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 7085 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.

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.
Waiting for the biopsy result of er pr her2
1991 and 1992 for breast cancer - I would get real tired but no real bad side effects. 2002 for my lungs - I lost all of my hair and nails and was hospitalized several times because of dehydration and other problems.
FEC and taxotere. Three treatments of each starting 2/11
Jan. 21st 2010 last 2 coming up. 1st 4 treatments made me very nausaus and tired. The 1st 2 of this cycle just sick for 2 days then just tired.
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.
AC 8 weeks staring 8/10/2017 followed by 12 weeks of Taxol. Nausea on AC. Terrible muscle and bone pain in Taxol.
Started chemo June 8 2006 and finished up Sept. 28. 2006. Side effects weren't to bad. Just did what I was suppose to so I wouldn't have many.. Biggest side effect.. Baldness but I got through that too.
Starting A/C on December 6, 2011. Will have chemo every 2 weeks for 4 months.
I have had 5FU, Adriamiacin, Taxol, Taxotere, Navalbine, Xeloda, Gemzar, Carboplatin, Abraxane
treatments spanning over 4 months. Felt poisoned and beat up the entire time.
6 Taxol + Cytoxan Nausea, ache, neuropathy, squiggles in eyes
Well, chemo sucks. What can I say? I had 8 heavy duty treatments, spaced 3 weeks apart. The first 3 were AC, the next 4 were Taxol. It kicked me in the butt, but I never threw up!
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.
Starting on 18th April, 2011
6 treatments from March 3, 1994 to June 29, 1994. Started with Taxol Study. Received high-dose Cytoxan 3980 mg and Adriamycin 74.6 mg for 2 cycles. Except for the 1st and the last, blood transfusions were required after every treatment due to low hemoglobin. I developed a blood clot in my right arm shortly after the first blood transfusion in April and had to be hospitalized and put on coumadin for 3 months. Had to be taken off Taxol Study because I could not take high-dose Cytoxan/Adriamycin and Coumadin. I was given Cytoxan 995 mg, 5-FU 995 mg and Adriamycin 99.5 mg for the next 4 treatments. The Adriamycin damaged my heart muscle. Other side effects were nausea, some vomiting, sores in mouth, diarrhea, heartburn, fatigue and complete loss of all hair. 6 treatments from January 20, 2006, to June 2, 2006. I was given a CMF combination of 1200 mg of Cytoxan (Cyclophosphamide), 80 mg of Methotrexate and 1200 mg of Fluorouracil (5-FU). This bout with chemo was much easier than the first. I also had a blood clot in my lung in February, 2006, and was hospitalized for 7 days and put on coumadin for 18 months. Other side effects were minor nausea, fatigue, sore mouth, minor diarrhea and only thinning of my hair. I don't know which one but one of the chemo drugs damaged my right eye and I am still having problems with it. The worst thing to happen was the death of my husband and my boston terrier dog in May during this bout of chemo.
Chemo sucked! It's a crazy way to slowly poison yourself and destroy every muscle that you have spent the last ten years working on. Chemo is barbaric and I will cheer the day when this is gone. Obviously, I don't work or support any drug companies.
NOW ON ABRAXANE AND AVASTIN CHEMO SIDE EFFECTS WEAKNESS, FATIGUE, PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY , NAILS PEELING OFF FINGERS, NOSE BLEEDS - ALL SOUND BAD BUT ARE TOLERABLE
high dose 1995
10/05-08/06 adriamyacin, very weak
Hair loss Fatigue mouth thrush low blood counts infection/ fever
2 types of chemo started November 21st 2011. Nausea, migraines, fatigue, mouth sores, dizziness, bad taste in mouth.
Started first round of AC on June 12th....will continue 3 more rounds and then on to Taxol.
Began chemotherapy in 3'06. Side effects were mouth sores, nausea and vomiting. Bone pain, neuropathy in fingers and feet. Nail beds turned black.
Chemo burnt a hole in my colon, so needed more surgery

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.

