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. about 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    I just lost my bottom lashes on my eye....not major by any means. Still having some vision loss....was told that is common

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    • Nursesknow
    • Experience with Intraocular Melanom...
    about 4 years ago
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    My Eyeball kept falling out of my head

    Side Effects

    OMG, it sounds like a country song, doesn't it. To understand why my eyeball kept falling out of my head, it's important to understa...

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    • marym
    • Experience with Intraocular Melanoma (al...
    almost 7 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    Chemo brain, hair loss, fatigue, neutropenia, memory changes, mood changes.

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    • CeWebb87
    • Experience with Intraocular Melanoma ...
    about 5 years ago
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    Eyelash loss, constant irritation, pain, swelling and vision loss.

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  2. over 5 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

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    • ilong
    • Experience with Uveal Melanoma
    almost 7 years ago
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    Other

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