What are Chemotherapies? List from Cancer Survivors

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Adriamycin (Doxorubicin) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

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

AC first 2 months tolerated well. Didn't miss any days at work. Had more problems tolerating taxol. Missed a lot of time at work.
I didn't really focus on what chemo I've gotten/getting, but my main side effects were nausea and fatigue.
R CHOP every 3 weeks from 12/30/2013 through 4/28/2014. Began R GEMOX on 6/19/2014 every 3 weeks through 10/21/2014. Started Rituximab and Treanda on 12/3/2014 as a 2 day course. Severe neuropathy in feet and less but still suffered neuropathy in fingers during R CHOP. R GEMOX caused great discomfort with cold even before therapy was complete. One does of Rituximab and Treanda and my father has terrible oral sores. However, he has been fortunate to never have suffered any severe intestinal discomfort.
ABVD- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, thinning hair ICE- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, total hair loss, bleeding gums and mouth sores GND- some fatigue, mouth sores
Currenly going through Ewings Sarcoma protocol for Chemotherapy. 14 total cycles.
First chemo starts July 7 2011
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.)
treatments spanning over 4 months. Felt poisoned and beat up the entire time.
Hyper CVAD Protocol 6/1/2015-2/7/2016 including spinal chemo X 4
Doxorubicin Cisplation Methotrexate Ifosfomide Etoposide
8 treatments of chemo. March 30 thru July 12
Started first round of AC on June 12th....will continue 3 more rounds and then on to Taxol.
First infusion is Dec 2nd 2019
methotrexate injections every other day via injection
Started Adriamycin/ Cytoxan infusions every 3 weeks, June 28, 2011. Would keep me pretty much bedridden for 2 of the 3 weeks.
Vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, mouth sores, reduced immune function.
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!
12 rounds of chemo
ABVD Chemo every other Tuesday 12 times.
i cannot sleep..i cannot eat..i do vomiting
R-CHOP R-ICE ESHAP
Adriamycin/Cytoxan each 2 weeks for two months, then abaxane weekly for 12 weeks. Radiation follows with 35 treatments.
4 rounds of R-CHOP in 2011 February 23, 2011 first round on CHOP February 24 Rituxan treatment March 16, 2nd treatment R-CHOP April 6h, 3rd treatment R-CHOP April 27th 4th and last treatment R-CHOP R - Rituximab C - Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) H - Hydroxydaunomycin (Doxorubicin) O - Oncovin (Vincristine) P - Prednisolone
Chop 2002 Cop with Rituxan 2008. Hair loss, numbness (not bad this time), fatigue, insomnia from Prednosone.
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.

Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

R-CHOP R-ICE ESHAP
Started induction chemo within the first week of November. Integrating it with holistic therapies
Starting A/C on December 6, 2011. Will have chemo every 2 weeks for 4 months.
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.
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.
RCHOP
Chop 2002 Cop with Rituxan 2008. Hair loss, numbness (not bad this time), fatigue, insomnia from Prednosone.
Started first round of AC on June 12th....will continue 3 more rounds and then on to Taxol.
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.)
I had 1 TAC had allergic reaction (tongue swelling) 3 weeks later started 3 AC biweekly, then had 7 abraxyn I had mouth sores, tongue swelling and bone pain after Neulasta, also had thrush for 5-7 days after the fisrt 4 sessions, I have muscle aches after Abraxyn, fatigue
Started AC on 12/12/07. That was fine. Had a reaction to Leukine (sp) now I'm Neupagen daily. No problems there.
Adriamycin/Cytoxan each 2 weeks for two months, then abaxane weekly for 12 weeks. Radiation follows with 35 treatments.
Biweekly 4 A/C - from June 11th 2018 until July 2018 - Fatigue, dry mouth, Hair loss, doing quite well thank god 21 weekly Rounds of Taxol scheduled from August until October....
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!)
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.
I don't remember all of them, but cytotoxin was one of them
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.
Starting September 2nd - pretty clueless outside of that.
8/13/15 Cyclo,dexamethasone, velcaide, huge stomach, very nauseous,no life. After5 1/2 months fired oncologist and went to natural treating dr.
high dose 1995
Four cycles, last one January 28. Mostly fine, except I learned too late that even though I feel fine physically, it doesn't mean I can do all the things I used to do like shoveling. I really slammed myself a couple of times by trying to do too much. Constipation was the worst side effect, but Smooth Move tea works great. The nausea was tolerable, until I overdid it physically, then I felt like I was on an oceanliner in a hurricane.
R-CHOP 25/11/11
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!
first session of chemo on the 2nd feb 2017
R-CHOP to start 5/24/18 - 6 treatments

Taxol (Paclitaxel) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Taxol (Paclitaxel) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Carbo and Taxol 6 rounds. Loss all my hair, even my nose hair, eyebrows, everything. Weak, muscle and nerve pains, anemia
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
<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.
6 weeks may June 2016
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.
Perjeta, Herceptin & Taxol (4 rounds over 12 weeks)to start off with then after mastectomy & reconstruction Adriamycin & Cytoxan (4 rounds over 8 weeks)
8 treatments of chemo. March 30 thru July 12
Taxol x 12 Herception x 18 Fatigue. Weight gain. But I won't give up and still work out.
I started chemo on Dec 3, 2012. I need to complete 6 treatments of Carbo and Taxol. My treatements or given over a period of 3 weeks. The first week I receive the full carbo dose and 1/3 of the taxol. The next two weeks I recieve the remaining taxol. I am having trouble keeping my WBC up with the weekly treatments. I had to have Neupogen shots to help give them a boost.
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.
on 2nd round of AC, bald and trying to hold onto willpower. I get pretty sickly the 3rd day after cheno, 1/6/12 3rd treatment
Diarrhea, fatigue, numbness in finger tips and toes
Carbo and Taxil, 6 cyles. Deep bone pain, dizziness, blood clot in lung, breathless
A/c( I am not good with names and the one would not uncheck above) started 4/10/2014 I lost my hair the day of the second treatment. Felt pretty bad but was able to work. Got pulmonary embolisms in June (I hope to find out soon that they are gone) by my 3rd A/c the lump was no longer able to be felt. By the 4th it was gone. started taxol in June (blurry) after 2 treatments the first infusion took 11 hours the second 8 hours and that was all I could stand. The side effects were extreme pain, nausea and sensitive to light and sound .I opted out the rest and went straight to surgery!
Feb 08-Cisplatin/Etoposide- hideous vomiting diarreah Switched chemo drugs AND Hospital -April08-carbo/taxol/avastin. Tolerated well. Neulasta. Bone pain
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.
Taxol/Carbo x 8
I've had two rounds of chemo (carbo-taxol and FOLFOX, Avastin), neither of which were effective.
10 weeks of 2 chemo drugs per week
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
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!
Oct 07 to Dec 07 - Cisplatin chemo 1x a week with radiation;. Constant terrible nausea, very sensitive to tastes and smells. Ate only carbs, couldn't even stand the smell of my dog! Everything nauseated me. Aug 08 to Dec 08 - Carboplatin and Paclitaxel every 3 weeks x 6 doses. Hair gone by 2nd treatment, fluid overload on chemo days due to drugs being hard on kidneys - had to flush. About 2-3 days post chemo, horrible bone pain, numbness and tingling in hands and feet (peripheral neuropathy) and constipation that almost hospitalized me. Would last for a week or so and then settle down. Horrible fatigue, felt like lead. My hair started coming back really quickly after treatment stopped,but the neuropathy lasted almost a year, fatigue continues to be a problem. UPDATE Feb/10: Going back for another 6 rounds of the not so pretty poison. Carbo/Taxol once again. Gonna miss my hair...oh yeah, and the ability to feel human!
Double chemo infusions, including "red devil", during the first round of chemo over eight weeks every two weeks. This was from late Oct 2014 thru mid Dec 2014. Side effects included hair loss, sensitive finger tips and toe nails, painful mouth and tongue with half my throat swollen by end of treatment, constipation and over all brain fog. The hardest to get used to is the stuffy nose and nose bleed when it clears. Single chemo included Taxol, Herceptin, steroids, benadryl, and anti-nausea medication. Side effects were a continuation of tender nails till they have started to detatch from their nail beds. Sore mouth with base of tongue muscle having difficulty moving food around in my mouth, which has gotten worse as therapy has progressed. Constipation is still an issue unless I forget to eat my bowl of raw veggies every day. Brain fog or mushiness has been an issue throughout this entire experience, hopefully this will discontinue with the ending of chemo. Tiredness has been my constant companion throughout this entire experience also. Also, my constant stuffy nose that clears off and on and bleeds every time. I'm often awakened by my nose bleeding.
4/17/15 Allergic reaction to Emend and Taxol
1st. Chemo July - August 2009 2nd. Chemo February 2010 ip.chemo 3rd. Chemo January 2011 ip.chemo

