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Red Devil Chemo
Finished chemo a year ago. The past few days my inside elbow has been hurting when I fully extend. No redness,, no trauma, no workout. Blood clot?
Blood clot?: Please make an appointment to see your local doctor about your concerns. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more
Does red patches fade away in leukemia in week and come back without any chemotherapy or any medicine?
Cannot say: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, but here is some good general information. Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them in person. Some red patches (yeast infection/thrush/allergic reaction) can easily be improved by Not being immunosuppressed by the chemotherapy! Thin skin/bruising can be due to chemo. ...Read more
Greetings, is it true that red meet is not good for cancer patients, who are taking chemotherapy ? If yes then why ?
Undercooked meat?: I can think of no chemotherapies that would be adversely affected by the consumption of red meat. The only thing i can think of is patients on chemo can become quite immunosuppressed, thus they should not consume items that pose a greater than average risk for infection, such as undercooked red meat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My feet are red and on firer. They hurt when stand for a short time. Could this be a side effect from my chemo?
2nd dose of chemo thursday.I have red bumps on my scalp hair falling out and hair cut short.The bumps itch & painful.What can I put on scalp?
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
Why is my face always bright red? no rash, pimples, heat, blotches or sunburn (but looks like it). every day, all day. stopped during chemo-now back.
Acute myeloid leukemia, bone tb, vomiting, red spots under skin, no appitite, breathing difficulty.How likely to be fatal?No responding well after chemo
AML: This severe disease was formerly 100% fatal. Chemo transformed this into a treatable and potentially curable condition, but fraught with numerous risks, often due to infection. I've seen recoveries that border on miraculous ; am reluctant to be pessimistic, but realistically this does not sound promising. If you are having trouble breathing you belong in your doctor's office or in hospital now. ...Read more
Not canker sores My tongue is swollen and has raised little red bumps that hurt going on 4 days I'm on chemotherapy and radiation Any OTC treatments?
Mucositis: Sounds like you may be seeing some signs of mucositis--a known effect of many chemo and radiation tx regimens. There are treatments that your oncologist can prescribe, including viscous lidocaine, caphasol, and others. In terms of over the counter treatments, ice chips have been shown to help, but you should ask your doctor as leaving it untreated can risk infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"ports" are: Accessible devices under the skin that allow puncture and direct line to the venous system. It prevents multiple sticks and extravasation of caustic chemo outside veins. When chemo is completed, it should be removed. ...Read more