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Undergoing chemo therapy after ca colon surgery. Side effects after taking medicines. What to do?

i m 56yr female, hav undergone surgery for ca colon (resection anastomosis ) 3months back. n now taking chemo therapy , Oxyplatin 140mg & tap capcetabin.. Advised 6 cycles. taken 3 cycles, last on 24 oct. during 1st two cycles, i didn t experienced any sideeffects except weakness for 2-3days after taking iv oxyplatin. but after taking 3rd cycle i felt severe weakness, nausia, acidity, n burning sensation & pain in veins.. n tingling sensation in fingers, turning fingers blue on exposure to cold (water/ pots from fridge). Dr what will you advise for this? please opine.. Should i continue or reduce dose?? thank you.
Asked On : Fri, 16 Nov 2012
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Hi dr,
Thanks for posting your query.
The chemotherapy is so vital in colon carcinoma that you have hardly an option to stop it and the side effects also hardcore and are expected in the course.
There are good medications which can reduce your feeling of nausea, improve the appetite, reduce the tiredness and produce a well being.
You should report the problems to your physician rather than trying to manipulate the regimen because that can be harmful.
Hope I have answered your query.
If you have any questions I will be happy to answer.
Please close the query if you have no other questions.
Wish you a good health.
Answered: Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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