Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chemo postponed

Mom went in for her blood work yesterday and met with Dr. Porubcin this morning. All of her levels were good, however he was concerned about her side effects... namely the redness and soreness on her feet and hands. This week (and over the weekend) it hasn't been too bad, however a couple of weeks ago it was really uncomfortable and the backs of her heels and the balls of her feet were peeling. This is a common side effect of the Doxil, but it can get really bad if it isn't addressed from the get go. Mom has only had two treatments of the Doxil, however Dr. Porubcin felt that it would be best to postpone the treatment until next week to give her one more week of healing time.

They didn't have a current CA125 count but hopefully will have that later this week. 

She will have her chemo session next Tuesday and then will have it 5 weeks apart instead of 4. Dr. Porubcin felt that the regimen would be just as good and less harmful to her skin. 

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