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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest remedy for bitter taste and dark patches on tongue while on chemo

Hello Doctor I am on chemotherapy for stage 1b breast cancer. My treatment regimen includes Docetaxol, Cyclophophamide and Herceptin. I am having dark patches on surface of my tongue and on sides. It is scattered. I feel bitter taste in my tongue . What is the remedy for this? Nothing taste good. I finished second chemo and two more to go once in three weeks cycle. Then I have to go for 21 cycles of radiation. Will this continue even during radiation. Thanks Padma
Tue, 27 Jan 2015
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The problems that you are facing are the side effects of this chemotherapy and will go after the chemo is topped. During chemotherapy you can a multivitamin supplement and maintain a healthy nutritious diet in order to ameliorate these symptoms somewhat. Radiotherapy will not lead to any such symptoms as it only lead to problems localized to the chest wall.
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