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.
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.
carbo/taxol only effect has been being tired!! Verty low white cell counts, had to receive one transfusion, other wise has handled it well.
starting the 2nd week of August 2013
9/19/2016 Constipation, nausea, loss of appetite
December 2004 - Present off and on. On Avastin and Tarceva currently, but stopping to start a new chemo.
Chemo also started on 10/10/07 and its once a month for 3 days in a row.
Chemotherapy started on March 1st
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...
Start Chemo May 18th 2007 Cisplaton and Etoposide
carboplation and alimpta 4 treatment rounds, a lot of pain and nausea and increasing weakness
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
Cisplatin & Etoposide May/18-August/18. Four rounds of treatment 3-4 weeks apart. Side effects- Hair loss, nausea, weakness & fatigue, weight loss
Started chemo on July 7, 2016 - May 5, 2017 Side effects - nausea, vomiting, mouth sores
December 6th, 2010 was first Chemo treatment... my mother is doing good..not neauseous, joint and leg pain, Hair started to hurt two weeks after first chemo treatment. Still playing golf...not eating much... get tired easily...gets cold easy
Avastin-2008 and 2011, Cisplastin-2009 and 2011, and Tarceva-2011.
October 18 th and every 3 weeks for 4 treatments. Nausea and joint cramping, some neuropathy.
Had 4 exhaustive chemo therapies. Found that they are not effective on NSCL as it came back in other lung. Targeted therapy of Tarceva put it in remission.
Four treatments, most recent on 4 August, #5 scheduled for 25 August. Side Effects - minor nausea, extreme fatigue, loss of appetite and sense of taste and smell. carboplatin and Alimta (pemetrexed)for #'s 1-4. Provider stopped shipments of carboplatin so #5 and any remaining will be only the Alimta.
Iressa (gefintib)
3 days chemo every 21 days. Hydration as needed. Tiredness and nausea/vomiting at times.
7/24/07 Taxol and Carboplatin 2 and a half days full of energy, 3rd day she is complaining of pain and flu like symptoms... She HAS NOT taken Claritin which her oncologist recommended for these symptoms.
6 weeks may June 2016
2007 April til present so far 5 rounds Taxotere Carboplatin Avastin Emend for nausea Aranesp for red blood Neulasta for white blood etc.....

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.

3/20/19 first cycle R-Chop
R-Chop commencing Friday 18th February 2011. 6 rounds every 3 weeks. Side effects (in order of severity): Changes in taste and smell, constipation, fatigue, acid reflux, mouth ulcers, nausea, headaches, painful veins.
Start R-Chop on July 23,2013.
Chemotherapy & Radiation 2003 - Breast Cancer , Chemotherapy - Folecular Lymphoma Stage IV 2014 -RCHOP
R-CHOP 14 See blog for side-effects which were many and awful.
R-CHOP
R CHOP
R-Chop, eight sessions one every 3 or 4 weeks, side effects, nausea, loss of appetite, some muscle aches
Several months of CHOP+Bleo. Got very bloated from Prednazone. Total body baldness, of course. My skin actually got quite beautiful and baby smooth. Toenails fell off. Heart and lung damage from Bleo. My mouth and throat were scarred by sores and from vomiting. Kidneys have been very vulnerable ever since. (Just want to add, I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT ANY OF THIS. I lived! It was worth it.)
R-CHOP 08/2008-12/2008 R-ICE 01/2009 ESHAP 02/2009-03/2009 BEAM 05/2009
February 25th: R-CHOP. Mouth sores, nausea, fatigue, heartburn March 21st: R-CHOP. Mild nausea (it's only been two days, side effects showed up for me 4 days later)
ill for a couple of days after treatments 1/15 - don't know if what is going on with me now is latent effects or new cancer
Rituxan, Treanda and Neulasta with minimal side effects.
Bendamustine + Rituximab starting 3/17/15 for six months. Side effects: fatigue, nausea, vomiting, hair thinning.
R-CHOP began 8/21/12, then 9/14,10/2, 10/23, 11/13, 12/4. vomiting, nausea, taste & smell changes, nueropathy, hair loss, depresssion
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.
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
11/2012-V-RCHOP....V-Velcade (Clinical trial drug) Side Effects: Headaches, hair loss, nausea, dehydration, neuropathy, & Fatigue
12/8/14 R+Chop thrush, severe upper and lower abdominal pain, pain in muscles and joints, extreme fatigue, constipation, constant coughing, aspirating fluids into lungs. Gastric Reflux activated to point of juices flying up in throat even while on Omeprazole. Neuropathy-numbness and tingling hands and feet. Tongue is numb and can't taste anything. Hair loss 14 days post chemo. 12/29/14 - Severe Upper and lower abdominal pain, constant coughing, still aspirating fluids into lungs, lost my voice, vocal chords are fire engine red, the gastric reflux is so bad they had to add two more medications to my Omeprazole, Zantac, and Carafate. I have Flu symptoms, congestion, post nasal drip, pain in muscles and bones, numbness and tingling in hands and feet. Can't taste anything. Taste buds come back after 3 weeks. 1/19/15 -R+Chop- continue to have numbness and tingling in hands and feet. I drop things and can't feel things in my fingers. 1/20/14 Neulasta injection - exactly 24 hours after injection. Really sore muscles and joint pain all over. lower abdominal pain, constipation, extreme fatigue, coughing.
I have had 6 months of chemo, consisting of Rutuxin and Bendamustin or Treanda. Found that I was deathly allergic to the Rutuxin, and fought that drug all the way through the chemo infusions.
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/Bendamustine (Summer 2010) - very little except fatigue. R-CHOP (summer 2011) - nausea, fatigue, hair loss
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.
Rituxan and treanda. Had mixed results. Then R-CHOP, which seemed to increase the cancer. Then R-ICE which then sent me to get an auto transplant. Had a severe reaction to rituxan the first time, then minor reactions every other time. They had to infuse really slow. Added an extra day to my chemos. No other big side effects from the actual chemo except fatigue. Hair loss after the final ICE but was high dose. Also, threw up after the ICE except after the high dose.
Dose adjusted R-EPOCH. Six rounds. 21 day cycles. Chemo administered as an inpatient. Started chemo December 19, 2011. Finished April 26, 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.

