Topic: Experiences with steroids and chemotherapy
Hello everyone -
My dad continues to get a beating with the chemo regimen he's under (cisplatin and irinotecan) but at least he's eating OK and seems to be relatively nausea free. Because he lost some much weight and his bloodwork was a bit off in white cell blood count the oncologist recommended he get some steroids.
As expected, dad defies the oncologist and is refusing to take them. We are all pressing him to give them a shot so he can feel better.
The question though is whether they will help him at all? I have read bits and pieces about steroids for cancer patients as a support for chemo but I have not really talked to anyone with experience.
In essence, if there is significant value in using them I will continue to convince him but if the benefits are marginal we might not push too hard.
Any experiences and recommendations are welcome.
Thank you and best of luck to everyone.