See full list of all Chemotherapies
What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
Adriamicin, Cytoxan, Taxol
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.
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
12 rounds of chemo
Chemo caused hair loss, bloody noses, fever, muscle pain, tingling and numbing, and nausea. And the shot gave me bone pain.
10/05-08/06 adriamyacin, very weak
Dec - 2010 Jan - 2011... so far Feb
I had every side effect in the book! You name it I had it! Gained 20 pounds on the steroids.
4 cycles starting 7-24-2014
I've been in chemo since june 2011. I was taking 3 different kinds every three weeks but now have gone to just one kind. the initial treatments caused heartburn, hair loss, vision loss, hearing loss, skin discoloration, skin burns, nausea and vomiting, dizzyness, hot flashes, chemo induced asthma, chemo induced menopause, bone pain, I was not able to taste foods that were not sweet, there are many more but I feel like I"m whining...lol
Chemo first out i overdosed and went right in hospital...oct 08 quite taking chemo jan 13, 09
Cytoxan and Taxotere May 16, 2011 (#1), and July 5, 2011 (#2) and then opted to discontinue because of 3 hospitalizations and 5 emergency room experiences!
AC was May to July 2014 (8 infusions, dose dense), Taxol was July to September 2014 (12 weekly infusions); suffered side effects from the chemo and the steroids: nausea, skin toxicity, weight gain, round face, hair loss (but saved most of it with cold caps!), nail discoloration, nail bed separation, hot flashes
Feb 2011 - April 2011 every 3 weeks Side effects - tried slept about 5 days straight Neulasta Side Effects - Painful legs and joints
August 2nd first chemo. Extreme heartburn, tired, body aches, fevers. Taxtore, Adriamucin,& Cytoxan every three weeks for a total of 8 treatments. Doctor wants to do more. August 8th running a fever of 104 in the hospital for a week. Hallucations, extreme stomach pain and boby pain. Can't eat. August 23rd chemo. 24th start of neulasta shots. Extreme body pain, joint aches, headaches, nausea and fevers. Hair getting thin. Sept 13 hair is gone. High fevers been on antibotics since hospital. Same side effects as the first & second. Exhausted all the time. Oct thru Dec extreme headaches, sick to the stomach, body aches, fevers, chills, pain in my bones and feet. Dizzy and blurry eye sight. Antibotics throughtout chemo with neulasta shots. Had a fever of at least 100 degrees throught treatments of chemo. Highest was 104.4.
ACT from December 2010 - June 2011.
Starting September 2nd - pretty clueless outside of that.
Very few side effects, a little nauseau and sleeping more than normal, lost my hair
Cytoxan was not bad but the taxol made me feel like death warmed over
6 Taxol + Cytoxan Nausea, ache, neuropathy, squiggles in eyes
8 treatments of chemo. March 30 thru July 12
2013-2014: 1st chemo; Taxol, no help. 2nd chemo:Doxil, no help. 3rd and current chemo: Gemzar & Cisplatin. I also get Zometa injection every 4 weeks. I started Chemo on June 19, 2008 and as of today 7/7/08 I have only had 1 treatment. My second treatment is this week on Wednesday, July 9, 2008. I will have 6 chemo treatments, 3 weeks apart. The worst side effect I had was from the Nulasta shot I had the day after chemo. The bone and body aches really kicked my butt. I was fortunate and did not experience any nausea. On day 14 I started loosing my hair. It was coming out by the handfuls!! By day 16 I couldn't stand it anymore so I buzzed it all off.
Four months of dose-dense chemotherapy along with a shot of Neulasta after each session.
What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
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.
What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
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
Start Chemo May 18th 2007 Cisplaton and Etoposide
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.
December 2004 - Present off and on. On Avastin and Tarceva currently, but stopping to start a new chemo.
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.
2/26/08to 5/28/08 - 6 cycles Taxol, carboplatin and Avastin for lung ca. Hair loss and peripheral neuropathy - some fatigue.
2007 April til present so far 5 rounds Taxotere Carboplatin Avastin Emend for nausea Aranesp for red blood Neulasta for white blood etc.....
Avastin-2008 and 2011, Cisplastin-2009 and 2011, and Tarceva-2011.
3 days chemo every 21 days. Hydration as needed. Tiredness and nausea/vomiting at times.
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
avastin, alimta, carboplatrin 1/26/2015, fatigue, loss of appetite, dizziness, nausea; chemo not working; then Taxotere and Cyramza 4/20/2015
3/2012 Adriamycin and dacarbazine 6 cycles 12/2012- 10/2013 votrient 600mg every day. 10/2013 - present gem/tax
Chemotherapy 12/09 to 2/10- loss of hair, weight, blood clot, fatigue, low white blood cell count and nausea neuropathy in finger and toes. 6/10 to 1/11 same symptoms as previously noted except for no blood clots.