Pill form chemo winter 2009...threw up at end of each round
given up on dates the first time on chemo was 7 months and this time has been 9 months
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".
Diarrhea, fatigue, numbness in finger tips and toes
Started 12.1t.16
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.
Chemo #1 on 4/02/10: I was more tired then usual and had a "blah" moment after going outside for a few minutes.
Oxaliplatin,Calcium Leucovorin,Camptosar,Florouracil
Folfirinox Jan 2013 - Feb 2013, switched to Abraxane and Gemcitabine March 2013-current
More harm than good; no chemo
Abraxane and Genzar
Extreme fatigue, some dry heaving, hair loss, neutropenia
Gemzar started Jan 2014. Once a week for three weeks then one week off for six rounds; liver function elevated and dehydration, fatigue , vision affected .
Started Chemo - Gemzar & Xeloda - in November 2016. 6 cycles planned. Side effects pretty mild - some nausea and tiredness
Tiredness and oain
Start date November 14 th chemo drug called Folfirinox 8 weeks every other week to try and shrink tumor away from artery
Folfirinox 10/17-3/2018; Gemzar 4/18-7/2018; Xeloda 8/18-9/2018
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.
Gemazar.... So far, nausea and weakness
About to start chemotherapy
FOLFIRINOX and Gemcitabine/Abraxane
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!
Gemcitabine (Gemzar)
Lanreotide injections 3 months/ diarrhea, excessive flatulence/ abdominal pain
One round of Flourouracil but side effects were severe and patient chose to discontinue. Side effects were nausea, uncontrollable diarrhea

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.

