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 6899 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.

I had 5fu, Methotrexate and Cytoxan. I had the 5fu and Methotrexate in an IV push the first and second Tuesday of each month. The third week I took Cytoxan pills and rested the fouth week. This was for a total of six months.
Cytoxan and taxotere
AC 8 weeks staring 8/10/2017 followed by 12 weeks of Taxol. Nausea on AC. Terrible muscle and bone pain in Taxol.
Because I was Her2+ my oncologist wanted me to have Chemo but my gut said NO! I believe in the power of my body then the Chemo drugs.
Very few side effects, a little nauseau and sleeping more than normal, lost my hair
neo-adjuvant chemo. Doxorubicin/ Cyclophosphamide /Taxol. February-July 2012. anemia, nose bleed, upset stomach, nausea, weakness, hair loss, chills, hot flashes, weight loss, neuropathy, muscle and joint pain, low white count, fatigue, pneumonia.
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.
Oral Chemo (Xeloda) - 7/07 to current weight gain, tenderness in hands and feet, fatigue, irritability, feeling full; dehydration
Starting A/C on December 6, 2011. Will have chemo every 2 weeks for 4 months.
Red Devil, cytoxan, taxol....May 2002....Bone pain, tired all the time!...Gained weight
Opted for none
Chemo was manageable --- did not have the nausea that some experience. The steroid you have to take ahead of the chemo was as bad or worse than the chemo itself. In the end, the worst part of chemo was what it did to my brain. Couldn't remember anything, which affected my ability to do my job.
AC x4 Tax x4 recieved every two wks first chemo 29th April '10 last 5th august '10 side effects varied from the usual hair loss, vomiting to swelling of my chest wall, 19 of my 20 nails fell off (this happened a couple of weeks after the chemo finished) nose bleeds the list is endless but I got through it
treatments spanning over 4 months. Felt poisoned and beat up the entire time.
First chemo starts July 7 2011
Chemo started 1/2. Four treatments with the last one being 3/10. Severe allergic reaction to the Taxol landed me in the hospital in February after the second treatment. Had to stop Taxol and go on adriamycin instead with fewer side effects.
Taxotere, Carboplatin, Herceptin Dec 08 through Dec. 09 Nausea Migraines Loose fingernails/toenails, MRSA infections x 8, auto immune allergic reactions Hair loss allergies developed Loss of menses (early menopause)
Every two weeks - fatigue five or six days following
None. So thankful.
3 chemos, neo-adjuvant, before surgery, effectively reduced tumor size. 1 chemo after surgery. Side effects: nausea and dizziness.
**Sept 14, 2010 - Chemo #1 of 4 - no side effects today; meds: Cyclophosphamide and Docetaxel Day 1 - feel good, energetic Day 2 - feel ok, gardening for 1/2 hr., ran a couple of errands; had sharp stabbing pains in middle of chest, right inner thigh near knee and left side of waist while walking/standing. Day 3 - woke up very nauseous—ginger snaps and lemon drops took care of that Day 4 - felt good; attend church conference with Thelma and Diana; enjoyed lunch; arrived home around 4:00; started getting sharp stabbing pains again as soon as I laid down to rest; called advice nurse; slight temperature…she suggested going to the hospital to have it checked out. Dr. says this is one of the side effects and gave me a painkiller. Day 5 – feel good, just tired; developing mouth sores Day 6 - sharp stabbing pains very infrequent, wig appt., itchy scalp; legs shaky, tired p.m.; metallic taste Day 7 - felt good a.m. and p.m.; picked up Miracle Mouthwash--works! Michelle cut my hair short. Day 8 - good day, blood test Day 9 - metallic taste,slight nausea Day 10 - good a.m., metallic taste, headache p.m.; started taking vitamins for hair and nails Day 13 - scalp sensitive; hair falling like snow; attend "Feel Better" class Day 14 - woke up nauseous/took pill; Charlie shaved my head, starting from the back--smart Day 15 - yoga class; movies with a friend Day 16 - good Day 17 - good Day 18 - very good/with girlfriends all day/laughing, etc. Day 19 - forearm sore/swollen, appt. with Dr. P, flu shot; prescribes Neupogen (to make more white cells) for Fri and Sat after chemo; I leave on counter for 2 days by mistake--needs refrig., called manufacturer--may be ok to use Oct. 5 - day before chemo #2 - drank lots of fluids, took ginger root capsules; take pill for chemo prep early evening--wires me up **Oct 6, 2010 - Chemo #2 of 4 - meds: taxetere (l hr.) & cytoxan (30 mins), flush (6 mins) - 9:00-12:30 - felt good, slept good; Days 3-7 fatigue/nauseous, stomach quesy Day 1 - very energetic, cleaned and worked all day at home; 9pm sharp stabbing pains--took Norco, pains subsided Day 2 - good, out to lunch; took long nap Day 3 - fatigue, slight sharp pains, took Norco Day 4 - little nauseous, weak, sleepy Day 5 - fatigue, metallic taste, jittery, legs weak, moved slow, stomach hurts Day 6 - out of it, fatigue, weak legs, slept in; napped during day Day 7 - good - almost back to normal; took 1/2 hr. walk; stomach little quesy; red bumps on scalp/itch Days 8&9 - good all day; sister came to visit Days 10 - 20 good **Oct 27, 2010 - Chemo #3 of 4 - Michelle went with me and we had fun crocheting, talking, laughing, eating snacks and ice chips. Steven and family came to visit. Late that night diarrhea started. Day 1 - Stomach upset; didn't feel well at all; extreme fatigue. Day 2 - felt like the flu, weak; stomach ache, vomiting and diarrhea Day 3 - same as day 2 Day 4 - felt good in a.m.; diarrhea and heartburn started at noon; very weak Day 5 - stomach upset, legs jittery, no taste/somewhat metallic; diarrhea, heartburn, fatigue Day 6 - not too good, same as Day 5 but diarrhea stopped Day 7 - not feeling well; Dr. P said to go in for hydration (1 hr. IV) because I may be dehydrated. Day 8 - legs still weak Day 9 - feel good except right arm and hand is swollen--later find out it is probably lymphedema **Nov 17, 2010 - Chemo #4 of 4 - taxetere (1 hr), cytoxan (30 mins), flush (6 mins) Day 1 - feel great, no side effects Day 2 - feel good Day 3 - weak and jittery, some nausea Day 4 - weak, fatigue, no taste Day 5 - fatigue, weak legs, no taste, cold/cough Day 6 - fatigue, weak legs,no taste, congested, coughing Day 7 - fatigue, shooting nerve pain; weak, slight diarrhea Day 8 - fatigue, 101 fever, right arm swollen, coughing Day 9 - weak, fatigue, cough; no fever Day 10 - back to feeling somewhat normal; cough is getting better
Biweekly 4 A/C - from June 11th 2018 until July 2018 - Fatigue, dry mouth, Hair loss, doing quite well thank god 21 weekly Rounds of Taxol scheduled from August until October....
Adriamycin/Cytoxan each 2 weeks for two months, then abaxane weekly for 12 weeks. Radiation follows with 35 treatments.
Things I wish someone had told me- You feel the worst on days 3-5. Even though you're nauseous you can still eat with enough drugs (I never threw up!) Get your hair buzzed as soon as it starts to come out, and your scalp hurts, you will feel much better. Don't shave it until your scalp stops hurting. Your nose runs because you have no nose hair to catch it A little infection will knock you on your ass. Claritin can fight some of the neulasta side effects Glutamine and vitamin B can help with the Taxol tingle Ugg makes flip flops- AHHH big help with the Taxol tingle Some people lose their fingernails with Taxol (but mine are intact- I have chemo rings, though)
Nausea, Diarrhea, Constipation, Fatigue, "Chemo-brain"

