What are Adriamycin (Doxorubicin) Chemotherapies? List from Cancer Survivors

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Adriamycin (Doxorubicin) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Adriamycin (Doxorubicin) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Began chemotherapy in 3'06. Side effects were mouth sores, nausea and vomiting. Bone pain, neuropathy in fingers and feet. Nail beds turned black.
Adriamycin/Cytoxan/Taxotere P.O. 1st Treatment 10/16/06
2004.-I received quimo scheme CHOP (ciclosfamida -Vincristina -Adriamicina - Prednisona. 2006.- 2nd. line of quimo. with scheme ESHAP: Etoposido - Platino - Ara-C-Dexametasona
8 rounds - 4 A/C - 4 Taxol Hair loss on 13th day, bone pain from Taxol, rhematoid arthritis outcome
3 chemos, neo-adjuvant, before surgery, effectively reduced tumor size. 1 chemo after surgery. Side effects: nausea and dizziness.
sickness, weakness, no appetite, lived off cereal, and jello for a week, no taste,increase in smelling sense was intense 12/24/2005 was the first treatment.
Dec 10- Feb ? 4 sessions 3 wks apart; lost hair after 1st treatment; threw up once, nauseous but controlled by anti nausea meds. Weak, tired, got horrible staff infection. I now have alot of bone and muscle pain
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!
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
Oral Chemo (Xeloda) - 7/07 to current weight gain, tenderness in hands and feet, fatigue, irritability, feeling full; dehydration
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.
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!
Rituxan 2001, Rituxan CHOP 2002, Rituxan 2003, TRM-1 (clinical trial) 2004-2005, Rituxan/Doxil 2006-2007. I have never reached a remission "yet" still hopeful!
It was called cef (which is cefuroxime, epirubicin, and cyclophosphomide). It is used only in a couple of Canadian provinces as it is very expensive.
12 rounds of chemo
AC dose dense,then taxotere all for 5.5 months.Lots of lousy side effects you name it I had it!
Vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, mouth sores, reduced immune function.
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.
Started AC on 12/12/07. That was fine. Had a reaction to Leukine (sp) now I'm Neupagen daily. No problems there.
Original Chemo was Epirubicin, Cisplatin and 5-FU April-September 2nd Irinotecan and Taxane Current Fol Fox 4 + Avastin
Jan 22/08 *Just Started CAF (Cytoxan,Adriamycin,Fluorouracil-5-FU) dose dense - 2 week x 4 cycles. *Taxol + Herceptin for 6 to 8 months
They removed all my teeth because they said the chemo and radiation would kill their roots. I went through 5 cycles of the red devil and 10 taxol. I am still on femara
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.
6 treatments of R-CHOP, 3 weeks apart.
Pending. I have only been told of what the drugs of choice will be and I can plan on being bald.
10/05-08/06 adriamyacin, very weak
I had every side effect in the book! You name it I had it! Gained 20 pounds on the steroids.
5/28 first treatment of clinical trial Gemzar with Avastin- was on this treatment for 6 months, it immediately reducedthe tumor on my liver and eventually totally got it. unfortuantely I had to stop Avastin due to high blood pressure and I experienced toxicity in my lungs with the high dose of Gemzar and had to stop. After 6months another liver tumor appeared. Now Phase One trial Irinotecan with PARP inhibitor. So far has shrunk the liver in my tumor in half.
i cannot sleep..i cannot eat..i do vomiting
Started first round of AC on June 12th....will continue 3 more rounds and then on to Taxol.
4 cycles of chemotherapy ending in late August, radiation to follow depending on how the cancer responds.
Dec. 19 2003 - Feb. 27 2004. First-line, dose-dense chemo. Taxotere, Cytoxan and Adriamycin. Horrible horrible horrible. Felt godawful (aching fatigue unrelieved by sleep, and absolutely no energy) for years afterwards. I don't think I'd do it again.
NOW ON ABRAXANE AND AVASTIN CHEMO SIDE EFFECTS WEAKNESS, FATIGUE, PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY , NAILS PEELING OFF FINGERS, NOSE BLEEDS - ALL SOUND BAD BUT ARE TOLERABLE
First Chemo 9-8-2008. Side Effects - Pain, joint and bone pain, can't taste anything, headaches, bodyaches and my skin hurts and weight gain from the steroids.
I had my 4 cycles of chemotherapy a month after my surgery and had the neupogen injection.
Hair loss Fatigue mouth thrush low blood counts infection/ fever
Four months of dose-dense chemotherapy along with a shot of Neulasta after each session.
I am having ABVD. Side effects: nausea, fatigue, hair loss, constipation, bone pain, fever, infection...
may 4 2008,nausea,and alot of hand pain
4 cycles dose dense Doxorubicin and Cyclophosphamide, then 4 cycles dose dense Paclitaxel to start 12/09/08
Tremador - First set - daily dose for 3 weeks Not able to continue to the next set. Nausea, weakness, loss of appetite, Sleeping constantly
Chop 2002 Cop with Rituxan 2008. Hair loss, numbness (not bad this time), fatigue, insomnia from Prednosone.
