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Itching after cancer?

23 Aug 2019 22:52

Hi all. So I have had colon cancer was fortunate it hadn't spread and was removed via resection 5 weeks ago. No further treatment needed just regular check ups. Recovery has been generally good but this last week my skin,  has become stupidly itchy (worse at night) and I get raised welts where I scratch ( no long nails here) I don't know if I should phone my specialist nurse (feel like now I am 'ok' maybe I shouldn't bother them) or just go along to my gp. Any ideas folks of what or why? 

Itching after cancer?

25 Aug 2019 15:08 in response to petrolrainbo

Hi Petrolrainbo, 

If you're ever in doubt or worried about something you're experiencing then don't be afraid of getting in touch with your specialist nurse or doctor as they are there to help.

Hopefully some of our members will offer their tips for itching soon but I hope this information on our website will help as well.

I hope this becomes more manageable soon Petrolrainbo and that your recovery continues to go from strength to strength.

Kind regards, 

Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator

Itching after cancer?

26 Aug 2019 17:26 in response to Moderator Steph

Seems it was a precursor to some other problems. Have been admitted to hospital. Thank you for your reply xxx