuropathy, & Fatigue
6 treatments of R-CHOP, 3 weeks apart.
R/Chop waiting to see if it is working
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 14 See blog for side-effects which were many and awful.
R-CHOP
R-COP, mabthera and then R-CHOP
RCHOP every two weeks. 6 times in total. Side effects were fatigue, nausea, complete loss of hair, dry mouth, weight gain, joint pain, weakening of bone density, etc....
R-Chop, eight sessions one every 3 weeks. Side effects: nausea, loss of appetite, some muscle aches, hair loss, effected my eye sight - had to wear eyeglasses since the 4th chemo.
R-Chop
R-CHOP
G-Chop 1/8/14 starting for 6 cycles, headache, jaw pain, hair loss
I will be starting Bendamustine and Rituximab chemo on August 20th and 21st. I will be having treatment for 2 days every 28 days for 6 months followed by 2 years of maintenance therapy.
12/8/14 R+Chop thrush, severe upper and lower abdominal pain, pain in muscles and joints, extreme fatigue, constipation, constant coughing, aspirating fluids into lungs. Gastric Reflux activated to point of juices flying up in throat even while on Omeprazole. Neuropathy-numbness and tingling hands and feet. Tongue is numb and can't taste anything. Hair loss 14 days post chemo. 12/29/14 - Severe Upper and lower abdominal pain, constant coughing, still aspirating fluids into lungs, lost my voice, vocal chords are fire engine red, the gastric reflux is so bad they had to add two more medications to my Omeprazole, Zantac, and Carafate. I have Flu symptoms, congestion, post nasal drip, pain in muscles and bones, numbness and tingling in hands and feet. Can't taste anything. Taste buds come back after 3 weeks. 1/19/15 -R+Chop- continue to have numbness and tingling in hands and feet. I drop things and can't feel things in my fingers. 1/20/14 Neulasta injection - exactly 24 hours after injection. Really sore muscles and joint pain all over. lower abdominal pain, constipation, extreme fatigue, coughing.
Rituximab and Bendamustine
Began a course of Hyper C-Vad July 4th weekend. Rixutin was the first drug administered and it caused me to stop breathing very frightening. Other side effects extreme tiredness, mouth ulcers, nausea, and hair loss.
R-CHOP; chemo as listed above plus Rituximab and Prednisone. June x1; July x2; August x1; September x2. 6 total rounds of R-CHOP. Also, had an injection of Neulasta the day after each chemo round that helped me build-up white blood cell counts and it worked well. Fortunately, they gave me a 'cocktail' of Benadryl etc, so I never got sick - thank God. Took nausea pills. Loss of appetite for a day as everything tasted like you ate old pennies or nickels. The first two times that I had the Neulasta white blood cell shots I had bone pain within a week that lasted only a day or two and went away. Chemo also gave me an irriegular heartbeat, so a beta-blocker fixed that. Chemo 1-4 weren't all that bad, just long. Chemo 5 & 6 felt like I was in a fight in the middle of the night - but I was able to recover quickly. The Prednisone pills made me nasty, which I usually am not.
sickness, weakness, no appetite, lived off cereal, and jello for a week, no taste,increase in smelling sense was intense 12/24/2005 was the first treatment.
R CHOP
1st treatment, August 23rd, 2011...which is tomorrow, so I don't know what side effects I'm going to have.
R Chop 6 cycles
Since Aug07 : 6 R-CHOP plus 2 Ritux every 21 days. I feel my stomach going up and down for at least a week after the cure. Then I feel "well" for 2 weeks.
R- chop
R-Dhop 6 weeks. Every 21 days. Followed by Neulasta shot in stomach day after chemo. For those of you who have to have it. It hurts. It's not the needle it's the white blood cells going into your body. Burns badly. So, put ice pack on stomach before getting the shot. You'll thank me a million times. :) Had a picc line in upper right arm, leading a tube to my heart. Strong chemo. But, with all the other meds they put in it. I NEVER got sick. Everyone around me couldn't believe I had cancer. This is the last week before final treatment. Now body has said..."time to be fatigued." :)
R-CHOP 25/11/11

