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Breast Cancer Chemotherapies

What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Started 06-20-Nausea, constipation, severe headahces, body aches, fatigue, dizziness, hot flashes, grumpiness. 07-05-some Nausea, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, port became infected.
ACT therapy- alot of bone pain; nausea; extreme fatigue. Currently experiencing neuropathy from Taxol.
10 months
4 cycles dose dense Doxorubicin and Cyclophosphamide, then 4 cycles dose dense Paclitaxel to start 12/09/08
Chemo first out i overdosed and went right in hospital...oct 08 quite taking chemo jan 13, 09
through March 2008 CMF cocktail, 8 rounds. never lost my hair, nausea got pretty bad... three rounds in, I became a petulant child and announced I was NOT going back. A nurse family member asked my mom what kind of anti nausea meds I was given (don't remember) and told my mom to relay the following: "tell her to get pot, the pills suck" .... My resourceful husband came home with a surprise shortly after round 3. It PISSES me off that I had to break the law because the fact is, at least for me, IT WORKED and it was AMAZING.....
to come
Jan 22/08 *Just Started CAF (Cytoxan,Adriamycin,Fluorouracil-5-FU) dose dense - 2 week x 4 cycles. *Taxol + Herceptin for 6 to 8 months
I've taken chemo for 3 years now, many kinds of chemo, my "favorite" is Xeloda.
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.
Taxotere..Dec 2006-Apr2007. All the usual, numbness in fingers and toes, no taste, no appetite, constipation. The bone pain was the pits.
**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
It was called cef (which is cefuroxime, epirubicin, and cyclophosphomide). It is used only in a couple of Canadian provinces as it is very expensive.
3-8-2013 To 11-5-13 chemo. I be off balance, I throw up, lost hair, bones ache, hot flashes all side effects.
December 2000 every 3 weeks for 6 months nauseus, hair loss, headaches etc. December 2007 every week, then every 3 weeks for 16 months nauseus, hair loss, nuropathy, headaches, etc
Started Adriamycin/ Cytoxan infusions every 3 weeks, June 28, 2011. Would keep me pretty much bedridden for 2 of the 3 weeks.
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
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.
Starting April 7th 2016
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!
Four months of dose-dense chemotherapy along with a shot of Neulasta after each session.
I have completed 3 of my 6 cycles of chemo. I am on Taxotere, Cytoxin and Herceptin. I will finish up in September, with the completion of the Herceptin in May of 2012. I am also receiving a shot of Neulasta which makes my bones ache. The chemo this time has not been so bad except for the flu like symptoms and achiness in my bones. I am tired but this is due to the anemia.
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.
No chemo

Prostate Cancer Chemotherapies

What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Lung Cancer Chemotherapies

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Dont know
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
Avastin-2008 and 2011, Cisplastin-2009 and 2011, and Tarceva-2011.
Four treatments, most recent on 4 August, #5 scheduled for 25 August. Side Effects - minor nausea, extreme fatigue, loss of appetite and sense of taste and smell. carboplatin and Alimta (pemetrexed)for #'s 1-4. Provider stopped shipments of carboplatin so #5 and any remaining will be only the Alimta.
Taxol, Carbo, Avastin (pain, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, confusion). Zofran was the BEST anti-nausea drug and I tried them all. Broken pelvic bone, NEUROPATHY (very bad so I am on an anti-seizure drug to control it). Tarceva, Alimptor...
750ml & 500ml cisplatin & taxotere respectively on 12/10/09,12/31/09,1/20/10,2/11/10.i thought they were trying to kill me!
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.
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.
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
I had my port-A-cath placement on November 9, 2010 for six cycles of Carbo/Alimta. The port-A-cath hurts just on its own, but chemo sucks, sucks, sucks! I cant say anything nice about chemo, other than hopefully it is killing those cancer cells! After each treatment I have extreme fatigue and appetite loss for 4-5 days following. My hair started falling out after the second cycle, which doesn't bother me compared to the fatigue. I hate not helping out around the house, or missing out on family time because all I want to do is sleep. My blood counts are also very low so the doctors and nurses check them every week, and they also check my kidney function. I'm on medicine for my anemia which helps a little with my fatigue. My kidneys should hang in there- I guess it paid off living a healthy life.
6 weeks, 3 weeks apart
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
1st series Aug'07 to Dec - 6 infusions - Carboplatin, Taxol and Avastin. Side effects, loss of all hair, fatigue, weight loss. 2nd series, 7 infusions - Sept '08 to Apr '09 - same coctail as above
2/26/08to 5/28/08 - 6 cycles Taxol, carboplatin and Avastin for lung ca. Hair loss and peripheral neuropathy - some fatigue.
carbo/taxol only effect has been being tired!! Verty low white cell counts, had to receive one transfusion, other wise has handled it well.
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
9/19/2016 Constipation, nausea, loss of appetite
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.
Cisplatin and Alimta and all of the side effects that ride with them. Four rounds in ten weeks.
will start on march 16 (tentative)
3/2012 Adriamycin and dacarbazine 6 cycles 12/2012- 10/2013 votrient 600mg every day. 10/2013 - present gem/tax
Taxol and Carboplatin every 3 weeks for a total of 4-6 treatments. Have had 2. Nausea, fatigue, aches and pain in whole body. Also DVT.
Alimta (Pemetrexed) Aug - Nov 2013, 6 cycles
December 2004 - Present off and on. On Avastin and Tarceva currently, but stopping to start a new chemo.
Feb 08-Cisplatin/Etoposide- hideous vomiting diarreah Switched chemo drugs AND Hospital -April08-carbo/taxol/avastin. Tolerated well. Neulasta. Bone pain

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.

