Wounds In Breast Cancer?
Good evening doctor. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her condition was gaping wound. The first chemotherapy action was done last week. After chemotherapy, the wound on her breast was bandaged. Each bandage is replaced, a lot of blood will come out of the wound. My question is, is there a medicine or liquid that can prevent the bleeding? And is it safe to use hemiol fluid to clean the wound too?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We are also concerned about your mother's condition. Bleeding in cancer patients can occur due to various causes, can be due to injury, decreased levels of platelets or pieces of blood, the effects of radiation and chemotherapy, the effects of the cancer attack itself, drugs, disorders of blood clotting factors, or the transfer of cancer to organs liver, which plays a role in blood clotting.
So regarding your question, the more precise treatment will depend on each cause itself. And that way, the most able to answer it is actually the doctor who treats your mother. Even if there is a drug that is generally given, it belongs to the antifibrinolytic group, which helps bleeding stop more quickly, and if there is a lack of platelets, platelet transfusion can be given. However, these treatments can not be obtained freely and must be prescribed by a doctor, then back again, who can overcome the problem is the doctor who treats your mother directly.
As for what can be done at home, is to routinely replace bandages and keep the wound as clean and as dry as possible. The product you mentioned is an antiseptic and can be used to clean wounds, but always remember to control routines according to doctor's instructions. So, hopefully answering your question.