Methotrexate (Folex, Mexate, Amethopterin) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Methotrexate (Folex, Mexate, Amethopterin) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

finished with induction therapy, now gonna begin with consolidation.
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.
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.
November 16 Started cycle of RCHOP followed by methotrexate for CNS 10 days later and RCHOP 11 days after that. finished this in April 17 no major side effects nutropenia, numbness in fingers which stopped with medication, constipation. Returned to wrk in May 2017
Started induction chemo within the first week of November. Integrating it with holistic therapies
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.
Hair loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, bruising from all of the blood work, achy muscles and joints, off balance, loss of concentration.
Hyper CVAD Protocol 6/1/2015-2/7/2016 including spinal chemo X 4
started Feb. 26, 2010 I was admitted to hospital every 3 weeks for a total of 6 rounds of treatment - Cycles A and B.
August 3, 2015 - September 23, 2015 - High dose Methoreaxate and Rituximab September 30 - February 2016 - R+EPOC
im doing an eight mounth treatment plan. every 21 days im back in the hospital for all the chemo they can give me.
I had 5fu, Methotrexate and Cytoxan. I had the 5fu and Methotrexate in an IV push the first and second Tuesday of each month. The third week I took Cytoxan pills and rested the fouth week. This was for a total of six months.
I've taken chemo for 3 years now, many kinds of chemo, my "favorite" is Xeloda.
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.
6 Months starting Dec 2, 2011. 5 hours every other week. 5-FU, Oxaliplatin and leucovorin. Will bring home 5-Fu in a bag for the weekend will run through port and bag removed on Mondays
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'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
methotrexate injections every other day via injection
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.
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.
RCHOP - 6 sessions May - October 2011 Metaxtrate - 3 sessions on my brain May - October 2011 R- ICE - 3 sessions Feb 2012 Mini Beam -2 sessions December 2012 and January 2013 R- GDP -3 sessions March - April 2012 Side effects - My hair fell out 100% not one hair left. Completely bald! A feeling of sickness twenty four hours a day without actually getting physically sick. Tiredness and becoming neutropenic regularly.
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.
June 2012-October 2012; Reported Lethargy, nausea, changes in taste, neuropathy in fingers, weight loss.
Every week on Day 1 & 2 and Day 8.

Fluorouracil (5-FU) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Fluorouracil (5-FU) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Gemzar, Taxotere and Xeloda
I started Chemo on December 19,2008. I had a port put in to administer the treatment. For my lifestyle the port makes most sence. Have the pump hooked up was a bit invastive, but I have great nurses who have a trementious amount to compassion and skill
Xeloda, taken during my radiation treatment (adjunct therapy) Started Folfox the last week of June 2010
5f-u and Oxaliplatin start 10-19-2010~On June 13, 2011 I had an allergic reaction to Oxaliplatin and my Doctor made the decision to take me off of that for good. Nothing will take it's place as of now. I will remain on 5f-u and Leucovorin.
First round 3/17-20/14, 5-FU and Mytomycin. Nausea, fatigue, severe mouth sores (lips, mouth, tongue, throat) and white blood cell count down as low as .7. Second round postponed to 8th week due to C. Diff. infection. 1/2 dose with no severe side effects.
One round of Flourouracil but side effects were severe and patient chose to discontinue. Side effects were nausea, uncontrollable diarrhea
3 sessions on Folferinox in September and October 2019. Scan on 17 October showed spread to liver (spots) and tumour growth. Folferinox side effects were fatigue, pain and breathlessness.
Overall tolerated chemotherapy fairly well with minor side affects (loss of appetite, mild nausea, hair loss/thinning, low blood counts resulting in neulasta & a blood transfusion). Typing it all now, though, it seems worse!
5FU and Mitomycin during 1st and 5th weeks of treatment
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
Overall unwell feeling. I had chest tightness and pain, might have been from anxiety. I was lucky with minimal hair loss and had only light nausea. I took my nausea and pain medication as prescribed, not when I needed it. Once nausea sets in, it's very hard to get rid of it. While I did not like taking opioid pain medication, pain is like the nausea, once it sets in, it's hard to overcome. About two weeks after radiation concluded, the Dr. and I ''weaned'' me off the pain medication with over the counter pain meds. The last week of Chemo was the worst, in hospital for a week as I spiked a fever, got some heavy duty antibiotics.
Oxalipilatin/5FU/Leucovorin/Avastin Feb 2011- Aug 2011 with use of pump at home. Now on 5FU/Leucovorin/Avastin weekly. Side effects peripheral neuropathy, vomiting, behavioral changes
6-500 mg per day that I have radiation. Xeloda. Some nausea, light headedness, jitters, diarrhea,
Mitomycin and 5-FU on continuous drip using a PICC line. 4 day drip week 1, and second 4 day drip week 5. Scheduled to begin 11/9/09. First chemo round gave me terrible mouth sores and I was extremely dehydrated, to the point of needing hospitalization. 2nd chemo round went better due to daily scheduled "hydration" sessions at oncology. No dehydration or mouth sores, but I am extremely fatigued and all my blood counts are VERY low.
Gemzar at first, 5FU for recurrence.
9/07 for 5 months every 2-3 weeks.Fulfox, Five FU, evastin, oxalyplatin -Side affects were mild and temporary such has hair loss (complete on first round) mild neuropathy, Hand and food syndrome. Slight diarrhea but NO nasuea. Loss of appetite, loss of taste. 06/08 Second round of chemo (Irinotecan) more nausea but virtually no diarrhea. neuropathy has returned slightly. I can still taste things after 2 rounds of chemo this time.
Mitomycin/5fu on Nov.26 for 5 days, next dose is scheduled for Dec. 24th for 5 days (Merry Christmas to me!)
3 doses of Cisplatin.
f5u-dec/07 to june/08 side effects the works!! mouth sores,nausea,fatigue,on and on!
2- 5 day rounds of Mitomycin infusion followed by Flouracil pump- Severe mouth sores & tongue swelling 1st round. Had Neupogen shots x4. NeulAsta shot after 2nd round - no sores.
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.
Nausea and fatigue. Hair thinning and loss due to mytomycin.
Gemcitibine plus Xeloda started March 2010 continuing through August 2010. The disease was in remission until August 2012, when metastases to the lungs was diagnosed, and the cancer progressed to Stage 4. Gemcitibine plus Xeloda followed until a chemo break in May 2013 was prescribed due to indolent nature of lung mets and hand/foot syndrome. With increasing size of lung mets, January 2014 began with chemo consisting of Abraxane plus Gemcitibine again. Metastases to peritoneum diagnosed in September 2015. Progression of metastases in May 2016 led to a determination that gemcitibine-based chemotherapy had ceased to be effective, and a new regimen of Onivyde plus 5-FU with leucovorin commenced. BRCA-1 mutation discovered and so the PARP inhibitor Olaparib was started in early 2017.
Jan 21- vomit, headaches, fatigue, lack of sleep, sore throat, cold sores, dry mouth, weak, pain, dry skin, headaches
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

