Experiences with Side Effects of Cancer

There are both physical and emotional side effects of cancer; experiences vary from patient to patient regarding side effects before, during, and after treatment. Although you may not know what to expect with your certain type of cancer or treatment plan, there are ways to be proactive by preparing yourself mentally, taking care of yourself physically, and doing what is best for yourself emotionally all through your cancer diagnosis. You can focus on your daily routine, talk closely with your care team about what you are experiencing, eat healthy, continue to exercise, distract yourself with hobbies, and lean on your support system whether it is made up of family, friends, or local support groups.

It might help you to know what other WhatNexters have experienced through their cancer treatment; remember that side effects will vary for everyone. It may help you to prepare for the worst but hope for the best.

For more information read our guide onTreatments and Side Effects of Cancer - What to Expect.

  1. 2 days ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    I had them big bowel movements that is very liquid type.

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    • mickmca15
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrati...
    3 days ago
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    Infection

    Side Effects

    Got first chemo txTCHP on 1/24/17 No redness no swelling no pain no tenderness no fever Thought chemo reaction. Got tachycardia Th...

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    • CMLpatient
    • Experience with Chronic Myeloid Leu...
    4 days ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    Bone and muscle pain in the legs and arms, at night usually few hours after taking Oral Chemo tablet (Gleevec )

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    • akwendi
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    6 days ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    Chemo brain, fatigue, hair loss, soreness (for a few days after each treatment)

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  2. 7 days ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    Numbing hands and feet

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  3. 8 days ago
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    Cough

    Side Effects

    Gagging

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    • Chrissyl67
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrat...
    10 days ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    Acute colitis, dehydration, vomiting

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    • azocher
    • Experience with Carcinoma, Endometrial...
    10 days ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    Bad sudden allergic reaction to Carbo Platinum on second dose of second round . First round, after surgery but before recurrence, wa...

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  4. 10 days ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    Middle toe nail in each foot turned black and fell off. Neuropathy in outside three toes of left foot. Some tingling in toes of ri...

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  5. 11 days ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    Out of this list of side effects we are supposed to pick only one?

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    • kellycl
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung C...
    11 days ago
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    Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, sweats)

    Side Effects

    and breathing problems.

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    • Jim2017
    • Experience with Diffuse Large B-Cell L...
    12 days ago
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

    Side Effects

    Had to take Antibiotic .

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