Hello everyone! Sorry I'm not around on the forum much since finishing chemo...it reminds me of where I was not long ago whereas I can sort of forget if I don't keep popping in!
I know this will seem very minor to those of you still in the middle of treatment but I wonder whether others have experienced nail issues following chemo? I didn't have nail problems during chemo, even though I lost most of my hair, but whilst my hair is growing back, my nails are horrible now and getting worse. It's nearly 3 months since my chemo ended. The nails initially began to go black at the tips and were very fragile but now they are white..like a very bad French manicure. and it's creeping down the nails. I've cut them very short but fear they are going to fall off. They look aweful and break easily. I am trying to use lots of hand cream.
Has anyone else had this issue and if you did, how long was it until your nails returned to normal?
I was thinking that the side effects were going.... I have less neuropathy, slightly fewer loo visits, hair returning and then a new effect appears! I never had beautiful nails but they are horrible now. This chemo stuff truly does just jeep giving doesn't it?
Sorry again to everyone with far worse things to deal with, I send you all love and hugs and strength. Xxxx
May 2004 Breast cancer lumpectomy followed by radiotherapy, Tamoxifen 5 years, then Femara 2 years.
Jan 2017 resection around colo-rectal junction
March 2017 Chemo Folfox started. Oxaliplatin for 4 treatments, then just 5 FU and Leucovorin for remaining 8 treatments.
June 2017 clear scan
Last chemo August 2017
August 2017 clear scan
February 2018 clear scan