Jun 30, 2010 - 9:55 pm
My 88 yr old father was diagnosed with Bile Duct cancer in August of last year. He has undergone chemo Gazmar (?) and 36 consecutive days of radiation. His last radiation treatment was in January. Thankfully here he is still today fighting. He broke out in a horrible skin rash all over his body that has him scratching uncontrollably. I've taken him to 2 different dermatologist and each say it's a case of Eczema. He has received 2 cortizone shots and is no better than before. Today I noticed that his hands and his forearms are very pale and a bit swollen. His dr won't be able to see him until next week and he begs me not to take him to the ER. I just don't know what to do?! Has anyone come across this and what could it possibly be? I did a few searches online and ran into kidney failure which scares the heck out of me. He says he isnt in any pain though??
I would appreciate any feedback on possible similar situations.