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Swelling of Hand after Round Three

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  • Swelling of Hand after Round Three


    I am the Mom of a 30 year old who has completed round three of cisplatin and etoposide with no major side effects until now. This is day 14 and he is scheduled for the final round this coming week. His right hand is swollen and painful for the past three days. This hand was used for all three series of chemo and the doctor has told him he has phlebitis and this arm must be kept in a sling for the next 6 weeks. My concern is that this will handicap him severely during his next round with the heplock(sp?) in his left hand and the right arm in a sling. Has this happened to anyone alse out there?

    He's been in great spirits up till' now, but this has knocked him for a loop. Are there any exercises that could be helpful?