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

Pancreas Cancer Chemotherapies

What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Started 12.1t.16
Oxaliplatin,Calcium Leucovorin,Camptosar,Florouracil
6/2011 tiredness, nausea, dizziness
every other week, cold sensitivity
Chemo once a week from 4/2/10 to 6/01/10: Was tired the next day with small "blah" moments.
Extreme fatigue, some dry heaving, hair loss, neutropenia
About to start chemotherapy
More harm than good; no chemo
mid july to November 2015
Started Chemo - Gemzar & Xeloda - in November 2016. 6 cycles planned. Side effects pretty mild - some nausea and tiredness
Start date November 14 th chemo drug called Folfirinox 8 weeks every other week to try and shrink tumor away from artery
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 .
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.
Gemzar, Taxotere and Xeloda
Gemcitabine (Gemzar)
Gemzar June, 2014. Nausea, weakness, fever, headache
Lanreotide injections 3 months/ diarrhea, excessive flatulence/ abdominal pain
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".
Extreme fatigue, delerium
Initially 2 rounds of Folfirinox, that increased liver enzymes and CA-19-9
June 2012-October 2012; Reported Lethargy, nausea, changes in taste, neuropathy in fingers, weight loss.
Pill form chemo winter 2009...threw up at end of each round
Folfox mix of chemotherapy -nausea, vomiting, diahhrea , nil taste I food, shaking, mouth ulcers, dry skin
1st session, September 20th. Once a week for 3 weeks then 1 week off. October 25th, white blood cell count was down for the 1st time, so they skipped chemo for that week. November 1, 2012, white blood cell count back up so they did chemo. December 2012 started 5 FU, Oxaliplatin and Leucovorin every 3 weeks to target the abdominal lining tumors that are continuing to grow. April 19, 2013, CT shows the chemo isn't working on the abdominal lining tumors, and they have given him the best chemo treatments they have, nothing more they can do. But will reduce the chemo he has been on to reduce painful sores in his mouth and side effects that were getting worse with each treatment, I think to keep the liver and pancreas tumors at bay and hopefully still give him pain relief.
Chemo #1 on 4/02/10: I was more tired then usual and had a "blah" moment after going outside for a few minutes.

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
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.

Start Jan 6, 2012 Six rounds of carboplatin and paclitaxel once every 3 weeks.
IP Cisplatin and IV Taxol for six cycles. Five of those cycles included Avastin and Avastin continued for 18 more cycles.
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.
six infusions of carbo/taxol every 3 weeks from 3/13 to 6/13 six more infusions carbo/taxol every 3 weeks from 1/15 to 4/15 three infusions doxy every 3 weeks from 8/15 - severe rash - discontinued several infusions every week gemzar from 10/15 to 2/16 tanked white count and increased acities - discontinued avastin/taxol every 3 weeks from 3/16 to present
June 20, 2006, and every following 3 weeks...through August 29, 2006...then the last 2 of the 6 treatments - November 7, 2006 & November 28, 2006 Carboplatin & Taxol I really didn't know what to expect with the first treatment. Felt great for 24 hours after...but then I felt like a semi-truck had run over me about 10 times...or worse case of the flu X 20! Twelve days later, I had a reverse mohawk going on (hair falling out)and had my husband shave my head. The worst of it was losing my eyelashes and eyebrows!!!! You know your hair is going to go...but no one told me ALL of my body hair would go!!! Talk about being striped of your "womanhood"! I still wince when I think of those times! Numbness in my feet(Pins & Needles)...always worse by the end of the day.
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.
<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.
Carbo and Taxol 6 rounds. Loss all my hair, even my nose hair, eyebrows, everything. Weak, muscle and nerve pains, anemia
Nausea, fatigue/sleepiness, "Chemo brain" (inability to concentrate), dry skin, no nail growth, hair loss. January - May as of now
Taxol and Carbo, every 3 weeks for 6 times, next (3rd) will be April 29. First three hours of administering drugs, agnonizing dizziness due to high dose of Benadrly to combat first few hours of chemo drugs. Next two days seem ok, with a false sense of energy, then day four through 8 no desire to drink, get dehydrated, can't stand or something strenuous for long periods of time, physically weak and tired always. Tiredness especially never is gone.
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)
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.
no chemo at all
7-2010 IP/IV chemo x 6 cycles ( cisplatin/taxol/carboplatin) Hair loss, extreme fatigue, abdominal pain... 11-2011 ca125 on the rise. 4/6 cycles complete of topotecan. Ca125 back in its place. BRCA 1 Minimal side effects: reasonable fatigue and well controlled nausea.
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
There were eight cycles of chemotherapy: 4 before surgery and after surgery 4. My body responded well to chemotherapy and tumor marker (CA 125) decreased from 690 for 4.
chemo May 2008 to August 2008, did 5 rounds out of 6 - nausea, peripheral neuropathy, anemia,hair loss,dehydration, fatigue, weight loss
none the dr did a slice and dice SIDE AFFECTS WERE WEALINING OF HEART MUSCLES HAD A STROKE 2 YEARS LATER AND NEEDED A PACE MAKER PUT IN YES I AM THE BIONIC WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR ALSO HAVE NEROPATHY IN FEET AND LEGS
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.
Mar.2007-taxol & carboplantinum (8 treatments) July 2008-taxol & carboplantinum (7 treatments) The first 2 rounds left me weak, loss of hair, nausea and vomiting Oct 2009-Doxil for six months. Side effects not so bad
Paclitaxel with carboplatin every three weeks for eight treatments as tolerated. I did get a Neulasta shot the day after chemo.
cistplatin, bleomyocin, etopiside, numbness in hands and feet nausea and weakness major chemo brain
Paclitaxel(Taxol)/Carboplatin(Paraplatin) combination, intravenous, 4 treatments total, 3 weeks apart. My first treatment was Oct. 17th. The side effects weren't been too horrible. Days 3-6 I felt really bad, but I never vomited! I just felt VERY weak, and VERY sick. I was so pale I scared myself in the mirror, and sometimes I felt so bad I couldn't even talk. I had HORRIBLE constipation like never before, and I still have heartburn, which I never got before.
BEP chemo
IP Therapy as well as Systemic Chemotherapy

