Mar 11, 2004 - 6:46 pm
I have colon cancer with mets to the liver. Relatively speaking, I am doing okay but I have a huge problem with tumor-induced fever. I was having it every day (in the 101-103 range) and Tylenol, Advil, and Indocin were not controlling it. My doctor finally put me on steroids to control the fever. It worked and I was feeling much better for a while but then the side effects of the steroids got out of hand and now I am weaning off of them and we are going to see how the fever is. I am already having low-grade fevers so I am definitely concerned. The fevers before became very debilitating and I don't want to go back to that but I can't stand these steroids. Anyone with advice on controlling fevers? Thanks!!