Nov 24, 2012 - 12:44 am
My mom has been in treatment this past year for Stage IIIc, grade 3 endometrial cancer. She did really well with her 6 rounds of chemo this spring/summer but has had a much rougher experience with radiation. She had 28 external beam radiation treatments, ending two days ago, and had side effects from day 1. This past week - the final 3 treatments - seemed to really impact her, so that she is feeling so much worse now that even just a week ago. Her main side effects seem to be nausea and a general lack of interest in food (not good since she is already pretty tiny and needs to gain weight!) and fatigue. These seem to be fairly common side effects but I'm wondering A) about how long do these side effects last and when is she likely to start feeling better and B) does anyone have any suggestions of things that made them feel better (strength-building foods that they were able to tolerate, foods or other things that helped ease other symptoms, etc.)? I really hope that this intensive treatment did the trick and will help lessen the chances of any future recurrences, because it has certainly taken a number on her system!