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I am a cancer patient. While undergoing chemo, I have

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Posted on Sat, 16 Feb 2019
Question: I am a cancer patient. While undergoing chemo, I have developed enlarged
hard "love handles" on the sides of my waste. These are too hard to be just fat.
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Answered by Dr. Esmeralda Sera (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Chemiotherapy

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking

Could you tell me please what type of cancer do you have and what medication are the doctors using for your chemiotherapy
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Follow up: Dr. Esmeralda Sera (49 minutes later)
I have liver/gall bladder cancer that has metasticised into my bones. I can,t find the type of chemo in my paperwork, but we're changing to a new one next week. The one in question was given every other week - first part 2 hours IV in hospital followed by 46 hours administered by a pump that was very small and went with me. It would take me the rest of the day to get the exact type. Sorry I can't do better
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Answered by Dr. Esmeralda Sera (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Chemiotherapy

Detailed Answer:
In my opinion sometimes during the application of chemiotherapy some drugs may cause fluids retention,edema in the tissues

I don’t think that you have something to worry about it

Feel free to ask further
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Brief Answer: Chemiotherapy Detailed Answer: Hello and thank you for asking Could you tell me please what type of cancer do you have and what medication are the doctors using for your chemiotherapy