Epirubicin Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Epirubicin Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Breast cancer 1 2004: FEC - started throwing up after session 2 and it just got progressively worse. Breast cancer 2 2011: TAC - minor heartburn, some nausea, some reaction to lenograstim injections, but apart from a little nausea, no sickness (hooray!). Complete hair loss with both types of chemo.
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).
Taxol sucks!!!!! makes your hair fall out and makes breathing really difficult until i go into an anxiety attack. I dont like taxol
6 Treatments - 3 week cycle 3 - FEC 3 - Taxoteer Sept. 7, 2006 through Dec. 21, 2006
September 2007-February 2008 - fatigue was the worst part; no nausea; started losing hair on 13th day after first treatment. Hair began to return about 3 months after chemo and was long enough to be a "really short hairstyle" after 3 more months.
took Docetaxol (Taxotere) after FEC - finished chemo July 22
Blood work and chest xray September 11, 2007 Bone scan September 17, 2007 Port installed in right chest area September 18, 2007. MUGA scan September 19, 2007 First Chemo treatment September 20, 2007 Neulasta shot September 21, 2007 Headaches and blurred vision Hospitalized September 25, 2007 Found blood clot in the jugular vein Started on lovenox and warfarin Hair fell out in huge clumps 2nd week after first chemo Second Chemo treatment October 11, 2007 Tiredness, constipation, nausea Changed nausea prescriptions twice Third Chemo treatment November 1, 2007 Potassium too low-put on prescription supplement Nose bleeds and bruising from warfarin, not chemo 2nd MUGA scan scheduled for November 26,2007 4th Chemo scheduled for November 29th
Sep-feb--The oncologist said it would be " hard going"--that would be one word for it.
FEC and taxotere. Three treatments of each starting 2/11
Chop therapy for 7 months
Cisplatin, Epirubicin, Capecitabine (Xeloda) #1 June 12, 2017, #2 July 4, 2017 Nausea, Dry mouth, Tingly fingers, blood clot in spleen, hair loss
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.
May 23rd 2007 started 6 sessions 3 x F.E.C 3 X Taxotere Ulcers in my mouth, sickness, diarrhoea, thrush, joint pain, loss of finger and toe nails, peeling skin on hands and feet,
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.
February to May 2014
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.
Folfox with avastin. for 6 months. with lots of side effects (the worst was vomiting and neuropathy). After liver resection Folfuri(nausea, lethargy,confusion ect.) after the second recurrence and percutaneous ablation I had Cetuximab with Irenotecan with a horrible acne type rash
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
Starting on 18th April, 2011
preadjuvant, and adjuvant, 12 week cycles with cisplatin, epirubicin and 5FU. For recurrence it was oxciliplatin, leukovorin and 5FU.
Original Chemo was Epirubicin, Cisplatin and 5-FU April-September 2nd Irinotecan and Taxane Current Fol Fox 4 + Avastin
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.
Started Chemotherapy on September 5, 2008; Taxotere, Carboplatin, and Herceptin - originally planned for 6 rounds (every three weeks). I completed 2 rounds and then my doctor stopped(my mass grew back). Side Effects - Nausea, diahrea, extreme fatigue, bone/joint pain, flu-like symptoms, hot flashes, numbing, weird taste in mouth, loss of appetite, hair loss I then did weekly Taxol and Herceptin started 10/17/08 for 6 weeks. Side effects included nausea, occasional diahrea, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, neuropathy, hot flashes. I started 5FU, Cytoxan, & Epirubicin on 12/02/08 (4 rounds every three week) while continuing with weekly Herceptin for 12 more weeks. Side effects - Nausea, vomiting, diarhea, hot flashes, mouth sore, fatigue, loss of appetite. I started Tykerb in Feb 2009. I will continue with Herceptin for at least 7 more months after surgery.
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.
Oral Chemo (Xeloda) - 7/07 to current weight gain, tenderness in hands and feet, fatigue, irritability, feeling full; dehydration

Gemcitabine (Gemzar) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Gemcitabine (Gemzar) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Nausea, fatigue/sleepiness, "Chemo brain" (inability to concentrate), dry skin, no nail growth, hair loss. January - May as of now
Folfirinox 10/17-3/2018; Gemzar 4/18-7/2018; Xeloda 8/18-9/2018
Chemo #1 on 4/02/10: I was more tired then usual and had a "blah" moment after going outside for a few minutes.
I have had 5FU, Adriamiacin, Taxol, Taxotere, Navalbine, Xeloda, Gemzar, Carboplatin, Abraxane
Chemo once a week from 4/2/10 to 6/01/10: Was tired the next day with small "blah" moments.
Started Chemo - Gemzar & Xeloda - in November 2016. 6 cycles planned. Side effects pretty mild - some nausea and tiredness
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 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!
About to start chemotherapy
2 rounds (5 day hopsitalization each cisplatin and 5FU) mouth sores, some hair loss, changes in taste and smell, weight loss 6 rounds Hepatic artery infusion (oxaliplatin)avastin 3 month Jakafi (oral) unknown trial drug nano cisplatin and gemcitabine
Taxol/Carbo 12/02-5/03 (with 2 Gemzar treatments) Avastin 8/06- 5/07 Etoposide / Avastin 8/08- Present
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.
given up on dates the first time on chemo was 7 months and this time has been 9 months
Gemzar June, 2014. Nausea, weakness, fever, headache
Folfirinox Jan 2013 - Feb 2013, switched to Abraxane and Gemcitabine March 2013-current
Taxol sucks!!!!! makes your hair fall out and makes breathing really difficult until i go into an anxiety attack. I dont like taxol
<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.
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.
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.
4 rounds (8 sessions) as of 7/13/19; serious weight loss and fatigue
Multiple regimens
R CHOP every 3 weeks from 12/30/2013 through 4/28/2014. Began R GEMOX on 6/19/2014 every 3 weeks through 10/21/2014. Started Rituximab and Treanda on 12/3/2014 as a 2 day course. Severe neuropathy in feet and less but still suffered neuropathy in fingers during R CHOP. R GEMOX caused great discomfort with cold even before therapy was complete. One does of Rituximab and Treanda and my father has terrible oral sores. However, he has been fortunate to never have suffered any severe intestinal discomfort.
Gemcitabine (Gemzar)
June 2012-October 2012; Reported Lethargy, nausea, changes in taste, neuropathy in fingers, weight loss.
Initially 2 rounds of Folfirinox, that increased liver enzymes and CA-19-9

Irinotecan (Campto) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Irinotecan (Campto) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

March 22(3 types of chemo) i feel it lessened his quality of life, but for my dad he needed to fight back!!!
11/06-oxaliplain,xeloda....tingling and cold sensitivity in hands and feet, fatigue 11/07-irinotecan, avastin, 5FU, diahrrea, fatigue, burning and cramping in abdomen started erbitux january 2010, adding irinotecan this week, sept 20, 2010...post-note that irinotecan caused so much diahrrhea I became too hydrated and wound up in hospital. i had a blockage too, but just sayin'! ;)
Folfirinox 10/17-3/2018; Gemzar 4/18-7/2018; Xeloda 8/18-9/2018
Mar 4 _ Sept 15 2015(Folfirinox)Nausea, weakness, vomiting, low potassium, low platelets (despair)
Chop therapy for 7 months
9/07 for 5 months every 2-3 weeks.Fulfox, Five FU, evastin, oxalyplatin -Side affects were mild and temporary such has hair loss (complete on first round) mild neuropathy, Hand and food syndrome. Slight diarrhea but NO nasuea. Loss of appetite, loss of taste. 06/08 Second round of chemo (Irinotecan) more nausea but virtually no diarrhea. neuropathy has returned slightly. I can still taste things after 2 rounds of chemo this time.
2 cycles of 5-FU, FOLFOX for tumor, R-CHOP for B-Cell and now 6 cycles of FOL-FIRI
Original Chemo was Epirubicin, Cisplatin and 5-FU April-September 2nd Irinotecan and Taxane Current Fol Fox 4 + Avastin
Sept. 2010 to Nov. 2010 - Oxcaliplatin, 5FU, Avastin. Oxc. not working changed to Irinotecan/Avastin. till April 2011. Tumor growth in liver and lymphnodes. Itinotean/Erbitux from June 2011 till present.
3 sessions on Folferinox in September and October 2019. Scan on 17 October showed spread to liver (spots) and tumour growth. Folferinox side effects were fatigue, pain and breathlessness.
two 6 month bouts...one 2004 to 2005. next March 2007 to Sept. 2007 Nueropathy, memory loss, balance issues, joint and muscle pain
Folfirinox Jan 2013 - Feb 2013, switched to Abraxane and Gemcitabine March 2013-current
started chemo on 12/11/07 clinical trial with avastin,erbitux,oxaliplatin,lecovorin,5FU..now irenotican
Pre-surgery: Xeloda, oral chemo 28 days // Post-surgery: Folfox, infused through port in clinic, followed by 2 days of home infusion pump // Avastin also added // Folfiri for another 12 treatments started in May 2011 // back to Folfox for 3 mos// now to Irinotecan and Erbitux March 2012 / Xeloda June 2012 // Stivarga Dec 2012
Nine rounds of Folfirinox treatment before surgery and more after.
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.
Flu like symptoms and fatigue.
Bi-weekly chemo. Energy levels vary. Diarrhea, one day only usually. Keep hydrated.
6 weeks Flourcil (pills) and radiation Oct - Nov 2015 10 sessions IV chemo (avastin, oxilaplatin,irenitecan, 5-Fu) Apr - Sep 2016 Hands and feet numness Little nausea Fingernails thinned Balding
Folfox with avastin. for 6 months. with lots of side effects (the worst was vomiting and neuropathy). After liver resection Folfuri(nausea, lethargy,confusion ect.) after the second recurrence and percutaneous ablation I had Cetuximab with Irenotecan with a horrible acne type rash
Too many to mention-16 months in total(6,6,4) Every drug they have for colon cancer.
Alt Folfiri/Folfox 2010/Feb through 2010/June Folfiri/Erbitux started 2011/March Changed to Folfox/Avastin 2011/Oct Clinical trials 2012/Sept
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.
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.

