Fingerprint lost....how bizarre!!

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JudiB
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Fingerprint lost....how bizarre!!

Postby JudiB » Thu May 18, 2017 6:15 am

I have CCD by been cursing my phone because for a month or so it gas refused to recognise me by my fingerprint!
Whilst reading something else I stumbled on fingerprint loss as a possible side effect of some chemo drugs! I can see that my fingertips are shiny but not swollen ...it feels bizarre!
Has anyone else lost their fingerprint through chemo? I've had de by 6 Folfox treatments so far, the last 2 without the oxaliplatin. I've also noticed that, whilst the neuropathy went immediately the oxi was stopped, I am getting tingling again but nothing like before, just seems weird!
This chemo journey is soooo strange but, hey, I'm half way through now and looking forward to the end, even though I have another 6 treatments to go!
Love and hugs to everyone travelling this same weird journey!
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May 2004 Breast cancer lumpectomy followed by radiotherapy, Tamoxifen 5 years, then Femara 2 years.

Jan 2017 resection around colo-rectal junction
T2bN1 M0
March 2017 Chemo Folfox started
June 2017 clear scan

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Re: Fingerprint lost....how bizarre!!

Postby SarahS » Thu May 18, 2017 10:43 am

Hi Judi

Yes my husband has lost his fingerprints . He also noticed it when he tried to use his fingerprint to access his phone
He has had 8 sessions of Folfox so far, 2 without the oxaliplatin and I think he noticed the fingerprint issue after about 5 sessions, his finger tips are shiny and he has a lot of peeling skin, which I think is more caused by the 5-fu as that doesn't seem to have got any better since dropping the ox.
It is a strange journey indeed and every treatment seems to effect him differently.
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Emergency surgery to remove blockage in cecum 12/03/2016
Stage 4 colon cancer. Mets to liver, peritoneum, possibly lungs
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Re: Fingerprint lost....how bizarre!!

Postby Lee » Thu May 18, 2017 11:09 am

Yes I have heard of this before. Some people have lost all of there fingerprints. While I still have mine, I would not be surprised not as sharp as they once were.

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
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Re: Fingerprint lost....how bizarre!!

Postby crazylife » Thu May 18, 2017 6:56 pm

Yes! We took the kids to Disney in November and their little entry machines could not detect his fingerprint.
Wife to DH, 41 years old, diagnosed 11/15
Stage 4, Mod diff, 13/24 LN, 1 liver met
Colon/liver resection at MSK, 11/15
8mm lung met (not confirmed) and enlarged lymph nodes 1/16
12 rounds of folfox (9 with Oxi) 6/16
NED - July 2016
NED - October 2016
3 possible lung mets (watch & see) - March 2016

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Re: Fingerprint lost....how bizarre!!

Postby CRguy » Thu May 18, 2017 7:57 pm

JudiB wrote:Has anyone else lost their fingerprint through chemo?

Not on FOLFOX ... BUTT on Xeloda

really have to watch out for the "slip grip" with my fingertips
BUTT there IS a silver lining here .... :shock:

my new career as a second storey man and safe cracker is going well
so far the cops have not been able to trace my .... "fingerprints" ... 'cos I gots me NONE !!! :mrgreen:

YES ... I am joking
for now .....

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Re: Fingerprint lost....how bizarre!!

Postby Bev G » Thu May 18, 2017 8:21 pm

I lost my fingerprints, and I remember at that time (~5 years ago) on the Board, LOTS of people had experienced the same thing on chemo. It took about 6-8 months after chemo for mine to come back.
58 yo Type1 DM 48 years
12/09 Stage IV 2/22 nodes + liver met, colon resec
3 tx FOLFIRI, liver resec 4/10
9/10 6 mos off chemo, Neg PET&CTC CEA nl
2/11 finished total 10 rounds chemo

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Re: Fingerprint lost....how bizarre!!

Postby horizon » Thu May 18, 2017 9:17 pm

Something I learned recently is that touch ID on an iPhone will work with other things besides fingerprints. A friend of mine is paranoid and uses his knuckles to unlock his phone so that his prints aren't stored. Maybe try that!
I'm just a dude who still can't believe he had a resection and went through chemo (currently 6 years NED). Is this real life?

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Re: Fingerprint lost....how bizarre!!

Postby LPL » Fri May 19, 2017 7:41 am

Hi Judi,
I just asked hubby and the same thing happened to him. He said he managed to change it/the iPhone, 'reprogram' (or whatever it's called in English :? ).
DH @ 65 DX 4/11/16 CC recto-sigmoid junction
Adenocarcenoma pt 35x15x9mm G3(biopsi) G1(surgical)
Mets 3 Liver resectable
T4aN1bM1a Stage IVa 2/9 LN
MSS, KRAS-mut G13D
CEA & CA19-9: 5/18 2.5 78 8/17 1.4 48 2/14/17 1.8 29
4 Folfox 6/15-7/30 (b4 liver surgery) 8 after
CT: 8/8 no change 3/27/17 NED for now :D
:!: Steroid induced hyperglycemia dx after 3chemo .. hospitalized, insulin -> Metformin
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3/18 Emergency colostomy 5/23 Primary+gallbl+colostomy reversal (+port) 9/01 Liver mets

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Re: Fingerprint lost....how bizarre!!

