Chemo - what you wish you had known (updated 2/12/21 to include helpful hints)
Hi. 42 year old and diagnosed with Stage T3N1M0 BC in July. Bit of a whirlwind since - had a right hemicolectomy in August and healing well. Docs now want me to start CAPOX chemo in the next few weeks (4 cycles over 3 months) to stop the cancer coming back.
Not going to lie. Pretty worried about chemo, the possible side effects and how it will make me feel. I could really do with some practical advice - hints and tips on things you wish you had known before starting chemo, anything that was really helpful, stuff to avoid? I know there will be stuff I can’t control (which is really difficult for me) but figure if anyone can pass on some practical wisdom and hints/good advice, it will be you guys! Did look at the chemo section of the BC website already 😊🤞
Thanks in advance