no chemo at all
taxol/carbo dec 2008-april2009 topotecan sept 2009/present
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.
six infusions of carbo/taxol every 3 weeks from 3/13 to 6/13 six more infusions carbo/taxol every 3 weeks from 1/15 to 4/15 three infusions doxy every 3 weeks from 8/15 - severe rash - discontinued several infusions every week gemzar from 10/15 to 2/16 tanked white count and increased acities - discontinued avastin/taxol every 3 weeks from 3/16 to present
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...
<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.
Nausea, fatigue/sleepiness, "Chemo brain" (inability to concentrate), dry skin, no nail growth, hair loss. January - May as of now
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.
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.
6 treatments chemotherapy (carbo/placing/Avastin
Started chemo July 7,2011--6 sessions of Taxotere and Carboplatin--first 2 treatments were horrible, nausea,got dehydrated, had to go to hospital for fluids and unable to eat or drink--started losing hair after 2nd treatment--hard to take--got nausea straight but still had metal taste in mouth and unable to drink or eat for about 2 weeks after chemo--couldn't really eat till the week before treatment time again--hardest thing I have ever gone thru in my life--and it still is chemo or not--finished chemo 10/18/11 & happy to say cancer free--still have side effects--the numbness and hair is taking it's time growing back--but I am happy to be here and alive.
march-june 08: 6 taxotere/carboplatin november-april 09: 6 taxol/carboplatin oktober-? 09: started caelyx/carboplatin every side affect you can imagine
IP Therapy as well as Systemic Chemotherapy
Taxol sucks!!!!! makes your hair fall out and makes breathing really difficult until i go into an anxiety attack. I dont like taxol
weakness, dehydration, diarrhea, constipation
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.
IP Cisplatin and IV Taxol for six cycles. Five of those cycles included Avastin and Avastin continued for 18 more cycles.
2/2015-abraxene and carbo, 8/2015-cistplatinum, 1/2016- cist and topitican, then clinical trial, then doxcil with carbo, just stopped parp after 85 days, starting avastin abd chlorophamide (sp?)
Carboplatin started 2007, however I became allergic in 2008, so had to have it changed to Gemzar and Advastin then. Been on and off of chemo since for chronic cancer outbreaks.
Carbo and Taxil, 6 cyles. Deep bone pain, dizziness, blood clot in lung, breathless
Paclitaxel (Taxol)/Carboplatin (Paraplatin)combination. 6 treatments. 21 days apart.
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,
My doctor said there wont be malignancy as the tumor was encapsulated, but it would be safe if i undergo 3sessions of chemotherapy. So i opted for chemo and had vomiting and hair loss while on therapy

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.

Temodar - no side effects yet, Praise God!
Began 150mg Temodar on 1/3/2011 2nd Dose of Chemo to begin 3/17/2011
low dose temodar- little to no side effects b/c of my use of supplements
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
Mom had Temodar - just fatigue. Dad tried chemo (IV) - and wound up nearly dying from it. Placed in hospital twice and determined his body just could not handle it.
7/08-1/09: I took pills for 5 days each month. The first month was fine. I thought, "this is going to be e-z." Boy, I wrong! After that month, it was horrible!
Timodar Started in March 2006 and still ongoing. Side Effects: NAUSEA!
Taking a Temodar pill for 2 months.more fatigue, and sickness.
Temodal - started Aug 15, 2011
temodar 42 straight days
Hair loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, bruising from all of the blood work, achy muscles and joints, off balance, loss of concentration.
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.
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.
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
1/12/12 - begin taking daily chemo pill Temador (not sure how to spell that) for up to 12 months.
PCV 8/21/16 - still fighting
February-continued weakness, tiredness, fatigue, sores in mouth
I tooke Temodar pills from 08/2013 to 12/2013. The main side effects that I had were fatigue and nausea. I found that by taking my Zofran a half hour before bed and then taking the Temodar right before I went to sleep, I was able to sleep through most of the side effects.
Scheduled for first time chemo (Temodar) in July 2011
Undergoing chemotherapy in Chennai, India. Started on July 12, 2009. Total 12 doses. Hair loss, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, etc
started 9/13/2010-7 days a week, temedar. nausea and vomiting forst two nights. was ok last night so we'll see.
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.
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.

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.