Prostate Cancer Chemotherapies

What Prostate Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Lung Cancer Chemotherapies

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Chemo also started on 10/10/07 and its once a month for 3 days in a row.
Feb 08-Cisplatin/Etoposide- hideous vomiting diarreah Switched chemo drugs AND Hospital -April08-carbo/taxol/avastin. Tolerated well. Neulasta. Bone pain
Started chemo on July 7, 2016 - May 5, 2017 Side effects - nausea, vomiting, mouth sores
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
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.
None to date - The surgeon and oncologist felt that I should wait before starting chemo or radiation and be on the anti-fungal medication, indicating at least a year, to see if once the infection was gone, the remaining spots in my lungs would be gone. In January of 2010, I lost my job, medical insurance and the financial ability to continue the meds. I've recovered enough to find work and have been there long enough to receive medical insurance...now to find the courage to return to the doctor and take up where we left off, uhhh less the pre-existing conditions...to be continued...
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
one treatment . switching to Afatinib
3 days chemo every 21 days. Hydration as needed. Tiredness and nausea/vomiting at times.
starting the 2nd week of August 2013
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!
carboplation and alimpta 4 treatment rounds, a lot of pain and nausea and increasing weakness
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.
daily intake of a chemo tablet
Start Chemo May 18th 2007 Cisplaton and Etoposide
December 2004 - Present off and on. On Avastin and Tarceva currently, but stopping to start a new chemo.
Cisplatin & Etoposide May/18-August/18. Four rounds of treatment 3-4 weeks apart. Side effects- Hair loss, nausea, weakness & fatigue, weight loss
2007 April til present so far 5 rounds Taxotere Carboplatin Avastin Emend for nausea Aranesp for red blood Neulasta for white blood etc.....
6 weeks may June 2016
Iressa (gefintib)
Carbo/Alimta 07.2008 Carbo/Taxol - Got taken off Avastin after pulmonary embolism. (nausea, vomiting, fatigue) 02.2009 Carbo/Alimta - Developed allergy to Taxol. (anemia, fatigue) Radiation therapy.
8 total cycles...6 while undergoing radiation (reduced rate) followed by 2 of triple dose after radiation.
3/2012 Adriamycin and dacarbazine 6 cycles 12/2012- 10/2013 votrient 600mg every day. 10/2013 - present gem/tax
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.
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