I have had 6 months of chemo, consisting of Rutuxin and Bendamustin or Treanda. Found that I was deathly allergic to the Rutuxin, and fought that drug all the way through the chemo infusions.
August 3, 2015 - September 23, 2015 - High dose Methoreaxate and Rituximab September 30 - February 2016 - R+EPOC
R/Chop waiting to see if it is working
non yet
R-CHOP began 8/21/12, then 9/14,10/2, 10/23, 11/13, 12/4. vomiting, nausea, taste & smell changes, nueropathy, hair loss, depresssion
2 R-chops, with at least 4 more to go. Also, no one ever wants to give you the negative, as if I would fall to my knees and scream why. I am a "know the worst, plan for the best" kinda gal...but they don't seem to believe me. So far, the fatigue, headaches and random pain is bringing me down, along with the Prednisone crash I experience after each session.
R-CHOP I've gotten about every side effect possible.....start date was 5-27-2011
R-EPOCH, with high-dose Methotrexate in between. Previously had HyperCVAD arms A & B. Nine rounds total.
Rchop ---Lost of hair-tired-cold
May - Oct. '10 Very cold/chills/exhaustion.
R-CHOP, (I know it as "rituxin" "the red stuff," "the clear stuff," and "the god damn prednisone pills" -- lazy, I know) started Oct 15, 2009. So far just a bit of fatigue, crankiness, and I think my body fluids may be like dinosaur acid right now. Also I hate taking my pills but have to do it because of, um, you know, long term survival and all that.
Rituximab X 6 Treanda X 12 Aching, fatigue, nausea, weakness
6 rounds of R-CHOP, with four lumbar punctures!
R-CHOP: 4 Rounds: 2/3/15, 2/24/15, 3/17/15, 4/20/15 - Fatigue, Nausea, Vomitting, Dry Skin, Blisters, Mouth Sores, Headaches, Alopecia
6 treatments of R-CHOP, 3 weeks apart.
Chop chemo started on feb. 24th, lots of side effetcs. sick and weak from chemo
RCHOP April through end of July, spinal Chemo May till early July. Slightly nauseous day after. Headaches after spinal chemo, a day or 2. Currently having sciatic nerve pain. Numbness in fingers & feet. Weak, tired.
RITUXIN 10-2010 - present Fludaraben 10-2010 R-chop 1-2011
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.
RCHOPx6 started on 2/21/14 Some nausa and loss of appetite shortly after infusion, Some numbness in fingers after 4th infusion. Taste buds don't work for a few days after infusion
R-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 2005 breezed through it Rituxin 2007-2008 easy and effective Bexxar 2009 put me in ICU for 4 days but did well for years remission Bendamustine 2010 very easy and mild did very well but didn't last in remission very long R-ICE 2011 I had a transformation to large B-cell the treatment wasnvery very hard put me in the hospital isolated for 5 days with low blood counts needed transfusion of platelet and red blood I was in remission for 4 months only now it's back :( I'm going for R-GMOX now followed by SCT
Rituximab and Bendamustine
Several months of CHOP+Bleo. Got very bloated from Prednazone. Total body baldness, of course. My skin actually got quite beautiful and baby smooth. Toenails fell off. Heart and lung damage from Bleo. My mouth and throat were scarred by sores and from vomiting. Kidneys have been very vulnerable ever since. (Just want to add, I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT ANY OF THIS. I lived! It was worth it.)

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
4 months, Oct. 2010-Feb. 2011 Avastin and Interferon
My husband was on a trial for a new chamo for renal cancer called "Sutent". He made no progess and instead suffered significant side effects that we believe plunged him into a spiral of ever increasing side effects of his cancer.
On my third treatment and then will have a week off
50mg sunitinib/sutent on a 28/14 cycle. I've had minimal side effects, but I just finished my first four weeks "on".
As of 8/3/11 on second cycle of Sutent, 28 on 14 off
Did Xeloda and Gemcitabine with no results

Pancreas Cancer Chemotherapies

What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

More harm than good; no chemo
Gemzar, Taxotere and Xeloda
Gemzar Jan 2008-May 2008 Sept 2009- Oct 2010
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 .
given up on dates the first time on chemo was 7 months and this time has been 9 months
Start date November 14 th chemo drug called Folfirinox 8 weeks every other week to try and shrink tumor away from artery
6/2011 tiredness, nausea, dizziness
Gemzar June, 2014. Nausea, weakness, fever, headache
Folfox mix of chemotherapy -nausea, vomiting, diahhrea , nil taste I food, shaking, mouth ulcers, dry skin
Gemzar, 5-FU
March 22(3 types of chemo) i feel it lessened his quality of life, but for my dad he needed to fight back!!!
Extreme fatigue, some dry heaving, hair loss, neutropenia
Yes, decided to participate in a clinical study, began chemotherapy Tx on June 21, 2013, one month after Dx
Chemo #1 on 4/02/10: I was more tired then usual and had a "blah" moment after going outside for a few minutes.
Mar 4 _ Sept 15 2015(Folfirinox)Nausea, weakness, vomiting, low potassium, low platelets (despair)
started chemo 6/14. 18 treatments prescribed, currently going through chemo.
Folfirinox Jan 2013 - Feb 2013, switched to Abraxane and Gemcitabine March 2013-current
Gemcitibine plus Xeloda started March 2010 continuing through August 2010. The disease was in remission until August 2012, when metastases to the lungs was diagnosed, and the cancer progressed to Stage 4. Gemcitibine plus Xeloda followed until a chemo break in May 2013 was prescribed due to indolent nature of lung mets and hand/foot syndrome. With increasing size of lung mets, January 2014 began with chemo consisting of Abraxane plus Gemcitibine again. Metastases to peritoneum diagnosed in September 2015. Progression of metastases in May 2016 led to a determination that gemcitibine-based chemotherapy had ceased to be effective, and a new regimen of Onivyde plus 5-FU with leucovorin commenced.
Chemo once a week from 4/2/10 to 6/01/10: Was tired the next day with small "blah" moments.
FOLFIRINOX and Gemcitabine/Abraxane
Pill form chemo winter 2009...threw up at end of each round
June 2012-October 2012; Reported Lethargy, nausea, changes in taste, neuropathy in fingers, weight loss.
every other week, cold sensitivity
He had 7 types of Chemo I am not good with names, and he had two chemo embolization in which one nearly killed him because he got an abcess in his liver and it developed Sepsis back in 2007
Gemazar.... So far, nausea and weakness

Oral Cancer Chemotherapies

What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Ovarian Cancer Chemotherapies

