Side effects of treatment

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



  • By incredible · New reply November 18, 2012
  • 20 replies
  • i have been constipated for going on the fifth day and am afraid if something doesn't happen soon i will be in the hospital-any suggestions ...


  • By linpoo · New reply November 16, 2012
  • 9 replies
  • Are B vitamins post chemo helpful in treatment of neuropathy? What about Glutamine, Vitamine E, And R Alpha Lipoic Acid. Lots of chatter on the internet, but I'm fearful of side effects and do they work ...

Blood Pressure

  • By judy75002 · New reply November 12, 2012
  • 11 replies
  • I was just put on taxotere/carboplatin. Taxol/carboplatin caused severe flare up of neuropathy. I received this dose on Wednesday, it is now Saturday. I felt fine some nauseau. Now so weak and Blood Pressure ...

Any advice to offer me..I have uterine carcinosarcoma

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  • By trishthegeek (Inactive) · New reply November 10, 2012
  • 10 replies
  • Mom died of ovarian cancer in 1997, and my own ovaries were removed just after my 40th birthday. As I had many fibroids, these were scraped down to stumps and my doctor also did an endometrial ablation ...

Where did my veins go?

  • By ohdonna · New reply November 9, 2012
  • 10 replies
  • When I started my treatment a bit over a year ago my veins weren't very good, but at least they were there. After 6 months of weekly chemo (ended in February) and monthly blood draws and quarterly C-T ...


  • By judy75002 · New reply November 8, 2012
  • 13 replies
  • I was told over the phone by oncology nurse that i have a fungus on tongue and throat. From the combo taxoltere/carboplain. She sent me a magic mouth wash, as she called it. my tongue is now better, however ...


  • By judy75002 · New reply November 6, 2012
  • 13 replies
  • I am on taxoltere/carboplatin, having bad days with nauseau even though using nausea pills. Burning sensation in legs hand and at times feet. Overall, just miserable recieved my treatment last wed. I ...


  • By travelgranny · New reply November 5, 2012
  • 1 reply
  • This past year has brought diagnosis (endometrial cancer) and follow-up radiation. Now atypical cells in pap smear but nurse said that was to be expected after radiation. My question might not be related ...

Fast Heart Rate

  • By TigerTam · New reply November 3, 2012
  • 4 replies
  • hi there! I just had my first chemo treatment yesterday. I had taxol and carboplatin. I didn't have an side effects right away except one thing - a feeling of a fast heart rate. It was like I had too ...

Has anyone got a ureteral stent , got kidney infection after hysterectomy?

  • By Ernilove · New reply November 2, 2012
  • 3 replies
  • Hi ladies, I had a ureteral stent put in my right ureter, because doc found out it was compressed so needed to make the tubes less narrower. This was done together with hysterectomy.A few days post op ...

Weight loss and insensitive comments

  • By msdymond · New reply October 30, 2012
  • 13 replies
  • I've been a large lady all of my life. Prior to being diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer I started having problems eating. I always felt full and dealt with nausea. Now that I am having chemo I rarely want ...

Set backs

  • By OCNRN1963 · New reply October 29, 2012
  • 12 replies
  • I'm really getting frustrated. Because of the high degree of neuropathy I have, I was told I needed to have surgery on my L ankle to fuse the posterior tibial tendon. The doctor doing that surgery referred ...

Hernia reapir surgery

  • By Delodious · New reply October 29, 2012
  • 8 replies
  • I was diagnoised with stage IIIB OC with a tumor marker 4 in September 2011. I completed 6 rounds of chemo therapy and have been NED since February 2012. I have two large hernias near my surgery scare ...

Irritated eyes

  • By fierywoman · New reply October 25, 2012
  • 3 replies
  • My sister is struggling with a very irritated eye probably due to eyelashes falling out. She has tried eye drops but they stopped helping. Any advice? Thank you ...

Had my head shaved today...I have a question

  • By msdymond · New reply October 24, 2012
  • 23 replies
  • I had my head shaved today and now I have a silly question. How do I care for my scalp? Do I just wash my head with my body wash? Do I need to use any kind of lotion? I am still working full time and ...

Metalic Taste...How Long?

  • By jaconway · New reply October 24, 2012
  • 8 replies
  • I have finallly finished my 6th round of carbo/taxol and the metalic nasty taste in my mouth is as bad as ever. Just long does it take before you get your taste buds back and not have this ...

joint pain after treatment is over

  • By thatisnotit · New reply October 24, 2012
  • 3 replies
  • my knee has been killing me for the last 8 months and have had every test and they see nothing,,,and my feet both me......and help or answers would be great ...

single mom - Cerv Cancer patient needs wig

  • By opal4irene · New reply October 23, 2012
  • 25 replies
  • a friend of mine has Stage 4b Cervical Cancer. She has lost her hair as a side effect from the treatment. She was hoping to geta wig from the cancer society but has been denied for having the "wrong type ...


  • By judy75002 · New reply October 22, 2012
  • 5 replies
  • 9 day now since my first chemo treatment. ha d couple great days, others not great. back on my pain pills and adivan, Is this normal? Joint and bone pain along with neuropathy ...

Why have my blood platelettes dropped?

  • By mir54 · New reply October 21, 2012
  • 6 replies
  • I am a 3 year cancer survivor. Last visit my blood platelettes dropped to 55. Does anyone have any ideas why? They told me it was from the chemo. I do take supplements such as cod liver oil, multi-vitamins ...

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