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 8 treatments split into two rounds - one round before radiation and the other round post radiation Feb 3 - July 18, 2011 Neuropathy, hair thinning, blisters on fingers and feet, diarrhea, constipation, nausea,
folofox: 3/14-9/14, starting again 1/15
2 cycles of 5-FU, FOLFOX for tumor, R-CHOP for B-Cell and now 6 cycles of FOL-FIRI
I started folfox with Avastin in April 2010, did 12 treatments & had my last one on Sept 7th, continued with Avastin til beginning of January 2011. I was already sensitive to the cold before I started oxali, it was horrible, my fingertips & feet still have that slight weird tingle to them, it's Feb. My oncologist & I agreed to start irinotecan after my surgery to knock things out for good.
not yet scheduled
started chemo on 12/11/07 clinical trial with avastin,erbitux,oxaliplatin,lecovorin,5FU..now irenotican
I had a great wife with me every one so they could never be all that bad. I had 2350mg of 5FU and Oxaliplatin over 48 hours every other week for first 3 months for last 3 months have had 1105mg of 5FU Leucovorin every week.
Started October 28, 2009 5FU 24/7
start chemo tomorrow jan 12, 2009 folfox
One month off after the radiation concluded. I go in every third week to receive and IV of Oxilyplatin. I take 1650 mg of Xeloda twice daily starting with the date of iv, and lasting for 14 days. Thus far I've received 2 of six iv treatments. Side effects have been marginal and temporary. Sensitivity to cold lasts around 3 days. Some tingling in the hands and arm where the iv went in. Goes away after a few days.
Oxilioplatin for 5 weekly sessions along with Xeloda twice a day during radiation days. Felt alright for the first two days after the IV of oxilioplatin (probably because of the steroid and anti-nausea meds) but then hit a wall the rest of the week and was pretty run down. Felt almost back to normal by Monday, but then had to do the whole thing over again.
24/7 5FU with another drug u can't remember through port. Six weeks, 4 days, 12 hours.
Lecovorin, Oxiaplatin causes extreme neuoropathy in the hands and feet, He does not have finger prints now. 5-FU causes nausea, makes the hands and fet worse and soooo tired, like having the flu everyday with intense stomach cramping. Can not concentrate, chemobrain I guess they call it. Three days of intense chemo, then sick pass out for hrs. can't do anything but lay down or sit, there is nothing to help ease this...
Bi-weekly Chemo 6 months Oaxliplatin/ fluorouracil 5-fu
5FU no side effects Avastin no side effects Oxi could not touch or drink anything cold.
Capecitabine, Tablet form chemotherapy, two tablets a day, three week on, one week off. Side Effects, Sickness, Fatigue, Blotchy skin.
Xeloda, taken during my radiation treatment (adjunct therapy) Started Folfox the last week of June 2010
Began with Xeloda in pill form that was simultaneous with my Radiation. 6 weeks Mon-Fri. Didn't have any problems with this drug whatsoever. March 2014 began Oxaliplatin and 5FU for the next 6 months. I where a pump for 48 hours of continuous infusion every other week. I was told to be cautious of cold weather and cold drinks or any other type of cold items. So drinking everything at room temp is pretty boring but I did find out what happens if you do try to tempt fate and drink a cold substance----it felt like I was swallowing shards of glass down the back of my throat. YIKES. So far, I have only noticed a bit of nausea during the week of treatment and fatigue, but I know it is early and these symptoms will undoubtedly worsen as time goes on. Not looking forward to this. Really have dreaded the whole chemo thing.
Have had ten of twelve treatments. Nausea, loss of appetite, food not tasting good, neuropathy in fingertips and very susceptible to hot and cold beverages/food.
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
FOLFOX started 2/11/2012 and ended on 7/18/12. The oxaliplatin in the FOLFOX caused peripheral neuropathy.
Oral chemotherapy taken on radiation days 08/10/2011 - 09/19/2011 No side effects. Folfox - Begin 01/10/2012 - End date due to non-cancer complications: 4/18/2012. To date: lip numbness when I go in the cold for a couple of days after treatment. Cold sensitivity to foods and drinks for the first few days after treatment. No issue with fatique or nauseu to date. Xelox to replace Folfox: 05/02/2012 No side effects. End date due to non-cancer complications: 06/05/2012.
5-fu orally before surgery 11/12 - 12/12. The oral chemo did a number on my stomach lining. After surgery did 8 FOLFOX treatments 3/13 - 7/13, side effects were sensitivity to cold, some nausea but not bad, and tired.
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.

