Chemotherapy: Experiences and advice

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Hello everyone,

How are you doing? I thought I would create this discussion to talk about chemotherapy!

We recently published an article discussing chemotherapy and its side effects. You can read it here: Chemotherapy: Everything you need to know!

For those of you who have undergone chemotherapy, what was your experience like? How long were you on it? Did you have any side effects? If so, how did you cope with them?

Please don't hesitate to share your experiences and advice here, we're all here to support one another!

Take care,

Beginning of the discussion - 9/1/21

Chemotherapy: Experiences and advice

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Hello.  I am new her and I dont have a diagnosis yet.  I am needing a spinal biopsy after a mass showed up on my MRI.  Due to the current Covid crisis in our community I  have had my appointments cancelled until further notice by two local hospitals.  Needless to say I am very anxious to find out what I have so that I can explore my treatment options as soon as possible.  I don't know where to go to get my biopsy and i dont want to have to wait several months.  Does anyone have any suggestions for Me?  Thank you.

Chemotherapy: Experiences and advice

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Hi, my name is Dana, I am 72 and I have gone through Chemo, about four years ago.  You get thru it, but of course it is not fun.  Eat lots of soup and sleep a lot.  The after effects are what bother me the worst and I have a hard time not being depressed about them, even if I feel lucky to be alive.  My third cancer was stomach cancer, and they removed all of my stomach.  This causes a lot of side effects also.  I wonder if anyone else has had stomach cancer on here.  I have Lynch syndrome and have also had colon cancer and  endometrial cancer. Always fearing I will get it again, as none are metastasized from each other, they just happen.  Hope everyone on here is feeling okay today.


Chemotherapy: Experiences and advice

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Hope all of you are feeling okay today if you must had chemo!  Be sure to discuss and ask lots of questions of your doctor, and be proactive and do research.  I think of the people worried about long term affects of a covid vaccine! Ha!  They should try chemo!  Hang in there and my best advice is find a way to laugh! Watch some Golden Girls or
Everybody Loves Raymond!

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