radiation therapy and nausea

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john1016
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 12/26/2007 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband completed 10 radiation treatments on Christmas Eve.  He is still nauseated, throws up, and feels like the food is sitting in his esphagus and doesn't go down.  He eats very little because of this.  Is this the norm or should we be calling the Oncologist?   He is taking Prochlorper 10 mg every 6 hours.  Thanks for your input.


husband, 57, dx 6-20-07, PSA 34, Gleason 4+4, lymph node and bone mets
7-10-07 Casodex 50mg for 14 days
7-14-07 Lupron shot
8-30-07 PSA 9
11-1-07 Lupron shot, PSA 212
11-12-07 PSA 198 added Casodex 50mg and Zometa infusion
11-15-07 CT-no organ involvement
11-23-07 admitted to hopital for pain, MRI-no spinal cord compression
11-29-07 PSA 600, Bone Scan-two additional bone sites involved
11-30-07 hydrocodone-acetaminophen for pain
12-11-07 1st of 10 radiation treatments to mid back, lower back, and both hips
12-11-07 prochlorper 10mg for nausea
12-20-07 10mg oxycodone for pain

Post Edited (john1016) : 12/26/2007 5:50:59 PM (GMT-7)


jetguy
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 741
   Posted 12/26/2007 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear john1016,

I underwent 43 radiation treatments and experienced no nausea.  None.  My treatment was different, but none of the guys I knew were nauseated.  I'd call the doc.

My best to you in your struggle.

Bill


August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago. 
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
Four month post treatment PSA is 1.9.
Seven month PSA is 0.8.


maldugs
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 782
   Posted 12/26/2007 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear John1016, I am presently on day 15 of radiation treatment, no nausea, throwing up, they are only targeting the prostate bed in my case, but I think you should consult the doc.

Regards Mal.


age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7  right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,
Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck, free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.
Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept. next PSA 26th Oct. seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct. PSA 0.5 23rd October. Started radiation treatment on 5th Dec, to continue until 24 Jan. 08


john1016
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 12/26/2007 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Bill & Mal for your responses. The Rad Oncologist was targeting the mid and lower spine, I think with External Beam Therapy (not IMRT, I will have to find out which and why they used it. So much to learn!) Said he could be sick because the radiation goes thru the stomach and intestines. I will call the DR tomorrow if he is not better.
husband, 57, dx 6-20-07, PSA 34, Gleason 4+4, lymph node and bone mets
7-10-07 Casodex 50mg for 14 days
7-14-07 Lupron shot
8-30-07 PSA 9
11-1-07 Lupron shot, PSA 212
11-12-07 PSA 198 added Casodex 50mg and Zometa infusion
11-15-07 CT-no organ involvement
11-23-07 admitted to hopital for pain, MRI-no spinal cord compression
11-29-07 PSA 600, Bone Scan-two additional bone sites involved
11-30-07 hydrocodone-acetaminophen for pain
12-11-07 1st of 10 radiation treatments to mid back, lower back, and both hips
12-11-07 prochlorper 10mg for nausea
12-20-07 10mg Oxycodone extenede release (12 hr) for pain
12-21-07 Oxycodone extended release increased to 20mg
12-21-07 added 15-30 mg Oxycodone immediate release for break thru pain

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