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Chemotherapies

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

Jan 22, 2015 R Chop was the first. Mostly tired some nauseous spells
Many different times beginning approx 1 year after spleen removal
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.
29 Jul 15, 19 Aug 15. Tumor Lysis Syndrome, hair loss
R-CHOP (August 2017-December 2017), Interstitial pneumonia Relapse in March 2018 in one (axillar) region Dexa-Beam (May 2018-July 2018), no effect from the treatment, relapse (lymph nodes in cervix, mediastinum, abdomen, ingvinal region)
R Chop for my NHL, but not for the Breast cancers
Rituximab, Cyclophosphamide, Vincristine, Prednisone on 3 week cycles. Started 1st September 2010. Side effects - constipation, mild nausea, night sweats, tiredness, mood swings.
R-CHOP, six session, three weeks apart, starting on June 29, 2012 and ending on October 16, 2012. Had some minor nausea on the night of the chemo sessions, but nothing too major. About 80% of hair fell out by the third chemo session.
6 Rounds R-Epoch
R-CHOP 6
R-Chop
R Chop every 3 weeks. 6 treatments
R-EPOCH, 1 week treatments every 3 weeks. Six total treatments
Bendamustine Rituximab
R-CHOP 08/2008-12/2008 R-ICE 01/2009 ESHAP 02/2009-03/2009 BEAM 05/2009
11/2012-V-RCHOP....V-Velcade (Clinical trial drug) Side Effects: Headaches, hair loss, nausea, dehydration, neuropathy, & Fatigue
EPOCH+R
R-CHOP
R-CHOP starts 8/26/10 Major Side Effects Day 1-3 Headache and Diarrhea Mouth Sores Days 3-6 TCH starts 4/23/18
4 rounds of R-CHOP in 2011 February 23, 2011 first round on CHOP February 24 Rituxan treatment March 16, 2nd treatment R-CHOP April 6h, 3rd treatment R-CHOP April 27th 4th and last treatment R-CHOP R - Rituximab C - Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) H - Hydroxydaunomycin (Doxorubicin) O - Oncovin (Vincristine) P - Prednisolone
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.
R Chop. R ICE
R-Chop, eight sessions one every 3 or 4 weeks, side effects, nausea, loss of appetite, some muscle aches
Since Aug07 : 6 R-CHOP plus 2 Ritux every 21 days. I feel my stomach going up and down for at least a week after the cure. Then I feel "well" for 2 weeks.
RCHOP - 3 sessions. Start Aug 10 2012

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.

6/2011 tiredness, nausea, dizziness
xeloda pills for two weeks then a week off.
One round of Flourouracil but side effects were severe and patient chose to discontinue. Side effects were nausea, uncontrollable diarrhea
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.
Gemazar.... So far, nausea and weakness
Started July 12. Two weeks on, 1 week off. Plan is 6 cycles. Side Effects - Can’t sleep (steroid pretreatment). Terrible constipation (Nausea meds), Very tired, mild fever, irritability on Day 2-3 post chemo.
March 22(3 types of chemo) i feel it lessened his quality of life, but for my dad he needed to fight back!!!
aggressive weekly treatments of chemo for 2 months
Pill form chemo winter 2009...threw up at end of each round
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.
Tiredness and oain
given up on dates the first time on chemo was 7 months and this time has been 9 months
Started 12.1t.16
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) My sister gets chemo every other week. Her main side effect is diarrhea. She has had 3 chemo fusions so far. She has diabetes and the chemo she receives has glucose in it so when she receives the chemo her blood sugar level goes sky high and she gets severe headaches. She then takes additional insulin following the chemo to help bring down the sugar levels. I am amazed at the medications that help her symptoms. When told she was going to have "bone pain" after a shot to boost her platelet count, she was told to take "Claritin".
Extreme fatigue, some dry heaving, hair loss, neutropenia
Gemzar at first, 5FU for recurrence.
Gemzar, Taxotere and Xeloda
Chemo #1 on 4/02/10: I was more tired then usual and had a "blah" moment after going outside for a few minutes.
Folfox mix of chemotherapy -nausea, vomiting, diahhrea , nil taste I food, shaking, mouth ulcers, dry skin
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
June 2012-October 2012; Reported Lethargy, nausea, changes in taste, neuropathy in fingers, weight loss.
Extreme fatigue, delerium
Gemzar June, 2014. Nausea, weakness, fever, headache
Lanreotide injections 3 months/ diarrhea, excessive flatulence/ abdominal pain

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.

