Jul 28, 2003 - 7:07 pm
Here's my question: Since the end of my treatment in May of 2001, I have gained 40 pounds. The weight gain has been slow and steady; I exercise several times a week and am very careful about what I eat, but the pounds just keep creeping on. I even hired a personal trainer for 3 months, thinking that I might not be exercising efficiently or something, but I continued to slowly gain weight even while working out with him. I asked my oncologist about this, and he said that sometimes "metabolic damage" can occur as a result of chemo/radiation, and that there wasn't much I could do about the weight gain that I wasn't already doing.