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Hi my partner is getting his first combination of chemo and immuno therapy on Tuesday 19.3.19 but has been suffering with toothache since last night, he thinks he may have an abscess. I suggested he ring the chemo ward and ask advice about seeing an emergency dentist before he commenced chemotherapy. He said he will put up with the toothache and ask about it on Tuesday when he goes for treatment. Can you please advise thanks.
Not sure the nurse is here at week ends
I was told to visit the dentist before treatment starts, as being on chemo makes your immune system low at times.
So if it turns out to be an abscess he should have a course of antibiotics , he does not really want to start chemo i would say with an infection, i would check with the chemo ward just to be sure.
You do not want to get there on the 19th and you tell them and they say we cannot start the treament.
Better be safe than sorry.
Take Care Ellie xx
"You Never Walk A Lone".
Thanks Ellie, that’s what I thought but he is so stubborn at times and doesn’t realise the implications. He told me not to panic but his attitude to it is making me worried
You have to be a bit more alert regarding things you normally would take for granted.
I hope he see;s that you are only trying to do the best for him.
"You Never Walk A Lone"
Thanks for getting in touch. We would recommend that your partner didn’t wait and rang the chemotherapy ward today for advice. Hopefully you may have already persuaded him to do this.
As Ellie68 says if he needs any dental treatment, it’s advisable to have this done before his cancer treatment starts. I can appreciate that he won’t want any delays to his treatment but it’s important he has his dental pain checked out.
Best wishes and take care
Fiona (Macmillan Cancer Information nurse).
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