A 31-year-old member asked:
why is my mom's fingertips numb? she ended her chemo about 3 months ago. might this be the reason?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Neuropathy: Some chemo agents can cause a peripheral neuropathy. Ash her doctor. A hand surgeon can be useful to consult.
A 38-year-old male asked about a 65-year-old female:
My mom has metastatic TNBC and stopped doing chemo two months ago. She keeps going from being very hot to being very cold. What could be the cause?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
Counts, infection: It could be due to blood counts being low, from the prior chemotherapy as well as from the cancer. This can also contribute to the possibility of infection. If she has a port that could be infected, infection in the blood, and other potential places as well. Contact her medical oncologist ASAP as they may want her to go the emergency room for labs and potentially IV antibiotics.
Last updated Aug 27, 2013
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