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.

nauseousness....
6 carbo/taxol and 4 cisplatnin in 2013/4. 4 carbo/taxol in 2016/17.
Cisplatin 2009 six weekly treatments
Cisplatin, 5 treatments. (6 chemo treatments were ordered but a low WBC kept me form having the 6th one) Starting December 2015, ending January 2016. Side effects: Sleeplessness, weakness, nausea, hair loss and exhaustion.
2 rounds of Taxol/carbo 11/2011 & 12/2011...Is being changed for 1/2012...not sure of new drugs yet
Chemo-has "chemo brain"
Chemist Monday's only decadron steroids potassium
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.
5 chemotherapy sessions with cisplatin over 5 weeks
Chemotherapy is bi weekly on fridays! Side effects include Nausea, fatigue, and weakness, hair thinning
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.
Pain, itchiness , Burning , insomnia
That also starts withen the next 3 weeks.
Had a really bad reaction on Oct 14 2014
Had cisplatin for 6 weeks during radiation, now am on my 5th of 6 treatments every three weeks (taxol and cisplatin)
Cisplatin for 6 weeks Cisplatin & Topotecan for 4 21 day interval treatments. 3 day duration of treatment. CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENTS are the treatments that made Aimee sicker: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss of 35#. She also had 10 blood transfusions during the 2 treatment plans because the cancer and chemo were killing her simultaneously. During her final treatment in January 2009 she had an allergic reaction and coded in the clinic. Treatment was discontinued and Palliative care began.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Loss of hair and nausea
methotrexate injections every other day via injection
10/11/2016, 10/18/2016, 10/25/2016, 11/01/2016. I was supposed to have 6 rounds could not continue because the WBC were to low. Had to get neupogen shots to increase the cell counts, before the 2 rounds of brachytherapy. Again, no adverse effects from the chemo either.
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 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.

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.
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)
idarubicin and atra began in april 2008 vomiting,diarhea,blood and platelet transfusions many transfusions
hydrea - 02/2009 little/to no side effects
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)
7 + 3 , tired, weight loss, neuropathy
Jan 2 through Jan 5 2015 Staff infection , Bacteria in blood, Fever and Nausea
Multiple protocols for ALL & AML.
All through out until transplant
photosensitivity, some nauesea
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.
11/2009. 1/2010. Neuro side effects. Vision compromised. Weakness. Nausea.
1st round-12/09/2011Atromycin for 3 days nd Cytosar. for 7 days.
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.
Since June 2012 - july induction, August consolidation, Sept. consolidation, december 2012 induction. Stem cell transplant now on hold.
i had three induction therapies spaced about 6 months apart. and just completed two consolidation therapies. i am preparing for a bone marrow transplant.
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.
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.
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.
I've had 2 rounds of induction therapy and just finished my 4th round of consolidation therapy. Side effects have been different with each round. My hair only fell out my first round. Have experienced nausea, dizziness, weight loss, appetite loss, headaches, brain bleeds, metal-like taste in my mouth and food, lethargy, loss of endurance and stamina, chemo brain, grogginess and foggy brain, memory loss.
Round one: 7 days of continuous chemo. Round two: 5 days of 2 times a day chemo Round three: 2 days of 2 times a day chemo Followed by 3 days of 2 times a day total body radiation.
Induction round 12/22/14-1/19-15: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue Consolidation February '15, Consolidation March '15, Consolidation April '15
the only side affect she has had is toxemia, and neuropothy.
chronic vommiting ,hair loss tiredness
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.

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.

