Long term effects of Cisplatin?

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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

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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!

Raymond

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