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?
Begin Chemo on Aug. 8th of 2017
Carbo and Taxil, 6 cyles. Deep bone pain, dizziness, blood clot in lung, breathless
6 treatments chemotherapy (carbo/placing/Avastin
Combined carboplatin and taxol, both administered systemically by IV started August 10, 2011, with last cycle administered November 23, 2011. Side effects included: nausea that was only gotten under control after the second administration using about 5 drugs; intense fatigue; muscle and joint pains that were reduced with tylenol and later greatly reduced with gabopentin; intense neuropathy in hands and feet, but even lips and chin until the gabopentin took the edge off that, too. Neuropathy still intense in first week of every cycle. Other side effects included intense fatigue, weakness, vision problems on two occasions (blindness in one eye when reading lying on side), severe constipation, and cognitive effects (short term memory dysfunction, inability to solve puzzles, inability to multitask or withstand multiple stimuli at once). There's talk of giving me a PARP-inhibitor for maintenance therapy in 2012. Constipation for 9 months! No, wait. Make that FOREVER! Seriously. Til my dying day.
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,
Carbo and Taxol 6 rounds. Loss all my hair, even my nose hair, eyebrows, everything. Weak, muscle and nerve pains, anemia
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.
Taxol/Carbo x 8
1st. Chemo July - August 2009 2nd. Chemo February 2010 ip.chemo 3rd. Chemo January 2011 ip.chemo
June 2015 until Jan 2016 Second course started Feb 26, 2018 ending May 7 2018
Declined
Carboplatin, taxol, avastin, and a PARP inhibitor for 6 rounds, then remission for about 7 months. Then more carboplatin and taxol for 3 more treatments until I became resistant, then onto the MEK/Milo trial. Failed that after 2 months, now looking into immunotherapy
Paclitaxel(Taxol)/Carboplatin(Paraplatin) combination, intravenous, 4 treatments total, 3 weeks apart. My first treatment was Oct. 17th. The side effects weren't been too horrible. Days 3-6 I felt really bad, but I never vomited! I just felt VERY weak, and VERY sick. I was so pale I scared myself in the mirror, and sometimes I felt so bad I couldn't even talk. I had HORRIBLE constipation like never before, and I still have heartburn, which I never got before.
3 cycles of: Cisplatin, Bleomycin, and Etopiside which caused nausea, fatigue, by second cycle I could no longer naturally fall asleep, escalated pulse, anxiety, depression, dry mouth and skin which now I have scratch marks on my back, vomiting, got a finger infection so wear rubber gloves when counts are low and a mask, slight ringing in ears, raw esophogus, heartburn and diarrhea.
Mar.2007-taxol & carboplantinum (8 treatments) July 2008-taxol & carboplantinum (7 treatments) The first 2 rounds left me weak, loss of hair, nausea and vomiting Oct 2009-Doxil for six months. Side effects not so bad
I'm on my 4th round of chemo treatment in 3 years time. This round is 2 days a week. Side effects are joint pain, nasea, vomiting, diarrhea, night sweats, loss of appetite, hair loss, irritability, exhaustion, and thankfulness for each day
One treatment so far on 3/23. Side effects for two days included exhaustion beyond sleepiness, nausea and depression. I'm so glad it only lasted 2 days! Constipation and painful bowel movements.
Carbo/Taxol 4 treatments (didn't work) Then Doxil and a Trial Drug EC145 4 treatments (didn't work) Then Trial with Perisofone and Taxotere 3 treatments (again didn't work) Avstin and Cytoxan. Trial with Avastin/Torisel. I'm exhausted just typing all of this.
4 months of chemo. Made me achy like having the flu but much worse especially in my legs, naseous, food tasted bad, water tasted bad, low energy.
march-june 08: 6 taxotere/carboplatin november-april 09: 6 taxol/carboplatin oktober-? 09: started caelyx/carboplatin every side affect you can imagine
Paclitaxel (Taxol)/Carboplatin (Paraplatin)combination. 6 treatments. 21 days apart.
First Chemotherapy was Monday, March 29, 2010 - The only medical side effect was a very red face in reaction to the steroid in one of the preparatory drugs. Main side effect was pronounced "blues". Mom stayed on the couch for three days and ate very little.
intraperitoneal taxol and cisplatin, 6 - 10/06 (heinous, too long to describe); HIPeC something-or-other intraoperatively 10/07 (really ghastly); IV carboplatin and gemcytabine, 2 - 5/08 (some hair loss, fatigue); sunitinib clinical trial 2/09 (painful hands and feet, fatigue); doxil, 3/09 (fatigue); taxol and carboplatin 5 - 9/09 (hair loss, fatigue, neuropathy, tinnitus); Avastin 10/09 to present (runny nose)

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.
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.

I had oral chemotherapy. I started taking it when I started my radiation therapy. I finished my chemo in October 2011. I took it every night 21 out of 28 days. I had to wait 2-3 hrs after eating to take it and another hour after taking it to eat or take my other medications. (I took Zofran, a nausea medicine, half an hour before my chemo.) One positive is it broke my late night snacking. My chemo has random side effects and the possible side effects ranged from one thing to the opposite. For example, it could cause constipation or diarrhea. I didn't read all the possiblities until I was almost finished taking it. That explained why I cried so easily. It was a side effect not just stress from dealing with cancer.
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.
Temodar, 150 mg during radiation increased to 350 5 days/month for 3 months, then increased to 450/month at present Side effects: fatigue
Began 150mg Temodar on 1/3/2011 2nd Dose of Chemo to begin 3/17/2011
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!
Tremador - First set - daily dose for 3 weeks Not able to continue to the next set. Nausea, weakness, loss of appetite, Sleeping constantly
Temodar 28 Days on 5 Off. 14 Rounds. Nausea, vomiting, weakness, mouth sores, fatigue.
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.
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.
Taking a Temodar pill for 2 months.more fatigue, and sickness.
Scheduled for first time chemo (Temodar) in July 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.
Hair loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, bruising from all of the blood work, achy muscles and joints, off balance, loss of concentration.
Temodar throughout radiation and now higher dosages (5 days on 23 days off). Fever, low platelets, fatigue
Temodar - no side effects yet, Praise God!
Temodal - started Aug 15, 2011
started 9/13/2010-7 days a week, temedar. nausea and vomiting forst two nights. was ok last night so we'll see.
February-continued weakness, tiredness, fatigue, sores in mouth
1/12/12 - begin taking daily chemo pill Temador (not sure how to spell that) for up to 12 months.
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.
02/06/2017 - 02/10/2017 (1st Round) 03/21/2017 - 03/25/2017 (2nd Round)
temador nightly before bed. also on a target therapy trial of avastin which was researched at duke hosptiol
PCV 8/21/16 - still fighting
Timodar Started in March 2006 and still ongoing. Side Effects: NAUSEA!
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.

