What are Chemotherapies? List from Cancer Survivors

The below is a list that has been posted by the bloggers in this cancer community. There are 7330 cancer fighters that are members here. This is what they said, not what the doctors or nurses will tell you.

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Breast Cancer Chemotherapies

What Breast Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Four cycles, last one January 28. Mostly fine, except I learned too late that even though I feel fine physically, it doesn't mean I can do all the things I used to do like shoveling. I really slammed myself a couple of times by trying to do too much. Constipation was the worst side effect, but Smooth Move tea works great. The nausea was tolerable, until I overdid it physically, then I felt like I was on an oceanliner in a hurricane.
Taxotere & herceptin weekly for the rest of my life.
Six rounds in 2008 and 12 rounds in 2015 got through these not too bad in the big scheme of things.
Started Chemotherapy on September 5, 2008; Taxotere, Carboplatin, and Herceptin - originally planned for 6 rounds (every three weeks). I completed 2 rounds and then my doctor stopped(my mass grew back). Side Effects - Nausea, diahrea, extreme fatigue, bone/joint pain, flu-like symptoms, hot flashes, numbing, weird taste in mouth, loss of appetite, hair loss I then did weekly Taxol and Herceptin started 10/17/08 for 6 weeks. Side effects included nausea, occasional diahrea, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, neuropathy, hot flashes. I started 5FU, Cytoxan, & Epirubicin on 12/02/08 (4 rounds every three week) while continuing with weekly Herceptin for 12 more weeks. Side effects - Nausea, vomiting, diarhea, hot flashes, mouth sore, fatigue, loss of appetite. I started Tykerb in Feb 2009. I will continue with Herceptin for at least 7 more months after surgery.
Opted for none
Started AC on 12/12/07. That was fine. Had a reaction to Leukine (sp) now I'm Neupagen daily. No problems there.
from Aug to Dec nausa and tired and the hot flashes are unbearable
AC, 3-2-11 lots of nausea, hurt to breathe through nose, blinding headaches (3-4 through 3-6), all-over weakness through the first week, leg and tailbone area pain.
A/c( I am not good with names and the one would not uncheck above) started 4/10/2014 I lost my hair the day of the second treatment. Felt pretty bad but was able to work. Got pulmonary embolisms in June (I hope to find out soon that they are gone) by my 3rd A/c the lump was no longer able to be felt. By the 4th it was gone. started taxol in June (blurry) after 2 treatments the first infusion took 11 hours the second 8 hours and that was all I could stand. The side effects were extreme pain, nausea and sensitive to light and sound .I opted out the rest and went straight to surgery!
4 rounds of taxotere & cytoxan every 3 weeks. Started 3/3/11. Second round completed 3/24/11; had allergic reactions to both drugs. Third round done without reactions (super slow drip) on 4/14/11. Fourth & FINAL round completed 5/5/11, and grateful for being finished!!
Will have 4 rounds of chemo for preventative reasons. Taxotere & Cytoxan. Had my first dose 2 weeks ago. No nausea, just fatigue, some diarrhea. Thought I'd keep my hair until the next dose, but it just started falling out today.
on 2nd round of AC, bald and trying to hold onto willpower. I get pretty sickly the 3rd day after cheno, 1/6/12 3rd treatment
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.
Infusion #1 - 09-22-09. Severe joint pain in lower back, knees, and ankles. Intense nausea. Infusion #2 - Intense nausea. Severe joint pain. Darkening of my fingernails. Severe headaches. Infusion #3 and #4 - Intense nausea lasting my entire two week cycle. Headaches. Continued darkening of my nails. Taxol infusions #1-12 - Slow physical changes to my finger and toe nails, intense nail bed pain which has been cumulative. Big drop in counts at infusion #10, nausea, fatigue.
Double chemo infusions, including "red devil", during the first round of chemo over eight weeks every two weeks. This was from late Oct 2014 thru mid Dec 2014. Side effects included hair loss, sensitive finger tips and toe nails, painful mouth and tongue with half my throat swollen by end of treatment, constipation and over all brain fog. The hardest to get used to is the stuffy nose and nose bleed when it clears. Single chemo included Taxol, Herceptin, steroids, benadryl, and anti-nausea medication. Side effects were a continuation of tender nails till they have started to detatch from their nail beds. Sore mouth with base of tongue muscle having difficulty moving food around in my mouth, which has gotten worse as therapy has progressed. Constipation is still an issue unless I forget to eat my bowl of raw veggies every day. Brain fog or mushiness has been an issue throughout this entire experience, hopefully this will discontinue with the ending of chemo. Tiredness has been my constant companion throughout this entire experience also. Also, my constant stuffy nose that clears off and on and bleeds every time. I'm often awakened by my nose bleeding.
My 1st chemo will be 2/14/11.
I just finished 4 rounds of A/C chemo treatments. Fatigue and infection was my worst enemy. First chemo treatment, I was in the hospital with pneumonia and neutrepedic. Very sick. I can only say I am glad its over. Now I am getting a port and will start Taxol next week.
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
None. So thankful.
First time: Taxol, Taxotere - Jan - June 2001 - had adverse reaction to taxotere & stopped breathing. Otherwise, the regular side effects like nausea, fatigue, mouth sorers, hair lost, & nerve damage to hands & feet. Second time: Abraxane, Avastin Oct '07 to May '09. Still on Zometa - indefinitely. Regular side effects: nausea, fatigue, hair lost. Worse one: medical port became infected & had open wound for 6 mons because it could not heal.
Blood work and chest xray September 11, 2007 Bone scan September 17, 2007 Port installed in right chest area September 18, 2007. MUGA scan September 19, 2007 First Chemo treatment September 20, 2007 Neulasta shot September 21, 2007 Headaches and blurred vision Hospitalized September 25, 2007 Found blood clot in the jugular vein Started on lovenox and warfarin Hair fell out in huge clumps 2nd week after first chemo Second Chemo treatment October 11, 2007 Tiredness, constipation, nausea Changed nausea prescriptions twice Third Chemo treatment November 1, 2007 Potassium too low-put on prescription supplement Nose bleeds and bruising from warfarin, not chemo 2nd MUGA scan scheduled for November 26,2007 4th Chemo scheduled for November 29th
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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
5/28 first treatment of clinical trial Gemzar with Avastin- was on this treatment for 6 months, it immediately reducedthe tumor on my liver and eventually totally got it. unfortuantely I had to stop Avastin due to high blood pressure and I experienced toxicity in my lungs with the high dose of Gemzar and had to stop. After 6months another liver tumor appeared. Now Phase One trial Irinotecan with PARP inhibitor. So far has shrunk the liver in my tumor in half.
high dose 1995

Prostate Cancer Chemotherapies

What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Lung Cancer Chemotherapies

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

One a day pill forever (took 150 mg for 2 years). Down to 100 mg due to vertigo, fatigue. Other side effects, slow/non hair growth, rash, dry skin, dry mouth
9/19/2016 Constipation, nausea, loss of appetite
carboplation and alimpta 4 treatment rounds, a lot of pain and nausea and increasing weakness
2007 April til present so far 5 rounds Taxotere Carboplatin Avastin Emend for nausea Aranesp for red blood Neulasta for white blood etc.....
Started chemo on July 7, 2016 - May 5, 2017 Side effects - nausea, vomiting, mouth sores
2/26/08to 5/28/08 - 6 cycles Taxol, carboplatin and Avastin for lung ca. Hair loss and peripheral neuropathy - some fatigue.
October 18 th and every 3 weeks for 4 treatments. Nausea and joint cramping, some neuropathy.
daily intake of a chemo tablet
carbo/taxol only effect has been being tired!! Verty low white cell counts, had to receive one transfusion, other wise has handled it well.
Chemo also started on 10/10/07 and its once a month for 3 days in a row.
Cisplatin & Etoposide May/18-August/18. Four rounds of treatment 3-4 weeks apart. Side effects- Hair loss, nausea, weakness & fatigue, weight loss
6 weeks, 3 weeks apart
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.
Start Chemo May 18th 2007 Cisplaton and Etoposide
Iressa (gefintib)
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...
She has had 5 rounds of platinum based triad, one round of Alimpta (sp?), now on Opdivo, has had 3 rounds, for the fourth the week of 4/10/16.
Cisplatin and Alimta and all of the side effects that ride with them. Four rounds in ten weeks.
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
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.
Carboplatin to begin end of Nov 2020
Feb 08-Cisplatin/Etoposide- hideous vomiting diarreah Switched chemo drugs AND Hospital -April08-carbo/taxol/avastin. Tolerated well. Neulasta. Bone pain
3 days chemo every 21 days. Hydration as needed. Tiredness and nausea/vomiting at times.
6 weeks may June 2016
starting the 2nd week of August 2013

