I finished chemo/rad back in januarry, hardlly any symptoms, no pain, tired and weak at the end of week, by Sunday recovered, protein rich diet is must, my skin on the feet started to crack, they gave me some cream, that took care of that, walked twice a day, rain or shine, studies showed that people that are active have 40% more chance of survival.
Took xeloda 1750 twice a day, always after meal, avoided anti oxidants, vitamins, stayed away from sick people, good hand hygiene is must, thats how we pick up infections, avoided large crowds.
Used backing soda as mouth wash, to avoid sores, it worked.
Some people reported diarhea, I was fine, if any notice of loose stool, took small amount of chocholate, that took care of that.
Your stool might become like pencill, thats normal, swelling from radiatio, drink a lots of water.
Peak of the radiation is about 16,17 weeks from the start of radiatin, than lasts for years, once the operation happen, that part is gonne.
Xeloda acts as turbo to radiation, that really burns cancer cells.
Good luck to you!
55 year, male, never been seek in my life.
Diagnosed with T1,T2 N0 M0 rectal cancer, tumor 4.5cm,
Discovered by pure lack, after taking baby ASA, had blood in stool.
25 sessions of Xeloda 1750 twice a day and Radiation 50 gy finished end of January 2017
Tumor erased, CCR, negative mri, ct, scope, just scar left, no evidence of cancer
April 2017, folfox 8 rounds plus 2 rounds of xeloda
Sept.2017 CT , MRI negative