What are Uncategorized Chemotherapies? List from Cancer Survivors

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Uncategorized Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Uncategorized Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

will be starting after Christmas
Started chemo July 7,2011--6 sessions of Taxotere and Carboplatin--first 2 treatments were horrible, nausea,got dehydrated, had to go to hospital for fluids and unable to eat or drink--started losing hair after 2nd treatment--hard to take--got nausea straight but still had metal taste in mouth and unable to drink or eat for about 2 weeks after chemo--couldn't really eat till the week before treatment time again--hardest thing I have ever gone thru in my life--and it still is chemo or not--finished chemo 10/18/11 & happy to say cancer free--still have side effects--the numbness and hair is taking it's time growing back--but I am happy to be here and alive.
1/12/12 - begin taking daily chemo pill Temador (not sure how to spell that) for up to 12 months.
too many to remember
R-Dhop 6 weeks. Every 21 days. Followed by Neulasta shot in stomach day after chemo. For those of you who have to have it. It hurts. It's not the needle it's the white blood cells going into your body. Burns badly. So, put ice pack on stomach before getting the shot. You'll thank me a million times. :) Had a picc line in upper right arm, leading a tube to my heart. Strong chemo. But, with all the other meds they put in it. I NEVER got sick. Everyone around me couldn't believe I had cancer. This is the last week before final treatment. Now body has said..."time to be fatigued." :)
completed the first of chemo, mouth sores are terrible, otherwise feel ok
No help says' the doctor.
More harm than good; no chemo
I had oral chemotherapy. I started taking it when I started my radiation therapy. I finished my chemo in October 2011. I took it every night 21 out of 28 days. I had to wait 2-3 hrs after eating to take it and another hour after taking it to eat or take my other medications. (I took Zofran, a nausea medicine, half an hour before my chemo.) One positive is it broke my late night snacking. My chemo has random side effects and the possible side effects ranged from one thing to the opposite. For example, it could cause constipation or diarrhea. I didn't read all the possiblities until I was almost finished taking it. That explained why I cried so easily. It was a side effect not just stress from dealing with cancer.
HAIC 24/7 for two consecutive weeks of constant flow chemo delivered directly to the liver. Every two week chem, alt two weeks pump is filled with Saline. NO Side Effects
4 treatments of taxotere and cytoxan, every 3 weeks began on January 12, 2011. I had a reaction to the second treatment. I was lucky with side effects. Shaved my head before the second treatment because it hurt, then the constipation started,nausea started after 3rd treatment, but never actually got sick. My fingernails hurt but never turned black or fell out. I felt like I had paper in my mouth for a few weeks. The booster shot made my bones ache. My back twitched after the first one so much that I could not get comfortable. And the steroids kept me awake.
I really don't recall the chemo drugs I was on but I never lost my hair and never was nauseous. I had little appetite which caused a huge weight loss.
RITUXIN 10-2010 - present Fludaraben 10-2010 R-chop 1-2011
Start R-Chop on July 23,2013.
Clinical Trial-see below
R-CHOP, six session, three weeks apart, starting on June 29, 2012 and ending on October 16, 2012. Had some minor nausea on the night of the chemo sessions, but nothing too major. About 80% of hair fell out by the third chemo session.
breast cancer, Breast exam, breast check,breast screening,self breast exam,breast screening device, breast awareness, breast cancer, self breast examination, self breast check, breast cancer awareness, breast examination, breast cancer screening, breast cancer symptoms
R-Hyper CVAD (6 cycles) followed by High-dose Methotrexate (2 cycles)
R-CHOP. 6 rounds every 3 weeks
What more can I say other than YUCK! It has been very difficult thus far. Upon my first treatment I left the hospital, only to return a few hours later vomiting non-stop. Zofran hasn't helped. The only thing that does anything at all to combat the nausea is to drink plain green tea. I know it sounds weird, but it sometimes works.
Carboplatin and Taxol for 5 rounds. No side effects at all except tired on day 2 & 3 post treatment day. Tolerate chemo well.
Iressa (gefintib)
Rituxan...Pain in joints, diarrhea, fuzzy eyesight, cold/Hot, burning lips and tongue, little sores on skin, very tired and not much strength.
R Chop every 3 weeks. 6 treatments
Vidaza 5 day cycle once a month, side effects weight loss, erythema nodula,hair loss(slow), nail discoloration
Mitotane for about a year
photosensitivity, some nauesea
Docetaxel (taxotere) 6 months every 3 weeks, Cyclophosphamide (procytox) 6 months every 3 weeks, and Trastuzumab (herceptin) evey 3 weeks for a year.
6 cycles of r- chop 5/1/13 felt good just some tiredness, 5/29 pretty much the same as last treatment, 6/5 this round kicked my butt extremely tired very achy steriods had me feeling pretty crazy asked to have dosage lowered.
Still waiting on Chemotherapy decision
They are not doing anything as of yet it has been a month and I am told it will take another month for this to heal . Who really knows. I am so afraid of that surgeon I don't want to see him . I think I should be on hormonal therapy or something besides sitting around with my skin falling off.
Starts 9/3/13
Temodar 160 mg nightly began July 21, and continued during radiation treatments. Chris had to take Zofran with the Temodar, so he didn't get nauseous. He will finish the chemo up the chemo September 2, 2013. He will get 4 weeks off, and begin taking a double dose of the Temodar for the first five days of every month for the next six months.
Bendamustien and Rituxen
No chemo
GREAT NEWS!!! No Cisplatin treatment!! Only going to use Cetuximab! which means I will not be getting all the side effects of Chemo type treatments!!!
G-Chop 1/8/14 starting for 6 cycles, headache, jaw pain, hair loss

