Long term effects of Cisplatin?

Frequent Visitor

Long term effects of Cisplatin?

Hi everyone. I had Cisplatin treatment followed by radiation for uterine cancer which ended around 15 months ago. I am currently all clear which is amazing. However, I do feel like the medication has taken its toll on my body. Tired, achy, dodgy heart rate etc... Does anyone else have these problems ages after treatment has ended? I do also have a thyroid problem for which I am on medication. My thyroid levels are good now, so it's not that causing these feelings. Originally I thought it was the thyroid as the symptoms are similar, but this is not the case.

Thanks in advance x

Occasional Contributor

Re: Long term effects of Cisplatin?

Hey Coral,


I had a neuroendocrine tumour a few years ago, and had cisplatin as a part of my treatment too. From my knowledge, there is a possibility of the symptoms you described arising from cisplatin treatment. I have those symptoms too, along with tinnitus (ringing in the ears). The symptoms could also be arising from my surgery too, which caused irreversible damage to my hypothalamus, which controls the levels of hormones in my body (including the thyroid hormone). I would say the best idea would be to get your oncologist's appointment if it's really bothering you, and also going to bed/waking up at roughly the same time each day helps a little bit too.


Wish you all the best!


0 Kudos
Post new topic
Talk to a health professional
Cancer Council support and information 13 11 20Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Cancer Information and Support

Online resources and support

Access information about support services, online resources and a range of other materials.

Caring for someone with cancer?

Find out what resources and support services are available to assist you.