Spine And Leg Pain After Post-rectum Cancer Chemotherapy?
I want to ask, my mother just finished rectum cancer surgery, and is still undergoing chemo, but now the pain in the spine is being felt to the entire leg, how to deal with the pain, thank you
Hello Alvin Dio,
Chemotherapy is a treatment used to kill cancer cells. However, in addition to damaging cancer cells, chemotherapy can also damage healthy cells. Damage to healthy cells is usually temporary, the cell will regenerate after stopping chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is very useful for cancer sufferers, namely to reduce tumor size, slow tumor growth, and prevent cancer recurrence.
Side effects that can arise from the action of chemotherapy are hair loss, decreased appetite, nausea / vomiting, sleep disturbance, diarrhea / constipation, thrush, and including pain. The pain is generally felt in the bones can be in the spine and legs as well. Pain in bones can be more severe in cancer patients who have experienced metastasis to the bone, there is a history of fractures, or has experienced osteoporosis.
If you experience pain related to chemotherapy, you should tell your doctor who is treating your mother. In addition to being given drugs to reduce pain, try to consume foods with balanced nutrition, drink enough water, try to keep on doing stretching or moderate exercise, warm compresses can also help reduce pain. Always inform or consult a doctor if the pain feels worse, causing difficulty moving, accompanied by high fever.
Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.