Vinorelbine (Navelbine) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Vinorelbine (Navelbine) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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.
2000 - Chemotherapy
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.
I have had 5FU, Adriamiacin, Taxol, Taxotere, Navalbine, Xeloda, Gemzar, Carboplatin, Abraxane
Chop therapy for 7 months
I've taken chemo for 3 years now, many kinds of chemo, my "favorite" is Xeloda.
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
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.
Multiple regimens
Hair loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, bruising from all of the blood work, achy muscles and joints, off balance, loss of concentration.
ABVD- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, thinning hair ICE- nausea, fatigue, wooziness, total hair loss, bleeding gums and mouth sores GND- some fatigue, mouth sores
Six rounds in 2008 and 12 rounds in 2015 got through these not too bad in the big scheme of things.

Cisplatin (Platinol, Platinol-AQ) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Cisplatin (Platinol, Platinol-AQ) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

3 Cisplatin Chemo's, starting July 17, 2014
Weekly infusion of Cisplatin and 5 days a week of 5FU
Cisplatin. 2 infusions 3 weeks apart.
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.
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)
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.
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.
<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.
April 9, 2012 (Only made it through 4 treatments as it made me incredibly sick.)
Started in July 2009 was suppose to have every 2 weeks, but blood count went down so had to push out either 3 or 4 weeks. I hurt from my head to my toes the week of chemo, and then after that started gradually getting better. Neuropothy in hands and feet. Should go away eventually. Finished chemo Feb. 11, 2010.
Cisplatin once a week In conjunction with the radiation. Then Five series with Etoposide.
nausea, fatigue, anxiety, depression, dizziness, vomitting
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.
Dizziness and low blood pressure
5FY and cisplatin
11/9, 11/30, 12/21 - loss of appetite, cold, "chemo head" (loss of concentration and short term memory)
Chemo (Cisplatin) is anticipated to begin the second week in July. Treatment plan will include 6 chemo sessions (2 sessions every 21 days). Will complete chemo concurrently with radiation.
Standard protocol of 2 rounds of mitomycin & 5FU (8/13 & 9/13)
Carboplaxin and taxol 6 x's Jan to May 2016. Side effects: loss of hair, anemia, low WBC, low platelets.
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.
Cisplatin low dose for 5 cycles once a week. Tolerated it well just very tired. Considering I had concurrent radiation and chemo it was hard to tell what was causing all my nausea and vomiting but we think it was the radiation. Also I had preventive chemo cisplatin and taxol ( lost hair with this ) , three rounds , to help potentially stop a recurrence.
It seems that my side effects (nausea, tiredness) start a couple days after treatment. Emend and Zofran seem to be helping.
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.
3- 8 hr chemos mostly nausea.
IP chemo. Taxol and Cisplatin. She has suffered from the following effects: fatigue, nausea, heart burn, pain in her lower abdomen, numbness/tingling in her hands, legs, feet and "chemo brain"

Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

3/19-5/19: carboplatin, taxol for 3 rounds, with avastin for 2 of those (fatigue, assorted irritable stomach issues; with avastin: raspy voice/throat, sniffy) 6/19-8/18: carboplatin, taxol for 3 rounds, with avastin for 2 (see above but a little more so, since it was after THE BIG SURGERY 7/20-? carboplatin, doxil for 6 rounds (SO FAR: intense headache for a few days, some lightheadedness and nausea)
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
6 cycles IV carboplatin and taxol. Nausea, severe fatigue, hair loss, muscle pain constipation. In the middle of chemo diagnosed with meniscus tears in both knees after significant knee pain. Ultimately had 2 surgeries for partial meniscus removal from which I'm still not healed. Neuropathy especially in feet became big issue leading to dose of chemo needing to be reduced after the 4th cycle. My gastroenterologist feels I have some degree of neuropathy in my colon as I do not eliminate as before. During chemo and persisting I often have a "full of stool" feeling even after eliminating. Very annoying and affects quality of life.
Standard protocol of 2 rounds of mitomycin & 5FU (8/13 & 9/13)
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.
Had first treatment Sept 3rd. headaches really bad stomach, rash on my chest and face they just keep coming and changing really
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.
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July 2011 started with carboplatin and taxol (7 rounds in all). Reaction to the decadron had some nausea at the beginning sol they tweaked it with emend, sore muscles and joints day 4,5,6,7 after chemo usually spent in bed. and spent the rest of the time getting semi normal before the next round Stopped in Sept until december 2011 during which i had surgery last treatment january 20 2012
Carboplatin and Taxol, 8/11/2011. Sun-sensitive day after infusion (doesn't that sound like something you'd pay extra for at a spa?), then joint pain, peripheral neuropathy, fatigue on days three and four following chemo. Get better pain meds for next round!
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.
Chemo coming up
Hair loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, bruising from all of the blood work, achy muscles and joints, off balance, loss of concentration.
6 weeks may June 2016
carboplation and alimpta 4 treatment rounds, a lot of pain and nausea and increasing weakness
Start in mid October.
june 13 2011. no side effects yet
6 rounds of chemo; every three weeks March - June 2014; few side effects; some joint and bone pain for a couple of days after each treatment; some neuropathy in my feet
January, 2014 - May, 2014
starting chemotherapy about 12/19/11. Ended chemotherapy 2/12/12
Chemotherapy November 2014-April 2015. Hair loss, neuropathy in feet, achy joints.
Carbo/Taxol every 3 weeks, 6 cycles
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
6 rounds of chemo, fatigue, weight loss neuropathy. Chemo brain
6 rounds of chemo, first one 3/9/11, last one 6/21/11. Side effects: constipation; sharp pains in legs and feet; metal taste in mouth; heavy limbs; pain in joints; jittery; loss of all body hair; eventual numbness and tingling on bottoms of feet; and a slew of other things.

