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Does Chemotherapy (for liver/abdomen) take place during Jaundice ?

AlokSharma
Posts: 6
Joined: Dec 2012

Hi,

My mother underwent treatment for jaundice (while undergoing chemo for liver cancer), i.e., had stent placement about two weeks ago. Although recovering, she still has symptoms of jaundice with pale eyes, very weak body, hardly any appetite and 4-5 times vomiting of bilirubin per day. She has pain in abdominal region due to cancer for which she had chemo around two weeks ago, i.e. prior to stent placement.

I am concerned that the cancer treatment is getting delayed due to jaundice symptom. Does anyone know if the chemo for cancer of liver take place while the patient has not recovered from jaundice ?

Looking forward to your replies.

Thanks,
Alok Sharma

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tachilders
Posts: 315
Joined: Jun 2012

I took chemo when I had jaundice, but I didn't have any other complicating health problems, and they reduced the doses of both 5FU and oxaliplatin until my bilirubin got down to below 4.

Tedd

AlokSharma
Posts: 6
Joined: Dec 2012

Thanks Tedd.

I am concerned about this 4-5 times vomiting per day. I am just hoping that it is related to jaundice and not something that doctors ignored. I haven't seen such symptoms post-stent on forums.

Does this vomiting sound familiar ?

Thanks,
Alok

AlokSharma
Posts: 6
Joined: Dec 2012

Just sharing the developments until now.

 

The bile level still high (2.8). Last week my mother developed Cholengitis for which she was admitted to hosiptal on emergency and being given doses of antibiotics. She is hardly eating and drinking (now for almost 2 months). Since 2 days she has started hallucinating. Doctors say it is because of medication for pain killer and anti-biotics. Chemo is not in picture yet. I am not sure if her body will be able to take it anyway.

Not sure what to expect in coming weeks. Would be great if any experiences can be shared.

 

Thanks,

Alok Sharma

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