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.
Luckily just 2 rounds of Chemo in 2000. Only lost hair from the waist down. Which would be awesome if I was pursing a career as a Drag Queen
Mouth sores terrible lost taste for red meat. Hair thinned out
side effects; weakness, fatigue, occasional nausea.
2009 - Mitfomycin, 5FU; 2011 Xeloda & Oxaliplatin; 2013 Paclitaxel & Carboplatin; 2014 Lapatinib; 2015 Xeloda (twice with radiation)
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
Week 1: Mitomycin 15mg IVP Generic Xeloda 500mg 2 tablets started every 12 hours. Just felt queasy and very fatigue. Week 4: Mitomycin 9mg IVP, continue Xeloda. Developed skin blister to back. Overall, no hair loss, no vomiting, no mouth sores
2 treatments of Mitomyicin and 2 4-day (24 hour pump) of 5-FU Started 8/31/2010
1st and 5th week for 4 days
Chemo week 1 & 5 of the 6 week treatment. Mytomycin only 60% of normal dose because of high creatinine levels and 5 FU 96 hours All chemo done in patient at hospital for 5 days. Not really nausea...Zofran works wonders, BAD diareaha and painful stomach cramps...Lomotil helped with that, terrible bone pain in my arms sternun and lower back and legs from the Nuprogen to raise my white counts, headaches,one huge mouth sore on the roof of my mouth and gums were out of wack and bleeding...was given Valtrex and that did the trick
inpatient 5 days 23 hrs a day twice
Start date 11-30-2009- Mitomycin and chemo pump of 5 Fluorouracil for 4 days- week 1 & 5
1st round was delayed because they could not find a vein, so I had to have a pick line surgically put in for the full time and treatment was delayed a full week as a result. I developed a very bad rash from my chest up a few days later. Overall feeling of unwell. Felt sick when I ate. I ended up in the hospital following second round of chemo. It effected my blood badly and I had to have blood and platelet transfusions and 5 days of intravenous full spectrum antibiotics. I lost about 80% of my hair, but very late compared to most people. It got especially bad for about 4 months after my last chemo.
Started March 3rd, mitomicin infusion first week, next week started Xeloda 5 days a week, last week mitomicin and zeloda. Some feet neuropathy, 1 week off of Zeloda due to very low wbc and platelets, very tired. Hard to tell what symptoms go with which treatment
Taking Xeloda- doing awesome on it!
5-FU infusion mitomycin.. lss of appitite for a week, mouth sores.. feeling better when we took pump off.
None yet
peripheral neuropathy
5-FU & Mito-3 for 4 days March 2010 and April 2010
Flu type feeling... Fatigue Nausea ( took the meds every 8 hours to control) Hair thinning
AM NOT USING THE 5-FU....INSTEAD ITS CAPECITABINE 500MG
6/20/11 5 days; 7/18/11 5 days fatigue, nausea, parageusia, mouth sores, vomiting, hair loss, dry skin, brittle dark nails, low blood pressure, urine & stool incontinence, 2 blood transfusions, vitamin deficiencies
I will begin receiving 5-FU continuous infusion Mon.-Fri. for 6wks with Mitomycin added days 1&29.
First Round: 9/3/2013 Received an injection (infusion?) of mitomycin, then was suited up with a mechanical pump, a bag of 5-FU, and an ugly, poorly designed fanny pack. I had to wear it for 5 days. Lots of nausea, no vomiting, very tired - which could have been caused by the anti-nausea meds that I took regularly. I basically slept my way through the first two days. I had a overall sensation of just not feeling well. After that, although I couldn't eat much, the nausea went away. On day 4, I felt really good - very slow, but good. Day 5, woke up feeling extremely weak and dreamlike. Noticed sore throat and bleeding gums (while brushing). Have developed a sore "spot" on the right side of my throat. More energy on day 6. NOTHING tasted good. :( Cramping, but no diarrhea.
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.

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.

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

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.

April 4,2011, minor nausea April 12,2011, rash on upper lip
January 6 2015, February 18, 2015 nauseous fatigue
Cituximab Loading dose March 13th, High fever and severe headache. Second of 8 treatments March 21st. Only side effect was severe heartburn.
Chemotherapy (Cisplatin) Treatments January 14th through March 4th 2013
2 Full Week Doses (M-F)
3 Chemo treatments 2 weeks apart
Erbitux (cetuximab), loading dose 25 Jan, caused mild temp and nausea, then no similar effects during the 8-week course of treatment. Significant skin effects (acne, painful splitting of skin on fingertips, toes, and heels). No real nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea caused by the Erbitux.
Chemotherapy Cisplatin. Vomiting started the first day of chemo and stopped two weeks after treatment complete (9 weeks of vomiting & vomiting).
Chemo coming up
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.
Cisplatin & Erbitux 1x/week, amifostine injections 5x/week 20min prior to radiation.
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).
3 cisplatin treatments, concurrent with radiation treatments
3 heavy dose (8 hours each) chemo. sessions.
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.)
Start with erbitux on Nov 12th and follow with weekly doses every Monday for a total of 8 weeks
soon to start either Cisplatin or Erbatux
7sessions, once weekly Metal tasting food, general lousy feeling 2 days after treatment.
1 chemo treatment so far have to have 7
1st one today 26-April-2010 Slight nausea, headache and heart burn so far so good 2 more to go 3 weeks apart. 2nd was uneventful opted for the 3rd one while throwing up in the sink in the corner of my Rad-Oncs offce. Mucus was triggering my gag reflex something fierce by then, was going to hospital getting hydrated 1 or 2 full bags to lessen mucus knew how important that third dose was and made it to the end was glad I did. Didn't have many side effects from the chemo had tinnitus going in so when they asked I said i didn't care I have it already go for it. Was no cake walk and have talked to many others who have had tons of side effects so I guess I was lucky
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)
Still waiting on Chemotherapy decision
starting chemotherapy about 12/19/11. Ended chemotherapy 2/12/12
Chemo - Cisplatin - Day 1 of week 1 / week 4 / week 7
April 9, 2012 (Only made it through 4 treatments as it made me incredibly sick.)

