FEC x6 Finished but intermittent arm swelling

Good morning!

Yesterday I had my final FEC of 6. I had 4 of them with cannulas, 1 with a PICC line (I won’t go into detail) and the final one in my other arm as I only had one lymph node removed and my left arm is trashed!

The chemo arm has taken quite a bashing vein wise. Most of the time it is fine, but every now and again the forearm swells every so slightly especially after walking. Has anyone else experienced this and are there any hot tips to reduce the problem? I am massaging it regularly.

Thank you!!

Hi Sunshine Sal,

I’m sorry you haven’t yet received a reply to your post - hopefully one of our lovely Forum members will be along soon.

In the meantime, you may want to post in the Ask Our Nurses section where you can get advice from our team of nurses, or if you prefer you can call our free Helpline  0808 800 6000.

Best wishes,