Has anyone experienced abdominal pain weeks after completing chemo and/or radiation?
Dad had 6 cycles of Carbo./Taxol and radiation then a break, then 2 cycles of "full strength" Carbo./Taxol with no radiation. Last radiation session was in March. Last chemo was April 24.
He now has pretty bad abdominal pain - both internal - as in upset stomach/burning/pain when eating, and external - as in the muscles/tissue around the abdominal area. He has trouble bending over or making other similar movements. He is stage 3b NSCLC and recently had PET showing 30% improvement, which the docs thought was "remarkable"...
So, is it normal to have this pain so long after completion of chemo/radio. - it didn't start til about 2 weeks ago.
If normal, how long can we expect this to persist? It makes eating very hard and the "muscle" pain complicates things even more. Dad describes this pain as if you had worked out super hard the day before and your muscles ache with movement.
Has anyone expericenced this? When we met with the team of docs for PET results they attributed it to treatment. Are they right??