My mother will start Xeloda next week. I was wondering what worked with for you guys for the hand foot syndrome side effect from the chemo?
So far, I have bought Udderly Smooth hand cream and Udderly regular body cream. I also bought fragrance free Aveeno, but now may just get the Cetaphil as someone on this board mentioned that was more heavy coating and moisturizing. I have read about the "Working hands" working well too. Also, I also was told that Aquaphor does well for the radiation burns. Does the Aquaphor work well for the hands and feet too? I am learning so much from this Colon Club
So many side effects from the Radiation vs. just the chemo..
Any help would greatly be appreciated! Thank you in advanced!
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on Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:44 am, edited 1 time in total.
Caregiver/daughter to dear mother age 77, diag.5/09/17
Rectal CA Stage 3A Low grade adenocarcinoma- 6 cm
Neoadjuv. Chemo/Rad. start 7/10/17 ended 08/16/17
3D Lap. surgery @ Keck USC, Dr. Sang Lee 10/17/17 temp ileostomy
Chemo Xeloda post surgery following reversal April 2018
Praying 4 "Complete Response" or "NED"
Love my mom, BUTT she is a horrible patient!
Any Stage 3A survivors out there? Please share your journey!