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.

    • zoey22
    • Experience with Bone Cancer
    about 1 year ago
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    Bladder problems

    Side Effects

    cancer is also in postrate

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    • epona
    • Experience with Bone Cancer
    about 1 year ago
  1. over 1 year ago
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    Side Effects

    I am always exhasted and some days i feel sick!

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  2. over 4 years ago
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    extreme reaction to the chemotherapy

    Side Effects

    Over four days two lots of chemo not eating being very ill Jedd went from 58kg down to 52kg shocked to see our son go through with m...

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  3. about 5 years ago
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    Lymphedema

    Side Effects

    Chemo brain, pain

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    • Pepsi
    • Experience with Bone Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    Other side effects confusion, nausea, bad taste of food, depression, tiredness

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    • Ranz
    • Experience with Bone Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Other

    Side Effects

    Had the nausea, loss of hair, constipation, dry mouth, no appetite, weight loss

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  4. almost 6 years ago
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    Bone fracture or break

    Side Effects

    Hair loss, weakness, liver problems, I managed to get medicare but have to apply on a monthly basis. I have 4 children who look up t...

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    • amkates
    • Experience with Bone Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
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    Skin changes

    Side Effects

    I got radiation burn on the inside of my leg, where my underpants leg sits. I cannot get it clear up and now it seeps liquid I thin...

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    • LorenJade
    • Experience with Chondrosarcoma, Bone...
    about 6 years ago
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    Hot flashes

    Side Effects

    Will they stop?? I have them day and night even 2 weeks after treatment, then I start my next cycle.

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    • LorenJade
    • Experience with Chondrosarcoma, Bone...
    about 6 years ago
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    Fever

    Side Effects

    Dr. Say to go to hospital at 100.4. I have been struggling with fevers all last week. Luckily dr said just to monitor my reaction ...

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    • LorenJade
    • Experience with Chondrosarcoma, Bone...
    about 6 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    All that's left are little blonde hairs. Mind you I was a brunette.

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