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.

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.
See Surgery Description> apparently I cannot follow directions
Carbo/Taxol every 3 weeks, 6 cycles
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
felt sick all the time, metal icky taste, neuropathy, ruined joints >:( bone pain
recommended to start after radiation
TBD but they definitely want to do it.
5/2010-tired, nausea 10/2014-tired, nausea,low blood countsand turned into mds 12/9/2015 start cgeno with doxil after mds in remission
intravenous chemo from Septemeber 2018 to January 2019
Start in mid October.
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.
currently doing carbo/taxol every three weeks. Extreme fatigue, muscle aches, taste changes
Carboplaxin and taxol 6 x's Jan to May 2016. Side effects: loss of hair, anemia, low WBC, low platelets.
Every week on Day 1 & 2 and Day 8.
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.
Nausea, Constipation
I have had two rounds of chemo, and the next will take place on Jan 31, 2012. After that, three more rounds!
My symptoms became SO much worse after chemo: Pain, nausea, vomiting, mouth sores, chemical taste in mouth, fatigue, weight loss
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
Haven't started yet. Need advice.
Lost hair not much else
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.
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.
Starting chemo (carboplatin and taxol) on 4/27/11. Will have 6 sessions, one every 3 weeks.
Chemotherapy November 2014-April 2015. Hair loss, neuropathy in feet, achy joints.

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.

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 chemiotherapy, hair loss
started ABVD March 2011
AVBD March - October 13 the usual; ESHAP December 14 - January 15 the usual; BEAM 200 March 15 the usual
(A)driamycin, (B)leomycin, (V)inblastine, (D)acarbazine
hair loss... weight gain... nerve tingling... bad taste... feet pain... but no vomiting... so not all bad...
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.
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.
6cycles of Chemotherapy was planned that is a six montha duration.ABVD doses was induced in every fifteen days through veinflow during the first 3 cycles and later through picc line which was less painful. Side effects of chemo were many starting with gastritis, acidity, nausea, body pain,hair loss,fatigue...but this would be fine within a week after wbc count increases to normal level.
ABVD- Side effect? UGH.
ABVD- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, thinning hair ICE- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, total hair loss, bleeding gums and mouth sores GND- some fatigue, mouth sores
ABVDX2 4 cycles 13th Feb-2017 ABVD 1st session 27th feb-2017 ABVD 2nd session
Started ABVD November 20th~ a little nauseous, headaches, and a little tired..
Abvd every other week.
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!
I am having ABVD. Side effects: nausea, fatigue, hair loss, constipation, bone pain, fever, infection...
ABVD 11/30/2010-present Fatigue, weakness, dizziness, nausea, neuropathy, constipation, headaches, hair loss and chemo brain.
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"
12 rounds of ABVD. Side effects: hair loss, weight gain, nausea and fatigue
August 10th 2010 -Present 6 Cycles -12 Treatments
Started 6 cycle ABVD treatment on 8/16/11
AVD (Dr. says I don't need the B) constipation, nausia, jaw tingle, red hot face, tired, dizziness
ABVD: 8 Cycles (16 total treatments). My side effects were severe bone pain, fatigue, nausea, burning in my stomach, constipation, ileus, thinning hair
Stanford V regimen - Weight gain, constipation, fatigue, hair loss.
ABVD - six 4-week cycles (June-November) Prednisone Procarbizine

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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