Doxorubicin, Leomycin. Inblastine, Acarbazine (ABVD) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Doxorubicin, Leomycin. Inblastine, Acarbazine (ABVD) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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.
started Feb. 26, 2010 I was admitted to hospital every 3 weeks for a total of 6 rounds of treatment - Cycles A and B.
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.
ABVD- October 22, 2010-
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.
started ABVD March 2011
R C h o p. 21, Six cycles stated feb 11 last one ( hopefully )June 1st 2011. Severe tummy gloating, gas, and pain. Heavy fatigue and nausea, constipation, sweats, hair loss, neuropathy, weight gain in trunk area. Sweats. Fevers. Period gone after first week. Dunno if gone 4 good.
R-CHOP to start 5/24/18 - 6 treatments
Induction round 12/22/14-1/19-15: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue Consolidation February '15, Consolidation March '15, Consolidation April '15
nausea, fatigue, anxiety, depression, dizziness, vomitting
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
Nausea, lightheaded, tired. First treatment was 8-13-15.
ABVD 11/30/2010-present Fatigue, weakness, dizziness, nausea, neuropathy, constipation, headaches, hair loss and chemo brain.
Round 1 1/22/13 Round 2 2/13/13
Getting chemo doesn't hurt. I don't feel the chemo being injected, and I feel fine for 3 days after, minus the fatigue. Nausea, headaches, body aches, upset stomach are my most common side effects when my medications are done.
1st treatment, August 23rd, 2011...which is tomorrow, so I don't know what side effects I'm going to have.
R-CHOP 6
Jan 22, 2015 R Chop was the first. Mostly tired some nauseous spells
R-CHOP 21 Round 1, July 19, 2010 (extreme drop in blood pressure, shortness of breath, chest pressure, swelling of hands, feet and face)
RCHOP, 5/9/2019. back pain, lethargy, nausea
12 rounds of ABVD. Side effects: hair loss, weight gain, nausea and fatigue
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.)
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.
3/2012 Adriamycin and dacarbazine 6 cycles 12/2012- 10/2013 votrient 600mg every day. 10/2013 - present gem/tax
3/20/19 first cycle R-Chop

Tarceva (Erlotinib) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Tarceva (Erlotinib) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

January-April 2009
3-8-2013 To 11-5-13 chemo. I be off balance, I throw up, lost hair, bones ache, hot flashes all side effects.
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
Avastin-2008 and 2011, Cisplastin-2009 and 2011, and Tarceva-2011.
I've been in chemo since june 2011. I was taking 3 different kinds every three weeks but now have gone to just one kind. the initial treatments caused heartburn, hair loss, vision loss, hearing loss, skin discoloration, skin burns, nausea and vomiting, dizzyness, hot flashes, chemo induced asthma, chemo induced menopause, bone pain, I was not able to taste foods that were not sweet, there are many more but I feel like I"m whining...lol
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
daily intake of a chemo tablet
December 2004 - Present off and on. On Avastin and Tarceva currently, but stopping to start a new chemo.

Xeloda Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Xeloda Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

folofox: 3/14-9/14, starting again 1/15
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.
Fatigue, feeling very cold, emotional side effects
2009 - Mitfomycin, 5FU; 2011 Xeloda & Oxaliplatin; 2013 Paclitaxel & Carboplatin; 2014 Lapatinib; 2015 Xeloda (twice with radiation)
Folfirinox 10/17-3/2018; Gemzar 4/18-7/2018; Xeloda 8/18-9/2018
Xeloda - nausea and reflux
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.
Oxalyplatin, 5FU, Xeloda, Leuvecorin - Started 10/31/11, on 4th infusion 1/4/12
Bendamustine Rituximab
Chemo once a week from 4/2/10 to 6/01/10: Was tired the next day with small "blah" moments.
Xeloda during radiation and again mid-June to July along with Oxaliplatin- only able to receive two treatments after surgery due to severe dehydration, malnutrition, immuno-suppression. Since July have had severe pain in joints- especially shoulders- now diagnosed with frozen shoulders. Beginning PT this week.
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
No problems with chemo. Lots of itching from radiation
Xeloda Monday thru Friday. Weekends off. Also had mytomycin Iv in the beginning and end of treatment.
10/13/14 - 11/26/14 (1st Round) 12/23/14 for 5 weeks (2nd Round)
Very tired a bit nausea
Gemzar, Taxotere and Xeloda
6 weeks 3000mg xeoda pre surgery. 4 month 5000mg xelota post surgery. Oxi recommended. Tried but side effects too extreme. No hair loss. Tired and weak. Low energy with uncontrolled diarrhea.
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
Started 9 Nov on Poxy Oxy and capecitabine. Finding it tough, especially the first week. Been neutropenic on first 2 sessions so far which is causing delays.
Started today 2020
Xeloda- oral chemo, twice a day for 7 weeks, June 22-August 7, headaches, tightness in chest after physical activity, leukopenia Intravenous- 4 months of chemo after surgery, details have yet to be determined
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.
Started Xeloda in 11/2019, took 3 pills morning and evening 2 weeks on 1 week off, for 5 months. Only side effect was hand and foot syndrome. It started slowly but peeling and sensitivity on my feet got so bad I had to take a break for a month to let things heal. They did heal and was restarted on dose of 2 pills morning 3 at night, still 2 weeks on 1 week off. I found that the Urea cream they recommended left a chalky residue and messed with my skin. I started using a combination of essential oils mixed with fractionated coconut oil along with Gold Bond overnight cream several times a day worked really well. I use Tumeric, Tea Tree, Lavender, and Frankincense oils. Using this, along with watching what shoes I wear, seems to work really well for my feet and hands.
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.

Etoposide (VePesid) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Etoposide (VePesid) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

BEP chemo
Chemo Began 12/02/2013... Bleomycin-Cisplatin and Etoposide
ABVD Six months
Rituximab, Cyclophosphamide, Vincristine, Prednisone on 3 week cycles. Started 1st September 2010. Side effects - constipation, mild nausea, night sweats, tiredness, mood swings.
starting the 2nd week of August 2013
started 10/19/2015 R- EPOCH 6 treatments fatigue
cistplatin, bleomyocin, etopiside, numbness in hands and feet nausea and weakness major chemo brain
Rituxan/Bendamustine (Summer 2010) - very little except fatigue. R-CHOP (summer 2011) - nausea, fatigue, hair loss
VP-16 and Carboplatin with first cycle began in April 2011 and finished in Sept. 2011 after 8 cycles - usual side effects Hair-Loss Fatigue Metal Taste Mouth Sores Ongoing White Blood Count Issues Ongoing Red Blood Count Issue Multiple Blood Transfusions
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.
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.
ABVD started in December 2011-May 2012. Hair loss, nauscia, weakness. ICE July 2012-August 2012 Hair loss, nausea, weakness
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.
6 cycles of R-EPOCH
Cisplatin & Etoposide May/18-August/18. Four rounds of treatment 3-4 weeks apart. Side effects- Hair loss, nausea, weakness & fatigue, weight loss
3 days chemo every 21 days. Hydration as needed. Tiredness and nausea/vomiting at times.
I had three rounds of chemo in three week cycles. Week 1: 5 days of treatment (admitted in hospital) Week 2: Recovery in hospital Week 3: Recovery at home I experienced low blood pressure, dehydration, nausea, fatigue and anaemia. I still have fatigue after treatment, muscle atrophy and peripheral neuropathy.
Cisplatin once a week In conjunction with the radiation. Then Five series with Etoposide.
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)
IE and VAC treatment every 3 weeks. Lost weight and all my hair/ body hair
nausea, fatigue, anxiety, depression, dizziness, vomitting
Chemotherapy lasted from July 2010 - August 2011 His chemotherapy consisted of Vincristine, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide, Ifosfamide, and Etoposide. Some vomiting and lots of nausea.
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.
3 cycles of: Cisplatin, Bleomycin, and Etopiside which caused nausea, fatigue, by second cycle I could no longer naturally fall asleep, escalated pulse, anxiety, depression, dry mouth and skin which now I have scratch marks on my back, vomiting, got a finger infection so wear rubber gloves when counts are low and a mask, slight ringing in ears, raw esophogus, heartburn and diarrhea.
Dose adjusted R-EPOCH. Six rounds. 21 day cycles. Chemo administered as an inpatient. Started chemo December 19, 2011. Finished April 26, 2012.

Imatinib Mesylate (Gleevec) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Imatinib Mesylate (Gleevec) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Gleevec 400 mg. daily, nausea, taking anti nausea medication
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!

Sorafinib (Nexavar) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Sorafinib (Nexavar) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

11-19 chemo pellets not sure of the name, nausea,
Nexavar 8/22/12 - forever, side effects all listed
Nexavar for 6 months. Infusion therapy started 2 weeks ago and ongoing bi-weekly.

