My mum had her first round of chemo (cisplatin and pemetrexed) two weeks ago for her stage IV NSCLC and has since been hospitalised (with complications of her cancer - pleural effusion and blood clots) rather than the chemo and she is going home in a day or two.
All the doctors had said the complications shouldn’t affect her next round of chemo until yesterday when a respiratory doctor said that apparently the chemo ‘nearly killed’ mums kidneys and as a result she won’t be able to have any more of that type and her treatment options will likely be ‘very limited’ but then qualified this by saying she isn’t an oncologist and it would be up to the oncologist to decide but we aren’t seeing them for a week.
I guess my question is whether anyone has had experience of this? Mum’s kidneys were strong and healthy going into chemo, she is in her 50s and was very fit prediagnosis - surely there will be a type of chemo that is not so harsh on the kidneys? Surely they can’t give up on treating her? I don’t know how we are supposed to wait a week to find out what options she has