Bladder Cancer Chemotherapies

What Bladder Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Chemotherapies

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

4 rounds of chemotherapy "R-CHOP", every 3 weeks for 12 weeks. 1 round of radiation therapy. Nauseated, feeling like am in a fog. I chew on ice chips prior to and during the administer of Adriamycin (red devil) to prevent mouth sores. So far it works!!!
R-CHOP 25/11/11
Stopping R-Chop Chemo on December 5th 2012. Cancer growing. Started a new Chemo Regimen on Dec 10th 2012.B-R( Rituximab and Bendamustine)Stopped Rituximab and Bendamustine regimen on February 18th,2013 due to developing PML in the brain. Started back on ( Rituximab and Bendamustine) PML cleared. Started in Nov 2013 on Tremsirolimus
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
August 3, 2015 - September 23, 2015 - High dose Methoreaxate and Rituximab September 30 - February 2016 - R+EPOC
Magrath protocol - R-CODOX-M and R-IVAC. Side effects - usual stuff + peripheral neuropathy, back pain (site of intrathecal/tumors?)
6 Rounds R-Epoch
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)
R-CHOP 6
Rituxan, Treanda and Neulasta with minimal side effects.
r-chop 21 6 rounds every 21 days from 16th march 2010,feeling sick,tiredness,i bit high on the steriods for 5 days after each chemo,urinating more frequently,dry mouth,food tasting bland,loosing hair,compleatly,eyelids swelling and watering,fingernails going dark,shall I go on.
Rituxan-CVP
Rituximab and Bendamustine
Rituximab CHOP
R CHOP, effectiveness stalled after 5 treatments GDP, 2 treatments ineffective ICE, to begin asap
RCHOP, 5/9/2019. back pain, lethargy, nausea
Began with Rituxan and Treanda. Moved to Rituxan every eight week for 3 years. Never stopped feeling tired but the last year has been really exhausting and labs showed my immunogloblan levers were at 300 instead of 2000-3000. Had one 5 hour dose of Gamagard IVIG which made me sick and not eating for 2 days. Developed a skin rash all over my torso a week later which has gone one for 3 months and 5 doctors later. Biopsy says it's Shingles, but it doesn't act like Shingles.
6 cycles of r- chop 5/1/13 felt good just some tiredness, 5/29 pretty much the same as last treatment, 6/5 this round kicked my butt extremely tired very achy steriods had me feeling pretty crazy asked to have dosage lowered.
R-CHOP 21 Mouth Sores Steroid Withdrawl
Many different times beginning approx 1 year after spleen removal
R CHOP every 3 weeks from 12/30/2013 through 4/28/2014. Began R GEMOX on 6/19/2014 every 3 weeks through 10/21/2014. Started Rituximab and Treanda on 12/3/2014 as a 2 day course. Severe neuropathy in feet and less but still suffered neuropathy in fingers during R CHOP. R GEMOX caused great discomfort with cold even before therapy was complete. One does of Rituximab and Treanda and my father has terrible oral sores. However, he has been fortunate to never have suffered any severe intestinal discomfort.
General feeling of being unwell for 3 to 5 days...nausea / heartburn...not too bad...better with meds, light meals, tums
Scheduled 6 treatments of RCHOP every 21 days: 1st 3/16/2017 (First few days Fatigue, Constipation and Metal taste in mouth), 2nd 4/7/2017, 3rd April 27,2017 (I had a reaction to Neulasta rapid heart palpitations and white blood count went up way too high.. I was hospitalized for two days) , 4th May 18, 2017 (I got my first Leukine shots for four days, ten days after chemo this gave me chest pains was given anti acid pills for gas. It helped), 5th June 15,2017 was told PET scan showed no hypermetabolic lesions and my Last Chemo 6th was on July 6,2017
DHAP chemotherapy; 4 cycles spaced 21 days apart beginning May 15, 2018; warned of nausea, fatigue and hair loss with nausea being mild as well as fatigue - no hair loss yet.
She does her 2nd round tomorrow. Although they called today and said its more aggresive than they thought. So we are now going to a new hospital in a different state.

Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Chemotherapies

What Melanomas of the Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Fluorouracil treatment started Sept 2010 Fluorouracil treatment started Aug. 2011
Taxol, a pain in arm and in the Ass.

Kidney Cancer Chemotherapies

What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

no treatment yet?
Afinitor (everolimus) tablets daily, started on March 17, 2011
Votrient
4 months, Oct. 2010-Feb. 2011 Avastin and Interferon
My husband was on a trial for a new chamo for renal cancer called "Sutent". He made no progess and instead suffered significant side effects that we believe plunged him into a spiral of ever increasing side effects of his cancer.
On my third treatment and then will have a week off
50mg sunitinib/sutent on a 28/14 cycle. I've had minimal side effects, but I just finished my first four weeks "on".
Methotrexate, Doxyrubicin, Vincristine, Vinblastine, Cytarabine, Etopomide
As of 8/3/11 on second cycle of Sutent, 28 on 14 off

Pancreatic Cancer Chemotherapies

What Pancreatic Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Gemcitabine (Gemzar)
6/2011 tiredness, nausea, dizziness
Pill form chemo winter 2009...threw up at end of each round
3 sessions on Folferinox in September and October 2019. Scan on 17 October showed spread to liver (spots) and tumour growth. Folferinox side effects were fatigue, pain and breathlessness.
About to start chemotherapy
Folfirinox Jan 2013 - Feb 2013, switched to Abraxane and Gemcitabine March 2013-current
xeloda pills for two weeks then a week off.
Folfirinox 10/17-3/2018; Gemzar 4/18-7/2018; Xeloda 8/18-9/2018
Oxaliplatin,Calcium Leucovorin,Camptosar,Florouracil
Nine rounds of Folfirinox treatment before surgery and more after.
Tiredness and oain
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".
aggressive weekly treatments of chemo for 2 months
Abraxane and Genzar
1st session, September 20th. Once a week for 3 weeks then 1 week off. October 25th, white blood cell count was down for the 1st time, so they skipped chemo for that week. November 1, 2012, white blood cell count back up so they did chemo. December 2012 started 5 FU, Oxaliplatin and Leucovorin every 3 weeks to target the abdominal lining tumors that are continuing to grow. April 19, 2013, CT shows the chemo isn't working on the abdominal lining tumors, and they have given him the best chemo treatments they have, nothing more they can do. But will reduce the chemo he has been on to reduce painful sores in his mouth and side effects that were getting worse with each treatment, I think to keep the liver and pancreas tumors at bay and hopefully still give him pain relief.
Hospitalized twice for sepsis after 1st and 3rd Chemotherapy Therapy Treatments. The pancreatic mass pressed on spleen and cause an infraction. The infracted portion of the spleen died and abscessed. Bruce currently has a JP drain in the spleen.
5fu from 11/8/16 until 1/5/17. Five hour infusion then wore a pump home for 48 hours. Was supposed to do 8 cycles but only got to 4 when my white cell count dropped and we had to stop. The side effects of this treatment are horrendous. Pain, nausea/vomiting, fatigue, neuropathy in hands and feet, hair loss, cold sensitivity, shaky hands and lips, constipation, night sweats, mouth sores.
given up on dates the first time on chemo was 7 months and this time has been 9 months
Initially 2 rounds of Folfirinox, that increased liver enzymes and CA-19-9
Started Chemo - Gemzar & Xeloda - in November 2016. 6 cycles planned. Side effects pretty mild - some nausea and tiredness
every other week, cold sensitivity
March 22(3 types of chemo) i feel it lessened his quality of life, but for my dad he needed to fight back!!!
Diarrhea, fatigue, numbness in finger tips and toes
FOLFIRINOX and Gemcitabine/Abraxane
Started 12.1t.16

