Mar 14, 2012 - 2:19 pm
My mom has pretty much been in chemo non-stop for 2 years. She had to take a break due to a brain met (that was successfully treated with gamma knife). During that break, she was prescribed dexamethasone, which is an immunosuppresent among other things. Her cancer went wild and dramatically spread throughout her abdomen :( She is currently on daily oral etoposide, a blood thinner (they also found a blood clot in her lung) and bi-weekly cisplatin. She usually takes chemo remarkably well, doctor said "like a 20 year old" but not this time. Her abdomen is really swollen, can barely eat, when she does eat, her stomach gets hard and more swollen and is experiencing extreme fatigue. I understand her situation is pretty unique, however have any of you taken a blood thinner while on chemo? Did it make you more tired than other chemo combos? Oh, and he also wants to add avastin this Friday. Im just worried that all the drugs are affecting her blood- that cant be good. Any thoughts?