My mum has developed wheezing when she breathes, even at rest.She has never had this before. It does seem too much of a problem and her oncolgist was not duly concerned. He gave her her second round of chemo.
Does anyone else have experience of this?
Does it mean the chemo isnt working or is the cancer getting worse?
I am panicking so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for listening
04/18/2007 - Mum, 70, diagnosed with lung cancer after CT scan. Symptons : flu like, nausea, severe headaches and persistent cough. Been treated for lung infection for 4 months.
04/19/2007 - Brain scan and bronchioscopy.
04/25/2007 - Bronch. results confirm Extensive SCLC. Tumour high up in right ling, lymph node involvement and possible adrenal gland affected. Lung specialist says incurable and only palliative care available.No radiation or surgery. Brian scan clear.
04/27/2007 - Meet with Oncologist who is a bit more optimistic. Although prognosis is poor he offers chemotherapy and possible radiotherapy late on.
05/01/2007 - Mums first chemo - Carboplatin & Etopiside by IV. takes about 2 hours in hospital. Oral Etopiside to take at home for 3 days.
05/08/2007 - Mum extremely fatigued and experiencing severe pain in back which radiates around middle. Doctor called & pain killers prescribed.
05/09/2007 - pain worsens and now numbness in left arm & left leg. Taken to A & E - it is not a stroke ! Mum sent home. Pain has eased but numbness remains - could be chemo side effect..??
05/24/2007 - Mum develops wheezing but also appears to have a cold - we all do at the moment !
05/25/2007 - Mums second round. Blood count ok. Docs not concerned with wheezing.