What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Taxol/Carbo every 3 weeks. At 2nd round, Avastin was added to the mix & will receive for round 3 & 4 as well.
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.
Starting 4/24 - 6 rounds every 21 days
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.
Ultimately decided not to have chemotherapy; my original gyn/onc strongly recommended it, but once my second one was strongly against it (I had my surgery done in one state but live in another), I decided to get a third and fourth opinion.
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
my chemo is cisplatin , etopside , and bleomyacin
6 rounds of chemo, first one 3/9/11, last one 6/21/11. Side effects: constipation; sharp pains in legs and feet; metal taste in mouth; heavy limbs; pain in joints; jittery; loss of all body hair; eventual numbness and tingling on bottoms of feet; and a slew of other things.
6 cycles IV carboplatin and taxol. Nausea, severe fatigue, hair loss, muscle pain constipation. In the middle of chemo diagnosed with meniscus tears in both knees after significant knee pain. Ultimately had 2 surgeries for partial meniscus removal from which I'm still not healed. Neuropathy especially in feet became big issue leading to dose of chemo needing to be reduced after the 4th cycle. My gastroenterologist feels I have some degree of neuropathy in my colon as I do not eliminate as before. During chemo and persisting I often have a "full of stool" feeling even after eliminating. Very annoying and affects quality of life.
Nausea, fatigue/sleepiness, "Chemo brain" (inability to concentrate), dry skin, no nail growth, hair loss. January - May as of now
chemo May 2008 to August 2008, did 5 rounds out of 6 - nausea, peripheral neuropathy, anemia,hair loss,dehydration, fatigue, weight loss
I started chemo on Dec 3, 2012. I need to complete 6 treatments of Carbo and Taxol. My treatements or given over a period of 3 weeks. The first week I receive the full carbo dose and 1/3 of the taxol. The next two weeks I recieve the remaining taxol. I am having trouble keeping my WBC up with the weekly treatments. I had to have Neupogen shots to help give them a boost.
Carbo/Taxol every 3 weeks for 6 cycles from 6/10 - 10/10. Side effects: loss of hair, neuropathy, nausea, vomiting, fatigue. Carbo/Gemzar (wk 1 combo, wk 2 Gemzar alone, wk. 3 off) for recurrence 3/12 - 8/12. Side effects: naausea, fatigue, muscle aches.
Carbo and Taxol 6 rounds. Loss all my hair, even my nose hair, eyebrows, everything. Weak, muscle and nerve pains, anemia
10 rounds of chemo in 2004, hair loss weakness, nausea, you know the drill. 6 rounds of chemo in 2008, same effects
I had my first chemo treatment on 04/07/2005 (my little brother's birthday) and I went for 6 hours a day, once every 3 weeks...
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.
Carboplatin/taxol 4/23/2014-6/20/2014 Doxil 8/2/2014-12/15-2014 Topotecan 1/20/15-07/18/15, 1/3/16-5/9/16
Taxol+Carbo every 3 weeks, Taxol every week. Started March 2010. Hair loss, feeling tired.
One treatment so far on 3/23. Side effects for two days included exhaustion beyond sleepiness, nausea and depression. I'm so glad it only lasted 2 days! Constipation and painful bowel movements.
I was highly allergic to Taxil. When given I immediately stopped breathing. So I have had carbo and gemzar which didn't work and currently I am on Cytozan and Advastin.
I have a three prong chemo, which takes place every three weeks. I suffer from extreme nausea, vomiting, fatigue, hair loss, chemo acne and pain at the IV site.
Jan-May/06 6 Taxol/Carbo CA-124 = 7 May/06 neuropathy hit - severe damage to hands and feet. Hands are curled.. I can't move ankles or toes. Severe nerve pain - can walk 5-6 steps w/ walker
Taxol/Carbo 12/02-5/03 (with 2 Gemzar treatments) Avastin 8/06- 5/07 Etoposide / Avastin 8/08- Present
Paclitaxel (Taxol)/Carboplatin (Paraplatin)combination. 6 treatments. 21 days apart.

Thyroid Cancer Chemotherapies

What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Radioactive Iodine treatment, 8/09 - nausea
Thyrogen injection #1: 4/14/10 - stings #2 - didn't feel a thing RAI-131: 4/16/10 - 203.9 units - so far, so good.
RCHOP 21. Three rounds total. 11/2/0, 11/23/10, and 12/14/10. Worst effects so far: heartburn to point of esophageal spasms, constipation, headache, mouth tenderness and dryness, fatigue and hair loss. This was for the Lymphoma. No chemo (so far) for thyroid cancer.
Sutent currently

Stomach Cancer Chemotherapies

What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Brain Cancer Chemotherapies

What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Temodar 28 Days on 5 Off. 14 Rounds. Nausea, vomiting, weakness, mouth sores, fatigue.
Start chemo 9/12/11 Temador
Taking a Temodar pill for 2 months.more fatigue, and sickness.
Chemo(Temador) 42 days - fatigue, memory loss,weak,nausea, no vomiting due to neausa pill taken 2 x day
Temodar, 150 mg during radiation increased to 350 5 days/month for 3 months, then increased to 450/month at present Side effects: fatigue
May 2002-July 2003 hair loss, memory loss, hearing loss and growth deficiency
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.
Temodal - started Aug 15, 2011
none so far hopefully she will start soon
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!
Temodar - hair loss - tired.
Tremador - First set - daily dose for 3 weeks Not able to continue to the next set. Nausea, weakness, loss of appetite, Sleeping constantly
Started Temodar on 11-23-09 380mg to much dosage, went to Hospital for low platelets 12-18-09 My platelets were at 6K !!!
Radiation & Temodar daily for 42 days then cycles of 5 days on 23 days off
Started temodar on November 9, 2011 140mg a day for 6 weeks - there has not been much happen in terms of side affects yet, some nausea
Temodar - no side effects yet, Praise God!
Temodar April 2013
Temodor- 5 days on, 21 off- October 2009- June 2010 Avastin- Every 15 days- July 2010- Present Carboplatin- Every 30 days- July 2010- Present
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.
Timodar Started in March 2006 and still ongoing. Side Effects: NAUSEA!
temodar 42 straight days
temador nightly before bed. also on a target therapy trial of avastin which was researched at duke hosptiol
No chemo
1/12/12 - begin taking daily chemo pill Temador (not sure how to spell that) for up to 12 months.
low dose temodar- little to no side effects b/c of my use of supplements