TAC protocol. 6 rounds every 3 weeks. I refuse most of the pre medications (unless I need them) and ended up not needing any side effect meds my last 2 rounds. I'm having a great reaction to the chemo and my doctor is impressed with how I am weathering each round of chemo. He is shocked that my White and Red Blood cells are doing so well and I ended up being able to navigate the nausea without medications - which means no constipation!!! The side effects range from liberating (no hair, chemo brain, slowing down, other people cooking for me) to pain-in-the-ass (constipation from the zofran, hungry from the steroids, no nose hairs, sensative gums, run over with a truck feeling from the neulasta) to the hysterical (I'm really good at the 'Old Man from Flordia Suffle' while I wait for my WBC and RBC to come back on line!)
Chemo to start Dec. 29, 2008 Radiation begins at week 4
Port-a-cath installed in May. What a joy that was! First of 4 treatments of cytoxin & adriamycin started the last of May. Loved that "dangerously red cocktail" called adriamycin. Sinuses were & still are all messed up from cytoxin. Neuropathy in hands, feet & legs to this date (2-09). Thankful for neurontin and cold sheets feel so good. Will it ever leave me in peace? Scalp got sore & out came the hair on Father's Day Happy Father's Day, Troy! We went out to our deck after church & 14 year old daughter cut & hubby shaved. POOF! No nausea thank God for Zofran!! I felt better during & right after chemo (Aug '05)than I do now. What's up w/that?! So, I deal as best I can.
ABVD, started Feb. 13, 2009.
ABVD- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, thinning hair ICE- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, total hair loss, bleeding gums and mouth sores GND- some fatigue, mouth sores
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.
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.
treatments spanning over 4 months. Felt poisoned and beat up the entire time.
R-CHOP
Infusion #1 - 09-22-09. Severe joint pain in lower back, knees, and ankles. Intense nausea. Infusion #2 - Intense nausea. Severe joint pain. Darkening of my fingernails. Severe headaches. Infusion #3 and #4 - Intense nausea lasting my entire two week cycle. Headaches. Continued darkening of my nails. Taxol infusions #1-12 - Slow physical changes to my finger and toe nails, intense nail bed pain which has been cumulative. Big drop in counts at infusion #10, nausea, fatigue.
ABVD - six 4-week cycles (June-November) Prednisone Procarbizine
I have had 5FU, Adriamiacin, Taxol, Taxotere, Navalbine, Xeloda, Gemzar, Carboplatin, Abraxane
high dose 1995
Chemotherapy 4 X AC - side effects - extreme nausea, hair loss, fatigue. Neulasta - bone pain. Chemotherapy 4 X Taxol - Peripheral neuropathy, nausea, bone pain, loss of balance, extreme fatigue, hair loss, low blood platelet count.
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.
First chemo session on 8/26/09 almost killed me...second session on 9/16/09 virtually no side effects other than no taste.
4/2009 Abraxane and Carboplatin 9/2009 Taxol and Avastin had an allergic reaction at the end of the run of Carboplatin Avastin caused my blood pressure to increase sharply, so it was discontinued
R-Chop, eight sessions one every 3 weeks. Side effects: nausea, loss of appetite, some muscle aches, hair loss, effected my eye sight - had to wear eyeglasses since the 4th chemo.
R-CHOP 08/2008-12/2008 R-ICE 01/2009 ESHAP 02/2009-03/2009 BEAM 05/2009
Adriamycin/Cytoxan each 2 weeks for two months, then abaxane weekly for 12 weeks. Radiation follows with 35 treatments.
Undergoing chemotherapy in Chennai, India. Started on July 12, 2009. Total 12 doses. Hair loss, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, etc
Started chemo in May 2009, got a port so my viens are still good. Adriamycin: fatigue, hair losse, nausea, constipation. Taxol: PAIN, fatigue, chemo brain, PAIN.
Started Adriamycin/Cytoxan on 6-4-09 dose dense. (1 dose every 2 weeks for total of 4 doses.) Felt fatigue, stomach upset,hair loss. Started Taxol 7-30-09 dose dense (1 dose every 2 weeks for total of 4 doses.) Felt achey, tired and depressed, hair loss.
4 rounds of Adriamycin and Cyclophosphamide together every 2 weeks. I am done with those 4 rounds. 4 rounds of Taxol every 2 weeks I have 3 rounds left. Xeloda for a year, Gemzar and carbo still doing it once a month until I guess it stops working.
ABVD, hair loss, night sweats, depression, low white blood count, prone to bacterial infections.
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?
Cisplatin and 5Fu daily for 5 days then 2 week break for 6 months low blood counts, nausea, fatigue etc. Hospitalized several times for low blood counts and infections. 12 weekly infusions of taxol, low blood counts, nausea, fatigue, neuropathy. Completed 3 of 4 A/C infusions hospitalized every time for low cell counts.
Mar.2007-taxol & carboplantinum (8 treatments) July 2008-taxol & carboplantinum (7 treatments) The first 2 rounds left me weak, loss of hair, nausea and vomiting Oct 2009-Doxil for six months. Side effects not so bad
Chemo once every other Friday, eight prescribed. First four: Doxorubicin (a.k.a. Adriomicine) AND Cytoxin; last four Taxol. Nuelasta with every infusion prescribed. See post "I'm just sayin'" for side effects from first 4 infusions.
