Jul 19, 2010 - 1:10 pm
I was diagnosed with anal cancer from what I thought was "just a hemorrhoid". I began chemo (mytomycin & 5FU) and radiation on 6/23/10. The skin being treated has started to burn and I'm using 2 creams and cornstarch talc for irritation. During my first round of 2 chemo treatments, I followed doctor advise and started taking the anti-nausea meds the day before chemo started. It was supposed to be a 4-day dose of 5FU, but they infused it faster than planned and I was ill for 3 days. I am curious if the 2nd round of chemo will be the same, or worse. I've heard that it would be worse since there are still some residuals from the first round. Thanks for any and all responses. My 2nd round starts on 7/21/10, and I'm getting a little anxious.