8 total cycles...6 while undergoing radiation (reduced rate) followed by 2 of triple dose after radiation.
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.
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
Alimta (Pemetrexed) Aug - Nov 2013, 6 cycles
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.
6 weeks, 3 weeks apart
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
Feb 08-Cisplatin/Etoposide- hideous vomiting diarreah Switched chemo drugs AND Hospital -April08-carbo/taxol/avastin. Tolerated well. Neulasta. Bone pain
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.
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!
starting the 2nd week of August 2013
What Bladder Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
Foggy brain. Forgetfulness.
What Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
R-Chop commencing Friday 18th February 2011. 6 rounds every 3 weeks. Side effects (in order of severity): Changes in taste and smell, constipation, fatigue, acid reflux, mouth ulcers, nausea, headaches, painful veins.
RCHOP April through end of July, spinal Chemo May till early July. Slightly nauseous day after. Headaches after spinal chemo, a day or 2. Currently having sciatic nerve pain. Numbness in fingers & feet. Weak, tired.
R-CHOP 14. RICE, and BEAM
CVP-R So far I have fatigue and prednisone make me anxios and nervious
Bendamustien and Rituxen
Rituximab and Bendamustine
I'm on my fourth treatment of chemo so when I get doen with the six, they'll start me on radiation
R-CHOP: 4 Rounds: 2/3/15, 2/24/15, 3/17/15, 4/20/15 - Fatigue, Nausea, Dry Skin, Mouth Sores, Headaches
R Chop 6 cycles
Bendamustine + Rituximab starting 3/17/15 for six months. Side effects: fatigue, nausea, vomiting, hair thinning.
started 10/19/2015 R- EPOCH 6 treatments fatigue
R-CHOP, started may 2015; fatigue, metallic taste, depression, headaches, nausea, loss of appetite
6 treatments of R-CHOP, 3 weeks apart.
R-CHOP 21 Round 1, July 19, 2010 (extreme drop in blood pressure, shortness of breath, chest pressure, swelling of hands, feet and face)
29 Jul 15, 19 Aug 15. Tumor Lysis Syndrome, hair loss
Jaw pain, Gastritis, Mouth ulcer
June 25, 2009--started chemo
1991 April to June MAKOP B, 12 months treatment plan administered weekly over 12 weeks, ulcers, nausea, tiredness, loss of nerve sensations in extremities, severe constipation, hair loss (lol)
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....
Hyper CVAD, March through September 2007
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.
R-Hyper CVAD (6 cycles) followed by High-dose Methotrexate (2 cycles)
Start R-Chop on July 23,2013.
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.
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
What Pancreas Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
Gemzar June, 2014. Nausea, weakness, fever, headache
given up on dates the first time on chemo was 7 months and this time has been 9 months
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 .
6/2011 tiredness, nausea, dizziness
Extreme fatigue, some dry heaving, hair loss, neutropenia
Initially 2 rounds of Folfirinox, that increased liver enzymes and CA-19-9
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.
Folfox mix of chemotherapy -nausea, vomiting, diahhrea , nil taste I food, shaking, mouth ulcers, dry skin
Chemo #1 on 4/02/10: I was more tired then usual and had a "blah" moment after going outside for a few minutes.
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
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.
will be starting after Christmas
Gemzar Jan 2008-May 2008 Sept 2009- Oct 2010
June 2012-October 2012; Reported Lethargy, nausea, changes in taste, neuropathy in fingers, weight loss.
Start date November 14 th chemo drug called Folfirinox 8 weeks every other week to try and shrink tumor away from artery
I do not remember all of the names. The chemo was a combination of four different chemo drugs. It did not work. My father experienced nausea and could not taste anything so lost his appetite. He also was very sensitive to temperature. We are still waiting to start a trial chemotherapy drug! Pray, pray, pray!
Abraxane and Genzar
Folfirinox Jan 2013 - Feb 2013, switched to Abraxane and Gemcitabine March 2013-current
Folfirinox - 3 doses, Gem/Abraxane - 4 months
Gemzar, Taxotere and Xeloda
Pill form chemo winter 2009...threw up at end of each round
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".
FOLFIRINOX and Gemcitabine/Abraxane
March 22(3 types of chemo) i feel it lessened his quality of life, but for my dad he needed to fight back!!!
started chemo 6/14. 18 treatments prescribed, currently going through chemo.
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
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!
What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
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.
Taxol-2 doses until severe reaction Carboplatin- working trhough 6 doses, nausea, fatigue, forgetfulness!
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.
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.
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.
Fatigue, neuropathy, loss of hair,
My doctor said there wont be malignancy as the tumor was encapsulated, but it would be safe if i undergo 3sessions of chemotherapy. So i opted for chemo and had vomiting and hair loss while on therapy
1st. Chemo July - August 2009 2nd. Chemo February 2010 ip.chemo 3rd. Chemo January 2011 ip.chemo
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.