Oral Cancer Chemotherapies

What Oral Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Ovarian Cancer Chemotherapies

What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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
First time,6sessions of paclitaxel and carboplatin followed by 12 monthly sessions of paclitaxel. Second time 12 sessions of paclitaxel and uniplatin. Periperal nueropathy and weight loss which i'm unable to regain despite healthy intake.There was complete hair loss after 1st chemo sessions,however they reappeared as curls within four months of end session. After 2nd line chemo sessions hair reappeared straightened! neuropathy of hands has increased. Still unable to drive car, or run, or walk fast.
Nausea, fatigue/sleepiness, "Chemo brain" (inability to concentrate), dry skin, no nail growth, hair loss. January - May as of now
18 consecutive weeks of chemo with Taxol and carboplaten then 2 treatments of Doxil
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.
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.
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...
IP Therapy as well as Systemic Chemotherapy
i had 6 months of cemo, I did good I was determined to not let it get me down. I worked full time and went to the gym three days a week,
Carboplatin & Taxol combination- just started 09/13/2017.
1.Carnoplatin/Taxol...March 30 2016 & continued for 18 straight weeks plus 4.5 blood transfusions 2.Folfox...May 2017 4 infusions then stopped because it wasn't working...
cistplatin, bleomyocin, etopiside, numbness in hands and feet nausea and weakness major chemo brain
<b>February 2009:</b> CA125 level was around 3500. She began treatment with Taxol/Carbo with Avastin. Within two weeks, she lost all of her gorgeous red hair. Energy level dropped significantly. She continued having "maintenance" chemo. <b>June 2009:</b> CA125 dropped to 32, and then to 16 later that month. Oncologist decided to stop chemo- as there was no sign of cancer! <b>March 2010:</b> Having chest pain/shortness of breath. CT scan showed fluid in her lungs. Testing after thoracentesis revealed cancerous cells in the fluid. CA125 was back up to 300. It is now referred to as "RECURRENT CANCER" She began chemo again: Cisplatin and Gemzar. Cisplatin was causing tinnitus. Oncologist decided to discontinue to avoid permanent hearing damage. The Gemzar would usually burn during infusion. Side effects: headaches, intense nausea and often uncontrollable vomiting. Drastic decrease in appetite (and weight: about 70lbs) Last time it was checked, her CA12 was hovering around 86. I'm guessing it's currently off the charts.
I have had chemo in 2004, 2009, and 2012. each chemo has been different than the one before. With my most recent round I was very nauseous and sick. Lost my hair with all of them and had muscle and bone pain. I also developed an orbital pseudotumer as a reaction to the carboplatin and had to be put on prednisone steroids. This will now be required anytime I am on carbo. It started as a twitching and watery eye almost like with allergies. The eye then swelled shut and was very painful.
June 19th 2016 no serious side effects.
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.
3- one month cycles of cisplatin, bleomycin, and etoposide. Side effects: Nausea, hair loss (roughly 1 month after chemo began), fever
10 rounds of chemo in 2004, hair loss weakness, nausea, you know the drill. 6 rounds of chemo in 2008, same effects
Dizziness and low blood pressure
6 rounds of Carbo Platinum and Taxol from 3/18/05-7/8/05 major side effect after the chemo was stopped: fatigue, memory loss Started chemo again in October of 2008. Taxol, Carbo Platinum and Avastin. Switched the taxol to taxotere after four rounds because of neuropathy. Major symptoms, nausea, fatigue, nose bleeds, low white blood cells, memory loss, did I mention fatigue?
BEP chemo
4 round of cisplatin, bleomycin and etoposide
I just started the chemo on Monday January 12th. I am on a 5 day a week regimen which occuers every 3 weeks. On my "off" weeks I need to come in 1 day a week to get an injection. Towards the end of this first week I am feeling very tired and very nauseous.
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.
no chemo at all

Thyroid Cancer Chemotherapies

What Thyroid Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Stomach Cancer Chemotherapies

What Stomach Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Original Chemo was Epirubicin, Cisplatin and 5-FU April-September 2nd Irinotecan and Taxane Current Fol Fox 4 + Avastin
4 months...not helping
Folfox, nausea/vomiting
Chemo every 2 weeks, nausea, vomitting.
Exhaustion nausea Going on my 86th treatment
Began chemo in July of '09 with camptosar, leucovrin, and 5-fu. this is over a 46 hour period. In January '10, they added avastin and zometa to the regimin and is ongoing.
cisplatine caused hearing damage, taxotere caused skin and nail damage and herceptin made my hands tingle. Xeloda wiped me out, and all of the above caused hair loss.
3/15/14 Began 10 session clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Chemo iv (cisplatin and epirubicin + trial drug/placebo) every 3 weeks. 2000mg Xeloda pills daily. IV chemo is followed by two days of dextametazone (steroid pills) which give me a boost. Hair loss, dry hands - currently trying to prevent them from cracking, some fatigue. Trying to avoid pain meds because that seems to be the cause of constipation/discomfort.
Cisplatin, Epirubicin, Capecitabine (Xeloda) #1 June 12, 2017, #2 July 4, 2017 Nausea, Dry mouth, Tingly fingers, blood clot in spleen, hair loss
No help says' the doctor.

Brain Cancer Chemotherapies

What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Taking a Temodar pill for 2 months.more fatigue, and sickness.
Nothing early on with the low dose, extreme fatigue with the high dose/ On his 4th round, sleeps 15 hours or more a day. Little appetite. Has been nauseated on and off.
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.
Scheduled for first time chemo (Temodar) in July 2011
February-continued weakness, tiredness, fatigue, sores in mouth
low dose temodar- little to no side effects b/c of my use of supplements
Undergoing chemotherapy in Chennai, India. Started on July 12, 2009. Total 12 doses. Hair loss, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, etc
CLV- Cisplatin, Lomustine, and Vincristine Started in June of 2012 and stopped early at the end of December 2012, was supposed to have it till March 2013. Side effects were very bad and the tumour was not responding. Also used Steroids, anti-nausea meds and a daily antibiotic
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.
Tremador - First set - daily dose for 3 weeks Not able to continue to the next set. Nausea, weakness, loss of appetite, Sleeping constantly
Timodar Started in March 2006 and still ongoing. Side Effects: NAUSEA!
Temodar throughout radiation and now higher dosages (5 days on 23 days off). Fever, low platelets, fatigue
Avastin drip. 12/2009 - 2/2010. Nausea. Sidenote - everyday I'd go to a juice cafe where they had wheat grass juice. When I went for my last treatment, nurse told me my blood counts throughout treatment were spot on... It's worth researching as has many benefits. Please check with your doc as told it may not be appropriate for some during their treatment.
Began 150mg Temodar on 1/3/2011 2nd Dose of Chemo to begin 3/17/2011
Started Temodar on 11-23-09 380mg to much dosage, went to Hospital for low platelets 12-18-09 My platelets were at 6K !!!
Started temodar on November 9, 2011 140mg a day for 6 weeks - there has not been much happen in terms of side affects yet, some nausea
3 Cycles of Chemo - Cyclophosphamide, Vincristine, Cisplatin - Dec to Feb. (3 weeks apart) - Foot Drops and trips and falls 3 Cycles of Intensive Chemo with Autologous Stem Cell Transplant - Carboplatin & Thiotepa - Feb to May (4 weeks apart) - Hearing Damage
temodar 42 straight days
PCV 8/21/16 - still fighting
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.
Temodar, 150 mg during radiation increased to 350 5 days/month for 3 months, then increased to 450/month at present Side effects: fatigue
Radiation & Temodar daily for 42 days then cycles of 5 days on 23 days off
Temodar - no side effects yet, Praise God!
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.
No chemo

