• PhantomDX
    • Experience with Embryonal Carcinoma
    over 6 years ago
    • PhantomDX
    • Experience with Embryonal Carcinoma
    over 6 years ago
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    Thrush; yeast infection

    Side Effects

    Experienced a yeast infection in the mouth due to the steroids. Was prescribed magic mouthwash and diflucan.

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    • Experience with Embryonal Carcinoma
    over 6 years ago
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    Skin changes

    Side Effects

    Fingertips and toes turned black.

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    • Experience with Embryonal Carcinoma
    over 6 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    Slightly, difficulty with concentration and executing certain complex analysis.

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    • PhantomDX
    • Experience with Embryonal Carcinoma
    over 6 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    8-9th day it just started falling out in clumps. I had it shaved at the barber. My goatee fell off about two days later.

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    • Experience with Embryonal Carcinoma
    over 6 years ago
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    Taste change/loss

    Side Effects

    Starting happening after the second cycle.

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    • Experience with Embryonal Carcinoma
    over 6 years ago
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    Erection problems

    Side Effects

    Yeah, it's not going to work during this entire process.

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    • Experience with Embryonal Carcinoma
    over 6 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    It hurts, nothing you can really do about it.

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    • Experience with Embryonal Carcinoma
    over 6 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

    Use Bare Mineral Oil everyday. It'll keep things moving.

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    • PhantomDX
    • Experience with Embryonal Carcinoma
    over 6 years ago
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    Nausea medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Zofran 4mg/ml injectable works so much better than the ODT.

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • PhantomDX
    • Experience with Embryonal Carcinoma
    over 6 years ago
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    Medicine for low white blood cell count

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Make sure you take Clarinex and Tylenol before the neupogen otherwise you will burn up and every bone in your body will hurt.

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Experience with Embryonal Carcinoma
    over 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Way easier than expected. But definitely not a walk in the park either.

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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