Topotecan (Hycamtin) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Topotecan (Hycamtin) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Have had chemo continuously for 2 years
Carboplatin and Taxol, 8/11/2011. Sun-sensitive day after infusion (doesn't that sound like something you'd pay extra for at a spa?), then joint pain, peripheral neuropathy, fatigue on days three and four following chemo. Get better pain meds for next round!
RCHOP - 6 sessions May - October 2011 Metaxtrate - 3 sessions on my brain May - October 2011 R- ICE - 3 sessions Feb 2012 Mini Beam -2 sessions December 2012 and January 2013 R- GDP -3 sessions March - April 2012 Side effects - My hair fell out 100% not one hair left. Completely bald! A feeling of sickness twenty four hours a day without actually getting physically sick. Tiredness and becoming neutropenic regularly.
Loss of hair and nausea
7-2010 IP/IV chemo x 6 cycles ( cisplatin/taxol/carboplatin) Hair loss, extreme fatigue, abdominal pain... 11-2011 ca125 on the rise. 4/6 cycles complete of topotecan. Ca125 back in its place. BRCA 1 Minimal side effects: reasonable fatigue and well controlled nausea.
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?)

Vincristine (Oncovin, Vincasar PFS) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Vincristine (Oncovin, Vincasar PFS) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

1st treatment, August 23rd, 2011...which is tomorrow, so I don't know what side effects I'm going to have.
IE and VAC treatment every 3 weeks. Lost weight and all my hair/ body hair
CVP-R So far I have fatigue and prednisone make me anxios and nervious
started 10/19/2015 R- EPOCH 6 treatments fatigue
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 25/11/11
Started11/15/2012, every 21 days until 03/06/2013. Had neuropathy, vincristine stopped for 2 cycles,better, then resumed 5th cycle. Had some issues with breathing-felt like I had eaten a lot of mints, treatment postponed for a week, got chest x ray, nothing wrong. Was tired with each cycle, but trudged through. Prednisone helped. Lost taste for some foods, but never lost my appetite!
First R-CHOP on 12/28/2015 which was from 7:00am to 6:00pm. Had a reaction to the Rituxan of red hives on face, so they had to stop treatment for a half hour and treat reaction before continuing with the Chemo. Feel tired and cold. After the first chemo treatment, the next 3 had almost no side effects.
At first it was the same as radiation, but when they got aggressive in August, I was stuck to the couch for 2 weeks. Weakness, major nausea, muscle and bone pain, throat swelling, mouth sores, major shivers and shakiness, tremors, spinal and head pain, throbbing from head to lower spine...theres more but can't remember them all.
Chemotherapy lasted from July 2010 - August 2011 His chemotherapy consisted of Vincristine, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide, Ifosfamide, and Etoposide. Some vomiting and lots of nausea.
1991 April to June MAKOP B, 12 months treatment plan administered weekly over 12 weeks, ulcers, nausea, tiredness, loss of nerve sensations in extremities, severe constipation, hair loss (lol)
October 2010 - current; Unfortunately, I've had nearly every side effect from chemotherapy.
R-CHOP every 3 weeks for 6 cycles
Dose adjusted R-EPOCH. Six rounds. 21 day cycles. Chemo administered as an inpatient. Started chemo December 19, 2011. Finished April 26, 2012.
R-EPOCH
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
Rituximab cyclophosphamide vincristine Prednisolene every 3 weeks started 7th August 2012 x8 sessions then 2 years Rituximab control. So far, the only side affect is fatigue , normally towards the end of the day and the day after chemo. Hair still with me. Making sure I don't get an infection of any kind.
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)
R-CHOP14 to start on September 13 for six cycles.
RCHOP - 3 sessions. Start Aug 10 2012
R- chop
Round 1 1/22/13 Round 2 2/13/13
6 cycles of R-EPOCH
June 2012-October 2012; Reported Lethargy, nausea, changes in taste, neuropathy in fingers, weight loss.
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.

Vinblastine (Velban) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Vinblastine (Velban) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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.
AVD (Dr. says I don't need the B) constipation, nausia, jaw tingle, red hot face, tired, dizziness
1991 April to June MAKOP B, 12 months treatment plan administered weekly over 12 weeks, ulcers, nausea, tiredness, loss of nerve sensations in extremities, severe constipation, hair loss (lol)
ABVD Chemo every other Tuesday 12 times.
R-CHOP 6
AVBD March - October 13 the usual; ESHAP December 14 - January 15 the usual; BEAM 200 March 15 the usual
ABVD Six months
6 rounds/12 treatments ABVD (Could only find Adriamycin and Vinblastin to list here) over the course of 6 months
(ABVD) Loss of hair, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, Random flushness, metallic taste in mouth, sores inside mouth

Erbitux (Cituximab) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Erbitux (Cituximab) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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.)
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.
RCHOP - 6 sessions May - October 2011 Metaxtrate - 3 sessions on my brain May - October 2011 R- ICE - 3 sessions Feb 2012 Mini Beam -2 sessions December 2012 and January 2013 R- GDP -3 sessions March - April 2012 Side effects - My hair fell out 100% not one hair left. Completely bald! A feeling of sickness twenty four hours a day without actually getting physically sick. Tiredness and becoming neutropenic regularly.
3 treatments. Cisplatin at first but had terrible digestive side effects so used erbitux for last 2 treatments
Begin weekly Erbitux 9/10/13, Cisplatin/5FU 5/14, CarboTaxol 7/15
First treatment on 8-16-12 of FOLFOX Avastin begins 8-30 with second treatment Side effects: mouth soreness, sensitivity to cold
Erbitux. Loss of hair, lesions on my hands, scab around my neck, vomiting, etc.
two 6 month bouts...one 2004 to 2005. next March 2007 to Sept. 2007 Nueropathy, memory loss, balance issues, joint and muscle pain
Start with erbitux on Nov 12th and follow with weekly doses every Monday for a total of 8 weeks
Cisplatin ....nausea and fatigue
ABVD Six months
My mum went through a number of drugs to treat the cancer which kept on returning almost every single year from 2008-2011: Avasatin, Xeloda, Folfox, Folfiri, Erbitux. The side-effects are almost always similar: nausea, tiredness, vomiting, loss of appetite, mouth and throat sores. The first day after chemo she never manages to sleep well.
Begin Erbitux treatments February 13 2012 and finished on May 2nd.
Completed May 15, 2012
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.
Jan 21- vomit, headaches, fatigue, lack of sleep, sore throat, cold sores, dry mouth, weak, pain, dry skin, headaches
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.
11 treatments ended about 11/07/2011
April 9, 2012 (Only made it through 4 treatments as it made me incredibly sick.)
Alt Folfiri/Folfox 2010/Feb through 2010/June Folfiri/Erbitux started 2011/March Changed to Folfox/Avastin 2011/Oct Clinical trials 2012/Sept
second form of chemo 3 more weeks, no side effects
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.
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.
Began Erbitux November, once a week. Skipped December, resumed chemo January, I go weekly.
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.

Cytarabine (Ara-C) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Cytarabine (Ara-C) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

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)
nausea, fatigue, anxiety, depression, dizziness, vomitting
AVBD March - October 13 the usual; ESHAP December 14 - January 15 the usual; BEAM 200 March 15 the usual
R-CHOP starts 8/26/10 Major Side Effects Day 1-3 Headache and Diarrhea Mouth Sores Days 3-6 TCH starts 4/23/18
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hyper CVAD Protocol 6/1/2015-2/7/2016 including spinal chemo X 4
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.
ABVD Six months
Induction round 12/22/14-1/19-15: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue Consolidation February '15, Consolidation March '15, Consolidation April '15
Achieved remission October 2017 with 2 IV drugs — few side effects aside of minor peripheral neuropathy in feet. Out of remission in January 2018. On cytsribinevsubce Feb 2018; Also on oral chemo since March 2018: Venetoclax. Peripheral neuropathy (feet); anal fissures w/bleeds; mucocitis of throat (hard to eat or drink ANYthing); dyspepsia (nausea); fatigue; 15% wt loss (BMI=18.4)
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.
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.
January 6 2014 and February 15 2014
R-Chop--6 cycles total..completed 5/18,6/8 and 6/24/2011,7/15/11 8/8/11 and 8/25/11. side effects: nausea, bone pain, headaches, ear pain(probably from neulasta/neupogen),some fatigue, severe heartburn/epigastic discomfort, mood changes, r ice , beam, imbruvica
Induction, September 2014, two rounds. I didn't go into remission after the round (7+3 and) had IDA-FLAG (idarubicin, fludarabine, cytarabine and G-CSF. I lost my hair and appetite. Mouth sores are horrible as was the fatigue. I had four rounds of consolidation (November, December 2014, January, February 2015) after this, high dose cytarabine and the side effects are marginal for me, I was really tired and that was a result of low Hgb.
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.
still waiting for start date
I don't remember all of them, but cytotoxin was one of them
October 2010 - current; Unfortunately, I've had nearly every side effect from chemotherapy.