Multiple Myeloma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Colon and Rectal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Xeloda, taken during my radiation treatment (adjunct therapy) Started Folfox the last week of June 2010
July 2, 2010 - Heated Intra-peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC). Side Effects: Complete Loss of appetite, everything tasted awful. No nausea or vomiting. Lots of swelling due to amount of fluid they pump you with prior to procedure.
Flu like symptoms and fatigue.
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.
Will be starting chemo on April 27th. Getting 12 treatments over six months of 5Fu with leucovorin and oxaliplatin via a medi port. Had the port put in this week.
not yet scheduled
First circle two times for one week during radiation, second circle stopped after the first week because of acute leucopenia.
Fatigue, feeling very cold, emotional side effects
I just had first treatment on 5/20/09, The symptoms of the first treatment for me were severe cold sensitivity for about 3 days, tiredness, sore hands and feet, achy legs, and stomach pains.
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.
One day a week every other week. Oxaliplatin with two hours of Leucovorin and 5 Fluorouracil. I will also have the 5FU in a pump for 46 hours. Total 16 weeks of treatment. Then Radiation
5 FU via port 2 x 5 days. Started Jan. 24 2012. No major side effects. Constipation.
FOLFOX started 2/11/2012 and ended on 7/18/12. The oxaliplatin in the FOLFOX caused peripheral neuropathy.
12 sessions
Started October 28, 2009 5FU 24/7
5f-u and Oxaliplatin start 10-19-2010~On June 13, 2011 I had an allergic reaction to Oxaliplatin and my Doctor made the decision to take me off of that for good. Nothing will take it's place as of now. I will remain on 5f-u and Leucovorin.
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.
First treatment on 8-16-12 of FOLFOX Avastin begins 8-30 with second treatment Side effects: mouth soreness, sensitivity to cold
Chemotherapy 10 months - 2012/2013 - severe neuropathy in feet remains, usual side effects: hair loss, skin problems, sores in throat and esophagus, finger nails fell off, sick and tired.
Folfox with avastin. for 6 months. with lots of side effects (the worst was vomiting and neuropathy). After liver resection Folfuri(nausea, lethargy,confusion ect.) after the second recurrence and percutaneous ablation I had Cetuximab with Irenotecan with a horrible acne type rash
I had 2 chemotherapy drugs. Eloxatin (oxaliplatin) which was given through my port at my Oncologist's office. I also took Xeloda which is a chemotherapy drug (pills) taken at home. I also had a wonderful Oncologist who worked well with my surgeon.
Oxalyplatin, 5FU, Xeloda, Leuvecorin - Started 10/31/11, on 4th infusion 1/4/12
Chemo Wed, leave with bag, come back on Fri. Side effects neuropathy, fatigue, nausea, occasional constipation and/or diarhea
Oxalipilatin/5FU/Leucovorin/Avastin Feb 2011- Aug 2011 with use of pump at home. Now on 5FU/Leucovorin/Avastin weekly. Side effects peripheral neuropathy, vomiting, behavioral changes
Bi-weekly Chemo 6 months Oaxliplatin/ fluorouracil 5-fu

Liver Cancer Chemotherapies

What Liver Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

11-19 chemo pellets not sure of the name, nausea,
On going chemo regiment and had one chemoembolization.
TACEdeb procedure begining of June....side effects... all haha vomitting, nausea, fever, pain, pancreatitis.
Nexavar 8/22/12 - forever, side effects all listed
Nexavar - Current (8 months)
First treatment was June 8th 7 hours between the other meds olus the chemo..Cisplatin and Gemzar.. Felt ok the day after but then started feeling very sick, achy, headache, ringing in ears, coulnt eat, weak, dizzy,tired,shaky all over I only felt well enough to go to the doctor on the 7th to have my blood drawn..saw dr and he said he would up my steroids next time and that should help second treatment was on the 8th, Just the gemzar.. Really tired and achy. Dizzy and weak. Had my shot of Lewnasta on Monday. Still fell tired and bone pain
Nexavar for 6 months. Infusion therapy started 2 weeks ago and ongoing bi-weekly.
every kind, all the time for the last 5 years
No chemo as no primary cancer found and chemo will only add a few months to life, yet these extra few months will be with the side-effects of chemo
7-2008 to present. Lethargic, no appetite, not able to focus for too long on anything, weight loss, strange thoughts, sleep seems to be all REM, dreams and or nightmares about Nam seem to pop up while I'm awake,anger, especially at the VA for not stepping up and admitting and approving my claims.
Tried Nexavar for one day, but decided against it; bad side effects--felt cloudy, nauseated like when I was on Interferon/Ribaviron and had rectal bleeding from the Nexavar; not worth it to buy a few more months of life; discontinued
i will tell you

Cervical Cancer Chemotherapies

What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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 weekly 10 weeks delayed nausea that was almost impossible to control. Change in texture of hair minimal loss of hair. Mostly just thinning.
Cisplatin low dose for 5 cycles once a week. Tolerated it well just very tired. Considering I had concurrent radiation and chemo it was hard to tell what was causing all my nausea and vomiting but we think it was the radiation. Also I had preventive chemo cisplatin and taxol ( lost hair with this ) , three rounds , to help potentially stop a recurrence.
5 chemotherapy sessions with cisplatin over 5 weeks
Chemist Monday's only decadron steroids potassium
Weekly chemo for six weeks
Had external and internal (brachytherapy) radiation over a six week schedule. 28 external rounds and 5 internal rounds. Radiation was concurrent with chemotherapy (cisplatin) for 6 weeks once a week. Seriously fatigued for at least six months post treatment.
I started Chemo in July. I went in with a positive attitude. My sister and I had done a lot of research about things to do to minimize side effects. I cannot stress the importance of drinking a lot of water (and I mean a lot!) before during and after the chemo. Rinse your mouth with a mouth wash specifically for dry mouth - thankfully I avoided sores and I think this was the reason. Rest as often as you can and don't ever feel guilty about it.
Done and it sucked
Nausea and fatigue, Extreme Vomiting, Neuropathy
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
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.
First chemo was on Friday 9/15/17. 3 chemo infusions over 8 hours. To be done every 3 weeks. Next scheduled 10/6/17. Have had no nausea or vomiting. Saturday night, severe pressure in rectum, vaginal area and lower pelvic region. Contacted physician due to pain and that no amount of medicine was subsiding pain. Was advised that it seems as if the chemo is working. The pressure could be due to the necrotic tissue from the cancer itself is moving, liquid retention, or inflammation from the chemo. He reassured me that pain and pressure should go away within a few days. Was instructed to take higher dose of percocet. The higher dose of pain meds has done its due diligence, but knocks me out too. It is now three days later and pain and pressure has become more bearable, and treatable with 800mg motrin. Feeling extremely tired, which is very odd being that I am very active. Powering through, I will win this battle.
Metallic taste heart burn mild nausea ringing in ears
Intravenous Ferritin + Cisplatin: 04/16/2019 and 04/25/2019 Cisplatin every Thursday: 05/02, 05/09, 05/16 (Low WBC count, rescheduled), 05/23, 05/30, 06/06/2019 Side effects: Skin staining from ferritin on left forearm, anemia, loss of appetite, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, IV infiltration, fatigue, headache
methotrexate injections every other day via injection
I have completed 6 rounds of chemo. Currently I am not getting treatment due to the neuropathy in my feet. First round of chemo was March 7, 2018 and continued every 3 weeks until May 30, 2018. Side effects of chemo: tiredness, loss of hair, nausea, a few occasions of vomiting, bone pain, muscle aches, neuropathy of hands and feet and I could not think clearly.
Chemo-has "chemo brain"
nauseousness....
5 weeks of chemo started December 4 ended on January 2. Ended up in ER twice, once for vomiting blood and once for persistent vomiting.
I couldnt eat as much as I thought I would be hungry. Most food tasted terrible. I was able to watch much tv. I never watched tv since I was a kid. I am an active outdoor person, I felt it made me become lazy. lol I got the flu, lowered my immune system, however my red blood cell count always stayed very good!
Oct 07 to Dec 07 - Cisplatin chemo 1x a week with radiation;. Constant terrible nausea, very sensitive to tastes and smells. Ate only carbs, couldn't even stand the smell of my dog! Everything nauseated me. Aug 08 to Dec 08 - Carboplatin and Paclitaxel every 3 weeks x 6 doses. Hair gone by 2nd treatment, fluid overload on chemo days due to drugs being hard on kidneys - had to flush. About 2-3 days post chemo, horrible bone pain, numbness and tingling in hands and feet (peripheral neuropathy) and constipation that almost hospitalized me. Would last for a week or so and then settle down. Horrible fatigue, felt like lead. My hair started coming back really quickly after treatment stopped,but the neuropathy lasted almost a year, fatigue continues to be a problem. UPDATE Feb/10: Going back for another 6 rounds of the not so pretty poison. Carbo/Taxol once again. Gonna miss my hair...oh yeah, and the ability to feel human!
Cisplatin 2009 six weekly treatments
2 rounds of Taxol/carbo 11/2011 & 12/2011...Is being changed for 1/2012...not sure of new drugs yet
Cisplatin once a week In conjunction with the radiation. Then Five series with Etoposide.

