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. almost 4 years ago
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    Vaginal stenosis

    Side Effects

    This has yet to be dealt with but the internal radiations will guarantee i will have this as to i will have 6 total....therapy to re...

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  2. almost 4 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    Nausea from the chemo almost always 4th and 5th day after chemo, The first couple of weeks i took compozine for it which helped but ...

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  3. almost 4 years ago
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    Fever

    Side Effects

    Radiation seems to keep my core body temp higher than usual which in turn makes me dehydrated most of the time(mildly)..I drink lots...

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  4. almost 4 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

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    The radiation is the culprit of this.....i eat accordingly,i rest when tired and move about when im not...simple as that

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  5. almost 4 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    I eat accordingly to keep my diarreah to a minimal but i find that for that time(4th and 5th day after chemo)that it is actually a g...

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  6. almost 4 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    My boyfriend keeps my determination,hope and faith up when i am feeling down....no meds needed

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  7. almost 4 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    My anxiety level has gone from very high in the beginning to mild as of now....I had the dr prescribe me an anti anxiety med in the ...

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  8. almost 4 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

    Constipated for first week(i suspected from the pain meds)so i discontinued taking any(never been a fan of pain meds) solved that pr...

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  9. almost 4 years ago
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    Bladder problems

    Side Effects

    Dehydration is dominant....The stents do give me disconfort at times but urinating is still sometimes problematic(I drink a lot of w...

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    • jms462001
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Cerv...
    about 4 years ago
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    High blood pressure (hypertension)

    Side Effects

    Chemo was fairly easy to go through during treatment. It left me with high blood pressure, neuropathy, ear ringing, chemo brain, bal...

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    • LilyDex
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Cervic...
    about 4 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    I suffered from anemia...confusion sometimes. I still forget things that I never used to forget. I feel weaker than I did before a...

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    • mahina
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    about 4 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    Not as tired as the round before but nerves in legs and feet hurt, sometimes itch, inside of my leg bones hurt as well. Nausea off ...

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