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Radiothery and Chemo tabs

15 Jun 2019 12:07

My Husband is starting radiotherapy along with chemo tabs for 5 week from Monday.  He has rectum cancer and a nodule/lesion has been found on the lung and now the liver.  It has changed everything. Due to the tumour in the bowel he has had a colostomy bag fitted 3 weeks ago.  I am worried stiff and wondered how others are coping?  What side effects may arise and how do you deal with them?  


Radiothery and Chemo tabs

17 Jun 2019 14:48 in response to Mary1958

Hi Mary1958,

Welcome to Cancer Chat, although I'm sorry to read about what's brought you here.

Unfortunately I can't advise on your question, although do make sure you discuss any questions or worries with your husband's doctor. It's important that you have the appropriate information to help your situation.

You can also reach out to our nurses on freephone 0808 800 4040 (Monday-Friday, 9-5) if you would like to discuss anything.

In the meantime hopefully others will be along here soon to share any similar experiences. Do also feel free to browse the forum or to search for specific topics, as there will likely be others on here who have gone through or are going through something similar.

WIshing you all the best and I hope you find the forum useful.


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