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Itchy Palms During Taxol Chemo
I have itchy palms and soles, swollen at times which mostly flair up during the evening hours, there are no visible rashes present, can anyone help?
5wks postpartum and the past week the palms if my hands and soles of my feet have been itchy at night. Today I am itchy during the day. Causes?
Comp 16 weeks of taxol/herceptin .. diangosis with mult pe's recently and about to begin a/c chemo. Will this be possible with existing pe's in both lungs?
Yes: You have obviously survived the bilateral pulmonary emboli. You didn't mention being on Coumadin or any blood thinner but you should be if you are not(speak to your doctor). Hopefully, most of the clot on your lungs has dissolved. If you can't be on blood thinners for some reason, you could have a filter placed in your vena cava. Having cancer is a risk factor for having blood clots and pes. ...Read more
Finished chemo 4 mo ago and now have itchy pins and needle tching all ovrr no rash ,when i get over heated?
Ask your oncologist: This question does not belong on the internet. You neglect to indicate the name(s) of meds or the reason for "chemo". ...Read more
I have stage 4 tnbc before i was to start AC chemo my platelets were too low 85. Started Taxol for a week now my liver enzymes are too high 590 ?
Further eval: If platelets were low before starting, il'd worry that you have spread to the bone marrow. In that case, you would get treatment anyway, no matter what the counts, in hopes of clearing the marrow. If your liver enzymes are high, there may be liver metastases. I don't know your'e whole story, but i would strongly consider treating with something like Carboplatin and abraxane. Also check her2 again. ...Read more
My sister has been in chemo and radiation for uretha cancer. She has terrible (Bad burns dark red and blue
Bumpy ). It hurts/itchy. What comforts?
Here are some ...: Sorry to hear your sister suffered from the expected side effects from radiotherapy to her urethral cancer. To gain faster and more realistic help, ask the treating doc for symptomatic treatment as soon as possible. Online chat would not help much but potentially confound the anxiety and confusion. ...Read more
AFTER taxol/A/C for breast cancer stage2,path result-Lympho vascular invasion-shouldn't chemo resolved this? What now?
Ask your oncologist!: You need to givel us more information...Did the tumor shrink on chemotherapy? How much. shrinkage? If the tumor did not shrink much, that is a bad sign. But if it reduced in size substantially then you are on the right track. But your oncologist can address your questions and guide you better. ...Read more
Had an ultrasound that showed the liver to be slightly heterogeneous. Can that be due to past chemo therapy with Adriamycin, Cytoxan and Taxol?
Stage 2B idc breast cancer-neoadjuvant ... Had taxol/herceptin for 16wks. Now a/c chemo.. Is it risky to be without herceptin until surgery in jan?
Should be okay: You are receiving ac now and i think (and i hope) it should take care you cancer well --to shrink it down further- so you can have surgery in january. It is not safe to combine adriamyicn and Herceptin as it could give you significant problem with your heart. Once you are done with surgery- you will need Herceptin to be continued for 1 year. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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