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.

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.
the only side affect she has had is toxemia, and neuropothy.
7 + 3 , tired, weight loss, neuropathy
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)
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.
April 9 - 15th 2017 & April 27th - May 1st 2017.Finished 2nd round of Chemo May 1st. Experiencing hair loss, fatigue & weakness, SOB, Colitis, Diverticulitis, diarrhea, loss of appetite, confusion, hallucination, Acute Renal failure, low BP, and neutripinic sepsis.
oct induction chemo, Nov another bout of induction chemo as first did not work. Jan: consolidation chemo Apr: additional chemo to prepare for bone marrow transplant.
On April 19th 2018, I also received my first dose of chemotherapy. I don't remember much of what happened during this time except I broke out in a red rash from head to toe and ran a fever for 5 days straight. The red drug, daunorubicin, makes me extremely sick. I'm a wreck when they give it to me.
Oct 14th- 7 days Vidaza Nov 23rd- 7 plus 3 Dec 25th- fludarabine and busulfan
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.
1/28/16 induction
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.
photosensitivity, some nauesea
Had two induction rounds and two consolidation rounds.
11/2009. 1/2010. Neuro side effects. Vision compromised. Weakness. Nausea.
Achieved remission October 2017 with 2 IV drugs — few side effects aside of minor peripheral neuropathy in feet. Out of remission in January 2018. On cytsribinevsubce Feb 2018; Also on oral chemo since March 2018: Venetoclax. Peripheral neuropathy (feet); anal fissures w/bleeds; mucocitis of throat (hard to eat or drink ANYthing); dyspepsia (nausea); fatigue; 15% wt loss (BMI=18.4)
Since June 2012 - july induction, August consolidation, Sept. consolidation, december 2012 induction. Stem cell transplant now on hold.
All through out until transplant
Round one: 7 days of continuous chemo. Round two: 5 days of 2 times a day chemo Round three: 2 days of 2 times a day chemo Followed by 3 days of 2 times a day total body radiation.
i had three induction therapies spaced about 6 months apart. and just completed two consolidation therapies. i am preparing for a bone marrow transplant.
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.
Multiple protocols for ALL & AML.
I have been through my first month of Chemotherapy. I am now going to the Mayo Clinic daily as an outpatient taking doses of arsenic. No Fun!!!
I have been taking low dose chemotherapy via and infusion pump. I may need a bone marrow transplant at some point.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Testicular Cancer Chemotherapies

What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

VIPx4. Etoposide, ifosfomide, cisplatin- four cycles, five days in a row each, every three weeks.
My husband had 4 cycles of chemo. Aug 2005-Dec 2005. Son is having 3 cycles. Started 8th June 2010... next cycle 28th June 2010. Both lost hair.
Bleomycin, Etoposide, Cisplatn (March 07 - May 07) Cisplatin, Taxol, Ifosfamide (September 07 - November 07)
Loss of hair, loss of weight, loss of wife. LOL
had no treatment
Initial diagnosis required 1 round chemo -Carboplatin - minimal side effects Return of cancer - 4 rounds of chemo ( EP) 21 day cycles includes five continuous days of infusion then rest. No nausea but gastric reflux with vomiting, scalp pain, metallic taste in mouth, tiredness, neutropenia
I was on three types Cisplatin,Bleomycin,& Etoposide.I started treatment in 9/08 and finished 12/08,four cycles.Effects were real BAD..it sucked hair started coming out about two weeks after first treatment,rashes just sick most of the time.
Chemo Began 12/02/2013... Bleomycin-Cisplatin and Etoposide
Bleomycin, Etoposide, Cisplatin (BEP) 4 cycles Side Effects: Blood clots, low blood pressure, fever, neuropathy, vomiting, nausea, hair loss, weight loss

GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors) Cancer Chemotherapies

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

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

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

An unpleasant mix of fatigue, diarrhea, headaches, water retention, muscle and bone pain.
Daily 400mg Gleevec. Daily fatigue. Slow morning wake up. Memory problems they call Gleevec brain. Polyneuropathy: pain and weakness in body. I use a cane when walking outside. Diarrhea. I did just find out that I am now in remission but must stay on the Gleevec for 2 years. I am totally grateful that Gleevec exists for me and for all CML patients. Good luck to all of us!
Gleevec
I've been on Gleevec for 3 weeks. the first week was no different than the previous ones, lots of fatigue, but that is from the leukemia. In the second week, I started having more pain and some diahrrea. The diahrrea cleared up in a few days but the pains got worse. By week three, I have a lot of bone pain. I can get around and i can work, but it hurts quite a bit to move and my legs (thighs) are the worst. I often wake up with pain and my fatigue is not improving.

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

I have 6 months of chemo: 1. Daunorubicin, Vincristine, Asparaginase, Prednisone 2. Cytarabine, Etoposide 3. Methotrexate months 4, 5, and 6 are a repeat of months 1, 2, and 3. I also had 6 doses of intrathecal methotrexate (chemo injected into my spine). I am getting cytarabine, methotrexate, and a steroid intrathecally. I think I'll also get one round of high-dose cytarabine intravenously prior to transplant.
I recieved Chemo in 2004-2006 with my first diagnosis of ALL. I relasped in June 2011 and started chemo on June 24-July 18. I will continue chemo until my Bone Marrow Transplant.
An assortment of chemo drugs administered through an IV, spine and orally from Oct. 2009 - June 2010: Vincristine PEG-aspariginase Doxorubicin Methotrexate Cytoxan Cytarabine 6-MP 6-TG Side-effects: Nausea, Vomiting, loss of appetite, EXTREME fatigue, loss of muscle mass, mouth-sores, headaches, inability to concentrate (a.k.a. Chemo-brain), hair-loss, altered mood, bone pain.
I didn't really focus on what chemo I've gotten/getting, but my main side effects were nausea and fatigue.
Vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, mouth sores, reduced immune function.
I'm not going to tell you anything you would be shocked by here. I'm bald - and have been for two years. 98% of anything I eat upsets my stomach in some way. I wish I could sleep all the time, but I have a 5 year old little girl, a full time job and a husband so that is possible. Other than that, Cancer sucks, Chemo sucks worse, but we will all get through it, right?
lots of dates, spinal chemo right now are every three months and that causes head ach pretty bad for her and also some nausea vincrisine she gets once a month and that hurts her jaw arms and knees. mostly the joints. mercaptiprine, is every day, that just gives her a weird rash. methotrexate makes her sleepy
I don't remember all of them, but cytotoxin was one of them

