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    Sorry to see you are here, but feel free to ask us any questions. My wife is 44 and was dx 11 months ago with Bartholins Gland cancer that had mets to the pelvic lymph nodes. Of the 28 nodes removed from her groin and illiac region of her pelvis, 13 had cancer in them. We have had surgery, 28 radiation treatments, 9 rounds of cisplatin and three rounds of Xeloda. As of June 15, 2012, there was no evidence of cancer.

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    My wife is two months post treatment. She had 28 radiation treatments, 9 doses of cisplatin and three courses of Xeloda. She has noticed

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      spdsgrl

      That is one of the side effects of my chemo. The best things I have found and my doctor recommended are udder cream (we actually found it at the farm supply store), B6 tablets, and clean white cotton sock ( if you can stand them...I can't). The cream works wonders. Also a good pedicure ever couple weeks has helped. Just make sure the person knows the condition is from chemo. My hands and feet are much better. I still have 7 treatments left, so I know it will get worse, but the cream and b6 really have made a dramatic difference. Good luck and feel better.

      over 4 years ago
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      I, too, was told about the udder creams by my onc: Bag Balm is one (very greasy - vaseline based. Gob it on, wear cotton socks to bed.)

      I preferred "Udderly Smoothy" - more of a cold cream consistency. Both available at CVS or farm stores!

      She needs to keep her hands and feet well moisturized. (Imagine my embarassment when my hands split while trying on fancy dresses at Macy's, and I bled on them. The store was most gracious about the incident, but I felt terrible, having ruined 2 dresses before I was aware of what had happened.)

      Skin does return to normal after chemo.

      over 4 years ago
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      Abrub is right, udderly smooth is much less greasy and my favorite. Really does help doesn't make it go away but sure helps lessen the problem. Best of luck!

      over 4 years ago
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