Multiple Myeloma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

began 12/1/14 - 4/30/15 (Velcade, dexamethasone and cytoxin), Cytoxin priming 6/5/15, Stem cell transplant6/16/15 and Malthalon 6/25/15 , also neuropathy (mild) in parts of hand and feet.
8/13/15 Cyclo,dexamethasone, velcaide, huge stomach, very nauseous,no life. After5 1/2 months fired oncologist and went to natural treating dr.
Velcade and Dexamethason from September 2010 to December 2010. Aredia once a month since October 2010. The biggest problem is weakness and dizziness, I fell twice since I was dizzy and weak.
January 2006 and May 2006 stem cell transplants with hi dose malthalon chemo resulting in malthalon misery - tired and more tired.
Revlamid, nausea, vomitting, loss of appetite and weight, fatigue, bone pain.
Velcade, Decadron, Revlemid. Mostly fatigue and a slight loss of appetite.
1st cycle December 2010. Loss of hair.
March to October 2010.Four treatments every 3 weeks. Velcade, Dex and Zometa. October 2010 went to 1 treatment every two weeks, same medication.Still on this schedule as of this date Mar 8, 2010
Revlamid - daily - ongoing
4 monthly rounds of VAD prior to allogenous bone marrow transplant.
Velcade, dexamethazone, since transplant just added revlamid
Started chemo Mar 1st 2009 Continued pain,a very few side effects to date-next treatmentApril 12
18 series VRDD and VRD so far
Thalomid: Fatigue. Red spots that eventually covered my entire body. Neuropathy in feet and hands. Revlimid: rash, upper body.

Colon and Rectal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

14 days Xeloda, IV infusion consisting of Oxaliplatin, 5FU, Avastin, Palonosetron HCL, Dexamethasone, Leuvovorin, Potassium.
FOLFOX first cycle June 11 (infusion) and then the pump 46 hrs; some odd effects on swallowing, a little constipation, a little diarrhea, no food problems :)
11/06-oxaliplain,xeloda....tingling and cold sensitivity in hands and feet, fatigue 11/07-irinotecan, avastin, 5FU, diahrrea, fatigue, burning and cramping in abdomen started erbitux january 2010, adding irinotecan this week, sept 20, that irinotecan caused so much diahrrhea I became too hydrated and wound up in hospital. i had a blockage too, but just sayin'! ;)
March - August 2005 Luecovorin, 5fu, and Oxaliplatin. Had issues with joint and muscle pain, skin peeling, Neuroathy (with cold things/and taste) Minimum hair thinning and minimum nausea, fatigue was an issue. This was 3 days a week every other week both at office and home. 2008-Fulfury- was very very sick, constant nausea and vomiting, fatigue, only did two treatments and quit, because I was so sick it felt like the chemo was killing me. This was also a take home bag 3 days a week every other week. 2010- Urbetux (Erbitux) not sure of spelling with a benedryl cocktail pre-treatment to stave off allergic reactions,This is once a week for a few hours every week, has mainly caused skin issues, Acne like rash that has turned into cellulitis (skin infection) in some spots, I am now on antibiotics strong enough to fight MRSA just in case and pain meds as it is very painful, but it's getting better and in 2 weeks I will go back and we will see where it stands as far as do we have to cut my dosage back?
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.
No chemo ever.
As soon as we get the radiotion date my mom is going to start with her chemo.
Bi-weekly chemo. Energy levels vary. Diarrhea, one day only usually. Keep hydrated.
4 treatments done... 8 more to go. Mom had her port put in and about a week later went for her first treatment. She spends about 6 hours at the cancer treatment center and has her "chemical purse" with her for 48 hours. Side effects: pain in feet occasionally and colder than usual.
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.
Started 9 Nov on Poxy Oxy and capecitabine. Finding it tough, especially the first week. Been neutropenic on first 2 sessions so far which is causing delays.
May 2010-July 2010: 24 hour, continuous 5FU infusion, Mondays-Fridays November 2010-January 2011 :Folfox December 2011-April 2012
Chemo-therapy of 5FU and Oxaliplatin started 3/12/2012 and finished 8/13/2012 administered every two weeks, and taking home an infusion pump of 5FU for two days.
5FU 8/23/10 through 9/27/10 24/7 once a week flush and bloodworkups. some nausea
CHEMO 1/2/2012, CHEMO 8/1/2012, CHEMO 7/1/2013 HAIR LOSS
im on xeloda and after the surgery ill have to do liquid iv chemo where i will have port inserted and i will have 16 weeks of 8 treatments where i walk around with the chemo for 48 hours.
5FU during radiation 1st round finished 12/28/10 final chemo start 02/23/11
Feb. 1-July 22, 2013, 11 rounds. Oxyaliplatin, 5FU and Leucovorin. Side effects - fatigue, stomach issues, sensitive to cold (whether eating, drinking, touching or being in the cold), neuropathy in both hands and feet (very debilitating, numbness - hard time walking and in the hands, fingertips especially feel like they are burned.
pump for 5 days aweek for 6 weeks then 2 days every 2week for 6 sessions
Very little after affects from the chemo other than slight nausea and some fatique. They had to cut the chemo treatments short in order to focus on the radiation treatments. Had a port-a-cath installed for future chemo treatments.
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.
During my 6 month treatment fatigue and nausea were the most consistent chemo side effects. Exercise helped with the fatigue and taking compazine helped with the nausea.
Oxalyplatin, 5FU, Xeloda, Leuvecorin - Started 10/31/11, on 4th infusion 1/4/12
5FU and Oxaliplatin. Started July 15 2009, every other week. Lots of fatigue neuropathy from the Oxaliplatin getting worse with each treatment, tingling, numbness, burning, shooting pains.
No Chemo in 2012. Now that its back, penidng Chemo therapy

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.