I was aiming for Thursday (Day 22) and I just managed it by having the port (Yoda) installed on Day 21. Hurray! Scheduled for 6 rounds of carboplatin and taxol - 3 weeks apart. Thursdays worked out great - there all day (7 hours) for infusion with the world's greatest chemo nurses; worked on Fridays (felt fine); okay for 1/2 day on Saturdays... then YUCKY from Saturday afternoon until Sunday night (tired, tummy troubles, etc.) I did not get constipated as many of my fellow survivors complained of...for me, it was important to be very close to the bathroom on that weekend following chemo! Fortunately no nausea. Fine to go back to work on Monday. This lasted throughout my chemo, so I was truly blessed. Right on time at the 10 day mark, I started shedding like a Golden Retriever and immediately shaved my head. It felt so-o-o-o good to get rid of that hair. I wore a wig one time when I returned to work and ended up tossing it on my desk! Stuck to hats after that when my head felt cold. Chemo ended in September, 2012. Officially NED and in remission in October, 2012. Currently maintaining status quo..May, 2014. Yoda (my Bard Power Port) was removed on 05/09/14, exactly 2 years from my initial cancer surgery.
First chemo carbo/taxol on May 7th. so far, a bit of joint and bone pain, nothing else
Taxol and carboplatin so far 8 treatments CA-125 is now down to 130
Bleomycin, Cisplatin, Etoposide for six months. Nausea and blood loss.
IP chemo. Taxol and Cisplatin. She has suffered from the following effects: fatigue, nausea, heart burn, pain in her lower abdomen, numbness/tingling in her hands, legs, feet and "chemo brain"
my chemo is cisplatin , etopside , and bleomyacin
IP Cisplatin and IV Taxol for six cycles. Five of those cycles included Avastin and Avastin continued for 18 more cycles.
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
no chemo at all
14 treatments from December 2013 to current. weight loss, loss of appetite, hair loss, very tired all the time, loss of muscle tone.
1. Chemo Sept- Oct.2010 2. Chemo Nov - dec. 2010 currently ip chemo
To many to count. Nausea
Taxol/Carbo 12/02-5/03 (with 2 Gemzar treatments) Avastin 8/06- 5/07 Etoposide / Avastin 8/08- Present
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.
1st. Chemo Feb. - March 2009 2nd. Chemo Nov - Dec. 2009 3rd. Chemo ip. Aug.-Sept.2010
Taxol/Carbo every 3 weeks. At 2nd round, Avastin was added to the mix & will receive for round 3 & 4 as well.
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.
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.
What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
February-continued weakness, tiredness, fatigue, sores in mouth
3 Cycles of Chemo - Cyclophosphamide, Vincristine, Cisplatin - Dec to Feb. (3 weeks apart) - Foot Drops and trips and falls 3 Cycles of Intensive Chemo with Autologous Stem Cell Transplant - Carboplatin & Thiotepa - Feb to May (4 weeks apart) - Hearing Damage
Temodar, 12 month cycle with allergic reaction
Hair loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, bruising from all of the blood work, achy muscles and joints, off balance, loss of concentration.
Temodar 28 Days on 5 Off. 14 Rounds. Nausea, vomiting, weakness, mouth sores, fatigue.
Mom had Temodar - just fatigue. Dad tried chemo (IV) - and wound up nearly dying from it. Placed in hospital twice and determined his body just could not handle it.
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!
Undergoing chemotherapy in Chennai, India. Started on July 12, 2009. Total 12 doses. Hair loss, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, etc
I tooke Temodar pills from 08/2013 to 12/2013. The main side effects that I had were fatigue and nausea. I found that by taking my Zofran a half hour before bed and then taking the Temodar right before I went to sleep, I was able to sleep through most of the side effects.
Taking a Temodar pill for 2 months.more fatigue, and sickness.
Radiation & Temodar daily for 42 days then cycles of 5 days on 23 days off
low dose temodar- little to no side effects b/c of my use of supplements
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.
Temodal - started Aug 15, 2011
Temodar 160 mg nightly began July 21, and continued during radiation treatments. Chris had to take Zofran with the Temodar, so he didn't get nauseous. He will finish the chemo up the chemo September 2, 2013. He will get 4 weeks off, and begin taking a double dose of the Temodar for the first five days of every month for the next six months.
none so far hopefully she will start soon
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.
1/12/12 - begin taking daily chemo pill Temador (not sure how to spell that) for up to 12 months.
Temodar, 150 mg during radiation increased to 350 5 days/month for 3 months, then increased to 450/month at present Side effects: fatigue
temador nightly before bed. also on a target therapy trial of avastin which was researched at duke hosptiol
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 November 9, 2011 140mg a day for 6 weeks - there has not been much happen in terms of side affects yet, some nausea
Scheduled for first time chemo (Temodar) in July 2011
temodar 42 straight days
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.
