my husband is 39 and in june 2008 was diagnosed with stomach cancer, and suspected pancreatic cancer. he had 3 cylcles and the improvement in him was amazing. his 1st scan showed a large deduction in the tumour in his stomach. they then started him on another 5 cycles, which he coped with brilliantly. Not even any nausea. The onlyproblems he had was that in november the tubes to his kidneys became blocked and he had stents put in and then at xmas it was discovered that he had a blood clot near his heart caused by the portacath in his chest. He coped well with treatment
However since coming off the chemo 3 weeks ago he has developed severe headaches mostly from behind his eyes. They mostly come on when he stands up. And now light seems to be making it worse. He went to hospital on wednesday and had head scan and chest exrays all came back clear. Blood proved negative except his white bloodcell count was slightly raised but this has been the norm since the beginning. after a night in hospital all he was told to take was paracetamol, which has proved useless
Are these headaches a normal occurance in post chemo patients. Or should we be considering other reasons for these symptons.
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