• My leg swells before chemo, does anyone else have that problem?

    Asked by mommyof3 on Sunday, December 9, 2012

    My leg swells before chemo, does anyone else have that problem?

    I have reoccurant metastatic colorectal cancer that has spread to my lymph nodes

    4 Answers from the Community

    4 answers
    • FreeBird's Avatar

      Make sure you tell your doctor about your swelling leg, as there are various causes.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar

      Seriously, FreeBird is correct. Talk to your doctor about this. It might be nothing or it might indicate something. Your doc should be able to tell.

      On a lighter side (get laughs where ever you can--even in the midst of hardships), maybe it's your cancer running in terror.

      Shut the door and lock and latch it,
      Here comes Lizzie with a brand new hatchet! :-)

      almost 4 years ago
    • storknurse's Avatar

      You do need to tell your doctor, or at least your chemo nurse, so this can be evaluated. You don't give quite enough information here for us to be much help on cause. I like the other answer and would be happy if it was the cancer cells trying to run for their lives because another round of chemo is coming.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Cindy's Avatar

      You should talk to your doctor about it. It could be a sign of deep vein thrombosis (blood clot) especially if it only affects 1 leg. It is common in cancer patients who do not move around much. I had a problem with my feet swelling and my doctor had me get a sonogram of the veins in my leg to check for it. Fortunately I did not have it.

      almost 4 years ago

    Help the community by answering this question:

    Create an account to post your answer Already have an account? Sign in!

    By using WhatNext, you agree to our User Agreement, and Privacy Policy

    Read and answer more colorectal (colon) cancer questions.  Also, don't forget to check out our Colorectal (Colon) Cancer page.