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.

    • plook
    • Experience with Thymoma
    11 months ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

    Severe constipation due to Zofran especially orally immediately post-chemo treatment. Was in bed practically for two days. Will av...

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    • Sharma8
    • Experience with Carcinoid Tumor, Thymu...
    over 1 year ago
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    Bone thinning (osteoporosis)

    Side Effects

    Side effect of the tumors= avascular necrosis.

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    • ikedo
    • Experience with Thymoma
    about 4 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    I am having problems with labored breathing esp after little physical exertion

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    • bobbie
    • Experience with Hodgkin Disease, Thymus...
    about 6 years ago
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    Side Effects

    Numbness in legs and feet

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  1. almost 8 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    After 3 weeks of no treatment yet, I've begun to freak out. I'm not sleeping very well, I'm snappy, weepy and not my usual happy, p...

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  2. 8 months ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

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

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    • Sharma8
    • Experience with Carcinoid Tumor, Thymu...
    over 1 year ago
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    Cushing's Syndrome Side Effeects

    Side Effects

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

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    • goscang
    • Experience with Hodgkin Disease, Thymu...
    over 2 years ago
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    Side Effects

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

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    • Walkat
    • Experience with Thymus Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Taste change/loss

    Side Effects

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

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    • Walkat
    • Experience with Thymus Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

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

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    • Walkat
    • Experience with Thymus Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

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

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    • Walkat
    • Experience with Thymus Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Hand foot syndrome

    Side Effects

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

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