What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
Inj Dacotine 150mg * Biovorine 600mg & 5FU 4600mg in 1000ml NS continuous infusion in two days. Inj Perinorm 10mg IV thrice a day Inj.
Tried oxaliplatin plus Xeloda. Didn't tolerate Xeloda, now with port placed to restart chemo Nov 7.
5-FU, and Eloxatin
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.
My hair is normally very curly. Now it is straight. Hands and feet a little sensitive. Other than that, none, yet.
6 Months starting Dec 2, 2011. 5 hours every other week. 5-FU, Oxaliplatin and leucovorin. Will bring home 5-Fu in a bag for the weekend will run through port and bag removed on Mondays
Body would only take 1 day session.
4/4/2011 - FOLFOX6 with Avastin. Some fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, cold sensitivity. Discontinued after 3 rounds 7/1/2011 - Switched to Xeloda. Stopped first round after 9 days due to much bowel discomfort.
3 treatments every two weeks with neupogen shots after every treatment. White blood cross ave been a problem but my platelets are what concern me. They have continued to decline and are not rebounding back between treatments. other concerns which are minor but irritating is the coldness everywhere especially the throat, hands and feet. Fatigue is manageable now after 3 months. Metal tasting mouth and bad breath right after treatment ....yuk! Lack of appetite seems to occur during the treatment week but subsides the following week.
Oral chemotherapy taken on radiation days 08/10/2011 - 09/19/2011 No side effects. Folfox - Begin 01/10/2012 - End date due to non-cancer complications: 4/18/2012. To date: lip numbness when I go in the cold for a couple of days after treatment. Cold sensitivity to foods and drinks for the first few days after treatment. No issue with fatique or nauseu to date. Xelox to replace Folfox: 05/02/2012 No side effects. End date due to non-cancer complications: 06/05/2012.
June 2013 - December 2013
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
24/7 pump 5fu.
CHEMO 1/2/2012, CHEMO 8/1/2012, CHEMO 7/1/2013 HAIR LOSS
FOLFOX started 2/11/2012 and ended on 7/18/12. The oxaliplatin in the FOLFOX caused peripheral neuropathy.
5 FU via port 2 x 5 days. Started Jan. 24 2012. No major side effects. Constipation.
Each round of chemo consists of 3 weeks. Week 1 I get an Oxaliplatin infusion, weeks 2 & 3 I take oral chemo, Xeloda. Side effects are nerve pain (thanks I already had that), hand pain, fatigue, weakness, memory loss, confusion at times. Bla Bla Bla
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.
it was a bitch but everyone in the hospital oncology was very nice that helped alot.
9/07 for 5 months every 2-3 weeks.Fulfox, Five FU, evastin, oxalyplatin -Side affects were mild and temporary such has hair loss (complete on first round) mild neuropathy, Hand and food syndrome. Slight diarrhea but NO nasuea. Loss of appetite, loss of taste. 06/08 Second round of chemo (Irinotecan) more nausea but virtually no diarrhea. neuropathy has returned slightly. I can still taste things after 2 rounds of chemo this time.
I started chemo Sept 19,2006 minimal side effects I have had 20 treatments, and most people don`t realize I`m on chemo
5FU during radiation 1st round finished 12/28/10 final chemo start 02/23/11
I started Chemo on December 19,2008. I had a port put in to administer the treatment. For my lifestyle the port makes most sence. Have the pump hooked up was a bit invastive, but I have great nurses who have a trementious amount to compassion and skill
Bart has and still is undergoing Chemo. Bart has stage 4 Cancer. Bart's treatment of the tumor on his liver caused sloughing of the skin of his feet and hands. He is now on Erbotax. All tumors continue to shrink, and he feels great. Works most everyday he wants, as usual.
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
What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
That also starts withen the next 3 weeks.
Chemotherapy is bi weekly on fridays! Side effects include Nausea, fatigue, and weakness, hair thinning
Extreme nausea, vomiting, some tingling in my toes.
Rather not discuss
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
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
methotrexate injections every other day via injection
Loss of hair and nausea
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!
tahbso april 15,2013
Cisplatin once a week In conjunction with the radiation. Then Five series with Etoposide.
Sept 6-Nov 6 2008: every three weeks for 6 hours. Side effects: hair loss, tired, and sore from the Nuesta shot, but overall not as bad as it could have been.
Weekly chemo for six weeks
Cisplatin via port
Had cisplatin for 6 weeks during radiation, now am on my 5th of 6 treatments every three weeks (taxol and cisplatin)
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.
Chemo-has "chemo brain"
Had a really bad reaction on Oct 14 2014
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.
