I was wondering if anyone experiences fevers on a consistent basis. My mom has been experiencing fevers on and off for 9 months. We believe it is chemo related, considering she has been on it for 9 months. She was even hospitalized in Oct. for high fevers. They did every test you can imagine and everything came back normal. (Her fevers can range 100.5-103.7) She takes Advil during chemo cycles and tylenol when the fevers really spike. She has also taken cipro. I guess I am just looking to see if anyone else can relate. We really like her doctor, but he too cannot give us a definite answer why this happens to her. It's either chemo related, "tumor fevers", or a mild infection that blood tests can't detect. Every time she gets a fever we are so fearful it is an infection in her stent. We are always anxious to get her blood results back. However, they say her metal stent is usually only good for 7-8 months and she has had hers for almost 9. We pray that it's not her stent this time. The ERCP to place the stent was very painful for her.
FYI..my Mom is 53, was diagnosed stage IV with metastasis to liver and lungs in March 2006. She was on 5-FU, with positive results for about 6 months. Currently, she has had 4 cycles of Cisplatin/Gemzar with 2 very good CT results.