Side effects of treatment

Discuss with others your experiences of symptom management. Remember to always consult your doctors and nurses about specific concerns.

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I lost my daughter

blue80217
  • By blue80217 · New reply February 2, 2013
  • 45 replies
  • I lost my 22 year old of a drug over dose 4 weeks today,her name was Henrietta and I feel Horrible,I feel as though because I got cancer I was not always around and she even said that Since I got my cancer ...

L-Glutamine

linpoo
  • By linpoo · New reply February 1, 2013
  • 23 replies
  • I have read that L-Glutamine sometimes helps with neuropathy. The bottle states "aids in the growth in rapidly growing cells ( immune systems lympohcytes and intestinal cell enterocytes)". Is this contradictory ...

Quality of life and the fight to stay on the protocol

Joiejoy
  • By Joiejoy · New reply January 29, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • I have had many setbacks, questioning if I should drop treatment. The problem I have is the parp is not available unless your on a study. I am doing quite well on this study based on results. my symptoms ...

Topical treatment for neuropathic pain in feet

OCNRN1963
  • By OCNRN1963 · New reply January 28, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • My doc suggested this cream to try to see if the numbness and pain I have from chemo can be relieved. There's a compounding pharmacy called Transdermal Therapeutics that has a preparation they've developed ...

Treatment

misty301
  • By misty301 · New reply January 27, 2013
  • 18 replies
  • Well due to an allergic reaction to weekly Carboplatinum for my 9th treatment , my oncologist chose to stop it. I am also getting weekly taxol and bi-weekly Avastin. This protocol seemed to work for my ...

Anxiety

crazy_cat
  • By crazy_cat · New reply January 24, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • After taking Lexapro for some time with good results, I've been having terrible anxiety inbetween chemo treatments, and I'm pretty certain the additional anxiety is caused by the steriods in the treatment ...

Elevated billirubin

Lubi
  • By Lubi · New reply January 24, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • Hi I am OC stage 3 had debulking chemo following TAH followed by infection and then started chemo again carbo taxol followed by taxol taxol cycle now after my second carbo taxol my billirubin Is elevated ...

CIPN After Chemo

Launster
  • By Launster · New reply January 23, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • I started Chemo for follicular non hodgkins lymphoma 3rd/4th stage w/Rituxin and Bendamustine Nov.13/14th 2012.Almost immediatly started showing signs of CIPN.My Doctors have been no help and have basically ...

gratefulgrandma

gratefulgrandma
  • By gratefulgrandma · New reply January 21, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Just had my second Doxil treatment this past week. Have been using utter balm on hands and feet and ice twice a day on feet. Have developed sores on my feet. Does anyone have suggestions as to what to ...

does chemo cause incontinence?

Kaymer
  • By Kaymer · New reply January 19, 2013
  • 23 replies
  • I recently had 6 rounds of carboplatin and paclitaxel and noticed a lot more incidence of "losing control" of my bladder as time went by. Could this be a side effect of my chemo treatment? I'm 55 and ...

Doxil

FCancer2010
  • By FCancer2010 · New reply January 19, 2013
  • 16 replies
  • I have stage 3C ovarian cancer I have just started my second round of Chemo 2 weeks ago and have been deathly ill nauseated, vomiting I have terrible pain in my pelvic area and occasional sharp pains ...

Low platelets count postpone chemo

yongmu
  • By yongmu · New reply January 18, 2013
  • 15 replies
  • My wife just finish 4 cycles of carbo/taxol chemo and her platelets count dropped to 75K/mcl. Doctor postpone her 5th cycle for a week to let the platelets count up. He said there is no specific method ...

Insomnia

judy75002
  • By judy75002 · New reply January 17, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • I have terrible insomnia. I take a med for nausea nightly along with two o.5 mg. of advil as per Doc's instuctions. My problem is if i don't take the advil I don't sleep well. I try not to sleep much ...

Anyone been on metformin?

sadie1234
  • By sadie1234 · New reply January 16, 2013
  • 18 replies
  • Hi all- Metformin was recommended to me recently as adjunct to treatment I am already on (Avastin and Etopiside). I am 2 years into treatment and have Stage 4 OC. I'm wondering if anyone has had success ...

Delayed Hypersensitivity reaction to chemo

AZCarla
  • By AZCarla · Posted January 15, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Hi Everyone......I have been reading these boards and am just amazed at all the information I have come across, thanks to all of you :-) I have Stage III C Endometrial Cancer. Had Davinci Hysterectomy ...

Anxiety as chemo side effect

LoveMyMama
  • By LoveMyMama · New reply January 11, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • Hi everyone! My mom has been getting treatment for a recurrence of ovarian cancer, and her tumor markers are going down, which is awesome! She takes gemcitabine and cisplatin. Because of the anxiety her ...

Sore and achy

Colli
  • By Colli · New reply January 9, 2013
  • 22 replies
  • Day 4 after my first chemo treatment. Feeling sorry for myself, as no energy, and these aches and pains are just not going away. I am sure this is just side effects of chemo, but thought it would only ...

Is the immune system weakened if you aren't on chemo?

SunshineStarfire
  • By SunshineStarfire · New reply January 9, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • Does having cancer weeken your immune system or is it just being on chemo that weekens it? Just curious ...

hair re-growth question

Kaymer
  • By Kaymer · New reply January 4, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • I just finished my 6th round of carbo and paclitaxel and can't remember how long it takes after the last chemo for hair to start growing back in. A nurse told me the last time I went through this (six ...

Prophylactic mastectomy

Zsamae
  • By Zsamae · New reply January 2, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • Hi guys! I had a bilat prophylactic mastectomy with expanders last 12/17/12. It's been two weeks since my surgery and I still feel crap. Is this normal? I thought I would be ok by now but I'm not. My ...

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