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
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.

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.
PCV 8/21/16 - still fighting
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.
Taking a Temodar pill for 2 months.more fatigue, and sickness.
Temodal - started Aug 15, 2011
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 November 9, 2011 140mg a day for 6 weeks - there has not been much happen in terms of side affects yet, some nausea
Radiation & Temodar daily for 42 days then cycles of 5 days on 23 days off
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
No chemo
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
Tremador - First set - daily dose for 3 weeks Not able to continue to the next set. Nausea, weakness, loss of appetite, Sleeping constantly
Began 150mg Temodar on 1/3/2011 2nd Dose of Chemo to begin 3/17/2011
low dose temodar- little to no side effects b/c of my use of supplements
Undergoing chemotherapy in Chennai, India. Started on July 12, 2009. Total 12 doses. Hair loss, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, etc
7/08-1/09: I took pills for 5 days each month. The first month was fine. I thought, "this is going to be e-z." Boy, I wrong! After that month, it was horrible!
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 28 Days on 5 Off. 14 Rounds. Nausea, vomiting, weakness, mouth sores, fatigue.
Started Temodar on 11-23-09 380mg to much dosage, went to Hospital for low platelets 12-18-09 My platelets were at 6K !!!
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.
Temodar - no side effects yet, Praise God!
Scheduled for first time chemo (Temodar) in July 2011
1/12/12 - begin taking daily chemo pill Temador (not sure how to spell that) for up to 12 months.
What more can I say other than YUCK! It has been very difficult thus far. Upon my first treatment I left the hospital, only to return a few hours later vomiting non-stop. Zofran hasn't helped. The only thing that does anything at all to combat the nausea is to drink plain green tea. I know it sounds weird, but it sometimes works.
started 9/13/2010-7 days a week, temedar. nausea and vomiting forst two nights. was ok last night so we'll see.

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.

