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.

    • BabsMags
    • Experience with Choriocarcinoma
    5 months ago
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    Mouth sores

    Side Effects

    Along with mouth sores, I lost taste my buds! Numerous other side effects, too!

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  1. 7 months ago
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    Side Effects

    Dehydrated- susceptible to cold, to people. Nausea all the time, metallic and painful mouth and gums. Hair fell out. Listlessness

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    • CHANCE24
    • Experience with Seminoma, Testicular ...
    about 3 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    I've been very week, sharp pain in finger tips, cant get an erection, chemo brain, lots of stomach and nausea problems,

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    • shorty1981
    • Experience with Non-Seminoma, Testi...
    over 4 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    hair/loss,hot/flashes,nausea/vomiting,

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    • KimberlynJ
    • Experience with Non-Seminoma, Testi...
    about 5 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    Blood transfusion.

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    • KimberlynJ
    • Experience with Non-Seminoma, Testi...
    about 5 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    Pain from 3 deep tissue removal proceedures to remove sudemonis infection down to the muscle of the left leg.

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    • KimberlynJ
    • Experience with Non-Seminoma, Testi...
    about 5 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    Extreme pain from surgery.

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    • KimberlynJ
    • Experience with Non-Seminoma, Testi...
    about 5 years ago
    • KimberlynJ
    • Experience with Non-Seminoma, Testi...
    about 5 years ago
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    Infection

    Side Effects

    Sepsis, plunging blood presure, ICU

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    • KimberlynJ
    • Experience with Non-Seminoma, Testi...
    about 5 years ago
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

    Side Effects

    Extreme low white blood counts resulted in sudden onset of severe infection (cellulitis) in left leg.

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    • Hookem1012
    • Experience with Classical Seminoma,...
    over 5 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    I worry that no woman will want to enter into a relationship with me now that I have cancer. I'm also really worried that I may neve...

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    • SAndo1
    • Experience with Testicular Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    heavy depression OCD

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