Posted by diana
on April 09, 2000 at 11:26:25:
In Reply to: Please share your chemotherapy/radiation experience. posted by Mizrabelle on April 09, 2000 at 00:42:37:
: My mother was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy and will soon be undergoing radiation treatments. One of the side effects she is experiencing from the chemo is low red-blood count causing extreme fatigue and anemia, low white-blood count which effects the immune system.
: Because of fatigue she is too tired to leave the house other than for her treatments and doctor visits. She is really interested in hearing others experiences with chemotherapy and radiation. The side effects, pain, fears, does it get worse/better, etc.?
: She would greatly appreciate you sharing your experiences with her during this difficult time.
what kind of lung cancer is it? my mother has small cell. she is just about finsihing the end of her chemo. she endured chemo and 2x a day radiation(2x a day for small cell is the best) she had been hospitalized a couple of times for low blood counts, nausau and pain. she also had severe espahgitis and a feeding tube. the good news is it gets better. last x ray shows no signs of the cancer, the cat scan will determine if its total remission. the eshapigitis is getting better. after she is done we intend on getting her involved in sometype of immune study to keep it from coming back. tell your mother to hang in there, she will get better if she has the courage to continue fighting.