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urine infections

hi. is it normal to keep getting urine infections during and after the 5 week radio/chemo treatment?.. my partner has had 4 and is finding it exhausting and is in so much pain. i asked his oncology nurse, but she said she doesnt know anyting about it!, thankyou, mandy

Mary S Nurse Advisor

Dear @mandajayne
Sorry to here that your partner is having so much pain and possible urine infections. It is quite common to get infections during chemo/radiotherapy as the immune system is compromised during treatment. I would suggest your partner see’s his GP and request a urine test to check for infection and maybe to have treatment if necessary
Kind regards