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Recently underwent chemotherapy. Nodules on both sides of head. Painful. Tongue swollen. Food tasteless, weightloss. Suggestions?

My Mother has recently under gone Chemo therapy(last dose was in Oct) and lung surgery (Lobe ectomy). She has no problems breathing everything seems good as far as the surgery is concerned. She now says she has some type of nodules on each side of her head and it is painful to the touch. The pain is also in her neck, jaw, teeth hurt, now she says it feels as if her tongue is swollen. She still has problems with her food having no taste, as a result is not eating well and continues to loose weight. Surgery was Dec 20th she is still on the morpine, and oxycoden.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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These are not side effects of chemotherapy. The stage and pathology reports should have been mentioned. Tastelessness can be due to effects of chemotherapy but tongue swelling is unrelated, any swelling in head as you have mentioned should be biopsied. Morphine can also be the cause of not eating well. Consult your oncologist.
Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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