Started June 23, 2008. Oxaluplapin, Leucovorin and Flourouracil. Side effects are extreme weakness, lack of appetite, many foods don't taste good, can't touch, eat or drink anything cold--needles & pins in fingertips & toes, and throat closes up. Needles & pins, needles & pins, if I drink or eat anything cold, MY breathing troubles begin!! smile
5FU Begining 1-18-11, 5 days on, weekends off...
Started Chemotherapy on July 18,2016
12 sessions
Xeloda (oral chemo) for two and a half weeks. I was supposed to have it for five weeks, but my platelet counts wouldn't stay up. I was diagnosed with Chronic ITP (an auto-immune platelet disease) shortly after I finished treatment.
I started folfox with Avastin in April 2010, did 12 treatments & had my last one on Sept 7th, continued with Avastin til beginning of January 2011. I was already sensitive to the cold before I started oxali, it was horrible, my fingertips & feet still have that slight weird tingle to them, it's Feb. My oncologist & I agreed to start irinotecan after my surgery to knock things out for good.
not yet scheduled
FOLFOX started 2/11/2012 and ended on 7/18/12. The oxaliplatin in the FOLFOX caused peripheral neuropathy.
started chemo on 12/11/07 clinical trial with avastin,erbitux,oxaliplatin,lecovorin,5FU..now irenotican
Lecovorin, Oxiaplatin causes extreme neuoropathy in the hands and feet, He does not have finger prints now. 5-FU causes nausea, makes the hands and fet worse and soooo tired, like having the flu everyday with intense stomach cramping. Can not concentrate, chemobrain I guess they call it. Three days of intense chemo, then sick pass out for hrs. can't do anything but lay down or sit, there is nothing to help ease this...
12 so far, 5Fu, Avastin, Oxiplatin, Leucovorin
6 weeks 3000mg xeoda pre surgery. 4 month 5000mg xelota post surgery. Oxi recommended. Tried but side effects too extreme. No hair loss. Tired and weak. Low energy with uncontrolled diarrhea.
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)
folofox: 3/14-9/14, starting again 1/15
Body would only take 1 day session.
Folfox, Avastan, neulasta Side effects: constipation, diarrhea, weight loss, hair loss, neuropathy, loss of appetite, weakness
10/13/14 - 11/26/14 (1st Round) 12/23/14 for 5 weeks (2nd Round)
Xeloda (oral chemo) for two and a half weeks.
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
Will be starting chemo on April 27th. Getting 12 treatments over six months of 5Fu with leucovorin and oxaliplatin via a medi port. Had the port put in this week.
6-500 mg per day that I have radiation. Xeloda. Some nausea, light headedness, jitters, diarrhea,
Oxalyplatin, 5FU, Xeloda, Leuvecorin - Started 10/31/11, on 4th infusion 1/4/12
f5u-dec/07 to june/08 side effects the works!! mouth sores,nausea,fatigue,on and on!
I had 2 chemotherapy drugs. Eloxatin (oxaliplatin) which was given through my port at my Oncologist's office. I also took Xeloda which is a chemotherapy drug (pills) taken at home. I also had a wonderful Oncologist who worked well with my surgeon.
One day a week every other week. Oxaliplatin with two hours of Leucovorin and 5 Fluorouracil. I will also have the 5FU in a pump for 46 hours. Total 16 weeks of treatment. Then Radiation

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.

Had cisplatin for 6 weeks during radiation, now am on my 5th of 6 treatments every three weeks (taxol and cisplatin)
Cisplatin 2009 six weekly treatments
methotrexate injections every other day via injection
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.
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).
Done and it sucked
Chemo was my biggest fear. Hearing so bad horror stories I was besid myself with fear. I actually have 1 more left to go and no problems except for a mild nausea about day 3 and thats it. Never really got too tired and never lost my hair. It really was like being pregnant as far physical problems with tired and nausea. It was a low dose cisplatin for 5 weeks.
Chemotherapy is bi weekly on fridays! Side effects include Nausea, fatigue, and weakness, hair thinning
Oct 07 to Dec 07 - Cisplatin chemo 1x a week with radiation;. Constant terrible nausea, very sensitive to tastes and smells. Ate only carbs, couldn't even stand the smell of my dog! Everything nauseated me. Aug 08 to Dec 08 - Carboplatin and Paclitaxel every 3 weeks x 6 doses. Hair gone by 2nd treatment, fluid overload on chemo days due to drugs being hard on kidneys - had to flush. About 2-3 days post chemo, horrible bone pain, numbness and tingling in hands and feet (peripheral neuropathy) and constipation that almost hospitalized me. Would last for a week or so and then settle down. Horrible fatigue, felt like lead. My hair started coming back really quickly after treatment stopped,but the neuropathy lasted almost a year, fatigue continues to be a problem. UPDATE Feb/10: Going back for another 6 rounds of the not so pretty poison. Carbo/Taxol once again. Gonna miss my hair...oh yeah, and the ability to feel human!
Chemo-has "chemo brain"
Extreme nausea, vomiting, some tingling in my toes.
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.
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!!
Weekly chemo for six weeks
Cisplatin once a week In conjunction with the radiation. Then Five series with Etoposide.
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
Nausea and fatigue, Extreme Vomiting, Neuropathy
nauseousness....
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.
Cisplatin low dose for 5 cycles once a week. Tolerated it well just very tired. Considering I had concurrent radiation and chemo it was hard to tell what was causing all my nausea and vomiting but we think it was the radiation. Also I had preventive chemo cisplatin and taxol ( lost hair with this ) , three rounds , to help potentially stop a recurrence.
Have had 5 chemo treatments. Took 5 hour "naps" afterwards. Some foods tasted nasty! Normally a huge water drinker but water nauseated me. Required at home IV infusions of Potassium and Magnesium for 8 hours/day for total of 15 days, also received a few infusions at the clinic for dehydration and low electrolytes. Anti-nausea meds didn't work on me.
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.
5 chemotherapy sessions with cisplatin over 5 weeks
N&V, Fatigue, Dulled mentation 12-15-09 to 1-30-10 SECOND ROUND OF CHEMO, CISPLATIN 01-01-11 to 02-17-11 LOTS OF VOMITING
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!