Daunorubicin Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Daunorubicin Chemotherapy 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.
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.
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.
Started chemo on July 7, 2016 - May 5, 2017 Side effects - nausea, vomiting, mouth sores
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.
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.
October 2010 - current; Unfortunately, I've had nearly every side effect from chemotherapy.

Mitomycin Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Mitomycin Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

1st round 23-27 March 2015 - minimal physical side effects, more pyscologial with PICC line fear and awareness of carrying chemo bottle around for a week. 2nd round 20th -24th April - felt more at ease with the bottle and had no real side effects until the end of the week, then developed terrible mouth sores around back teeth - which I didn't first time round.
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.
Mouth Sores, fatigue, nausea
Mitomicyn, flurosil-fu-5, weeks1 and 5, minimal side effects, some hair loss and fatigue.
Fatigue, hair thinning, weight loss
Intravenous at day 1 and 30, during radiation in pill form - Mitomycin
Mitomycin and f5u-begin 4/12/11. . . . I was EXTREMELY tired and became EXTREMELY short-of-breath (ended up with bronchitis, but I have asthma.) One of the meds, Mytomycin, I think, can adversely affect the lungs. My thyroid got messed up so I now take meds. Nodules on lungs, on CT . . . monitoring those.
5fu and Mitomycin Feb-Mar 2014
Overall unwell feeling. I had chest tightness and pain, might have been from anxiety. I was lucky with minimal hair loss and had only light nausea. I took my nausea and pain medication as prescribed, not when I needed it. Once nausea sets in, it's very hard to get rid of it. While I did not like taking opioid pain medication, pain is like the nausea, once it sets in, it's hard to overcome. About two weeks after radiation concluded, the Dr. and I ''weaned'' me off the pain medication with over the counter pain meds. The last week of Chemo was the worst, in hospital for a week as I spiked a fever, got some heavy duty antibiotics.
Started today 2020
Pill Chemo - Xeloda 500 mg. 4 pills AM 3 in PM. Zofran for Nausea. 2 IV push of Mitomycin during the 1st & last radiation treatments. MItomycin IV side effects - Metallic taste in everything lasted 24 hours Xelolda - Annoying tingling in hands, legs & feet which went away week 1. Nausea waves Stomach pains in lower abdomen Constipation
Mouth sores terrible lost taste for red meat. Hair thinned out
First round 3/17-20/14, 5-FU and Mytomycin. Nausea, fatigue, severe mouth sores (lips, mouth, tongue, throat) and white blood cell count down as low as .7. Second round postponed to 8th week due to C. Diff. infection. 1/2 dose with no severe side effects.
First round...mouth sores, nausea, weight loss, chemo rash on face and on upper torso, hair loss (about 80%).
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.
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.
Mitomycin given in one dose on June 28, followed by a week of infusion of 5FU. Four weeks later a second cycle of 5FU. Following the first treatment, severe mouth sores for 8 days - at the end could not swallow more than a teaspoon at a time. The second cycle had reduced mouth sores, but I did not have the Mitomycin as my blood count was too low. After the chemo ended, I developed a problem that my doctor and I identified as milk protein immune reaction (a general problem known as FPIES, and usually seen in young chidren - so at least my innards were in their second childhood!). I was hospitalized twice for rehydration, following hours of vomiting and diarrhea, after eating ice cream (it's made mostly with milk, who knew?) and a soup with light cream base (about the same as milk - who knew?). This turned me into a "food detective" when I ate away from home (what is in that sauce?). Finally, after a year, the oncologist suggested "challenges"with a fourth-teaspoon of the ice cream, followed by half-a teaspoon, etc., until I consumed the same size serving as the one that sent me to the hospital, without any reaction. At last I could stop grilling my friends about what's in the food! At this point my only issue is the chile pepper question - if something is being cooked with any kind of chile peppers I start coughing. And eating them! Out of the question.
2 weeks of chemo, the first week and last week of the 6 weeks. I had bad mouth sores both times. My hair got very thin.
NIGRO protocol with capecitabine + mitomycin began concurrently with radiation therapy (January 22, 2019 through March 4, 2019). I chose an oral medication instead of an infusion pump, which was somewhat risky because the oral medication was so new. At the time, there was very little history or research gathered on its effectiveness, but early data suggested it was at least as effective, and possibly even more effective, than infusions. I took a handful of pills twice a day on days when I received radiation, Monday through Friday for six weeks. Shortly into the therapy, I noticed food tasted different to me and became less enjoyable. I also experienced intense chest pain - enough to send me to the emergency room. I was followed by a cardiologist for the duration of my treatments, and fortunately the chest pain went away shortly after my cancer treatments ended. I am grateful that there was no permanent damage to my heart.
I haa a week of chemotherapy on week one (April 15-19th) and week five (May 13-May 17)) of my treatment plan. I had a pic-line put in each time for the chemo. I had both Mytomicyn and 5F-U. My first round of chemo, I had mouth sores, sore throat, and fever blisters on the mouth. My white blood count got so low that I had to have shots to boost my white blood count, and take a round of antibiotics. I also took pills to reduce getting fever blisters. My second round of chemotherapy, I was given a lower dose of the mytomicym due to the compromise of my white blood count the first time around .
2- 5 day rounds of Mitomycin infusion followed by Flouracil pump- Severe mouth sores & tongue swelling 1st round. Had Neupogen shots x4. NeulAsta shot after 2nd round - no sores.
2 rounds of mitomycin and F5 pump. Fatigue and brain fog. Loss of appetite and loss of normal taste bud function.
Some nausea, kept most of my hair.
First chemo started same day as radiation on 3-17-14 with a single dose of mitomycin and an infusion pump of 5-FU for 4 days. Beginning of the 5th week we repeated this process with 20% less mitomycin due to the low blood count. The first round I had few if any side effects. Felt tired and slow but when I got the pump off, I started to feel better. The second round was more difficult and my blood count fell too low, I got a low grade fever and ended up getting 2 blood transfusions and 5 shots to help build up the blood cells.
1 round of IV Mitomycin and 28 days of oral chemo Capecitabine 18th March 2019 for 5.5 weeks run concurrently with Chemo.

Eloxatin (Oxaliplatin) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Eloxatin (Oxaliplatin) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Oxaliplatin infusion; Leucovorin infusion; Fluorouracil continuous infusion pump.
Folfirinox 10/17-3/2018; Gemzar 4/18-7/2018; Xeloda 8/18-9/2018
R CHOP every 3 weeks from 12/30/2013 through 4/28/2014. Began R GEMOX on 6/19/2014 every 3 weeks through 10/21/2014. Started Rituximab and Treanda on 12/3/2014 as a 2 day course. Severe neuropathy in feet and less but still suffered neuropathy in fingers during R CHOP. R GEMOX caused great discomfort with cold even before therapy was complete. One does of Rituximab and Treanda and my father has terrible oral sores. However, he has been fortunate to never have suffered any severe intestinal discomfort.
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.
Oxaliplatin,Calcium Leucovorin,Camptosar,Florouracil
I had 2 chemotherapy drugs. Eloxatin (oxaliplatin) which was given through my port at my Oncologist's office. I also took Xeloda which is a chemotherapy drug (pills) taken at home. I also had a wonderful Oncologist who worked well with my surgeon.
Started chemo 1/4/2016
Nexavar for 6 months. Infusion therapy started 2 weeks ago and ongoing bi-weekly.
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.
June 2013 - December 2013
I was completely fine up until chemo #5. All of them are 52 hours, I go home with the pump. Chemo# 5 put me down. Fatigue, mouth sores, numbness in toes, extreme sensitivity to cold, loss of appetite.
2 rounds (5 day hopsitalization each cisplatin and 5FU) mouth sores, some hair loss, changes in taste and smell, weight loss 6 rounds Hepatic artery infusion (oxaliplatin)avastin 3 month Jakafi (oral) unknown trial drug nano cisplatin and gemcitabine
folofox: 3/14-9/14, starting again 1/15
Jan 22, 2015 R Chop was the first. Mostly tired some nauseous spells
Nine rounds of Folfirinox treatment before surgery and more after.
Exhaustion nausea Going on my 86th treatment
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.
6 weeks Flourcil (pills) and radiation Oct - Nov 2015 10 sessions IV chemo (avastin, oxilaplatin,irenitecan, 5-Fu) Apr - Sep 2016 Hands and feet numness Little nausea Fingernails thinned Balding
june 19 through end of nov 19 had chemo every two weeks, mouth sores, metal taste in mouth, hands feet peeled, nausea, severe intolerance to anything cold or hot eating or touching....everything had to be room temp.
2009 - Mitfomycin, 5FU; 2011 Xeloda & Oxaliplatin; 2013 Paclitaxel & Carboplatin; 2014 Lapatinib; 2015 Xeloda (twice with radiation)