Anal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

F5U 2 runs of 96 hours, Side effects included some nausea and tiredness.
Chemo Round 1: 9/23/19 Day 1: good morning and afternoon, then felt like a heavy blanket over my head and shoulders. The aches started later that evening, lasting about two days. Day 4:. Morning began with the metallic taste in my mouth, by lunchtime I couldn't taste my food. This lasted about two days. The metallic taste lasted a little longer but only happened once in a while. Had some nuer
scheduled for Jan 4, 2010
Will start 1/27/17
1800 mg of capecitabine (xeloda) twice a day, 2 hour 500 ml Oxaliplatin (Eloxatine) once a week.
peripheral neuropathy
First round August 3-7, second round August 31-Sept 4. Chemo effects snuck up on me. At first I felt like a brat because I felt fine and no one else at Kamp Kemo felt fine at all, and then it took me down. Nausea, constipation as a result of an anti-nausea med, diarrhea, exhaustion, loss of taste--food had texture and no flavor at all, and the texture was mostly slimy. I used salad dressing in an attempt to taste something, and ended up with slime, chicken salad--slime. And such a sore mouth, I felt like I had to fight to get a prescription for Dr. Casey's Mouth Solution, a lidocaine swish & spit, and it helped tremendously. Also low blood counts, needed a couple blood & platelet transfusions.
Currently on taxol/carboplatin Prior treatment of Folfox 6 showed no sign of lung met shrinkage.
Two cycles Week one Mitomycin C & 5FU(Flouracil) Week Five 5FU
Started today 2020
2 rounds of 96 hours each
5 FU + mitomycin ...4 days/24hrs Nausea, vomit, diarrhea, fatigue
07/01/2016 1st chemo w/Cisplatin + FU5 (4 day tube) 07/29/2016 2nd chemo 80% w/Cisplatin w/FU5 (4 day tube) 08/03/2016 got infusion of fluids and magnesium
Nausea, diarrhea, low white blood cells, low red blood cells, low potassium
First round June 24, 2013. Vague feeling of unwell, horrible burping, relieved by Omeprazole, one and 1/2 days of sole pain, then resolved. Mouth sores began 6/29/13, peaked on 07/04/13. Second round July 22, Mitomycin reduced by half because of my WBC response the first time. Same feeling of unwell, anorexia, chemo created constipation for me, not diarrhea.
June 23 to August 4. Two rounds of Mitomycin C and 5FU( I know why they call it that!!)......Fatigue, mouth sores, loss of all hair.
Mitomicyn, flurosil-fu-5, weeks1 and 5, minimal side effects, some hair loss and fatigue.
5fu and Mitomycin two rounds Oct-Nov 2018. Did not tolerate 5fu. Caused a Type 2 heart attack. Each round of chemo required heart unit stays/
At recurrence now in 2020 capecetabine (5F-Utablets) and metomicine (1x) . Toxic reaction on capecetabine. (After 2nd opinion in 2018 I declined on chemo because the doctors did not agree on wether it was nessecary.)
5-FU and Mytomycin along with Radiation for 6 weeks. Hospitalized weeks one and five.
1st and 5th week for 4 days
5-FU infusion mitomycin.. lss of appitite for a week, mouth sores.. feeling better when we took pump off.
Taking pills(xeloda) 2 x day only on radiation days. Mitomycin IV 1st day and 28th day of radiation treatment Some nausea/Anti nausea pills help
10/2011-12/2011 2 rounds of 5FU through picline., 6/2012-2/2013 Several rounds of Cisplatin
Started chemo Mitomycin and 5-FU on December 28, 2009 after having a Power Port placed in my chest.

Vulva Cancer Chemotherapies

What Vulva Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

1/4/17-2/15/18
I didn’t lose my hair.

Gallbladder Cancer Chemotherapies

What Gallbladder Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer Chemotherapies

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

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

Bone Cancer Chemotherapies

What Bone Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Resistant
Carboplatin, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide, Tamoxifen, Toceranib, Piroxicam. No significant side effects to start with but after so many months of home chemo/meds I get diarrhoea and occasional nausea (am on meds to combat). My fur is very slow growing now - months later, surgery sites are still sparsely covered in fur, and I now have bald patches (my paws, muzzle, bottom).
i cannot sleep..i cannot eat..i do vomiting

Hypopharynx Cancer Chemotherapies

What Hypopharynx Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

First session attended. No side effects

Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Chemotherapies

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

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

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery Cancer Chemotherapies

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

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

Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Chemotherapies

What Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

chemo side effects hair loss some weight loss vomitting sweats shakes hot cold pain emotional skin tone looked unhealthy

Esophagus Cancer Chemotherapies

What Esophagus Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Chemo is rough.
every 3 weeks, side effects: tinnitus and stomatitis after the last one
Oxaliplatin infusion; Leucovorin infusion; Fluorouracil continuous infusion pump.
2 low dose chemo sessions. Became immuno suppressed
5FU and cisplatin 12/2016 for 4 days. Hospitalized due to toxic overdose of 5FU. Oncologist did no give me the DFD test because he didnt believe in th test, hi negligence nearly killed me.
preadjuvant, and adjuvant, 12 week cycles with cisplatin, epirubicin and 5FU. For recurrence it was oxciliplatin, leukovorin and 5FU.
Too many chemo regimens and drugs to count. At present, I am on Xeloda, Herceptin and Avastin. One drug was damaging my liver, but okay now. Herceptin was damaging my heart, but it is okay now.
Carboplatin/Taxol, continuous 5FU drip March/April 2008 Taxotere July/August/September 2008 Cisplatin January/February 2009
Ended in Nov 2013. Chemo: Memory loss Radiation Side effects: Loss of bone density resulting in back pain.
Carboplatin and Taxol for 5 rounds. No side effects at all except tired on day 2 & 3 post treatment day. Tolerate chemo well.
june 13 2011. no side effects yet
Sysplatin that almost killed my it caused my kidneys to shut down. I cause me to become completely dependent on others. I didn't spell the Chemo right but it sounded like that. I don't know what the fed me after I was released from the hospital.
chemo from 2/98 through 9/98
Carbo-taxol once a week for 5 weeks

Tonsil Cancer Chemotherapies

What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

11 treatments ended about 11/07/2011
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.
GREAT NEWS!!! No Cisplatin treatment!! Only going to use Cetuximab! which means I will not be getting all the side effects of Chemo type treatments!!!
concurrent w/rad 3/19 3 weeks apart megadose cisplatin 100Mg/M² side effects have included peripheral neuropathy, hearing loss, ear ringing, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, slight hair loss, blurred vision, unexplained bruising, blood blisters on mucuos membranes, dizziness, destroyed vein and tendon damage near 2nd injection site(both probably permanent)
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)
Cisplatin= 1 day a week for 8 weeks
Carboplatin - 6 Weekly infusions completed February 27
Cisplatin, 5-FU, Docetaxel
fatigue, nauseous, loss of hair, very very weak.
Begin Erbitux treatments February 13 2012 and finished on May 2nd.
2/3/14 - 3/10/14 : 6 weekly Cisplatin doses @ 30mg/m^2 Side Effects - Ringing in ears (went from minor to moderate). Constipation. General "bad" feeling...like having a cold without the symptoms. Overall I think I did ok with the chemo though.
Cetuximab - Brand name: Erbitux - April 1, 2010 - so far just really really tired. I was told later a rash and other stuff could happen. ( 5/1/10 - rash did appear including itching. Scalp was the worst. Lying down felt like pins sticking my head. I was told if not rash, med is not working. After they know it was working, I got med to help the rash and itch.)
drained tired sick feeling, loss of facial hair and back of head.
My cocktail included Fluorouracil and Cisplatin.
Taxol and carboplatin. 6 weekly infusions.
2 Full Week Doses (M-F)
Cisplatin & Erbitux 1x/week, amifostine injections 5x/week 20min prior to radiation.
cisplatin start 10/28/08
3 treatments for 3.5 hours hearing loss constant sound of cicadas/crickets in ears hissing in ears severe weight loss
hearing loss and ringing in ear from chemo (cisplatin)
6 low-dose cisplatin treatments, one every Monday for 6 weeks. Felt great; actually took away the joint pain I experience from Lupus!
Chemotherapy Cisplatin. Vomiting started the first day of chemo and stopped two weeks after treatment complete (9 weeks of vomiting & vomiting).
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.
5 treatments of cisplatin one a week commencing 14th July. Mocositis, fatigue WBC count dropped dramatically after last treatment
September 5 - 3 rounds

