Gullet (oesophagus) cancer

A support group for anyone affected by gullet cancer (also known as oesophageal cancer) to come together, share experiences and ask questions.

Sickness after chemo

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Hi all,

My Dad has had 3 months of chemo via a Hickman line, is off for the moment as awaiting a further pet scan to see if tumour has spread or not. He is being sick after the small amount of Nutra drinks/ water and is bringing up all he can describe as tripe with veins in!..he can hardly get any thing down now,  only little water and nutra drinking, quavers but he sicks it all up again.

Dad said he thinks he is bringing up part of the tumour, but I'm not sure if it is possible..anyone know about this constant sickness and wierd substance?

Thanks all.


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I'm sorry to hear that your dad is finding it hard to keep anything down. 

Whilst I don't have any experience with this I noticed that your post had gone unanswered. By replying it will push it back to the top of the page where hopefully it'll be seen by someone who can help you.

I presume that your dad has spoken to his CNS about this problem. If not, then s/he would be a good starting point if you don't get any replies here. You could also post your question in ask a nurse and one of the specialist cancer nurses will reply within 2 working days.


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