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.

    • dawn
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    Diarrhea

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    • dawn
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

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    • Carol6512
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    over 6 years ago
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    Infection

    Side Effects

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    • Cherie
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

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    • katmas
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

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    • Lillian
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Hand foot syndrome

    Side Effects

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    • cindyvon1
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) C...
    over 6 years ago
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    Eating problems (anorexia)

    Side Effects

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    • Kogetsu
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Side Effects

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • Megsterr
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    over 6 years ago
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    Side Effects

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • Bfhbonds
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    over 6 years ago
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    Weight loss

    Side Effects

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • Bfhbonds
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    over 6 years ago
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    Hot flashes

    Side Effects

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    • Bfhbonds
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Color...
    over 6 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

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