Postby Steph20021 » Fri May 19, 2017 4:14 pm

I'm on folfiri and I believe mine are getting less sharp. We had heard about this disappearing thing so we were sure to get mike inked on cardstock a while ago, as my wife wanted my ring finger fingerprint as a tattoo. That tattoo is done and looks pretty cool. I think it to be a very romantic gesture and legacy when Im gone.
DX 1/31/14 @ 33- SPS-T4a(invades visceral peri), N2a(6/106 LN), M1a(ovary) (Stage 4a) MSS
2/1/14-subtotal col, lost R ovary, temp ileo
3/14-9/14- folfox; sepsis
10/14- rev ileo
11/14-CT/PET: L ovary met, pelvic met, (?)ghost liver met(?)
12/14-folfiri -13 rds kept me stable from 3/15-6/15
7/15- clear flex sig
8/15-HIPEC, hysterectomy et al, 2nd temp ileo, NED?
09/15- cea 0.9
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Jan/17- pulmonary embolism
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Re: Fingerprint lost....how bizarre!!

Postby juliej » Fri May 19, 2017 4:41 pm

I also lost my fingerprints, but on Xeloda. Mine was discovered at an international border crossing station that required fingerprints, so a little more dramatic than not being able to use your iPhone! :shock: Showed my chemo port and explained I was in treatment and made it through. But I got a letter from my onc when I got home to show officials on the next trip.

CRguy wrote:my new career as a second storey man and safe cracker is going well
so far the cops have not been able to trace my .... "fingerprints" ... 'cos I gots me NONE !!! :mrgreen:

CRguy, I am ready to join your team!!! Safe crackers have to wear cotton gloves so they don't leave prints -- BUT NOT US, BABY! We are naturally unidentifiable. :mrgreen:
Stage IV, liver/lung mets 8/4/2010
Xelox+Avastin 8/18/10 to 10/21/11
LAR, liver resec, HAI pump 11/11
Double lung surgery + ileo reversal 2/12
Adjuvant Xeloda 3-9/12
VATS rt. lung 12/21/12 - benign granuloma!
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Re: Fingerprint lost....how bizarre!!

Postby CRguy » Fri May 19, 2017 8:41 pm

Who gets to play us in the movie ???? :mrgreen:
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Re: Fingerprint lost....how bizarre!!

Postby cashmere » Sun May 21, 2017 11:14 am

I also lost my fingerprints. I found out trying to access phone also. It is very bizarre.
Stage III
Diagnosed 4/07 at 51
36 rad/24/7 chemo bag
surg 9/07
6 mon chemo w/48 hr bag
ileo reversal 5/08
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Re: Fingerprint lost....how bizarre!!

Postby dianetavegia » Sun May 21, 2017 12:45 pm

I lost my fingerprints and it on FOLFOX and it took years for them to come back enough that they could all be 'read'. I volunteered with Civil Air Patrol and had to have fingerprinting done at our local prison. The FBI refused them twice and a prison guard on another forum told me to soak my hands in very warm water and use hand lotion before the next try. That worked. I got 89% reading which was acceptable WITH a letter from my oncologist listing the chemo, drug by drug in FOLFOX.
Stage IIIB cc surgery 1/7/09. 5/17 nodes. 12 tx FOLFOX
Stage IVa 2/15/12. CEA 6.4 PET = 1.5cm liver met. HR 4/11/12 No chemo

NED April 2017 Eight yrs, 3 months since original dx. Five yrs. NED post liver resection.
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Re: Fingerprint lost....how bizarre!!

Postby peanut_8 » Sun May 21, 2017 8:25 pm

CRguy wrote:Who gets to play us in the movie ???? :mrgreen:


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Re: Fingerprint lost....how bizarre!!

Postby horizon » Sun May 21, 2017 9:30 pm

dianetavegia wrote:I lost my fingerprints and it on FOLFOX and it took years for them to come back enough that they could all be 'read'. I volunteered with Civil Air Patrol and had to have fingerprinting done at our local prison. The FBI refused them twice and a prison guard on another forum told me to soak my hands in very warm water and use hand lotion before the next try. That worked. I got 89% reading which was acceptable WITH a letter from my oncologist listing the chemo, drug by drug in FOLFOX.


When I signed up for TSA Precheck they were having trouble reading mine and he had me put Purell on my hands. I wouldn't have thought moist hands would be better. Go figure.
I'm just a dude who still can't believe he had a resection and went through chemo (currently 6 years NED). Is this real life?


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