• Long term side effects after 10 years post chemo/rad

    Asked by subie on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Long term side effects after 10 years post chemo/rad

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • JaneA's Avatar
      JaneA

      What questions do you have? I am 4 years out from chemo/rad for rectal cancer. I might can help if you have a specific question.

      about 1 month ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I am 32 years out from my first, and 10 years out from my 3rd diagnoses. And yes, I have a basketful of long-term side effects. What can we tell you?

      about 1 month ago
    • subie's Avatar
      subie

      I have neuropathy with so much pain. I forgot to take a pain pill one morning and it felt as though someone was tearing off my legs. The pain in my hips are unbearable at times and eyes affected. I still have a lot of the information of the esophagus,Colon,etc. When the Dr told me to learn to live my new life and he would keep me comfortable has been since 2008. I’m am grateful to be here but yet I live in fear of the unknown.

      29 days ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar
      HeidiJo

      I'll be 10 years out in the fall. I still tire rather easily, if I have a really busy day, like I just walked around New York City all day long, It will catch up with me in a day or two, and I have to be a couch potato for a day. And if I get sick with the flu or a sinus infection, it takes a looooong time for me to bounce back. It hits me really hard.

      29 days ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      There are always after effects. A part of our body has been removed, I have had surgery site hernias and an obstruceted bowel due to scar tissue. As for neuropathy, I still have it. It can be somewhat controlled by medications.

      29 days ago
    • subie's Avatar
      subie

      Is there something that I should prepare for after years. I have has surgery due to dry eyes,teeth have been destroyed from Chemo. The neuropathy pain can’t b controlled. Just asking what others have had as far as late sodebeffercts.?

      28 days ago

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