Chemo and changes in skin color
My Dad has undergone 6 of his 12 treat treatments for his colon cancer. He's doing really good at this point and I'm very proud of him. He is a little tired, has lost a little weight, having to take shots for platelets every other day and for white cells once every three weeks, but overall he's tolerating it very well and has had few complaints (knock on wood). A little nueropathy (sp) and some problems breathing the cold Michigan air sometimes, but overall much better than we expected. He says the platelet shots are worse than the chemo. He's doing the 5FU stuff...I think that's the abbreviation I've seen for it. Had a PET scan last week and that came back clean. So we are in good shape, I think.
My question has to do w/ changes in his skin pigmentation. His co-workers have commented on his skin becoming darker. I've not had any success finding this side effect, if it is a side effect of chemo, on the internet. Wondering if any of you have experienced or heard of this and whether its anything to be very concerned about. I'm about 12-hours away from him, so haven't seen for myself how dark his skin is getting.
I appreciate any info you all can provide.
Last edited by Jmox; 01-24-2005 at 06:59 PM.