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.

    • Sasukesuma
    • Experience with Fallopian Tube Cancer
    10 days ago
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    Shortness of breath

    Side Effects

    Though it is hard to say sometimes if this is from the cancer or a-fib

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    • Sasukesuma
    • Experience with Fallopian Tube Cancer
    10 days ago
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

    Side Effects

    Insurance refuses to cover the shots they gave me for this.

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    • Sasukesuma
    • Experience with Fallopian Tube Cancer
    10 days ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    Who doesn’t with cancer

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    • Sasukesuma
    • Experience with Fallopian Tube Cancer
    10 days ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    On two occasions I had blood transfusions.

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    • Sasukesuma
    • Experience with Fallopian Tube Cancer
    10 days ago
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    Allergic reaction

    Side Effects

    Allergic reaction during first chemo infusion. Flushing, difficulty breathing. They immediately stoped. The infusion and gave me dru...

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    • Cheri18
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian ...
    15 days ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    Neuropathies in toes and fingers bone and muscle pain minimal nausea fatigue

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    • Mamaguerra
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopi...
    about 1 month ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    Very emotional to deal with all different side affects but this one did it

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    • Dj0827
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian T...
    about 1 month ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    Bone pain after nuelasta

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    • SandraKay
    • Experience with Primary Peritoneal C...
    about 1 month ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    Also hair loss, neuropathy, Chemo brain, fatigue, pain, shortness of breath all of which are mild and managed by my Oncologist

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    • Hester
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian T...
    about 1 month ago
    • LalaG
    • Experience with Epithelial Ovarian Carci...
    6 months ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    I had fatigue, chemo brain, fever, dizziness and hair loss.

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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    The lack of nourishment cause constipation in the abdominal probably wash caused diarrhea all within a two week. Then after eating I...

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