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.

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.
Jan 2 through Jan 5 2015 Staff infection , Bacteria in blood, Fever and Nausea
7 + 3 , tired, weight loss, neuropathy
idarubicin and atra began in april 2008 vomiting,diarhea,blood and platelet transfusions many transfusions
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)
chronic vommiting ,hair loss tiredness
Since June 2012 - july induction, August consolidation, Sept. consolidation, december 2012 induction. Stem cell transplant now on hold.
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)
hydrea - 02/2009 little/to no side effects
1st round-12/09/2011Atromycin for 3 days nd Cytosar. for 7 days.
1/28/16 induction
I've had 2 rounds of induction therapy and just finished my 4th round of consolidation therapy. Side effects have been different with each round. My hair only fell out my first round. Have experienced nausea, dizziness, weight loss, appetite loss, headaches, brain bleeds, metal-like taste in my mouth and food, lethargy, loss of endurance and stamina, chemo brain, grogginess and foggy brain, memory loss.
Multiple protocols for ALL & AML.
11/2009. 1/2010. Neuro side effects. Vision compromised. Weakness. Nausea.
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.
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.
High dose chemotherapy, March-June 2012. Side effects: Nausea, vomiting, weight loss, fatigue.
All through out until transplant
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.
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!!!
i had three induction therapies spaced about 6 months apart. and just completed two consolidation therapies. i am preparing for a bone marrow transplant.
photosensitivity, some nauesea
Oct 14th- 7 days Vidaza Nov 23rd- 7 plus 3 Dec 25th- fludarabine and busulfan
Seven days straight starting on Monday August 15th.
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.

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.

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

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.

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.

