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Chemo & Stoma Ulcers

nanuk's picture
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Is there anyone out there who has a colostomy and is/was on Oxal/5fu & developed stoma ulcers? I am developing ulcers on the stoma, and a white ring around the outer peristomal skin, and wondering what can be done to minimize/prevent this problem..this is only my 3rd round, & it will likely get worse. Bud

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Joined: Apr 2003

I have only had a few episodes of minimal bleeding.

My onocologist has reduced my dose of Xeloda twice, once when I developed blisters on my feet and recently when I got a bit of bleeding near my stoma and blood in my urine. Although I have not had problems, apparently yeast infections can cause white spots on the peristomal skin. These are things I suspect you should let your oncologist know about/check out before your next treatment.


bryancarson's picture
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Joined: Jan 2004

When I changed my wafer, I allowed the skin to dry completely and used a lotion to soften the skin around the stoma. Good Luck. You sound miserable and I can relate.

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