Abraxane Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Abraxane Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Tiredness and oain
Abraxane and Genzar
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.
Extreme fatigue, delerium
Extreme fatigue, some dry heaving, hair loss, neutropenia
A/c( I am not good with names and the one would not uncheck above) started 4/10/2014 I lost my hair the day of the second treatment. Felt pretty bad but was able to work. Got pulmonary embolisms in June (I hope to find out soon that they are gone) by my 3rd A/c the lump was no longer able to be felt. By the 4th it was gone. started taxol in June (blurry) after 2 treatments the first infusion took 11 hours the second 8 hours and that was all I could stand. The side effects were extreme pain, nausea and sensitive to light and sound .I opted out the rest and went straight to surgery!
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?)
Initially 2 rounds of Folfirinox, that increased liver enzymes and CA-19-9
Methotrexate, Doxyrubicin, Vincristine, Vinblastine, Cytarabine, Etopomide
Gemcitibine plus Xeloda started March 2010 continuing through August 2010. The disease was in remission until August 2012, when metastases to the lungs was diagnosed, and the cancer progressed to Stage 4. Gemcitibine plus Xeloda followed until a chemo break in May 2013 was prescribed due to indolent nature of lung mets and hand/foot syndrome. With increasing size of lung mets, January 2014 began with chemo consisting of Abraxane plus Gemcitibine again. Metastases to peritoneum diagnosed in September 2015. Progression of metastases in May 2016 led to a determination that gemcitibine-based chemotherapy had ceased to be effective, and a new regimen of Onivyde plus 5-FU with leucovorin commenced. BRCA-1 mutation discovered and so the PARP inhibitor Olaparib was started in early 2017.
Started 12.1t.16
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

Avastin (Bevacizumab) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Avastin (Bevacizumab) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

3/19-5/19: carboplatin, taxol for 3 rounds, with avastin for 2 of those (fatigue, assorted irritable stomach issues; with avastin: raspy voice/throat, sniffy) 6/19-8/18: carboplatin, taxol for 3 rounds, with avastin for 2 (see above but a little more so, since it was after THE BIG SURGERY 7/20-? carboplatin, doxil for 6 rounds (SO FAR: intense headache for a few days, some lightheadedness and nausea)
6 treatments chemotherapy (carbo/placing/Avastin
Had a really bad reaction on Oct 14 2014
6 carbo/taxol and 4 cisplatnin in 2013/4. 4 carbo/taxol in 2016/17.
First chemo was on Friday 9/15/17. 3 chemo infusions over 8 hours. To be done every 3 weeks. Next scheduled 10/6/17. Have had no nausea or vomiting. Saturday night, severe pressure in rectum, vaginal area and lower pelvic region. Contacted physician due to pain and that no amount of medicine was subsiding pain. Was advised that it seems as if the chemo is working. The pressure could be due to the necrotic tissue from the cancer itself is moving, liquid retention, or inflammation from the chemo. He reassured me that pain and pressure should go away within a few days. Was instructed to take higher dose of percocet. The higher dose of pain meds has done its due diligence, but knocks me out too. It is now three days later and pain and pressure has become more bearable, and treatable with 800mg motrin. Feeling extremely tired, which is very odd being that I am very active. Powering through, I will win this battle.
Jan 2 through Jan 5 2015 Staff infection , Bacteria in blood, Fever and Nausea
ABVD Six months
I was completely fine up until chemo #5. All of them are 52 hours, I go home with the pump. Chemo# 5 put me down. Fatigue, mouth sores, numbness in toes, extreme sensitivity to cold, loss of appetite.
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.
two 6 month bouts...one 2004 to 2005. next March 2007 to Sept. 2007 Nueropathy, memory loss, balance issues, joint and muscle pain
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.
Fu5 fannypack4 months 5 months mainvein all side effects
2 rounds (5 day hopsitalization each cisplatin and 5FU) mouth sores, some hair loss, changes in taste and smell, weight loss 6 rounds Hepatic artery infusion (oxaliplatin)avastin 3 month Jakafi (oral) unknown trial drug nano cisplatin and gemcitabine
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
Beginning in April I had three treatments with Taxol and carbo platinum as well as Avastin. Joint pain was rough but gone after a week or so. I've mostly been easily tired out. My CA125 went up so I had another PETCT that showed an increase in the cancer I am now getting Doxil every four weeks and Avastin every two weeks. Side effects have been relatively mild - just tired a lot.
CHEMO 1/2/2012, CHEMO 8/1/2012, CHEMO 7/1/2013 HAIR LOSS
folofox: 3/14-9/14, starting again 1/15
Started chemo on July 7, 2016 - May 5, 2017 Side effects - nausea, vomiting, mouth sores
Carboplatin, taxol, avastin, and a PARP inhibitor for 6 rounds, then remission for about 7 months. Then more carboplatin and taxol for 3 more treatments until I became resistant, then onto the MEK/Milo trial. Failed that after 2 months, now looking into immunotherapy
Six rounds in 2008 and 12 rounds in 2015 got through these not too bad in the big scheme of things.
Every other week
Once every 3 weeks from Feb - April 2020. Extreme
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.
6 weeks Flourcil (pills) and radiation Oct - Nov 2015 10 sessions IV chemo (avastin, oxilaplatin,irenitecan, 5-Fu) Apr - Sep 2016 Hands and feet numness Little nausea Fingernails thinned Balding
mid july to November 2015 Gemzar eight treatments, xeloda for 28 days on radiation days. Started Folfox regimen 09/20/2017 for recurrence.

Dasatinib (Sprycel) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Dasatinib (Sprycel) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

An unpleasant mix of fatigue, diarrhea, headaches, water retention, muscle and bone pain.

Onivyde (Irinotecan Liposome) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Onivyde (Irinotecan Liposome) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Gemcitibine plus Xeloda started March 2010 continuing through August 2010. The disease was in remission until August 2012, when metastases to the lungs was diagnosed, and the cancer progressed to Stage 4. Gemcitibine plus Xeloda followed until a chemo break in May 2013 was prescribed due to indolent nature of lung mets and hand/foot syndrome. With increasing size of lung mets, January 2014 began with chemo consisting of Abraxane plus Gemcitibine again. Metastases to peritoneum diagnosed in September 2015. Progression of metastases in May 2016 led to a determination that gemcitibine-based chemotherapy had ceased to be effective, and a new regimen of Onivyde plus 5-FU with leucovorin commenced. BRCA-1 mutation discovered and so the PARP inhibitor Olaparib was started in early 2017.

Docetaxel (Taxotere) Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Docetaxel (Taxotere) Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

Hair loss, nails, hand and feet discoloration, constipation that resulted in an anal fissure that won't heal, bone pain, depression and anxiety

Uncategorized Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Uncategorized Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

1/7/2014 and every 14 days thereafter - Nausea, jaw pain, loss of taste, hair loss, fatigue 6/10/2014 - chemo complete (6 cycles ABVD)
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