• Doesn’t Chemo create bad side effects?

    Asked by Fellini on Sunday, March 17, 2019

    Doesn’t Chemo create bad side effects?

    I have carcinoma of unknown primary. It has spread to my leg and lymph node. I’m not sure I want to go through chemo when I know there is no cure and I will feel terrible and possibly be worse than I am now. How did you decide to select to have chemo?

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    • gertie22's Avatar

      Agree with all those who posted. No, chemo is NOT fun-but nobody promised us that,right? It works for so many and you can get through it. After my first treatment I told my husband "I'm done" his reply? "That's not an option. Know what? he was right. Got through the six and now busy rebuilding strength. Biggest side effects for me (endometrial) were dizziness, loss of appetite and leg cramps. I look back at the treatment and am grateful that it worked.

      2 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar

      Nothing ventured, nothing gained----
      TRY IT

      2 months ago
    • cards7up's Avatar

      You might have an unknown primary but they do know what type you have. Not all chemo is the same. I always say, you go through treatment for a short time to hopefully give you a longer time to be here. I like waking up in the morning. I was diagnosed almost 9 years ago and also had a local recurrence and now I'm at my 5 year mark of being NED (No Evidence of Disease). And if it recurs again, then I'll deal with it then!

      2 months ago

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