Mesothelioma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Chemotherapies

What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Carboplaxin and taxol 6 x's Jan to May 2016. Side effects: loss of hair, anemia, low WBC, low platelets.
Chemo start date 7/15/09 - Doxil infusion with Ativan and Compazine every 21 days...that was "potponed". Chemo, once started, was be Doxorubicin and Ifosfamide - 4 days of 24-hour infusions. Mom was having delirious thoughts from the chemicals, they took her off of food - the doc said she "had enough fat on her" to get by without food. She was in and out of sleep from the sedatives in between chemo.
recommended to start after radiation
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
intravenous chemo from Septemeber 2018 to January 2019
Start in mid October.
little queasy tired bald last one nov 5th 2010 yesssssss!!
Nausea, Constipation
Haven't started yet. Need advice.
currently doing carbo/taxol every three weeks. Extreme fatigue, muscle aches, taste changes
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
4/17/15 Allergic reaction to Emend and Taxol
TBD but they definitely want to do it.
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.
I have had two rounds of chemo, and the next will take place on Jan 31, 2012. After that, three more rounds!
Cyclophosphamid Carpoplatin Taxol
Chemotherapy November 2014-April 2015. Hair loss, neuropathy in feet, achy joints.
Starting chemo (carboplatin and taxol) on 4/27/11. Will have 6 sessions, one every 3 weeks.
Chemo came after radiation the first time, chemo only the second time, radiation only the 3rd time. Allergic reactions to almost all the drugs tried, but that was the second time. The ones that I didn't react to made me very sick, so I'd go in to be hydrated the day after chemo since I was unable to do that at home. It's hard to eat and drink when you're asleep. Another side effect of the drugs and certainly the pain killers for me.
Carbo/Taxol every 3 weeks, 6 cycles
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.
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
in process some fatigue, chemo mouth, diarrhea, headache, vertigo, not too bad. Chem mouth (mucositis) was the worst effect so far but Magic mouthwash helped clear it in a few days.
felt sick all the time, metal icky taste, neuropathy, ruined joints >:( bone pain
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Sarcoma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Temodar and potentially IV Chemotherapy
Doxorubicin Cisplation Methotrexate Ifosfomide Etoposide
AIM Chemotherapy, 3 cycles, inpatient in hospital for 5 days each cycle, started on 16th May finished on 1st July. Side effects, hair loss, chronic diarrhea, piles, sore mouth, tiredness.
IE and VAC treatment every 3 weeks. Lost weight and all my hair/ body hair
Currenly going through Ewings Sarcoma protocol for Chemotherapy. 14 total cycles.
Had AIM protocol (Adriamyacin, Ifosfamide and Mensa) for all of 2007, then in 2010 I had Yondelis, a clinical trial, also for a year. The AIM made me lose all my hair, had frequent need for transfusions of blood and platelets and I had many infections. The Yondelis did not make me lose hair, but the other side effects were the same.
Chemo not a proven treatment for my type of cancer
Chemotherapy lasted from July 2010 - August 2011 His chemotherapy consisted of Vincristine, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide, Ifosfamide, and Etoposide. Some vomiting and lots of nausea.
Adriamycin Dec 14/15 on going
Multiple regimens
Currently going through chemo... some of the side effects that I am experiencing are mouth sores, and sore GI tract. Definite tiredness, lunula turning black, of course hair falling out, complete loss of taste buds and smell during chemo but fine after.
Gleevec, vomiting, diarra, swollen eyes and ankles, cramping in hands feet arms legs, fatique, from 10/19/07 till 5/2013. Didn't work for me after awhile.
Cisplatin usual side effect after two months still have mouth spares, hard to swallow, tennitis, loss of hearing.
Chemotherapy started on 20th Dec 2008 and I chose to stop in June 2009 (I was meant to finish in Nov 2009, but when I found out my tumor was no longer shrinking, I physically could not deal with the side effects anymore). I lost my hair, which was by far not the worst side effect! Mouth sores, lost my sense of taste and smell. Horrendous constipation. Nauseous most of the time. Not able to eat. So completely exhausted, not even energy to stand up some days. Felt extreme cold, then major hot flushes, wake up drenched in sweat. Eyes always sore and watery. My chemotherapy was every 3 weeks, which took 5 days in hospital to administer IV - then every month when home I would spike a massive temp & have to be rushed into hospital for blood transfusions and isolated for neutronpenia! Chemo turned me into a shell of my former self, it destroyed my spirit and had me in tears most of the time. It was a hard, hard fight.
Had only 4 appointments for chemo. Hair falling out. Nausa.
I have Chemo once a month. The Chemo caused the whites of my eyes to turn Fire Engine Red. It was a reaction that none of the nurses had ever seen. I was given IV Benedryl. The dose of the medicine knocked my butt out. That was my first treatment on May 21, 2012. I was set for 3 treatments. My Oncologist was not sure if the Chemo would work to begin with. Within the first treatment I could tell a difference. I was amazed. I could actually feel the mass and it was smaller. So, Dr. M ordered another 3 treatments for a total of six. I lost all my hair, eyebrows and eyelashes. Hey, they will grow back one day. I don't mind. I love all the scarves and hats I have bought and been given.
Chemotherapy to start in 2016
Chemotherapy started in September 2011 and continued every three weeks either daily for a week, or a single day dose of VAC - crappy crappy side effects, where do I start......numb finger tips, constipation, hair loss, loss of taste buds, thrush in mouth, lack of concentration, sooooo exhausted after each dose and weeks later. It is very true that the chemo is so much harder than the cancer to deal with.
On year of chemo. Chemo brain. Short term memory issues

Parotid Cancer Chemotherapies

What Parotid Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Adriamycin and cytoxin. 11/03 so sick with vomiting till meds were figured out. Lost 50 lbs. Taxol 1/04. Sick Rituxan 5/13 no effects used for platelet issues Taxol 5/16 with experimental drug

Skin Cancer Chemotherapies

What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Throat Cancer Chemotherapies

What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Dry Mouth. Lost body hair, Sick at stomach, weight loss.
1997- Cisplatin/5FU - I wanted to die (permanent hearing loss & temporary vein loss) 2003 - Cisplatin/5FU - Extreme discomfort; bloating, burning, nausea, etc. I refused further treatment. 2005 - Taxol, 5FU, Carboplatin, Leucovorin - side effects so bad I quit 12 course regimen after 4th course 2007 - Taxol, 5FU, Carboplatin, Erbitux, Leucovorin - I wished I were dead! after 9th course I was not recognizable; the erbitux had caused my face and neck to break out with puss filled sores that burst and bled. I quit after 11th course.
May 7, May 14, May 24. (Now scheduled for June 1, 8 and 15). Side effects are fatigue and nausea. Taking anti-nausea meds. Worst part is we can't keep enough fluids in him to flush out the toxins due to chemo. We're told this is more common in throat cancer where food and fluids are taken through a feeding tube. Starting to lose patches of hair.
Ringing in ears
It seems that my side effects (nausea, tiredness) start a couple days after treatment. Emend and Zofran seem to be helping.
Chemotherapy due to start 6 weeks after surgery, September 2016
Start November 29, 2010. The drug was erbitux. No side effects with the weekly treatments except for after weeks four and five. After treatment I immediately had chronic chills and shakes in which I was given an injection of demorol and had to lie down for an additional hour until the effects subsided.
3 during 6 week radiation treatment (beginning middle & end.
Feb 14, 2011, Cisplatin, slightly tired immediately following treatment. March 7, 2011, same as treatement number 1. March 28th, 2011 - TBD
Erbitux. Loss of hair, lesions on my hands, scab around my neck, vomiting, etc.
Months of daily treatment with both Cisplatin and Herbitux -- major side effects included a rash that covered me from head to toe, skin that was so dry that my scalped split open and bled when I vomited (which I did several times each day). Further side effects included hallucinations, tremors, chills, hot flashes, disturbed sleep patterns, fever, loss of hair, etc.
Erbitux (Cetuximab) taken, due to success with HPV-16 related cancers. 7 infusion sessions, starting one week before radiation commencement. First session gave me the worst headache of my life, terrible chills, fever, nausea (but only brief vomiting) and profound weakness. Started about 7 hours after treatment. Subsequent sessions have had less impact; primary complaint being weakness and fatigue. Blistering rash encompassing head, neck, shoulders, chest and back. Very itchy and painful. Appeared by second week of treatment. Now in 4th week, the pustules have subsided somewhat, but lotions are essential to keep the skin peeling controlled.
February - June 2009 Taxotere Cisplaten 5FU
Three rounds of Cisplatin - nausea, metallic taste and tired

