Feb 10, 2011 - 10:45 am
Not supposed to be typing...
I was supposed to have Doxil (3rd round) on Tuesday, but my oncologist took a look at my hands and postponed chemo. I had not noticed a problem with my hands, but he pointed out specific issues that he called "classic Doxil." My palms are red, the lines on my palms and the creases where my fingers bend have brownish pigmentation, and the skin seems stretched and thin. My doctor prescribed Biafine as a topical treatment. Unfortunately, Blue Cross classifies it as a surgical supply and would not cover it. It cost $100.99...gulp.
Have any of you experienced this with Doxil? How long did it take to clear up? Any suggestions other than use the Biafine and limit typing/hot water/friction/pressure?
Thanks a bunch!