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)

Uncategorized Chemotherapy Chemotherapies

What Uncategorized Chemotherapy Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

None. So thankful.
I tooke Temodar pills from 08/2013 to 12/2013. The main side effects that I had were fatigue and nausea. I found that by taking my Zofran a half hour before bed and then taking the Temodar right before I went to sleep, I was able to sleep through most of the side effects.
rituxan, vidaza, and revlimid
HAD 7 TREATMENTS ONE A WEEK FOR 7 WEEKS SIDE EFFECTS WAS MINIMUM DID NOT LOOSE HAIR JUST WEAKNESS OR LARTHARGIC MOOD ...
Pending
I have had 6 months of chemo, consisting of Rutuxin and Bendamustin or Treanda. Found that I was deathly allergic to the Rutuxin, and fought that drug all the way through the chemo infusions.
Cisplatin weekly 10 weeks delayed nausea that was almost impossible to control. Change in texture of hair minimal loss of hair. Mostly just thinning.
Rituximab and Bendamustine
started chemo in 2010 6 months on an off, finally had stem cell transplant at Mass General Boston n March of 2012 remission lasted one year :(
Currently on third round of six rchop treatments. Fatigue and constipation.
My doctor said there wont be malignancy as the tumor was encapsulated, but it would be safe if i undergo 3sessions of chemotherapy. So i opted for chemo and had vomiting and hair loss while on therapy
ABVD chemiotherapy, hair loss
ABVD 08/22/2014: Fatigue, jaw pain, swollen tongue/mouth, loss of taste, hiccups, sneezes, mood swings/anxiety attacks, bone pain, constipation, some nausea, loss of appetite, decreased white blood cells & fevers (resulting in ER visit & week-long hospitalization). ABVD 09/18/2014: Fatigue, hiccups, intense bone pain (pelvis & back), jaw pain, swollen tongue/mouth, loss of taste, emotional, loss of hair. ABVD 10/01/2014: Fatigue, painful bowels, jaw pain, hiccups, mild night sweats, bone pain, difficulty sleeping, mood swings, nausea, joint stiffness, mild skin rash, constipation & severe abdominal pain, decreased white blood cells & fevers (resulting in second ER visit & week-long hospitalization). ABVD (w/20% strength reduction) 10/15/2014: Fatigue, jaw pain, swollen tongue, loss of taste, bone pain, irregular bowels, some constipation, gassy, hiccups, mild night sweats, heart burns, sneezes, difficulty sleeping, mood swings
Rituximab X 6 Treanda X 12 Aching, fatigue, nausea, weakness
Votrient
Not recommended
I had chemotherapy for the first part of 2014 and now I am back on ice and chemotherapy with a test drug for 2015
Sores in mouth, loss of appetite
6-27-2014 1st Chemo 7-17-14 2nd Chemo Chemo is suppose to be every two weeks if blood counts are ok, but sometimes it's three week...
6 rounds of RCHOP 3 weeks apart. Side effects were more weight loss, depression, fatigue, and constipation. My dad is now on maintenance Rituxan therapy every other month for 2 years (4 more to go)
Bendamustine + Rituximab starting 3/17/15 for six months. Side effects: fatigue, nausea, vomiting, hair thinning.
Avastin-high blood pressure Eloxatin-extreme sensitivity to cold, neuropathy, became allergic so I had to add steroids & anti-allergen Erbitux-serious rash over body from head to feet (looked like I had a very bad case of acne), dry skin Fluorouracil-dry, cracking painful hands & feet. Irinotecan-loss of hair, diarrhea Xeloda-dry skin, irritated throat Stivarga (Feb 2015-current) serious fatigue, high blood pressure, hand-foot problem, aching joints, nausea Due to all the treatments I have/had: dry mouth, lack of sleep, depression, anxiety. I also had Zometa to keep bones strong. Unfortunately, I have now been diagnosed with osteonecrosis of the jaw. Due to the pain, I am now on daily dose of pain meds.
every other week, cold sensitivity