Loss of hair and nausea
Cisplatin via port
methotrexate injections every other day via injection
Had external and internal (brachytherapy) radiation over a six week schedule. 28 external rounds and 5 internal rounds. Radiation was concurrent with chemotherapy (cisplatin) for 6 weeks once a week. Seriously fatigued for at least six months post treatment.
Cisplatin started 7/8/08
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.
Weekly chemo for six weeks
4 cycles (1 wk on 3 wks off) Cisplatin for 6 hours on day one, sent home with 5FU med pump for 96 hours. Side effects- nausea, diahrrea, agitation, black nail beds, hair thinning/loss, dehydration, irratation, moodiness, list goes on and on.........
Chemist Monday's only decadron steroids potassium
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 (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).
Rather not discuss
Cisplatin weekly 10 weeks delayed nausea that was almost impossible to control. Change in texture of hair minimal loss of hair. Mostly just thinning.
5 chemotherapy sessions with cisplatin over 5 weeks
Constipation. Fatigue. Nauseau. Metalic taste. Weight loss.
8 rounds of a taxol, carboplatin, avastin combination every 3 weeks for 7 months then low dose cisplatin twice in 4 weeks with radiation. Side effects: nausea, vomiting, heartburn, fatigue, pain, depression, compromised immune system.
I had 6 chemotherapies. I would go once a week and sit for 7 hours. I had sisplatin(?). I would feel fine the day of but the next day I was very sick and in bed for the following 3 days weak, and throwing up. I would lose 3-5lbs each week.
1 night a week, 12am-8am - December 2008/February 2009 Bedwetting, weight loss, nausea, fatigue, immuno-issues. (I caught the damn BIRD FLU!!)
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.
tahbso april 15,2013
Had cisplatin for 6 weeks during radiation, now am on my 5th of 6 treatments every three weeks (taxol and cisplatin)
Had a really bad reaction on Oct 14 2014
5 treatments of Cisplatin

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.

Always sleepy or nausous
I have been taking low dose chemotherapy via and infusion pump. I may need a bone marrow transplant at some point.
High dose chemotherapy, March-June 2012. Side effects: Nausea, vomiting, weight loss, fatigue.
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 had three induction therapies spaced about 6 months apart. and just completed two consolidation therapies. i am preparing for a bone marrow transplant.
Multiple protocols for ALL & AML.
Since June 2012 - july induction, August consolidation, Sept. consolidation, december 2012 induction. Stem cell transplant now on hold.
the only side affect she has had is toxemia, and neuropothy.
Seven days straight starting on Monday August 15th.
Oct 14th- 7 days Vidaza Nov 23rd- 7 plus 3 Dec 25th- fludarabine and busulfan
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.
1/28/16 induction
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.
11/2009. 1/2010. Neuro side effects. Vision compromised. Weakness. Nausea.
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.
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.
chronic vommiting ,hair loss tiredness
Atra, Mylotarg, arsenic trioxide
photosensitivity, some nauesea
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!!!
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)
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.
Nausea, vomiting and fatigue. Zofran helped a lot!
Had two induction rounds and two consolidation rounds.
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 Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Rituxan with High Dose Steriods - 2009 Campath - 2009
Fludarabine - 8/7/06 - 8/11/06 -- tired and nausea Rituxan - 8/11/06 - "shake and bake" 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 sucked hair started coming out about two weeks after first treatment,rashes just sick most of the time.
Chemo Began 12/02/2013... Bleomycin-Cisplatin and Etoposide
Bleomycin, Etoposide, Cisplatin (BEP) 4 cycles Side Effects: Blood clots, low blood pressure, fever, neuropathy, vomiting, nausea, hair loss, weight loss
Four rounds of VIP. Ifosfamide, Cisplatin and Etopiside, one day Cytoxan to motivate marrow growth.

GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Chemotherapies

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

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

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Anal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

scheduled for Jan 4, 2010
Cisplatin and 5FU, nausea and dizziness
* Jul 27/09: met with Oncologist * Aug 4/09: chemo (portable pump: 5-FU) for weeks 1 and 5 until Sep 15/09; Mitomycin day 1 only of weeks 1 and 5
Mitomycin + 5FU - twice. 1st and 5th week of radiation
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.
5/21/12 first week via port 7/2/12 2nd week via port Every third week 11/26/12 to 3/11/13, 5 hr drip 4/7/15 every 2 weeks
begun 26 September 2013
mitomycin on 6/29/2015, 5day infusion of 5-FU 6/29 - 7-4 Side effects "metal mouth" loss of appetite, fatigue
Chemo pump was used only 5 days then stopped. It made my chest and upper body feel like I was going to burst.
Scheduled to begin 10/18/10, Fluorouracil and Mitomycin, 1st and 5th week
Mouth Sores, fatigue, nausea
Cisplatin infusion weekly for 7 weeks, 5FU 5 days a week through a picc line.
1st round 23-27 March 2015 - minimal physical side effects, more pyscologial with PICC line fear and awareness of carrying chemo bottle around for a week. 2nd round 20th -24th April - felt more at ease with the bottle and had no real side effects until the end of the week, then developed terrible mouth sores around back teeth - which I didn't first time round.
Mitomycin and 5-FU on continuous drip using a PICC line. 4 day drip week 1, and second 4 day drip week 5. Scheduled to begin 11/9/09. First chemo round gave me terrible mouth sores and I was extremely dehydrated, to the point of needing hospitalization. 2nd chemo round went better due to daily scheduled "hydration" sessions at oncology. No dehydration or mouth sores, but I am extremely fatigued and all my blood counts are VERY low.
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.
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.
01-04-10 began chemotheraphy treatment. Mytomycin infused through port at onocologist's office. Went home with an infusion pump of 5-FU (Fluorouracil) that lasted 4 1/2 days.
Xeloda - nausea and reflux
5 FU - through port for 5 days June 6th and again July 5th - survived first dose with severe sore throat, mouth sores and rash. Dreading July 5th
Infusion of Mitomycin 10/27/14, plus 96 hours of 5-FU via PICC line and carry-home pouch. PICC line removed at the end of 96 hours. Repeat this procedure 12/1/14 thru 12/5/14, which is also my last week of radiation. Had really bad mouth sores and lip blisters after the 1st chemo round, but not so much after the 2nd round. The pelvic radiation burns are very painful and hard to manage. But, once the healing started (for me, 1-2 weeks after treatment ended), it happened quickly. Didn't completely lose my hair, but experienced severe all-over thinning (at least 50%).
Mitomycin and f5u-begin 4/12/11. . . . I was EXTREMELY tired and became EXTREMELY short-of-breath (ended up with bronchitis, but I have asthma.) One of the meds, Mytomycin, I think, can adversely affect the lungs. My thyroid got messed up so I now take meds. Nodules on lungs, on CT . . . monitoring those.
Dates 1/31/15, 2/19/15 Type, F5
Started Jan 4th, Mitomycin and 5FU again at 5th week
2 rounds, 5 days each: tiredness, metal taste in mouth, constipation
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.

Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Chemotherapies

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

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

Bone Cancer Chemotherapies

What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Chemotherapies

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

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

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Protocol #1: First of 3-21 day cycles of 5-FU, Cisplatin and Docetaxel started 10/7/13 - around the 2 or 3 week started losing hair and experiencing nausea, fatigue, weight loss, etc; Protocol #2: Eribtux and concurrent radiation for 6 weeks started ~12/10/13 - neuropathy in feetbegan a few months after treatment stopped and is still ongoing.
chemotherapy given from January to September Side effects: dehydration, vomiting, blood transfusions
3 x cycles of Cisplatin 80mg/m^2 over 9 weeks prior to Radiotherapy 3 x cycles of Xeloda (14 tablets) over 9 weeks prior to Radiotherapy Once weekly 40mg2 Cisplatin during Radiotherapy
Every 3 weeks during radiation then once a month x 3 for cisplatin. 5FU home infusion will start in Sept for five days then again in October and November. Nausea, vomiting, fatigue for cisplatin have not had 5FU yet
3- 8 hr chemos mostly nausea.
Jan 2009-june 2009: lung nodules shrunk a bit and last CT scan end of june showed no growth: little nausea, tired all that stuff
Started weekly induction chemo on 9/5/13 with carboplatin and paclitaxel- soreness in mouth, slight nausea, dry skin (severe itching), acid reflux. Started chemo-radiation on 11/4/13 using cisplatin. Received 5 weekly cisplatin treatments until wbc count was too low.

Ureter Cancer Chemotherapies

What Ureter Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Chemotherapies

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

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

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Chemotherapies

What Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Esophagus Cancer Chemotherapies

What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Tonsil Cancer Chemotherapies

What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

After leaving the hospital following my first round of chemotherapy, I was rushed to the local hospital. I had an extremely high fever, my porta cath was infected and oozing puss and my white blood cell count was .444.
The first chemo treatment of Cisplatin was on 8/31 with another scheduled for 9/21 and 10/12.
No side effects thankfully!
My cocktail included Fluorouracil and Cisplatin.
April 9, 2012 (Only made it through 4 treatments as it made me incredibly sick.)
2 six hour Cisplatin courses. Some hearing loss. Some nausea. Actually felt better after Chemo treatments
Cisplatin ....nausea and fatigue
Cisplatin, 3 treatments , hair thinned, loss of hearing, nausia, Tinitus
For details see my posting.
yes, cisplatin treatment was needed as the lymph node in right neck lump broke through the cell wall; attempted 3 chemo treatments {large doses} every 21 days followed by 2 days of 2 hour treatments of iv saline soutions to wash out the chemo and lessen its effects on my kidney, though my body had too intense side effects..the chemo treatments changed to weekly for remaining 7 weeks with smaller doses of cisplantin
Cysplatin; 3 treatments; lost hair on face, massive vomiting and dehydration
3 Cisplatin mega doses, 100 units per time, 6 hour chemos
5 treatments of cisplatin one a week commencing 14th July. Mocositis, fatigue WBC count dropped dramatically after last treatment
January 6 2015, February 18, 2015 nauseous fatigue
Chem with Cisplatin, taxotere and 5-FU in pump.
1st one today 26-April-2010 Slight nausea, headache and heart burn so far so good 2 more to go 3 weeks apart. 2nd was uneventful opted for the 3rd one while throwing up in the sink in the corner of my Rad-Oncs offce. Mucus was triggering my gag reflex something fierce by then, was going to hospital getting hydrated 1 or 2 full bags to lessen mucus knew how important that third dose was and made it to the end was glad I did. Didn't have many side effects from the chemo had tinnitus going in so when they asked I said i didn't care I have it already go for it. Was no cake walk and have talked to many others who have had tons of side effects so I guess I was lucky
Ciplatin 3 megadoses 3 weeks apart concurrent with radiation
Two induction treatments then weekly chemo. Hospitalized eight times due to vomiting and fatigue
Cisplatin= 1 day a week for 8 weeks
fatigue, nauseous, loss of hair, very very weak.
Taxol and carboplatin. 6 weekly infusions.
Cisplatin. Lots of nausea. Some hair loss.
Chemotherapy Cisplatin. Vomiting started the first day of chemo and stopped two weeks after treatment complete (9 weeks of vomiting & vomiting).
Completed May 15, 2012
11 treatments ended about 11/07/2011

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.

little queasy tired bald last one nov 5th 2010 yesssssss!!
Started my chemo on Sept 11th of 2008. I have to complete seven cycles. I receive cisplatin and adriamycin on the first day of treatment along with other pre-meds such as decadron and emend. Second day of treatment I receive Taxol and the following day I go back in to get a injection of neulasta.
My symptoms became SO much worse after chemo: Pain, nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, chemical taste in mouth, fatigue, weight loss
Lost hair not much else
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.
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.
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.
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
recommended to start after radiation
TBD but they definitely want to do it.
Taxol/carbo, starting Dec 12, 2007. Some joint pain, hair loss (boo-hoo) and slight stomach upset.
currently doing carbo/taxol every three weeks. Extreme fatigue, muscle aches, taste changes
Finished Aug 23, 2011. 6 treatments completed. Zofran for anti-nausea worked but caused headaches.
felt sick all the time, metal icky taste, neuropathy, ruined joints >:( bone pain
See Surgery Description> apparently I cannot follow directions
Cyclophosphamid Carpoplatin Taxol
Carbo/Taxol every 3 weeks, 6 cycles
May 2010 Chemo Carboplatin/ Taxol, nausea, fatigue, hair loss
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.
Every week on Day 1 & 2 and Day 8.
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.
I have had two rounds of chemo, and the next will take place on Jan 31, 2012. After that, three more rounds!
4/17/15 Allergic reaction to Emend and Taxol
Chemotherapy November 2014-April 2015. Hair loss, neuropathy in feet, achy joints.