Multiple Myeloma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Multiple Myeloma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Colon and Rectal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Started Chemo April 10th for six weeks. She has a pump and she will wear it 24-7 the entire six weeks. With in 24 hours she had nausea and said she felt like Blah.
5FU & Oxaliplatin
Body would only take 1 day session.
I had a port put in (after 4 tries which left me with considerable chest bruising, pain, and extra scars) and it it was accessed 4 days after insertion to begin my first chemo treatment. Pure 5FU. I did not lose my hair or get any mouth sores. I did feel like shit every day, I did lose my appetite completely, I did have stomachaches all the time, hot flashes, headaches, & extreme diarrhea or extreme constipation. Sept 8 - Oct 10 2008 Chemo #2 - Folfox (5FU/Oxalipatin) Feb 2 - March 3 Chemo #3 - unknown...beginning march 16
Xeloda during radiation and again mid-June to July along with Oxaliplatin- only able to receive two treatments after surgery due to severe dehydration, malnutrition, immuno-suppression. Since July have had severe pain in joints- especially shoulders- now diagnosed with frozen shoulders. Beginning PT this week.
May 2009 - Sept 2009 FolFox, peripheral nerve damage to hands and feet (used to unload dishwasher with ski gloves on cause touching plates etc felt like pickiing up glass!) All good now with help of Vit E and Alpha-lipoic acid suppliments. Xeloda - long term chemo. March 2010 til now and according to onologist, forever!! damages skin on my fingers and feet.
severe dehydration, potassium def. diarrhea
Chemo-therapy of 5FU and Oxaliplatin started 3/12/2012 and finished 8/13/2012 administered every two weeks, and taking home an infusion pump of 5FU for two days.
Started in July 2009 was suppose to have every 2 weeks, but blood count went down so had to push out either 3 or 4 weeks. I hurt from my head to my toes the week of chemo, and then after that started gradually getting better. Neuropothy in hands and feet. Should go away eventually. Finished chemo Feb. 11, 2010.
24/7 pump 5fu.
5FU Portable Pump
folofox: 3/14-9/14, starting again 1/15
Xeloda (oral chemo) for two and a half weeks. I was supposed to have it for five weeks, but my platelet counts wouldn't stay up. I was diagnosed with Chronic ITP (an auto-immune platelet disease) shortly after I finished treatment.
Alt Folfiri/Folfox 2010/Feb through 2010/June Folfiri/Erbitux started 2011/March Changed to Folfox/Avastin 2011/Oct Clinical trials 2012/Sept
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
I really don't recall the chemo drugs I was on but I never lost my hair and never was nauseous. I had little appetite which caused a huge weight loss.
Fatigue, feeling very cold, emotional side effects
5FU and Oxaliplatin. Started July 15 2009, every other week. Lots of fatigue neuropathy from the Oxaliplatin getting worse with each treatment, tingling, numbness, burning, shooting pains.
5FU no side effects Avastin no side effects Oxi could not touch or drink anything cold.
None, but for me I am receiving my medicine through a port in my chest, I have a small pump with a bag that they change once a week. my medicine is 5fu. The only side effect that I have is that I am alway hungry, I can not seem to get enough to eat. No nausea or cramping, no mouth sores or peeling skin. Just extremely hungry all the time.
leucovorin, floxuridine. Was on Oxaliplatin and 5-FU. Worked well, but killed my platelets. Then on captosar? Crap. could feel the lesions growing. Still have peripheral neuropathy in hands and feet from Oxaliplatin. Side effects: Gas! Holy cow! Now on Xeloda. who knows what's next
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.
Pending
My mum went through a number of drugs to treat the cancer which kept on returning almost every single year from 2008-2011: Avasatin, Xeloda, Folfox, Folfiri, Erbitux. The side-effects are almost always similar: nausea, tiredness, vomiting, loss of appetite, mouth and throat sores. The first day after chemo she never manages to sleep well.
Xeloda (oral chemo) for two and a half weeks.

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.