Started Chemotherapy (ABVD) on 30th March 2010. Found that the side effects of consist of bad heartburn & indigestion for a few days after chemo. My hair started to fall out about two weeks later and has slowly been falling out ever since, but not bald yet! Have had to give up fizzy drinks and spicy food, two thinks I enjoy. Unfortunately they cause uncomfortable consequences, like bloating, passing a lot of gas, nausea, heartburn, the list goes on.
The 4 "red devil" treatments were the worst & those neulasta shots! I had an allergic reaction to Taxol. Really bad! So they switched me to Tacrete. Easier to handle physically but took longer in between chemos.
ABVD: 8 Cycles (16 total treatments). My side effects were severe bone pain, fatigue, nausea, burning in my stomach, constipation, ileus, thinning hair
ABVD for 6 cycles (12 treatments). Was quite well tolerated, tired for a few days after, hair loss, mild nausea but no vomiting, changes in bowel motions, mild rash on feet and arms, aching veins. MADEC (methotrexate, cytosine, dex, etoposide, cyclophosphamide) for 2 cycles, one week of chemo in hospital, 2 weeks to recover then repeat. Fatigue, mild nausea, hair loss. BEAM (carmustine, etoposide, cytosine, melphalan) prior to stem cell transplant. Have only just started this today, had carmustine and so far all good but I know this will change.
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.
9/9/10 - Adriamyicen & Cytoxan. Headache, dizzyness, restless leg syndrome, nausia-light in mornings. 9/10 -9/14/10 - EXTREME Headaches, major fatigue, constipation, dizzyness and car sickness.
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.
R-CHOP 21 Round 1, July 19, 2010 (extreme drop in blood pressure, shortness of breath, chest pressure, swelling of hands, feet and face)
Hair loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, bruising from all of the blood work, achy muscles and joints, off balance, loss of concentration.
November 2010-January 2011 4 rounds
Numerous chemo's ...dual dense double dosed first time around. knocked me for a loop. didn't understand commercials or anything that was going around me. I was a vegetable.
Taxotere Aug 2008 - Dec 2008 (3-weekly) Herceptin Aug 2008 - Aug 2009 and Dec 2009 - March 2011 (3-weekly) Vinorelbine Dec 2009- May 2010 (for regional recurrence to Internal Mammary nodes - not involved the first time round) Capecitabine (Xeloda)April 2011 - October 2011(for Liver metastasis) Adriamycin - December 2011 - February 2012 Taxol March 2012
4 dose dense a/c for 8 weeks then paclitaxol for 12 weeks. which ended on 11 sept 08. Jan.09 12 weeks of radiation.
I didn't really focus on what chemo I've gotten/getting, but my main side effects were nausea and fatigue.
Still in treatment with no end in sight. My port is my best friend even if it sticks out of my sub-clavicle like an alien.
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.
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.
Rituximab CHOP
R-CHOP - 10/21/2010, 11/11/2010, 12/2/2010, 12/22/2010, 1/13/2011, and 2/16/2011 - was scheduled for 8 sessions but reduced to 6 sessions due to being determined NED, or in remission, per PET scan results dated 1/11/2011
AC followed by Taxol total 24 weeks beginning Oct 2009 Became very neutropenic (low white blood cells) A couple of mouth sores
1st. Chemo July - August 2009 2nd. Chemo February 2010 ip.chemo 3rd. Chemo January 2011 ip.chemo
9/10-1/11 hair loss,fatigue,mouth sores,neuropathy of feet and toes, brittle finger nails
August 2nd first chemo. Extreme heartburn, tired, body aches, fevers. Taxtore, Adriamucin,& Cytoxan every three weeks for a total of 8 treatments. Doctor wants to do more. August 8th running a fever of 104 in the hospital for a week. Hallucations, extreme stomach pain and boby pain. Can't eat. August 23rd chemo. 24th start of neulasta shots. Extreme body pain, joint aches, headaches, nausea and fevers. Hair getting thin. Sept 13 hair is gone. High fevers been on antibotics since hospital. Same side effects as the first & second. Exhausted all the time. Oct thru Dec extreme headaches, sick to the stomach, body aches, fevers, chills, pain in my bones and feet. Dizzy and blurry eye sight. Antibotics throughtout chemo with neulasta shots. Had a fever of at least 100 degrees throught treatments of chemo. Highest was 104.4.
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.
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.
Chemotherapy is bi weekly on fridays! Side effects include Nausea, fatigue, and weakness, hair thinning
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.
I have completed 3 of my 6 cycles of chemo. I am on Taxotere, Cytoxin and Herceptin. I will finish up in September, with the completion of the Herceptin in May of 2012. I am also receiving a shot of Neulasta which makes my bones ache. The chemo this time has not been so bad except for the flu like symptoms and achiness in my bones. I am tired but this is due to the anemia.
Red Devil, cytoxan, taxol....May 2002....Bone pain, tired all the time!...Gained weight
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