Topic: Radiation Begins Monday
I haven't posted in quite some time, but I read posts pretty regularly. My mother was diagnosed a year ago this month and her cancer has remained fairly stable while she has undergone treatment with chemo. She started w/Gemzar/Cisplatin, then they put her on Zeloda which caused numerous side effects. The last treatment was 5FU with Irinotecan. Since her tumors remain stable, she will begin radiation on Monday. I don't know much about it, but my concern is her current condition. Although she has been off of the chemo for about six weeks, she has less energy and feels more nausea than she has since she was diagnosed. The doctor said earlier this week that her liver numbers were amazingly good so I don't understand why she feels this way. It makes me nervous that she is beginning radiation when she already feels sick and isn't eating as well as she had been in the recent past. Does this make sense to any of you and do you have any advice on things I can try to get her to eat while taking radiation? Thank you for any input.