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.

    • jessica317
    • Experience with Discoid Lupus Eryth...
    almost 2 years ago
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    Arthritis

    Side Effects

    Anemia, weight gain, hbp, weakened bones, hair loss

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    • sbyrd
    • Experience with Systemic Lupus Erythemat...
    over 4 years ago
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    a whole list of crazy stuff

    Side Effects

    I just don't know how to describe what i'm going through. I just hope someone else out there can offer some Godly advice to a single...

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  1. about 5 years ago
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    Side Effects

    I was vomiting out my insides and I could barely eat anything. The doctors thought I would die but I made it

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  2. about 5 years ago
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    Side Effects

    I was incoherent and dazed for two weeks

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  3. about 5 years ago
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    Arthritis

    Side Effects

    Had arthiritis , tendinitis, anemia, puffy face , and vomiting , with nausea

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    • TKRash
    • Experience with Systemic Lupus Erythema...
    over 1 year ago
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    Weight gain

    Side Effects

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    • TKRash
    • Experience with Systemic Lupus Erythema...
    over 1 year ago
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    Weakened bones

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    • TKRash
    • Experience with Systemic Lupus Erythema...
    over 1 year ago
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    Vomiting

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    • TKRash
    • Experience with Systemic Lupus Erythema...
    over 1 year ago
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    Trouble sleeping

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    • TKRash
    • Experience with Systemic Lupus Erythema...
    over 1 year ago
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    Trouble sleeping

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    • TKRash
    • Experience with Systemic Lupus Erythema...
    over 1 year ago
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    Tremors

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    • TKRash
    • Experience with Systemic Lupus Erythema...
    over 1 year ago
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    Puffy face

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