I had Tounge Cancer which spread to my lymph gland (right side). I was diagnosed in April last year. (I was 58 at that point).
Six weeks of Daily radiotherapy and 2 Chemo visits. My treatment ended at the end of August last year.
I had a neck dissection done at the end of December and whilst they were at it I had a oesephacal dilation as I was unable to eat or drink anything.
Cancer seems to have gone, the PEG is out and I have new teeth so all is going the right way but I just cannot get warm and it's not November yet!
Could this be a long term effect of the treatent?
Sounds a bit trivial I know - but I just wondered - Thanks - Steve
Hello. I’m almost 19 months post treatment (6x chemo & 30x radio) for tonsil & lymph node cancer. I am always cold now. I’ve bought long sleeve thermal tops (John Lewis), fluffy socks, fleecy slippers & stick a poncho on most evenings.
Hi Steve. It might be. For months I slept with a fleece on top of my PJs and a hat.
Did the chemo leave you with any peripheral neuropathy?
Base of tongue cancer. Out of radiotherapy January 2019
Blog about my cancer.
Hi Dani thanks for your quick reply - I dont think I had peripheral neuropathy (Just had to look it up!). The only issue I had was due to the neck dissection where I still get a painful neck and I can't feel the right side of my face. Maybe I am just getting old! I'm sitting in the office with a T shirt, wooly jumper and a coat on (AND the heating is on!)
Hi Steve, I don't think it's unusual, my hands and feet were always cold, and even now after nearly 6 years they still get cold sometimes.