My husband just completed 7 weeks of chemo and radiation. After his first chemo, it was 2 days after when he started to feel bad, nauseous, exhausted, slept alot. He had a feeding tube but didn't need to use that until the end of the 2nd week. Hopefully he has meds to help with nausea which would then help him to eat. Not sure about the swollen lymph nodes, I would definitely ask his radiation doctor. I wish you both all the best, you will get thru it. God bless.
- Chula Vista, CA
- Member Since Aug 2012
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- Spouse/Partner: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
- Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Male, Age: 56, Stage III
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Side Effects: My husband is in his first week of radiation and is done with the first chemo sandwiched in between rads. He also has his feeding tube. Two days after chemo he now feels nauseated, kind of fatigued , constipated and seem to always feel hungry. I could sometimes feel his stomach growl ( for lack of a better term). We also ntoced that the area where the lymph nodes are look swollen and now hurts. The rad therapist told him that this stage of radiation shouldn't cause it but the mask could have. I was wondering if this is a common experience for head and neck cancer patients who underwent the same treatment as my husband. Thanks.