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Iressa or Something Else??


GayleMarie

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Hey can anyone tell me if they had these problems? My mom's feet are swelling, and they are numb. Does anyone know why that would be? I dont know if it is from the previous chemo or the Iressa or maybe neither?? Other than that she is doing good on Iressa. She does take blood pressure medicine which they have cut down on and given her an extra lasix which is a diuretic. Her feet are still numb and legs and feet swollen.

Thanks for any input!

Gayle

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10/03: 76 yr. Mom diagnosed squamous cell nsclc

11/04-1/04: 4 rounds of Taxol/Carbo

1/30/04: CT scan no change in growth/new spot 

2/4/04: Taxotere (1 hour intrav.)

2/8/04: Bad reaction, bedridden with Thrush/Diarrhea

2/26/04: Starts 15 days of Iressa

30 more days of Iressa

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Gayle,

Call your mom's doctor. My mom's legs and feet swelled (are your mom's tender to the touch??) and it was due to blood clots. You want to catch these early, they are pretty common with lung cancer. Usually they will do an ultrasound to check if there are any present. Hope your mom is feeling better soon.

Andrea B.

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Gayle,

I'm afraid I, too, do not have nay answers for you--but my thoughts are with you and your mom.

My fiancee's mother mentioned yeaterday that her ankles were swelling--and thanks to all the responses to your post--I have been able to pass information along to my fiancee and his parents to make sure they make the onc. aware of it. We thought she had just been on her feet a lot that day (which, may very well be the case).

Hang in there,

Melinda

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Thanks guys! You are all so kind. I will call my mom's doctor tomorrow and see what he says. Blood clots are exactly what I was worrying about.

Thinking of all of you with love,

Gayle

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10/03: 76 yr. Mom diagnosed squamous cell nsclc

11/04-1/04: 4 rounds of Taxol/Carbo

1/30/04: CT scan no change in growth/new spot 

2/4/04: Taxotere (1 hour intrav.)

2/8/04: Bad reaction, bedridden with Thrush/Diarrhea

2/26/04: Starts 15 days of Iressa

30 more days of Iressa

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