Feb 22, 2013 - 1:53 am
My husband has stage IV rectal cancer with mets to Liver. We have been fighting for 3 1/2 years. He is on his 4th type of Chemo and is experiencing strong side effects. Can anyone offer me any information on these side effects. He has had strong to severe side effects with all chemo treatments. He is on Xelosa 4 pills am, 3 pills in p.m. for two weeks then a week at rest. He gets IV Irenotican the first day of each cycle of xeloda. He is just finishing up his second cycle. He is experiencing, nausea to the point he is barely eating, no vomiting, abdominal pain, burping a lot, diahrrea (has a ileostomy), and 3 days ago broke out in an itchy rash all over his chest. He finished his las xeloda of this cycle two days ago, but symptoms aren't improving yet. He is very fatigued and overall feeling ill. He also has been experiencing hand/foot symptoms since the 2nd day of this 14 day cycle. We contacted his Dr. when teh hand/foot symptoms started and was told o continue the xeloda as directed. I am concerned about renal and liver as he has had 75% of original liver removed in two liver surgeries and radiation caused kidney issues that require every three month replacement of uretal stents. Has anyone else suffured symptoms like these? What was done? Any info is appreciated.