It seems to be the standard Mitomycin-C and 5FU in the first and fifth week of treatment. Mitomycin C dose lowered by 25% due to low WBC & platelets first time around.
First round June 24, 2013. Vague feeling of unwell, horrible burping, relieved by Omeprazole, one and 1/2 days of sole pain, then resolved. Mouth sores began 6/29/13, peaked on 07/04/13. Second round July 22, Mitomycin reduced by half because of my WBC response the first time. Same feeling of unwell, anorexia, chemo created constipation for me, not diarrhea.
Vomiting, hair thinning but no complete loss
1800 mg of capecitabine (xeloda) twice a day, 2 hour 500 ml Oxaliplatin (Eloxatine) once a week.
9/97-12/97, 5-FU & Mitomycin. Side effects: Loss of appetite, some mouth sores, dry mouth, swollen tongue (once), loss of taste buds.
5-FU infusion mitomycin.. lss of appitite for a week, mouth sores.. feeling better when we took pump off.
Began 5FU and cisplatin chemo on 1/4/10 and 2/1/10 for 1 wk cycles. Side effects: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth sores, and fatigue. Hospitalized after last day of 5fu infusions for 3wks for chemo toxicity, diarrhea, severe abdominal cramping, dehydration uncontrollable fever, etc. At least I had completed menopause at age 42 and did not have to deal with the emotional side of this. Stopped HRT during treatments only.
5-FU & Mito-3 for 4 days March 2010 and April 2010
April 2011 nausea and vomiting, weight loss,neutropenia,mouth sores, hair thinning April 2012 nausea, mouth sores, hair thinning
Dates 1/31/15, 2/19/15 Type, F5
Day 1: March 24, 2014
Mitomycin, 5FU. Mucosytis, oral thrush
No problems with chemo. Lots of itching from radiation
First week and final week of radiation treatments. Chemo pump. Itchy head and chest rash within 4 days after treatment started. Minor mouth sore 1 week after. Diarrehea two weeks after. Hairloss and drop in blood counts 3 weeks after.
The standard for anal cancer: two rounds of 5FU & Mitomycin. Lost about half my hair. Very bad mouth sores and oral thrush, especially in the 10 days after infusions. Became neutropenic (big drop in the type of white blood cells that are the major infection fighters) with second round of Mitomycin.
june 15-August 6, 2015
mitomycin on 6/29/2015, 5day infusion of 5-FU 6/29 - 7-4 Side effects "metal mouth" loss of appetite, fatigue
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.
Mitomycin on Day 1 and Day 29 5-FU Days 1-4 and 29-32 Dry mouth, constipation, thinning hair at week 4. <<<<<<After reading this I have to say "chemo brain" because I don't recall writing that!!
Starting Chemo 19 April 2011. Will be doing a 5 day Infusion 5fu for 3-4 weeks.
Jan 7th week -1st round of chemo - severe nausea, dehydration, and mouth sores. For 2nd round 5 weeks later, started Lysine powder 1 week prior with mouthwash so no sores.
5-Fluorouracil and Mitomycin April 20, 2009 - April 24, 2009 May 18, 2009 - May 22, 2009 Side Effects; mouth sores, nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weightloss
Mitomycin/5fu on Nov.26 for 5 days, next dose is scheduled for Dec. 24th for 5 days (Merry Christmas to me!)
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.
Taking Xeloda- doing awesome on it!

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

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.

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
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.
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.

Begin Erbitux treatments February 13 2012 and finished on May 2nd.
Cisplatin= 1 day a week for 8 weeks
January 6 2015, February 18, 2015 nauseous fatigue
3 Chemo treatments 2 weeks apart
Cisplatin ....nausea and fatigue
Cetuximab - Brand name: Erbitux - April 1, 2010 - so far just really really tired. I was told later a rash and other stuff could happen. ( 5/1/10 - rash did appear including itching. Scalp was the worst. Lying down felt like pins sticking my head. I was told if not rash, med is not working. After they know it was working, I got med to help the rash and itch.)
11 treatments ended about 11/07/2011
Cisplatin, 5-FU, Docetaxel
11/9, 11/30, 12/21 - loss of appetite, cold, "chemo head" (loss of concentration and short term memory)
3 five hour Cisplatin sessions, every three weeks, starting Monday, November 7th 2011
3 heavy dose (8 hours each) chemo. sessions.
after 1 chemo treatment I don't feel any reaction as of yet. Next treatment July 14.
Chemo coming up
Start on March 29th 2011.
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.
No side effects thankfully!
Hyporexia, nausea, tinntitus
10 weeks of 2 chemo drugs per week
Chemotherapy Cisplatin. Vomiting started the first day of chemo and stopped two weeks after treatment complete (9 weeks of vomiting & vomiting).
Cisplatin gave my husband ringing in ears but much better now. Had complications each time after a chemo. Was hospitalized twice for them.
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 start 10/28/08
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.
Erbitux (cetuximab), loading dose 25 Jan, caused mild temp and nausea, then no similar effects during the 8-week course of treatment. Significant skin effects (acne, painful splitting of skin on fingertips, toes, and heels). No real nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea caused by the Erbitux.
Jan 21- vomit, headaches, fatigue, lack of sleep, sore throat, cold sores, dry mouth, weak, pain, dry skin, headaches

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.