Tongue Cancer Chemotherapies

What Tongue Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Three Cisplatin chemo doses, Jan 4, Jan 26, Feb 16. Never got the Feb 16 dose as I was too sick from throwing up.
second form of chemo 3 more weeks, no side effects
A 2 chemical soup every 3rd Monday and then a 24/5 fanny pack pump the same week as above. I have 1 week on and 2 weeks off treatment
For me Chemo was much easier than Radiation. Cisplatin and 5-FU 24/7 for which I was hospitalized. I refused my last chemo treatment because I was too sick, and honestly I thought it would take a lot more than chemo to save me from this beast called cancer. Yet I survived and have for the last 20 years.
Set for July 6 and July 21
No chemotherapy.
I started the chemo the frist week in July 2010. I had a reaction to the first chemo which was Carboplatin and taxol so they changed it to Cisplatin and taxotere. They loaded me up on steroids and during the next treatment i had yet another reaction this one only worse than the first. So as a last ditch effort they changed again to cetuximab and honestly i cant remember what the second one they gave me with this was. I was ok with this drug but the side effects were aweful! I broke out all over my face with horrible acne and it made the radiation stronger which made the raidation burns worse.
Chemotherapy to be given concurrently, once a week. Began on 8/23/12.
Only 5 of 6 Cisplain treatments given because of so much nausea. Hospitalized for nausea and given extra intravenous fluids bags 2-3 weeks separate days from the chemo infusions.
3 bags of cisplatin
Do not know yet if I will have to go through Chemotherapy.
Cisplatin 2007. I was one that had the carotid do it's number, so have permanent heartbeat in my ear. Sometimes loud and intrusive, very loud and intrusive when I am lying down trying to sleep. This too conversation, Chemo and Radiation were simultaneous. It was a dark night of the soul. Burnt skin, inside the mouth and outside. I lost over 60 lbs in less than 9 weeks. Dehydrated, diarrhea, high irregular heartbeats, constipation, impacted, and the list there too goes on.

Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

ABVD started in December 2011-May 2012. Hair loss, nauscia, weakness. ICE July 2012-August 2012 Hair loss, nausea, weakness
ABVD chemotherapy, treatment every two weeks for six months (6 cycles). Extreme nausea and vomiting (eventually brought under control by drugs), fatigue and breathlessness, stomach pain and bloating, complete loss of hair, tooth pain, mouth sores, extreme salivary gland pain, loss of some finger and toe nails, mild nose bleeds, mild constipation.
6 months of bs and stem cell transplant was life changing made me feel completley helpless
ABVD for 6 cycles (12 treatments). Was quite well tolerated, tired for a few days after, hair loss, mild nausea but no vomiting, changes in bowel motions, mild rash on feet and arms, aching veins. MADEC (methotrexate, cytosine, dex, etoposide, cyclophosphamide) for 2 cycles, one week of chemo in hospital, 2 weeks to recover then repeat. Fatigue, mild nausea, hair loss. BEAM (carmustine, etoposide, cytosine, melphalan) prior to stem cell transplant. Have only just started this today, had carmustine and so far all good but I know this will change.
ABVD chemiotherapy, hair loss
4 cycles of chemotherapy ending in late August, radiation to follow depending on how the cancer responds.
nausea, fatigue, anxiety, depression, dizziness, vomitting
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 :(
Chemo ABVD for 6 months. Treatment every other week. 4-11-16 first chemo. Tired, constipation, weak knees-falling on steps 4-28-16 second chemo. Tired, extreme fatigue, hair loss started, bad headaches, back of neck pain, blurred vision in one eye, hot feeling inside.
I had chemotherapy for the first part of 2014 and now I am back on ice and chemotherapy with a test drug for 2015
ABVD- October 22, 2010-
Abvd every other week.
I am having ABVD. Side effects: nausea, fatigue, hair loss, constipation, bone pain, fever, infection...
1/7/2014 and every 14 days thereafter - Nausea, jaw pain, loss of taste, hair loss, fatigue 6/10/2014 - chemo complete (6 cycles ABVD)
Clinical Trial-see below
ABVD- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, thinning hair ICE- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, total hair loss, bleeding gums and mouth sores GND- some fatigue, mouth sores
Started 6 cycle ABVD treatment on 8/16/11
Started ABVD chemo on September 22, 2015 Ended on April 7, 2016 8 cycles/months (every two weeks) Side effects: - skin discolorations that either looks like scratch marks or skin pigmentation and nail discoloration throughout the treatment - fatigue, nausea and vomitting on the first cycle - constipation - very dry skin - itchiness - tender gums and pain in a specific tooth tjat started to feel loose - hair loss - either unable to sleep at night or sleep very late on the night of chemo session - tingling or feeling of probably shrinkage on the tumor site - "chemo fog"
4 Cylces (8 treatments) beginnning March 12. Second Session March 26, April 9th, April 23rd, May 7th, May 21st, June 4th and lastly June 18th!
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
Stanford V regimen - Weight gain, constipation, fatigue, hair loss.
ABVD - six 4-week cycles (June-November) Prednisone Procarbizine
About to start Chemotherepy. Very nervous. I was suppossed to start April 11th, but my insurance covers Lupron, so i can save my ovaries from the harmful drugs. Should be starting within the next week or so.
Started ABVD November 20th~ a little nauseous, headaches, and a little tired..
(ABVD) Loss of hair, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, Random flushness, metallic taste in mouth, sores inside mouth

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Although I am 23, I am receiving the pediatric regimen for ALL. This involves 2 and a half years of chemotherapy. The first 8 months are pretty intensive and then I enter the maintenance phase. Side effects of the chemo have widely ranged throughout different cycles. Extreme fatigue, nausea, headache, joint pain, intestinal issues, mouth sores, and the infamous hair loss.
I'm getting three chemo a dont know what they're called but they all make me feel like crap. But whatever makes me better I guess. Fatigue, sick, swollen ankles, sensitive skin, pins and needles in finger tips. Bowel movements slow down. But speed up after a while
Started induction chemo within the first week of November. Integrating it with holistic therapies
started Feb. 26, 2010 I was admitted to hospital every 3 weeks for a total of 6 rounds of treatment - Cycles A and B.
Hyper CVAD Protocol 6/1/2015-2/7/2016 including spinal chemo X 4
currently undergoing HYPER C-VAD
Started chemo once my pneumonia was under control which took 3 days after I was at the hospital(4/4/10 was start date). While in the hospital for a month getting very strong drugs I didn't have any sick-feeling side effects and ate like a horse. I did however lose a lot of muscle mass and after a bit I was barely able to walk and there were occasions where I passed out for various reasons and wasn't able to get myself back up. But I was on 150mg of prednisone at 7am and 7pm each and every day and the side effects from it were awful and probably the worst part about my hospital experience as it made me feel very strung out, nervous, antsy, you name it. Towards the end I started to feel as if I was starting to lose my mind which was more than likely just a chemo brain effect. However after my primary induction was over at the hospital, side effects became more prevalent doing chemo 5 days a week from May-July of 2010 where I passed out, god very sick, could barely eat, had no energy, was extremely depressed but that put me out of my second phase and into the long part, maintenance. I got to come home for maintenance which wasn't possible for the other treatments due to not having any blood cancer specialists where I live, but my doctor personally knew many of my doctors out of state and was who sent me to the group of doctors that he did. I was almost constantly vomiting, Intense chronic pain in my lower back, legs, shoulders, hands, feet, and various other parts of my body. Now I'm chemo free for two years from 2/26/13 but I still have very bad physical issues as well as PTSD, Depression, General Anxiety and other mental health related issues.
finished with induction therapy, now gonna begin with consolidation.
October 2010 - current; Unfortunately, I've had nearly every side effect from chemotherapy.

Bile Duct Cancer Chemotherapies

What Bile Duct Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

January 6 2014 and February 15 2014

Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Chemotherapies

What Myelodysplastic Syndrome Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Appendiceal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Appendiceal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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