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Vocal cord carcinoma, undergoing radiation therapy, had sudden onset of swelling on face, feet, low appetite. What could be the cause?

hi, My mother is suffering from right vocal cord Carcinoma , T2N0MO. 35 rdiation is given under IMRT technique in Hyderabad. I sent my mother to a village in West Bengal. Suddenly she got swelling in face and feet . No appetite at all. In this situation, I could not bring her to Hyderabad. Can you please suggest what is the problem with her.
Asked On : Sun, 15 Apr 2012
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hi...sorry to know about your mothers condition...
she seems to be suffering from post radiation sickness syndrome...the symptoms of which are what ur mom is suffering from...
try to get her back to the hospital where she recieved her treatment...generally they will start on steroids to prevent the fluid accumulation due to radiation sickness...
hope ur mom gets well soon
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