What are Lung Cancer Chemotherapies? List from Cancer Survivors

The below is a list that has been posted by the bloggers in this cancer community. There are 6872 cancer fighters that are members here. This is what they said, not what the doctors or nurses will tell you.

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Lung Cancer Chemotherapies

Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan), Taxol (Paclitaxel), Gemcitabine (Gemzar), Vinorelbine (Navelbine), Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Cisplatin (Platinol, Platinol-AQ), Etoposide (VePesid), Tarceva (Erlotinib), Adriamycin (Doxorubicin), Doxorubicin, Leomycin. Inblastine, Acarbazine (ABVD), Xeloda, Avastin (Bevacizumab), Daunorubicin

What Lung Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Start Chemo May 18th 2007 Cisplaton and Etoposide
6 weeks, 3 weeks apart
2007 April til present so far 5 rounds Taxotere Carboplatin Avastin Emend for nausea Aranesp for red blood Neulasta for white blood etc.....
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.
Taxol, Carbo, Avastin (pain, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, confusion). Zofran was the BEST anti-nausea drug and I tried them all. Broken pelvic bone, NEUROPATHY (very bad so I am on an anti-seizure drug to control it). Tarceva, Alimptor...
Chemo also started on 10/10/07 and its once a month for 3 days in a row.
Carbo/Alimta 07.2008 Carbo/Taxol - Got taken off Avastin after pulmonary embolism. (nausea, vomiting, fatigue) 02.2009 Carbo/Alimta - Developed allergy to Taxol. (anemia, fatigue) Radiation therapy.
Feb 08-Cisplatin/Etoposide- hideous vomiting diarreah Switched chemo drugs AND Hospital -April08-carbo/taxol/avastin. Tolerated well. Neulasta. Bone pain
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.
I begin chemotherapy on the April 8th. 4 rounds of 3 weeks each of Vinorelbine and Carboplatin. (Originally Cistoplatin but the doctor changed it cuz my ears were ringing)Worst side effects are feeling like lead and/or rubber, forgetfulness, weight gain, insomnia and aching bones, muscle and skin.
2/26/08to 5/28/08 - 6 cycles Taxol, carboplatin and Avastin for lung ca. Hair loss and peripheral neuropathy - some fatigue.
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...
chemo fog.
3 days chemo every 21 days. Hydration as needed. Tiredness and nausea/vomiting at times.
carbo/taxol only effect has been being tired!! Verty low white cell counts, had to receive one transfusion, other wise has handled it well.
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
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.
I had my port-A-cath placement on November 9, 2010 for six cycles of Carbo/Alimta. The port-A-cath hurts just on its own, but chemo sucks, sucks, sucks! I cant say anything nice about chemo, other than hopefully it is killing those cancer cells! After each treatment I have extreme fatigue and appetite loss for 4-5 days following. My hair started falling out after the second cycle, which doesn't bother me compared to the fatigue. I hate not helping out around the house, or missing out on family time because all I want to do is sleep. My blood counts are also very low so the doctors and nurses check them every week, and they also check my kidney function. I'm on medicine for my anemia which helps a little with my fatigue. My kidneys should hang in there- I guess it paid off living a healthy life.
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
750ml & 500ml cisplatin & taxotere respectively on 12/10/09,12/31/09,1/20/10,2/11/10.i thought they were trying to kill me!
December 2004 - Present off and on. On Avastin and Tarceva currently, but stopping to start a new chemo.
Avastin-2008 and 2011, Cisplastin-2009 and 2011, and Tarceva-2011.
3/2012 Adriamycin and dacarbazine 6 cycles 12/2012- 10/2013 votrient 600mg every day. 10/2013 - present gem/tax
8 total cycles...6 while undergoing radiation (reduced rate) followed by 2 of triple dose after radiation.
Iressa (gefintib)
Chemotherapy started on March 1st
starting the 2nd week of August 2013
One a day pill forever (took 150 mg for 2 years). Down to 100 mg due to vertigo, fatigue. Other side effects, slow/non hair growth, rash, dry skin, dry mouth
Fatigue, acne, diarrhea, numbness and pain in fingers and feet, no appetite, foggy-brained, rheumatism, sensitive to sunlight, no taste, fungus in mouth and lung, partial loss of hair
daily intake of a chemo tablet
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.
Tarceva (EGFR+)12/12-6/14 fatigue, mouth sores, toenail issues, rash Afatanib 6/14-12/14 fatigue, diarrhea, toenail problems Didn't work. Carbo/Taxol 12/14-4/15 lost hair, neuropathy, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, neutropenia. Alimta 4/15-7/15 No SE Didn't work, though. Gemzar/cisplatin 11/15-12/15 Neutropenia, counts bottomed out Iressa 12/15 only worked for a couple of weeks before progression resumed hard and fast Tagrisso (T790M+) 1/16- current
Cisplatin and Alimta and all of the side effects that ride with them. Four rounds in ten weeks.
9/19/2016 Constipation, nausea, loss of appetite
one treatment . switching to Afatinib
carboplation and alimpta 4 treatment rounds, a lot of pain and nausea and increasing weakness
6 weeks may June 2016
Navelbine and cesplatin (4 months) July 20017- Octber
Started chemo on July 7, 2016 - May 5, 2017 Side effects - nausea, vomiting, mouth sores
Cisplatin & Etoposide May/18-August/18. Four rounds of treatment 3-4 weeks apart. Side effects- Hair loss, nausea, weakness & fatigue, weight loss
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