I am the caregiver for my 79 year old husband. He has been diagnosed with prostate cancer as well as Hodgkin's lymphoma.
The PCa is being treated with hormone therapy until the Hodgkin's is under control with chemo (due to begin the Friday after Thanksgiving)
He had his second monthly treatment of Firmagon three days ago and I am really concerned about his shortness of breath.... VERY severe on exertion and occasionally while at rest. In reading about possible side effects it appears this might be an allergic reaction.
I cannot convince him to call his doctor. He's afraid to find another cancer needing treatment in his lungs. Tuesday he has a PFT scheduled as a pre-test for chemotherapy. Will he flunk this test... and not be permitted to continue?
Feeling very helpless. Any ideas on what I should do?