None required
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
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.
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.
Starting chemo (carboplatin and taxol) on 4/27/11. Will have 6 sessions, one every 3 weeks.
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.
4/17/15 Allergic reaction to Emend and Taxol
My symptoms became SO much worse after chemo: Pain, nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, chemical taste in mouth, fatigue, weight loss
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.
Carbo/Taxol every 3 weeks, 6 cycles
Lost hair not much else
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.
recommended to start after radiation
Chemotherapy November 2014-April 2015. Hair loss, neuropathy in feet, achy joints.
I have had two rounds of chemo, and the next will take place on Jan 31, 2012. After that, three more rounds!
See Surgery Description> apparently I cannot follow directions
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
TBD but they definitely want to do it.
5/2010-tired, nausea 10/2014-tired, nausea,low blood countsand turned into mds 12/9/2015 start cgeno with doxil after mds in remission
Haven't started yet. Need advice.
Cyclophosphamid Carpoplatin Taxol
Start in mid October.
felt sick all the time, metal icky taste, neuropathy, ruined joints >:( bone pain
currently doing carbo/taxol every three weeks. Extreme fatigue, muscle aches, taste changes
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.

Sarcoma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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.
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
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.

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.
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.

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.
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.
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.

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.
first round 09/08/11-ABVD-headache, swollen tongue, blisters on tongue, vomitting, nausea, bone aches.
(A)driamycin, (B)leomycin, (V)inblastine, (D)acarbazine
Yes, My chemotherapy treatment was ABVD.
ABVD Chemo every other Tuesday 12 times.
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.
I am having ABVD. Side effects: nausea, fatigue, hair loss, constipation, bone pain, fever, infection...
ABVD 12 rounds, 6 months
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.
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- October 22, 2010-
nausea, fatigue, anxiety, depression, dizziness, vomitting
4 cycles of chemotherapy ending in late August, radiation to follow depending on how the cancer responds.
ABVD started in December 2011-May 2012. Hair loss, nauscia, weakness. ICE July 2012-August 2012 Hair loss, nausea, weakness
1/7/2014 and every 14 days thereafter - Nausea, jaw pain, loss of taste, hair loss, fatigue 6/10/2014 - chemo complete (6 cycles ABVD)
started chemo in 2010 6 months on an off, finally had stem cell transplant at Mass General Boston n March of 2012 remission lasted one year :(
hair loss... weight gain... nerve tingling... bad taste... feet pain... but no vomiting... so not all bad...
AVBD March - October 13 the usual; ESHAP December 14 - January 15 the usual; BEAM 200 March 15 the usual
ABVD: 8 Cycles (16 total treatments). My side effects were severe bone pain, fatigue, nausea, burning in my stomach, constipation, ileus, thinning hair
ABVD- Side effect? UGH.
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.
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.
28 day cycle. Chemo on days 1 and 15. 6 cycles or 12 treatments
ABVD, started Feb. 13, 2009.
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

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
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
currently undergoing HYPER C-VAD
Started chemo once my pneumonia was under control which took 3 days after I was at the hospital(4/4/10 was start date). While in the hospital for a month getting very strong drugs I didn't have any sick-feeling side effects and ate like a horse. I did however lose a lot of muscle mass and after a bit I was barely able to walk and there were occasions where I passed out for various reasons and wasn't able to get myself back up. But I was on 150mg of prednisone at 7am and 7pm each and every day and the side effects from it were awful and probably the worst part about my hospital experience as it made me feel very strung out, nervous, antsy, you name it. Towards the end I started to feel as if I was starting to lose my mind which was more than likely just a chemo brain effect. However after my primary induction was over at the hospital, side effects became more prevalent doing chemo 5 days a week from May-July of 2010 where I passed out, god very sick, could barely eat, had no energy, was extremely depressed but that put me out of my second phase and into the long part, maintenance. I got to come home for maintenance which wasn't possible for the other treatments due to not having any blood cancer specialists where I live, but my doctor personally knew many of my doctors out of state and was who sent me to the group of doctors that he did. I was almost constantly vomiting, Intense chronic pain in my lower back, legs, shoulders, hands, feet, and various other parts of my body. Now I'm chemo free for two years from 2/26/13 but I still have very bad physical issues as well as PTSD, Depression, General Anxiety and other mental health related issues.
finished with induction therapy, now gonna begin with consolidation.
October 2010 - current; Unfortunately, I've had nearly every side effect from chemotherapy.

Bile Duct Cancer Chemotherapies

What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

January 6 2014 and February 15 2014

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Chemotherapies

What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Appendiceal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Appendiceal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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