I'm getting three chemo a dont know what they're called but they all make me feel like crap. But whatever makes me better I guess. Fatigue, sick, swollen ankles, sensitive skin, pins and needles in finger tips. Bowel movements slow down. But speed up after a while
R-CHOP, started may 2015; fatigue, metallic taste, depression, headaches, nausea, loss of appetite
Magrath protocol - R-CODOX-M and R-IVAC. Side effects - usual stuff + peripheral neuropathy, back pain (site of intrathecal/tumors?)
Rituxan, Treanda and Neulasta with minimal side effects.
Revlamid - daily - ongoing
I will be starting Bendamustine and Rituximab chemo on August 20th and 21st. I will be having treatment for 2 days every 28 days for 6 months followed by 2 years of maintenance therapy.
FOLFIRINOX and Gemcitabine/Abraxane
i had 6 months of cemo, I did good I was determined to not let it get me down. I worked full time and went to the gym three days a week,
4 days 96 hours
5 months of chemo just did first treatment
Mitomycin, 5FU. Mucosytis, oral thrush
XELODA 500mgs x2 twice a day for two weeks during radiation. Recommenced 14.10.15 to stop on 28.10.15...Having this treatment as insertion of PICC line failed and ceases during radiation due to platelets dropping to 108.
taking Gleevec for life
Chemotherapy to start in 2016
(A)driamycin, (B)leomycin, (V)inblastine, (D)acarbazine
R-Chop
We can cure this without Chemo. . . I'm going to do it!
Every two weeks - fatigue five or six days following
june 15-August 6, 2015
Dates 1/31/15, 2/19/15 Type, F5
1/28/16 induction
I started Chemo in July. I went in with a positive attitude. My sister and I had done a lot of research about things to do to minimize side effects. I cannot stress the importance of drinking a lot of water (and I mean a lot!) before during and after the chemo. Rinse your mouth with a mouth wash specifically for dry mouth - thankfully I avoided sores and I think this was the reason. Rest as often as you can and don't ever feel guilty about it.
EPOCH+R
Starting April 7th 2016
First visit to oncologist 29th March.
Started ABVD chemo on September 22, 2015 Ended on April 7, 2016 8 cycles/months (every two weeks) Side effects: - skin discolorations that either looks like scratch marks or skin pigmentation and nail discoloration throughout the treatment - fatigue, nausea and vomitting on the first cycle - constipation - very dry skin - itchiness - tender gums and pain in a specific tooth tjat started to feel loose - hair loss - either unable to sleep at night or sleep very late on the night of chemo session - tingling or feeling of probably shrinkage on the tumor site - "chemo fog"
Docetaxel, 8 sessions in 2014; extreme fatigue, neuropathy, loss of hair
1 cycle of 7+3 regimen of Cytarabine, Idarubicin, but still had more than 10% of blasts in system. Went on to have 10 intermediate doses of cytarabine, and was in remission. Doctor had me on low dose decitabine and sorafenib (but I did not continue with sorafenib due to strong side effects of face bloating/swelling and rashes)
Had two induction rounds and two consolidation rounds.
She does her 2nd round tomorrow. Although they called today and said its more aggresive than they thought. So we are now going to a new hospital in a different state.
RCHOP April through end of July, spinal Chemo May till early July. Slightly nauseous day after. Headaches after spinal chemo, a day or 2. Currently having sciatic nerve pain. Numbness in fingers & feet. Weak, tired.
R-CHOP
Seven days straight starting on Monday August 15th.
7 + 3 , tired, weight loss, neuropathy
N/A Chemo poisons; cannabis brings about programmed cell death.
Mitomycin and Fluorouracil (5- FU) for four day at beginning and four days at end. Start date 8/22/2016.
June 19th 2016 no serious side effects.
no chemo
Started R-CHOP 9-6-16
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