Patient Comments: TACE - Side Effects

Did you experience side effects from arterial chemotherapy? Please describe your experience.

Comment from: Jeff, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 24

My husband had the chemoembolization done 6 days ago and continues to sleep 22 out of 24 hours. He did not drink more than a few sips for 2 days after and did not eat for 4 days. He lost 17 pounds in 4 days. He described searing, intense pain when the chemo was injected into the liver and contributed to his blood pressure going up to 210/146, and vomiting. He is improving each day and no longer has nausea or pain but continues to have extreme fatigue. They said he would have fatigue, pain and nausea a few days and would gradually get better so each day is improving for him.

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Comment from: yelrose48, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 03

My side effects from arterial chemotherapy are mild pain and nausea.

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