Done and it sucked
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.
combination of xeloda and cisplatin- some loss of appetite, some naseau ( not too terrible), and some fatigue--started treatment in February 2006 cisplatin was administered once a week for four weeks and xeloda was taken orally Mon.-Fri. for 3 weeks, treatment was stopped early due to low blood counts
cisplatin, felt and tasted every drug they put in my body. It was very yucky. I am incredibly sensitive to the medications and was eventually given Ativan to help me sleep through it all. Lasix was fun though at the end of treatment peeing every 5 minutes!!
Cisplatin 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.
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.
What Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
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.
High dose chemotherapy, March-June 2012. Side effects: Nausea, vomiting, weight loss, fatigue.
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.
started Chemo on 2/7/25 - 7 days straight - no side affects on day 4
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
Started daunorubicin and cytarabine 7+3 therapy on January 10, 2015. I stayed in the hospital approximately thirty days. A bone marrow biopsy at the end of this stay confirmed remission. My nausea was not too bad, except for a time that they served some green beans from the cafeteria. I dry heaved several times, and then ate only food from home. I suffered diarrhea, hair loss, a neutropenia fever, an acute kidney injury, fatigue, and weight loss. I started my first round of consolidation chemotherapy in February, second round in March, and third round in April. I have been very fortunate to this point to avoid a bone marrow transplant.
first round for 5 days 2 times a day 2nd round a month later every other day 2 times a day for 5 days 3rd round was right before transplant 7 days of 3 differant chemo non stop the worst chemo was this one .....
Started 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.
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.
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.
Since June 2012 - july induction, August consolidation, Sept. consolidation, december 2012 induction. Stem cell transplant now on hold.
idarubicin and atra began in april 2008 vomiting,diarhea,blood and platelet transfusions many transfusions
Induction round 12/22/14-1/19-15: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue Consolidation February '15, Consolidation March '15, Consolidation April '15
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.
Oct 14th- 7 days Vidaza Nov 23rd- 7 plus 3 Dec 25th- fludarabine and busulfan
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)
11/2009. 1/2010. Neuro side effects. Vision compromised. Weakness. Nausea.
3/07- induction and followed by 3 consolidations. High dose ara-c and danirubicin. SEs include alopecia, fatigue, headaches, n/v, chills/fevers,low blood counts.Remission for about 2yrs, then it came back. Currently rec'd more chemo, with an unsuccessful remission at this point. More chemo planned, then bone marrow transplant.
3+7 idarubicin and cytarabine On day 4
hydrea - 02/2009 little/to no side effects
Multiple protocols for ALL & AML.
Seven days straight starting on Monday August 15th.
Atra, Mylotarg, arsenic trioxide
the only side affect she has had is toxemia, and neuropothy.
What Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
Rituxan with High Dose Steriods - 2009 Campath - 2009
Fludarabine - 8/7/06 - 8/11/06 -- tired and nausea Rituxan - 8/11/06 - "shake and bake"...you name it I felt it...dizzy, chills, threw up, nurses very good in giving me appropriate meds to counteract side effects
What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
My husband had 4 cycles of chemo. Aug 2005-Dec 2005. Son is having 3 cycles. Started 8th June 2010... next cycle 28th June 2010. Both lost hair.
Bleomycin, Etoposide, Cisplatn (March 07 - May 07) Cisplatin, Taxol, Ifosfamide (September 07 - November 07)
Loss of hair, loss of weight, loss of wife. LOL
had no treatment
I was on three types Cisplatin,Bleomycin,& Etoposide.I started treatment in 9/08 and finished 12/08,four cycles.Effects were real BAD..it sucked hair started coming out about two weeks after first treatment,rashes just sick most of the time.
Chemo Began 12/02/2013... Bleomycin-Cisplatin and Etoposide
Bleomycin, Etoposide, Cisplatin (BEP) 4 cycles Side Effects: Blood clots, low blood pressure, fever, neuropathy, vomiting, nausea, hair loss, weight loss
Four rounds of VIP. Ifosfamide, Cisplatin and Etopiside, one day Cytoxan to motivate marrow growth.
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
What Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
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.
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
What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
2 rounds week 1 and 4. Nausea vomiting weakness low blood counts
Unknown - not yet there
8-4-09 thru 8-7-09
96-hr infusion, week 1 and week 5, hated the clicking of the pump! About 35% hair loss on head. Total hair loss under arms and legs. Mild nausea, tired all the time, achy muscles. Ended up with a blood clot in my neck from the chemo port. Was on twice-daily injections of blood thinner for 3 months.
5FU infusion for 96 hours the first and last week of radiation. Mitomycin the first day of radiation and the first day of the last week of radiation through a PICC line
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.
Intravenous at day 1 and 30, during radiation in pill form - Mitomycin
Chemo - 1st dose given January 6, 2011. Continuous for 4 days then removed. Sore throat and mouth make it difficult to eat. Blood levels dropped following week causing me to be tired. 2nd dose of chemo to start wk 5 on Feb. 3-7, 2011
Mitomyscin and 5FU during first chemo round which began end of Sept. 2013. Shortness of breath, fatique, white and red blood cell count dropped
Nausea, loss of appetite, chemo brain.
