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Stage four colon cancer, intense itching, no jaundice. Taking chemotherapy, stopped. Causes for symptoms?

My husband has stage 4 colon cancer . He has been off chemo for six months since his chemo was no longer working. He has chosen to do no further testing. He has intense itching which worsens in the evening but he is not jaundiced. His oncologist says the itching is not cancer related since there is no jaundice. What do ou think.
Asked On : Tue, 18 Sep 2012
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Apr 2013
Well he can have raised bilirubin without jaundice so even itchiing is possible. Also it can be side effect of chemo. He should take blood tests to evaluate the exact cause. Also some skin disorders and allergies can be considered.
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