Chemo-has "chemo brain"
Nausea and fatigue, Extreme Vomiting, Neuropathy
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!
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
Had cisplatin for 6 weeks during radiation, now am on my 5th of 6 treatments every three weeks (taxol and cisplatin)
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!!
4 cycles (1 wk on 3 wks off) Cisplatin for 6 hours on day one, sent home with 5FU med pump for 96 hours. Side effects- nausea, diahrrea, agitation, black nail beds, hair thinning/loss, dehydration, irratation, moodiness, list goes on and on.........
nauseousness....
Cisplatin 2009 six weekly treatments
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.
Tirapazimine and cisplatin for 6 weeks...Metal taste in my mouth towards the end and thrush in my mouth for a couple of weeks which subsided with medication.
Done and it sucked
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!
Metallic taste heart burn mild nausea ringing in ears
Loss of hair and nausea
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 started 7/8/08
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
Chemist Monday's only decadron steroids potassium
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.
6 carbo/taxol and 4 cisplatnin in 2013/4. 4 carbo/taxol in 2016/17.
Cisplatin: Took 2 treatments, 1 week apart. Tolerated well. No nausea, though stomach very "acidy" feeling. Eating bland foods often throughout the day helped. Did have some tiredness. No loss of hair. Had to stop Cisplatin for a while due to frequent ringing in ears. Cisplatin can lead to permanent hearing loss. Was able to complete last 4 Cisplatin after a break. Have some hearing loss, but not much. Will be using an experimental drug-Avastin, as well. Avastin: no loss of hair. Felt a coldness in the core of the body and extremities. Combined with Cisplatin, usually left me feeling poor and unable to work for about 5 days. Starting Taxol, Carboplatin, and Avastin again next week.
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.
Cisplatin (40 units) every Monday for five weeks, beginning April 26, 2010. Hair thinned; veins hardened; steroid acne; acid reflux; turned yellow after treatments (that was odd).
Chemo was my biggest fear. Hearing so bad horror stories I was besid myself with fear. I actually have 1 more left to go and no problems except for a mild nausea about day 3 and thats it. Never really got too tired and never lost my hair. It really was like being pregnant as far physical problems with tired and nausea. It was a low dose cisplatin for 5 weeks.

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.

Jan 2 through Jan 5 2015 Staff infection , Bacteria in blood, Fever and Nausea
I've had 2 rounds of induction therapy and just finished my 4th round of consolidation therapy. Side effects have been different with each round. My hair only fell out my first round. Have experienced nausea, dizziness, weight loss, appetite loss, headaches, brain bleeds, metal-like taste in my mouth and food, lethargy, loss of endurance and stamina, chemo brain, grogginess and foggy brain, memory loss.
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!!!
chronic vommiting ,hair loss tiredness
Induction round 12/22/14-1/19-15: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue Consolidation February '15, Consolidation March '15, Consolidation April '15
Multiple protocols for ALL & AML.
photosensitivity, some nauesea
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.
7 + 3 , tired, weight loss, neuropathy
Since June 2012 - july induction, August consolidation, Sept. consolidation, december 2012 induction. Stem cell transplant now on hold.
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.
All through out until transplant
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)
I have been taking low dose chemotherapy via and infusion pump. I may need a bone marrow transplant at some point.
Oct 14th- 7 days Vidaza Nov 23rd- 7 plus 3 Dec 25th- fludarabine and busulfan
hydrea - 02/2009 little/to no side effects
1/28/16 induction
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.
Induction Theraphy Cytarabine and Doxorubicin for 8 days. I just start my Consolidation theraphy last March 30. Which is Doxorubicin for 1hour and vincristine(push) and cytarabine IT(so painful)
Started 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.
the only side affect she has had is toxemia, and neuropothy.
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)
Seven days straight starting on Monday August 15th.
i had three induction therapies spaced about 6 months apart. and just completed two consolidation therapies. i am preparing for a bone marrow transplant.
Had two induction rounds and two consolidation rounds.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

What Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Testicular Cancer Chemotherapies

What Testicular Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

My husband had 4 cycles of chemo. Aug 2005-Dec 2005. Son is having 3 cycles. Started 8th June 2010... next cycle 28th June 2010. Both lost hair.
Bleomycin, Etoposide, Cisplatn (March 07 - May 07) Cisplatin, Taxol, Ifosfamide (September 07 - November 07)
Loss of hair, loss of weight, loss of wife. LOL
had no treatment
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.