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
Pretty tolerable compared to the radiotherapy. Nausea, patchy hair loss.
Started Jan 4th, Mitomycin and 5FU again at 5th week
weeks 1 & 5 Day 1 Mitomycin-C 10mg + 5FU 1000mg pump x 48hrs wk 1: bleeding gums, low wbc, anaemia, tiredness wk 5: nausea, low wbc, anaemia, onset of abdominal cramping, extreme fatigue hair-thinning, fatigue
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.
November 4, 2009. Terrible neutropenia, and extreme fatigue.
Mytomycin and 5-FU weeks 1 and 5. Facial outbreak from 5-FU, sensitivity to spicy anything. By end of 1st week my mint toothpaste was too much.
Cisplatin and Xeloda front 20/08/14 through to 11/11/14 Sickness at the start of cycles 1 and 2. Swelling in my legs on the start of cycle 2. Dose was reduced for cycles 3 and 4 . I did not get along with the anti sickness tablets, I tried several different ones. EMEND was usefully but I stopped taking others and found ginger to be most helpful. I seemed to experience a little of all side effects. Ulcers, hand and foot syndrome, diarrhoea sickness and constipation but they didn't last long. Oh and my head hair thinned but I did keep enough.
5-FU infusion mitomycin.. lss of appitite for a week, mouth sores.. feeling better when we took pump off.
Nausea. Started chemo on August 26, 2014. Two rounds of chemo meds: one at the beginning or radiation and one at end of radiation.
Standard protocol of 2 rounds of mitomycin & 5FU (8/13 & 9/13)
Fluorouracil - 2 doses, 5 weeks apart Mitomycin - 2 rounds of 96 hours each, also 5 weeks apart The usual unpleasant side effects.
2 rounds via port, less than 96 hrs round 1 due to New Year's Eve infusion clinic closing, 96 hrs round 2, Low WBC, fatigue, port infection,
Very fortunate to have had fairly mild chemo effects--mostly fatigue, some mouth sores etc. but not much nausea.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
Cisplatin, 3 treatments , hair thinned, loss of hearing, nausia, Tinitus
Carboplatin - 6 Weekly infusions completed February 27
September 5 - 3 rounds
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
3 cisplatin treatments, concurrent with radiation treatments
April 4,2011, minor nausea April 12,2011, rash on upper lip
Had 3 different types of chemo, 24 hours per day for 7 days. Side effects. Loss of hair, none that I can really speak of.
Low-dose chemotherapy (Cisplatin) coincided with radiation, 1 day per week, beginning December 7, 2009 and ending January 25, 2010. Side effects included nausea, fatigue, weakness, depression, low blood counts, increased age in appearance, loss of some hearing in the higher frequency range and tinnitus (ringing in both ears).
8 weeks of single dose of cisplatin...loss of taste, luckily I was on a PEG tube. I would strongly recommend the PEG to assue that enough protien uptake to support proper healing
January 6 2015, February 18, 2015 nauseous fatigue
Two induction treatments then weekly chemo. Hospitalized eight times due to vomiting and fatigue
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.
I will also start chemo on Monday, October 19th. That will be done after radiation every Monday for seven weeks. It's a combination of three drugs: Taxol, Carboplatine and Erbitux. Will be asking why once a week when it seems everyone else that I've read about get three treatments throughout those seven weeks.
11/9, 11/30, 12/21 - loss of appetite, cold, "chemo head" (loss of concentration and short term memory)
6 treatments of Cisplatin, every Monday for 6 weeks, ending on November 13, 2012. Improved symptoms of systemic lupus, but caused further hearing loss.
Begin weekly Erbitux 9/10/13, Cisplatin/5FU 5/14, CarboTaxol 7/15
February 25, 2011 - Cysplatin (Cisplatyn) I don't know 4 of 8 weeks only as it ruined my throat way early and did it's job - according to the dr.
Carboplatin and taxotere,first treatment went well without much side effects. Look forward to the others.
Start on March 29th 2011.
after 1 chemo treatment I don't feel any reaction as of yet. Next treatment July 14.
Started treatment April 29: cisplatin two double doses - didn't do third dose due to ear ringing, had to take a booster shot after second treatment due to WHC crash. Side effects: ringing ears, nausea (but controlled by Zofran so not a problem) Other things: acid reflux developed quickly (not something I have had in over a decade - controlled by prilosec on advice of oncologist) and constipation from zofran (controlled with miralax and glycerin capsules and lots of water)
Still waiting on Chemotherapy decision
2 six hour Cisplatin courses. Some hearing loss. Some nausea. Actually felt better after Chemo treatments
Cisplatin & Erbitux 1x/week, amifostine injections 5x/week 20min prior to radiation.
What Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
carboplatin, alimta 8-27-09
What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
felt sick all the time, metal icky taste, neuropathy, ruined joints >:( bone pain
Starting chemo (carboplatin and taxol) on 4/27/11. Will have 6 sessions, one every 3 weeks.
See Surgery Description> apparently I cannot follow directions
Taxol/carbo, starting Dec 12, 2007. Some joint pain, hair loss (boo-hoo) and slight stomach upset.
Chemotherapy Carboplatin, Taxol
I have had two rounds of chemo, and the next will take place on Jan 31, 2012. After that, three more rounds!
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.
Lost hair not much else
recommended to start after radiation
Start in mid October.
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
4/17/15 Allergic reaction to Emend and Taxol
Chemo came after radiation the first time, chemo only the second time, radiation only the 3rd time. Allergic reactions to almost all the drugs tried, but that was the second time. The ones that I didn't react to made me very sick, so I'd go in to be hydrated the day after chemo since I was unable to do that at home. It's hard to eat and drink when you're asleep. Another side effect of the drugs and certainly the pain killers for me.
INITIALLY TOLD NONE NEEDED 7/6/09 MY DOCTORS REISDENT CALLED AND SAID NONE NEEDED BUT AT THIS POINT I DO NOT TRUST MY DOCTORS AND WILL SEEK NEW HELP SURGERY 8/6/09 REMOVAL 27 NODES NO CANCER...SO NO CHEMO WILL BE NEEDED
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 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
Chemotherapy November 2014-April 2015. Hair loss, neuropathy in feet, achy joints.
May 2010 Chemo Carboplatin/ Taxol, nausea, fatigue, hair loss
My symptoms became SO much worse after chemo: Pain, nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, chemical taste in mouth, fatigue, weight loss
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.
TBD but they definitely want to do it.
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.
Cyclophosphamid Carpoplatin Taxol
Haven't started yet. Need advice.
Finished Aug 23, 2011. 6 treatments completed. Zofran for anti-nausea worked but caused headaches.
What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
Doxorubicin Cisplation Methotrexate Ifosfomide Etoposide
cistoplatin made her very ill
Still to be determined.
Currently still undergoing chemotherapy. Started in October of 2010 and should be finished up just before or around early March of 2011.
IE and VAC treatment every 3 weeks. Lost weight and all my hair/ body hair
Currenly going through Ewings Sarcoma protocol for Chemotherapy. 14 total cycles.
Had AIM protocol (Adriamyacin, Ifosfamide and Mensa) for all of 2007, then in 2010 I had Yondelis, a clinical trial, also for a year. The AIM made me lose all my hair, had frequent need for transfusions of blood and platelets and I had many infections. The Yondelis did not make me lose hair, but the other side effects were the same.
Chemotherapy lasted from July 2010 - August 2011 His chemotherapy consisted of Vincristine, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide, Ifosfamide, and Etoposide. Some vomiting and lots of nausea.
After 3 rounds of chemo and some radiation Nicole's doctor pronounced her freee and clear. This was not true and with Rhabdo, if you don't get it all and leave even a half of a cell the cancer comes back ten times stronger causing it to be incurable.
Doxorubicin and Ifosfamide: together from jan 2011 - april 2011. Bloating stomach, hair loss, skin darkened, gums darkened, bloated face, sore feet , palms and soles of feet became dark,tiredness, constant spitting. Trabectadin: Nov 2011 -Dec 2011 Didnt work. Constant spitting, skin darkened, gums darkened,face bloated, tiredness could not leave bed for one month. Just felt totally ill.
Adriamycin Dec 14/15 on going
Currently going through chemo... some of the side effects that I am experiencing are mouth sores, and sore GI tract. Definite tiredness, lunula turning black, of course hair falling out, complete loss of taste buds and smell during chemo but fine after.
Gleevec, vomiting, diarra, swollen eyes and ankles, cramping in hands feet arms legs, fatique, from 10/19/07 till 5/2013. Didn't work for me after awhile.
Chemotherapy started on 20th Dec 2008 and I chose to stop in June 2009 (I was meant to finish in Nov 2009, but when I found out my tumor was no longer shrinking, I physically could not deal with the side effects anymore). I lost my hair, which was by far not the worst side effect! Mouth sores, lost my sense of taste and smell. Horrendous constipation. Nauseous most of the time. Not able to eat. So completely exhausted, not even energy to stand up some days. Felt extreme cold, then major hot flushes, wake up drenched in sweat. Eyes always sore and watery. My chemotherapy was every 3 weeks, which took 5 days in hospital to administer IV - then every month when home I would spike a massive temp & have to be rushed into hospital for blood transfusions and isolated for neutronpenia! Chemo turned me into a shell of my former self, it destroyed my spirit and had me in tears most of the time. It was a hard, hard fight.
