My mum aged 79 is on her second lot of chemo for stage 2 ovarian cancer. She is having Carboplatin...no side effects the first time, but this time she has fairly constant pins and needles in her hands and feet. She was barely sleeping anyway, but this has put paid to sleep, so if anyone has any advice, it would be gratefully received.
The onc says this tingling is unusual and has tested for low magnesium (no result yet) but I think i have seen this side effect mentioned before.
I'd just like to reassure my mum that ---hopefully --this is just part and parcel of having carboplatin. Has anyone else experienced this?
I'm worried it will mean the dose may be reduced....
Best wishes to everyone out there who's going through treatment.