Sarcoma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Skin Cancer Chemotherapies

What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Throat Cancer Chemotherapies

What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Dry Mouth. Lost body hair, Sick at stomach, weight loss.
1997- Cisplatin/5FU - I wanted to die (permanent hearing loss & temporary vein loss) 2003 - Cisplatin/5FU - Extreme discomfort; bloating, burning, nausea, etc. I refused further treatment. 2005 - Taxol, 5FU, Carboplatin, Leucovorin - side effects so bad I quit 12 course regimen after 4th course 2007 - Taxol, 5FU, Carboplatin, Erbitux, Leucovorin - I wished I were dead! after 9th course I was not recognizable; the erbitux had caused my face and neck to break out with puss filled sores that burst and bled. I quit after 11th course.
May 7, May 14, May 24. (Now scheduled for June 1, 8 and 15). Side effects are fatigue and nausea. Taking anti-nausea meds. Worst part is we can't keep enough fluids in him to flush out the toxins due to chemo. We're told this is more common in throat cancer where food and fluids are taken through a feeding tube. Starting to lose patches of hair.
It seems that my side effects (nausea, tiredness) start a couple days after treatment. Emend and Zofran seem to be helping.
Chemotherapy due to start 6 weeks after surgery, September 2016
Start November 29, 2010. The drug was erbitux. No side effects with the weekly treatments except for after weeks four and five. After treatment I immediately had chronic chills and shakes in which I was given an injection of demorol and had to lie down for an additional hour until the effects subsided.
3 during 6 week radiation treatment (beginning middle & end.
Feb 14, 2011, Cisplatin, slightly tired immediately following treatment. March 7, 2011, same as treatement number 1. March 28th, 2011 - TBD
Months of daily treatment with both Cisplatin and Herbitux -- major side effects included a rash that covered me from head to toe, skin that was so dry that my scalped split open and bled when I vomited (which I did several times each day). Further side effects included hallucinations, tremors, chills, hot flashes, disturbed sleep patterns, fever, loss of hair, etc.
None yet. Discussion to be had post-surgery.
February - June 2009 Taxotere Cisplaten 5FU
Three rounds of Cisplatin - nausea, metallic taste and tired

Tongue Cancer Chemotherapies

What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

not required
Three Cisplatin doses, Jan 4, Jan 26, Feb 16. Never got the Feb 16 dose as I was too sick from throwing up.
Erbitux for 6 weeks, no side effects.
second form of chemo 3 more weeks, no side effects
A 2 chemical soup every 3rd Monday and then a 24/5 fanny pack pump the same week as above. I have 1 week on and 2 weeks off treatment
For me Chemo was much easier than Radiation. Cisplatin and 5-FU 24/7 for which I was hospitalized. I refused my last chemo treatment because I was too sick, and honestly I thought it would take a lot more than chemo to save me from this beast called cancer. Yet I survived and have for the last 20 years.
Eurbitux caused a huge itchy red rash EVERYWHERE after week 3. I was almost hospitalized it was so severe, but huge IV bags of Benadryl saved the day.
Set for July 6 and July 21
I started the chemo the frist week in July 2010. I had a reaction to the first chemo which was Carboplatin and taxol so they changed it to Cisplatin and taxotere. They loaded me up on steroids and during the next treatment i had yet another reaction this one only worse than the first. So as a last ditch effort they changed again to cetuximab and honestly i cant remember what the second one they gave me with this was. I was ok with this drug but the side effects were aweful! I broke out all over my face with horrible acne and it made the radiation stronger which made the raidation burns worse.
Chemotherapy to be given concurrently, once a week. Began on 8/23/12.
3 bags of cisplatin
Do not know yet if I will have to go through Chemotherapy.

Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

First round with chemo was brutal. Mustard Gas ... my grandfather got the purple-heart in World War 1 because of the genocide they used on our soldiers. The genocide they used was Mustard Gas … ironic huh? It was used in war to kill … it was used on me and so many others to try to save our lives. It was terrible stuff - if a drop of it got out of the vain, it could eat a whole on your skin. And so it did – so imagine what it was doing to the rest of my body. It was the throwing up for 24 hours, so violently that was so hard – especially when the poison itself only worked for 3 minutes…I believe. The rest of the time throwing up was just a bonus! It is easy to get lost amongst the chemo and radiation … but that is what family and friends are for.
I had 6 rounds of ABVD. Thinning hair, vomitting, weight loss, major fatigue.
ABVD 08/22/2014: Fatigue, jaw pain, swollen tongue/mouth, loss of taste, hiccups, sneezes, mood swings/anxiety attacks, bone pain, constipation, some nausea, loss of appetite, decreased white blood cells & fevers (resulting in ER visit & week-long hospitalization). ABVD 09/18/2014: Fatigue, hiccups, intense bone pain (pelvis & back), jaw pain, swollen tongue/mouth, loss of taste, emotional, loss of hair. ABVD 10/01/2014: Fatigue, painful bowels, jaw pain, hiccups, mild night sweats, bone pain, difficulty sleeping, mood swings, nausea, joint stiffness, mild skin rash, constipation & severe abdominal pain, decreased white blood cells & fevers (resulting in second ER visit & week-long hospitalization). ABVD (w/20% strength reduction) 10/15/2014: Fatigue, jaw pain, swollen tongue, loss of taste, bone pain, irregular bowels, some constipation, gassy, hiccups, mild night sweats, heart burns, sneezes, difficulty sleeping, mood swings
ABVD started in December 2011-May 2012. Hair loss, nauscia, weakness. ICE July 2012-August 2012 Hair loss, nausea, weakness
im doing an eight mounth treatment plan. every 21 days im back in the hospital for all the chemo they can give me.
ABVD: 8 Cycles (16 total treatments). My side effects were severe bone pain, fatigue, nausea, burning in my stomach, constipation, ileus, thinning hair
4 cycles of chemotherapy ending in late August, radiation to follow depending on how the cancer responds.
April 6th 2009 - Initial chemotherapy at the hospital. The immediate effect on the swollen nodes blew my mind. It was almost all gone 48 hours later. Several others that are chronicled in my blog.
ABVD- Side effect? UGH.
Started 6 cycle ABVD treatment on 8/16/11
Clinical Trial-see below
I had chemotherapy for the first part of 2014 and now I am back on ice and chemotherapy with a test drug for 2015
Nausea, lightheaded, tired. First treatment was 8-13-15.
first round 09/08/11-ABVD-headache, swollen tongue, blisters on tongue, vomitting, nausea, bone aches.
August 10th 2010 -Present 6 Cycles -12 Treatments
26th December, 2014. ABVD. 6 cycles, 12 treatments completed every fortnight. 22nd July, 2015. Salvage Chemotherapy. ICE. 3 cycles, completed every 21 days.
The usual - not a single strand of hair. But, the stomach was the killer. I would be on liquid diet for days during chemo period. Even after 1 year, I am still experience problems with stomach. Physically, the body has changed so much. Mentally and emotionally, I have changed too (hopefully for the better :))
AVD (Dr. says I don't need the B) constipation, nausia, jaw tingle, red hot face, tired, dizziness
Started chemotherapy on the 28th of September 2011. I first had really bad constipation, muscle and bone pain, fatigue, numbness in the tips of my fingers, hairloss, mouth ulcers, nails coming away from skin.
hair loss... weight gain... nerve tingling... bad taste... feet pain... but no vomiting... so not all bad...
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.
nausea, fatigue, anxiety, depression, dizziness, vomitting
ABDV-Adriamycin, bleomycin, dacarbazine, and vinblastine. Research Drug- Phase II Trial of Rituximab (Rituxan)-ABVD for Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma
(A)driamycin, (B)leomycin, (V)inblastine, (D)acarbazine
Delayed until I deliver my baby.

