My mother in law is being treated for non-hodgkins lymphoma in Moscow, Russia. She started chemo on Thursday, then Friday night began complaining of stomach pain. She is in intensive care right now from a perforated bowel, which the doctors performed emergency surgery for. My first question is, has anyone out there ever experienced this themselves or with a family member or friend? My second question is will they be able to continue chemo if there is a possibility that there might be more cancerous cells that could be compramised by additional chemotherapy and wind up with another perforation? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
hi, my father was diagnosed with the same type of cancer and had his first course of chemo and had the same symptoms as you mentioned.... stomach pains...we took him to hospital 4 days after his chemo had finished and a ct scan conclusion was that he had a perforated bowel, they said he needed emergency surgery to see what was going on inside, they opened him up and discovered that the chemo had killed a large amount of his football sized lymphoma but discovered that his bowel and his sleen were both dead. My father died a for minutes after surgery, the doctors said that they were not sure if the chemo killed his organs...it could of or it could of been other circumstances, a coroners inquest will hopefuly provide the answers.....
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