What are Anal Cancer Chemotherapies? List from Cancer Survivors

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Anal Cancer Chemotherapies

Taxol (Paclitaxel), Fluorouracil (5-FU), Mitomycin, Cisplatin (Platinol, Platinol-AQ), Adriamycin (Doxorubicin), Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan), Avastin (Bevacizumab), Eloxatin (Oxaliplatin), Gemcitabine (Gemzar), Xeloda, Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Abraxane, Cytarabine (Ara-C)

What Anal Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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
The standard cocktail via portable bag and IV. Fatigue, hair loss, minor nausea, minor mouth sores.
Mitomicyn push on day 1 and day 29. Xeloda 5 days a week for 7 weeks. 3 pills in AM and 3 pills in the PM.
two 96-hour stretches of chemo with mytomycin and 5 FU (guess what my nickname for "FU" is...) Horrible side effects, bleeding and cracking at corners of lips, raw inside mouth, chronic nausea (nausea meds helped), weakness, depression, sleep problems, etc.
Severe nausea,fatigue and 30 lbs weight loss, hospitalization 4 times . Had fluid loss, extreme low platelet count. I had 4 I transfusions of platelets and 5 transfusions of blood
5 FU + mitomycin ...4 days/24hrs Nausea, vomit, diarrhea, fatigue
Chemo didn't affect me too much. Got some weird tastes in my mouth. My hair thinned a lot. Used to love beer, now I don't have a taste for it. I have a constant smell in my nose like some kind of burnt food.
1 round of IV Mitomycin and 28 days of oral chemo Capecitabine 18th March 2019 for 5.5 weeks run concurrently with Chemo.
Thrush, shingles, edema, loss of hair in clumps, loss of appetite, loss of taste, tired, vaginitis, vomiting controlled w/meds, pale and dry skin, lack of concentration.
5fu and Mitomycin two rounds Oct-Nov 2018. Did not tolerate 5fu. Caused a Type 2 heart attack. Each round of chemo required heart unit stays/
still waiting for start date
portable no side effects
2 rounds of mitomycin and F5 pump. Fatigue and brain fog. Loss of appetite and loss of normal taste bud function.
5-FU and Mytomycin along with Radiation for 6 weeks. Hospitalized weeks one and five.
5/7/19 through 5//11/19 and 6/10/19 through 6/14/19. Mouth sores fatigue skin irritation from picc line.
Chemo Round 1: 9/23/19 Day 1: good morning and afternoon, then felt like a heavy blanket over my head and shoulders. The aches started later that evening, lasting about two days. Day 4:. Morning began with the metallic taste in my mouth, by lunchtime I couldn't taste my food. This lasted about two days. The metallic taste lasted a little longer but only happened once in a while. Had some nuer
Started today 2020
Weekly infusion of Cisplatin and 5 days a week of 5FU
Cisplatin (Once a week for 8 weeks), Flourouracil - 5FU (5 days a week, 24/7 bag with metered drip). Cisplatin has diminished my hearing. No hair loss.
At recurrence now in 2020 capecetabine (5F-Utablets) and metomicine (1x) . Toxic reaction on capecetabine. (After 2nd opinion in 2018 I declined on chemo because the doctors did not agree on wether it was nessecary.)
None other than a little fatigue.
Starting 3/9/2020, horrendous mouth & lip ulcers, Magic Mouthwash & also Dexamethasone liquid. Took 2 was. To resolve. IV fluids for dehydration
2 rounds mitomyacin (push) and 5 FU (infusion pump at home X 4 days). 12/23/19 & 01/20/20. Severe fatigue. Nausea. Gastroesophageal imbalance requiring prescription Pepcid. Intolerance to pain meds. Severe Diarrhea.
Had injection of fluorouracil on day one. Wore chemo bag with mitomycin first and fourth weeks, Became dehydrated and had to have IV hydration. Accidentally removed my chemo bag. Had poor pain management at times. Was hospitalized at the very end of treatment for six days due to dehydration and pain management. Extreme pain with bowel movements. Feces was green. Horrible thrush. The first few weeks I could barely eat or speak. I lost 15 pounds and my hair fell out. Became extremely weak. Could not take a shower for about 3 month or drive. Could tolerate very few foods. Stayed on the toilet almost all morning and was afraid to not be near a toilet.
Mitomycin and xeloda
Mitomycic 1 IV push along with 5FU 96 hours on the first day then again on day 21
2 Continuous drip 4-5 day, rounds 5-fu and Only one of mitomycin were given due to how sick I was towards 2nd treatment. One given oct. 2018 the other december 2018.
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