Radiation and severe nausea (3rd year stage IV)

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Radiation and severe nausea (3rd year stage IV)

by Chris3455 on Thu Jun 20, 2019 04:24 PM

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Hi All,

My husband is supposed to have 27 radiation treatments to his esophagus.  They have only suggested this recently. He has had 11 treatments so far. But, the radiation has caused him to have such severe nausea that he has had to skip at least 5 treatments. Has anyone had this response? I mean every hour he has been sick. 

Also, he is in his 3rd year of this disease and has been on Keytruda for the last 2 years.  They say because he still has mets in his lymph nodes and kidney they will not operate.

He was working and going to job sites before radiation and now he can barely get out of his lazy boy.  I'm so worried about him.  He is supposed to go get keytruda and radiation today, but i'm afraid he might have to cancel again! 

Thank you, 

Marcia 

RE: Radiation and severe nausea (3rd year stage IV)

by riverak on Thu Jun 20, 2019 08:39 PM

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On Jun 20, 2019 4:24 PM Chris3455 wrote:

Hi All,

My husband is supposed to have 27 radiation treatments to his esophagus.  They have only suggested this recently. He has had 11 treatments so far. But, the radiation has caused him to have such severe nausea that he has had to skip at least 5 treatments. Has anyone had this response? I mean every hour he has been sick. 

Also, he is in his 3rd year of this disease and has been on Keytruda for the last 2 years.  They say because he still has mets in his lymph nodes and kidney they will not operate.

He was working and going to job sites before radiation and now he can barely get out of his lazy boy.  I'm so worried about him.  He is supposed to go get keytruda and radiation today, but i'm afraid he might have to cancel again! 

Thank you, 

Marcia 

Marcia,

We are so very sorry to hear about this challenge that your husband is having and would like to provide some guidance to you in this time of need. Have you considered getting another opinion for other treatment options and supportive therapies?  One of our experienced Patient Advocates is available now to assist you at 847-342-6493. Please feel free to reach out anytime.

Looking forward to helping you,
Karen Rivera
CTCA Community Engagement and Outreach Team

RE: Radiation and severe nausea (3rd year stage IV)

by Chris3455 on Sat Jun 22, 2019 01:36 AM

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Hi Karen, It’s very late right now. For at least me and Chris. ?? But I will surely get ahold of you to talk about other options. We are so frustrated and the doctors seem to think this is all normal. Doesn’t seem normal to us! Thank you for responding. Marcia
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