• Chemo ended in Oct, radiation in Dec, now new side effects ? Has anyone else experienced this?

    Asked by babylady317 on Sunday, February 19, 2012

    Chemo ended in Oct, radiation in Dec, now new side effects ? Has anyone else experienced this?

    Hi, I withstood 4 rounds of Taxotere and Cytoxin pretty well. Dr warned me I could experience tingling in my fingers and luckily that was not a problem. NOW 3 1/2 months later I have large white areas near then ends of my nails and some sort of deposit underneath my nails externally. Has anyone else experienced this ? Also it has been approx 8 weeks after radiation stopped I have burning and itching on lower breast area when I had none before. It seems strange to me to have this happening so far after treatment, anyone else ?? Thanks !

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    • Keephopealive's Avatar
      Keephopealive

      You can get neuropathy, the feet/hand tingling. I was told you can get side effects years down the road from chemo and radiation and surgery. The fun never ends.
      I have had chemo 3 x in my life...cisplatin, 5FU, and taxol and kept acrylic nails each time without any trouble...I was soooo happy. My big nail turned dark bluish this last round of chemo and I asked the nurse but she was sure it was not the chemo, looked more bruised. I always pedicures too but due to swollen legs my daughter does it at home for me.

      about 2 years ago
    • babylady317's Avatar
      babylady317

      Thanks so much everyone for you posts. It always helps knowing you are not alone in the journey we cancer patients follow !

      about 2 years ago
    • dollyrose's Avatar
      dollyrose

      After 4th Taxol, nail issue began with pain under toenail and then partial separation from nail bed. Also started with red skin spots on arms where darker brown sun spots had been. ???

      about 2 years ago

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