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    naughtynani asked a questionBreast Cancer

    can my mom get chemo administered in her right arm, although lymph nodes have been removed from that side? Or this can trigger lymphoedema ?

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      nancyjac

      Well, at this point it may be a risk/benefit analysis on both arms, if the veins in her left arm are beginning to collapse after 3 treatments. How many more does she have? Why does being diabetic prevent her from getting a port? I would think that would still be the best route to go, especially being diabetic, if she still need more infustions, tests, bloodwork etc. It would definitely spare her veins from the trauma, and cause less bruising.

      over 4 years ago
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      leepenn

      How many treatments are planned for her? I second NJ - the port really does help a ton. It's weird... but worth it.

      I'm so sorry your mom is struggling so. I read a bit on your profile, and it sounds like chemo has been rough on her. Her health care team should be able to help make it better with meds and perhaps with dropping the amount of chemo drugs.

      Good luck. This is a hard time.

      over 4 years ago
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      ZenSandy

      Getting infusions on the arm where lymph nodes have been removed can trigger lymphodema. I agree with the other posters that she should consider a port, unless there's a medical reason not to.

      over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point (she does not want to continue with chemo any more .): she says her body will not be able to bear the ill effects of chemo any more.

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    Side Effects (Diarrhea): she suffered from nausea fatigue bad taste loss of appitite but what really got her down was loose motions after the second chemo.now her attitude has completely changed .she is hopeless frustrated irritated and very sad and brooding all the time,cannot sleep well.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): she was positive with minimal side effects after the first chemo.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Mastectomy): my mothers is a diabetic and is on blood pressure medicine still she went through the surgery very confidently and recovery was very fast.