I have Chemo once a month. The Chemo caused the whites of my eyes to turn Fire Engine Red. It was a reaction that none of the nurses had ever seen. I was given IV Benedryl. The dose of the medicine knocked my butt out. That was my first treatment on May 21, 2012. I was set for 3 treatments. My Oncologist was not sure if the Chemo would work to begin with. Within the first treatment I could tell a difference. I was amazed. I could actually feel the mass and it was smaller. So, Dr. M ordered another 3 treatments for a total of six. I lost all my hair, eyebrows and eyelashes. Hey, they will grow back one day. I don't mind. I love all the scarves and hats I have bought and been given.
Chemotherapy to start in 2016
Chemotherapy started in September 2011 and continued every three weeks either daily for a week, or a single day dose of VAC - crappy crappy side effects, where do I start......numb finger tips, constipation, hair loss, loss of taste buds, thrush in mouth, lack of concentration, sooooo exhausted after each dose and weeks later. It is very true that the chemo is so much harder than the cancer to deal with.
What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
Photo Dynamic Therapy for any AKs... skin checks every three months
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.
February - June 2009 Taxotere Cisplaten 5FU
Three rounds of Cisplatin - nausea, metallic taste and tired
What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
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.
What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
I had chemotherapy for the first part of 2014 and now I am back on ice and chemotherapy with a test drug for 2015
I had 6 rounds of ABVD. Thinning hair, vomitting, weight loss, major fatigue.
Clinical Trial-see below
(ABVD) Loss of hair, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, Random flushness, metallic taste in mouth, sores inside mouth
ABVD, 6 cycles (or 12 treatments), self-administered neupogen shots, three ever other day following each treatment with EXTREME bone pain where vicoden did not help. PICC line inserted, had negative side effects to numbing agents used when placed. Shaved head three weeks after first treatment, but never was completely bald, eyelashes and eyebrows thinned a lot but thank god for makeup! Mouth pain, extreme fatigue, constant sick feeling, burning and tingling in arms the night after treatment. Toe nails on big toes bruised completely and lifted. Now they are starting to grow back and are painful (feels like ingrown toe nails). Super dry skin, especially heels - cracked heels... brittle fingernails that kept breaking, CHEMO BRAIN!, scars from tiny scratches that would have healed normally otherwise, but chemo made them stay A LOT LONGER!, new stretch marks, etc... so many more, just can't remember all of them.
Nausea, lightheaded, tired. First treatment was 8-13-15.
ABVD, hair loss, night sweats, depression, low white blood count, prone to bacterial infections.
Yes, My chemotherapy treatment was ABVD.
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.
first round 09/08/11-ABVD-headache, swollen tongue, blisters on tongue, vomitting, nausea, bone aches.
Abvd every other week.
ABVD, started Feb. 13, 2009.
4 cycles of chemotherapy ending in late August, radiation to follow depending on how the cancer responds.
ABVD- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, thinning hair ICE- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, total hair loss, bleeding gums and mouth sores GND- some fatigue, mouth sores
6 months of Adriamycin, Cytoxan, Bleomycin, Vincristine, Vinblastine, Procarbazine, and high dose Prednisone.
Getting chemo doesn't hurt. I don't feel the chemo being injected, and I feel fine for 3 days after, minus the fatigue. Nausea, headaches, body aches, upset stomach are my most common side effects when my medications are done.
started 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 :(
ABVD- no major side effects so far! Feel a little tired, otherwise ok. 1st treatment 10.11.12- at least 6 month course of treatment.
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.
ABVD started in December 2011-May 2012. Hair loss, nauscia, weakness. ICE July 2012-August 2012 Hair loss, nausea, weakness
ABVD 12 rounds, 6 months
Started 6 cycle ABVD treatment on 8/16/11
6cycles of Chemotherapy was planned that is a six montha duration.ABVD doses was induced in every fifteen days through veinflow during the first 3 cycles and later through picc line which was less painful. Side effects of chemo were many starting with gastritis, acidity, nausea, body pain,hair loss,fatigue...but this would be fine within a week after wbc count increases to normal level.
(A)driamycin, (B)leomycin, (V)inblastine, (D)acarbazine
ABVD 11/30/2010-present Fatigue, weakness, dizziness, nausea, neuropathy, constipation, headaches, hair loss and chemo brain.
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.
What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
HAIC 24/7 for two consecutive weeks of constant flow chemo delivered directly to the liver. Every two week chem, alt two weeks pump is filled with Saline. NO Side Effects
On my second round of 2 sessions each which are a week apart
Second time around: Fluorouracil (5-FU): given through a portable 48 hour pump Irinotecan (Campto): 1 hour iv, i think First time around: Gemcitabine: will be administered through IV for over an hour. Cisplatin: will be administered through IV for over an hour. He will have to rehydrate 4 ours before injection.
What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.
January 6 2014 and February 15 2014
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
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
No more results