After you heard the words “you have cancer,” if your oncologist then said “By the way, the cure is worse than the disease” would you have undergone conventional cancer therapies when you were first diagnosed?
Since I completed conventional therapies in 1996, I have developed more than a dozen long-term and late stage side effects from my “safe and effective” conventional cancer therapies. The good news is that I have learned a lot about short, long-term and late stage side effects from FDA approved cancer therapies. The bad news is that I’ve learned a lot about short, long-term and late stage side effects…
The key to remember is that side effects can be minimized or avoided all together in many cases. The challenge is these therapies are often evidence-based but non-conventional aka well-researched but not approved by the FDA.
My short, long-term and late stage side effects include:
In keeping with my mantra “I wish I knew then what I know now…” I created the PeopleBeatingCancer Side Effects Program in order to turn my experience and research into actionable therapies for the millions of cancer patients and survivors who have already, or will eventually develop short, long-term and late stage side effects from their own chemotherapy and radiation therapies.
Scroll down the page, post a question or a comment if you’d like to learn more about your own side effects.
“Chemotherapy can cause unpleasant side effects, although many can be treated or prevented, and most will pass once your treatment stops.
It’s difficult to predict what side effects you’ll get.
Here’s a list of many of the common side effects, but it’s unlikely you’ll have all of these…”
“Cancer survivors: Late effects of cancer treatment
Learn about late and long-term effects of cancer treatment so that you can take more control of your health as a cancer survivor…
What are late effects of cancer treatment?
Late effects are side effects of cancer treatment that become apparent after your treatment has ended. Cancer survivors might experience late effects of cancer treatment years later…
What late effects might people who were treated for childhood cancers experience?
If you underwent cancer treatment as a child, you may be at risk of many of the same late side effects of treatment as people who were adults during their cancer treatments.
But you may also be at risk of additional late side effects. That’s because children’s bones, tissues and organs are growing rapidly during treatment, so cancer treatment can interfere during this critical time of growth.
As with late side effects in adult cancer survivors, late side effects in childhood cancer survivors will vary depending on the type of cancer and type of treatment. Additionally, the age at which you were treated may determine what late side effects, if any, might be of risk to you…
“However, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) survivors are at risk of developing long-term complications, such as
These complications have a direct impact on the morbidity and mortality experienced by HSCT survivors. Two-thirds of HSCT survivors develop at least one chronic health condition; while a fifth develop severe or life-threatening conditions. HSCT patients who have survived for at least 5 years post-transplantation are at a fourfold to ninefold increased risk of late mortality for as long as 30 years from HSCT,..