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

I'm getting three chemo a dont know what they're called but they all make me feel like crap. But whatever makes me better I guess. Fatigue, sick, swollen ankles, sensitive skin, pins and needles in finger tips. Bowel movements slow down. But speed up after a while
Started induction chemo within the first week of November. Integrating it with holistic therapies
From October 2014 until April 2015 I received heavy chemotherapy, which included Peg-Asparganase, Vincristine, Cytarabine, methotrexate, doxorubicin, daunorubicin, cyclophosphamide. April started maintenance therapy, which will last until January of 2017, and includes Vincristine(through IV), Cyarabine(through lumbar puncture), 6MP(mercaptopourine, a pill), methotrexate(pill form), and dexamethasone. in the very beginning of my treatment I also took prednisone for two weeks. Throughout my entire treatment I have taken Bactrim and Acyclovir to help prevent sickness, and also am prescribed Ativan, Zofran, and Phenagren for nausea. Also stool softners are prescribed. Side effects: Prednisone- uncontrollable fatigue during the day, couldn't sleep at night. Very very sore right around my middle. As if someone had put a huge rubber band around my lower abdomen/back and pulled it tight. My back hurt SO bad. My husband would rub it for hours in the middle of the night. Intrathecal methotrexate- nausea the day after for about a day. Vincristine- fatigue, mild nausea. Cyclophosphamide-extreme nausea for about 3-4 days. Methotrexate(pill form)- nausea a day later for about 12-14 hours. But not every dose. 6MP-horrible nausea; was relieved after dosage was lowered. Now it doesn't affect me at all! Dexamethasone-this is the worst one. I take this for 5 days once a month. Side effects hit anywhere from 3 days into the dosage, or 2-3 days after the dosage is done. Side effects include: Sensitive skin; so sensitive that I can't be touched. It feels like a severe sunburn. Always starts on the back of my neck, and moved its way down to my upper back, then shoulders, then lower back, sides, and sometimes it stops right there. Sometimes it will continue onto my outer thighs and butt. These effects come on fast, within 6 -8hours. Sometimes it is so severe I miss work, but when it's that bad, it only lasts 2-3 days. Other times the effects won't be as severe(I can still work) but they drag out for 7-8 days, and muscle fatigue is pretty bad. I do small excercises and run on the elliptical but when this is happening, I miss about 3-4 days of excercise because I hurt so much.
started Feb. 26, 2010 I was admitted to hospital every 3 weeks for a total of 6 rounds of treatment - Cycles A and B.
Hyper CVAD Protocol 6/1/2015-2/7/2016 including spinal chemo X 4
Fatigue, mouth sores, nausea
currently undergoing HYPER C-VAD
Started chemo once my pneumonia was under control which took 3 days after I was at the hospital(4/4/10 was start date). While in the hospital for a month getting very strong drugs I didn't have any sick-feeling side effects and ate like a horse. I did however lose a lot of muscle mass and after a bit I was barely able to walk and there were occasions where I passed out for various reasons and wasn't able to get myself back up. But I was on 150mg of prednisone at 7am and 7pm each and every day and the side effects from it were awful and probably the worst part about my hospital experience as it made me feel very strung out, nervous, antsy, you name it. Towards the end I started to feel as if I was starting to lose my mind which was more than likely just a chemo brain effect. However after my primary induction was over at the hospital, side effects became more prevalent doing chemo 5 days a week from May-July of 2010 where I passed out, god very sick, could barely eat, had no energy, was extremely depressed but that put me out of my second phase and into the long part, maintenance. I got to come home for maintenance which wasn't possible for the other treatments due to not having any blood cancer specialists where I live, but my doctor personally knew many of my doctors out of state and was who sent me to the group of doctors that he did. I was almost constantly vomiting, Intense chronic pain in my lower back, legs, shoulders, hands, feet, and various other parts of my body. Now I'm chemo free for two years from 2/26/13 but I still have very bad physical issues as well as PTSD, Depression, General Anxiety and other mental health related issues.
finished with induction therapy, now gonna begin with consolidation.
CALGB initial remission followed by 7 cycles HyperCVAD and 24 months maintenance vincristine, methotrexate, mercaptopurine
October 2010 - current; Unfortunately, I've had nearly every side effect from chemotherapy.

Bile Duct Cancer Chemotherapies

What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

January 6 2014 and February 15 2014

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Chemotherapies

What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Appendiceal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Appendiceal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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