Jan 25, 2013 - 9:49 pm
My father has finished 3 rounds of chemotherapy for stage 4 T-cell NHL. Since the initial treatment, he has experienced severe rectal pain and blood with bowel movements. The inside and outside skin has been effected. He has undergone many tests (all negative) and 2 scopes. GI doctor said everything looked better with 2nd scope. No one has pegged this as a reaction to chemo, but given that no other tests are positive, I have to think that chemo is the culprit. Using Percocet for pain, and cannot get through inserting suppositories - which have coritzone and are supposed to provide relief. Advised to use Balmex externally. Does anyone have any suggestions? Has anyone else experienced this? Oncologist hasn't seen this before and it is SO hard to get anywhere to provide any relief!