Nausea, diarrhea, low white blood cells, low red blood cells, low potassium
I haa a week of chemotherapy on week one (April 15-19th) and week five (May 13-May 17)) of my treatment plan. I had a pic-line put in each time for the chemo. I had both Mytomicyn and 5F-U. My first round of chemo, I had mouth sores, sore throat, and fever blisters on the mouth. My white blood count got so low that I had to have shots to boost my white blood count, and take a round of antibiotics. I also took pills to reduce getting fever blisters. My second round of chemotherapy, I was given a lower dose of the mytomicym due to the compromise of my white blood count the first time around .
Currently on taxol/carboplatin Prior treatment of Folfox 6 showed no sign of lung met shrinkage.
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.
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.
Scheduled to begin 10/18/10, Fluorouracil and Mitomycin, 1st and 5th week
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
Vomiting, hair thinning but no complete loss
2 treatments of Mitomyicin and 2 4-day (24 hour pump) of 5-FU Started 8/31/2010
2 weeks started 21 July 2016- 25 July 2016
Dates 1/31/15, 2/19/15 Type, F5
1800 mg of capecitabine (xeloda) twice a day, 2 hour 500 ml Oxaliplatin (Eloxatine) once a week.
2/8/10 - 2/12/10: 5-FU and Mytomycin. 3/8/10 - 3/12/10: 5-FU. Nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, lethargy, weakness, late effect hair thinning.
Airless, nails less, going crazy from Decadron - steroids DO NOT agree with me
2 IV chemo treatments, on day one, then 2nd delayed due to dehydration, also 6 pills/day for 30 days, same timing as radiation, very tired, no appetite, lost 15 pounds
Standard protocol of 2 rounds of mitomycin & 5FU (8/13 & 9/13)
None Was tod too weak to get it
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.
5/21/12 first week via port 7/2/12 2nd week via port Every third week 11/26/12 to 3/11/13, 5 hr drip 4/7/15 every 2 weeks
consult 8-25
5-Fluorouracil and Mitomycin April 20, 2009 - April 24, 2009 May 18, 2009 - May 22, 2009 Side Effects; mouth sores, nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weightloss
5FU: 5/18/09 to 5/21/09 and 6/15/09 to 6/18/09 Mitomycin once on 5/18 and once again on 6/15/09
5FU and mitomycin. Lost all my hair, severe mouth sores, fever from extremely low blood counts, tired, nausea, two hospital stays for a week each time.
I was completely fine up until chemo #5. All of them are 52 hours, I go home with the pump. Chemo# 5 put me down. Fatigue, mouth sores, numbness in toes, extreme sensitivity to cold, loss of appetite.
Started Jan 4th, Mitomycin and 5FU again at 5th week

Vulva Cancer Chemotherapies

What Vulva Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

1/4/17-2/15/18
I didn’t lose my hair.

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.

Carboplatin, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide, Tamoxifen, Toceranib, Piroxicam. No significant side effects (minimal diarrhea, occasional nausea). Nan has noticed that my fur is very slow growing now - months later, surgery sites are still sparsely covered in fur, and I am getting bald patches (my paws, chin, snout).
i cannot sleep..i cannot eat..i do vomiting

Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear Cancer Chemotherapies

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

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

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Chemotherapies

What Nasopharyngeal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Protocol #1: First of 3-21 day cycles of 5-FU, Cisplatin and Docetaxel started 10/7/13 - around the 2 or 3 week started losing hair and experiencing nausea, fatigue, weight loss, etc; Protocol #2: Eribtux and concurrent radiation for 6 weeks started ~12/10/13 - neuropathy in feetbegan a few months after treatment stopped and is still ongoing.
chemotherapy given from January to September Side effects: dehydration, vomiting, blood transfusions
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.

Cituximab Loading dose March 13th, High fever and severe headache. Second of 8 treatments March 21st. Only side effect was severe heartburn.
3 Cisplatin mega doses, 100 units per time, 6 hour chemos
3 Cisplatin treatments
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).
Hyporexia, nausea, tinntitus
Completed May 15, 2012
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 gave my husband ringing in ears but much better now. Had complications each time after a chemo. Was hospitalized twice for them.
11 treatments ended about 11/07/2011
after 1 chemo treatment I don't feel any reaction as of yet. Next treatment July 14.
September 5 - 3 rounds
Chemo is Erbitux which I get once a week for 7 weeks.
Jan 21- vomit, headaches, fatigue, lack of sleep, sore throat, cold sores, dry mouth, weak, pain, dry skin, headaches
2 six hour Cisplatin courses. Some hearing loss. Some nausea. Actually felt better after Chemo treatments
Ciplatin 3 megadoses 3 weeks apart concurrent with radiation
11/9, 11/30, 12/21 - loss of appetite, cold, "chemo head" (loss of concentration and short term memory)
7sessions, once weekly Metal tasting food, general lousy feeling 2 days after treatment.
January 6 2015, February 18, 2015 nauseous fatigue
Carboplatin and taxotere,first treatment went well without much side effects. Look forward to the others.
Cisplatin ....nausea and fatigue
3 Chemo treatments 2 weeks apart
hearing loss and ringing in ear from chemo (cisplatin)
For details see my posting.
Chemo - Cisplatin - Day 1 of week 1 / week 4 / week 7
03/05/14 Chemo 1-Chills & sweat & nausea the next 4 days.. 03/26/14 Chemo 2-Chills & sweat & un able to eat the next 4 days.

