Re: [MOL] Questions about lasting effects of chemotherapy [00279] Medicine On Line

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Re: [MOL] Questions about lasting effects of chemotherapy

In a message dated 06/05/2000 7:10:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> Ever since he has had chills and hot flashes, feels weak with flu like 
> symptoms, the skin on his hands blistered and peeled all off. 

My father had chemo at about the same age as your father. He had it (taxotere 
w/ carboplatin) for 6 months, followed by radiation.  He had all kinds of 
side-effects, including the chills and hot flashes (from the steroids 
maybe?), severe diarreah, nausea, vomiting, etc.  The radiation was much 
kinder to him. He is now on thalidomide and has other side-effects, but none 
of the previous ones.  He never mentioned any blisters though.  -chris
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