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.

    • jjmyers126
    • Experience with Lymphoma, Cervical ...
    about 1 year ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    Also bone pain after my shot.

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  1. about 2 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    12.10.17- Mom began chemo 4 days ago. Shes been sleeping all day every day pretty much. A couple of days ago she had a bump burst on...

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    • AmyKins
    • Experience with Lymphoma, Cervical Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    Hot flashes

    Side Effects

    Some warning about being thrown into surgical menopause would have been beneficial, year down the line just getting it under control...

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    • AmyKins
    • Experience with Lymphoma, Cervical Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Sooooo tired following 9 months of no sleep now I cant stay awake

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    • AmyKins
    • Experience with Lymphoma, Cervical Cancer
    about 6 years ago
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    Lymphedema

    Side Effects

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