Mesothelioma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Mesothelioma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

carboplatin, alimta 8-27-09

Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Chemotherapies

What Endometrial-Uterine Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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.
Every week on Day 1 & 2 and Day 8.
Starting chemo (carboplatin and taxol) on 4/27/11. Will have 6 sessions, one every 3 weeks.
Haven't started yet. Need advice.
little queasy tired bald last one nov 5th 2010 yesssssss!!
Cyclophosphamid Carpoplatin Taxol
felt sick all the time, metal icky taste, neuropathy, ruined joints >:( bone pain
Chemotherapy November 2014-April 2015. Hair loss, neuropathy in feet, achy joints.
4/17/15 Allergic reaction to Emend and Taxol
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.
My symptoms became SO much worse after chemo: Pain, nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, chemical taste in mouth, fatigue, weight loss
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
I have had two rounds of chemo, and the next will take place on Jan 31, 2012. After that, three more rounds!
Chemo 6/21/10, 7/12/10, 8/2/10, 8/24/10, 9/14/10 - nausea, fatigue, bone & joint pain, diarrhea, neuropathy; scheduled for 1 more round
currently doing carbo/taxol every three weeks. Extreme fatigue, muscle aches, taste changes
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
See Surgery Description> apparently I cannot follow directions
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.
Carboplaxin and taxol 6 x's Jan to May 2016. Side effects: loss of hair, anemia, low WBC, low platelets.
Lost hair not much else
Carbo/Taxol every 3 weeks, 6 cycles
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.
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.
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

Sarcoma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Sarcoma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Parotid Cancer Chemotherapies

What Parotid Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Skin Cancer Chemotherapies

What Skin Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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

Throat Cancer Chemotherapies

What Throat Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Dry Mouth. Lost body hair, Sick at stomach, weight loss.
1997- Cisplatin/5FU - I wanted to die (permanent hearing loss & temporary vein loss) 2003 - Cisplatin/5FU - Extreme discomfort; bloating, burning, nausea, etc. I refused further treatment. 2005 - Taxol, 5FU, Carboplatin, Leucovorin - side effects so bad I quit 12 course regimen after 4th course 2007 - Taxol, 5FU, Carboplatin, Erbitux, Leucovorin - I wished I were dead! after 9th course I was not recognizable; the erbitux had caused my face and neck to break out with puss filled sores that burst and bled. I quit after 11th course.
May 7, May 14, May 24. (Now scheduled for June 1, 8 and 15). Side effects are fatigue and nausea. Taking anti-nausea meds. Worst part is we can't keep enough fluids in him to flush out the toxins due to chemo. We're told this is more common in throat cancer where food and fluids are taken through a feeding tube. Starting to lose patches of hair.
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.

Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Chemotherapies

What Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

ABVDX2 4 cycles 13th Feb-2017 ABVD 1st session 27th feb-2017 ABVD 2nd session
Initial treatmeent: ABVD/MOPP (8/92-12/92). I received 6 cycles with complete response. The chemo was relatively well-tolerated. Salvage treatment: DECAL (Dexamethasone, Etoposide, Cisplatin, Ara-C, L-Asparaginase) 9/92-12/92. One brutal regimen! Cisplatin was the worst. Three cycles with complete response followed by stem cell transplant.
hair loss... weight gain... nerve tingling... bad taste... feet pain... but no vomiting... so not all bad...
ABVD 08/22/2014: Fatigue, jaw pain, swollen tongue/mouth, loss of taste, hiccups, sneezes, mood swings/anxiety attacks, bone pain, constipation, some nausea, loss of appetite, decreased white blood cells & fevers (resulting in ER visit & week-long hospitalization). ABVD 09/18/2014: Fatigue, hiccups, intense bone pain (pelvis & back), jaw pain, swollen tongue/mouth, loss of taste, emotional, loss of hair. ABVD 10/01/2014: Fatigue, painful bowels, jaw pain, hiccups, mild night sweats, bone pain, difficulty sleeping, mood swings, nausea, joint stiffness, mild skin rash, constipation & severe abdominal pain, decreased white blood cells & fevers (resulting in second ER visit & week-long hospitalization). ABVD (w/20% strength reduction) 10/15/2014: Fatigue, jaw pain, swollen tongue, loss of taste, bone pain, irregular bowels, some constipation, gassy, hiccups, mild night sweats, heart burns, sneezes, difficulty sleeping, mood swings
ABVD chemiotherapy, hair loss
Delayed until I deliver my baby.
6 months of bs and stem cell transplant was life changing made me feel completley helpless
Stanford V regimen - Weight gain, constipation, fatigue, hair loss.
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"
26th December, 2014. ABVD. 6 cycles, 12 treatments completed every fortnight. 22nd July, 2015. Salvage Chemotherapy. ICE. 3 cycles, completed every 21 days.
Clinical Trial-see below
AVBD March - October 13 the usual; ESHAP December 14 - January 15 the usual; BEAM 200 March 15 the usual
ABVD 12 rounds, 6 months
(ABVD) Loss of hair, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, Random flushness, metallic taste in mouth, sores inside mouth
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.
4 cycles of chemotherapy ending in late August, radiation to follow depending on how the cancer responds.
ABVD, started Feb. 13, 2009.
8/23/12 - Hot-flash (minor) and a little fatigue 8/26/12 - Mouth sores.
Started 6 cycle ABVD treatment on 8/16/11
6 rounds/12 treatments ABVD (Could only find Adriamycin and Vinblastin to list here) over the course of 6 months
im doing an eight mounth treatment plan. every 21 days im back in the hospital for all the chemo they can give me.
(A)driamycin, (B)leomycin, (V)inblastine, (D)acarbazine
AVD (Dr. says I don't need the B) constipation, nausia, jaw tingle, red hot face, tired, dizziness
Started ABVD November 20th~ a little nauseous, headaches, and a little tired..
Abvd every other week.

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

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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