My partner has successfully tolerated the 3 X 3 weekly doses of chemo for his oesophagus cancer - the last dose being taken about 1 week ago. We are now waiting five weeks for the surgery to take place.
1) My partner has feet and hands which are very warm, has a dry mouth & is very tired. Is this to be expected as the chemo drugs exit his system? Is there any advice?
2) Before chemo started my partner was diagnosed with a second cancer Hodgkin lymphoma for which treatment has not specifically started yet - as the oesophagus cancer was viewed as the priority (the theory being the chemo would hold the Hodgkin at bay). However now his lymphoma lump has swollen from the size of a plum (which it's been roughly since being discovered in December) to half a mango & the surrounding area is very red, hot & tender to the touch. This is probably silly - but what do you suggest we do? All I can think of is to contact the hospital tomorrow - but am not sure if this is 100% the best way forward.
I suppose I just need to bounce the symptoms around off other people who know & care about these things - hence this post.