At last, another person who has experienced similar on both sides. I had chemo before any other treatment. I also did a search to find info when I noticed, to no avail. As stated in my original post, I also asked Onco but he just gave me one of his bemused looks and said he was unaware of such matters apart from radiotherapy affecting on the treated side.. No doubt chemo has an effect on our odour producing and eating bacteria!
Best wishes to you,
Just to clarify - my surgery and radio side is still odour free - so no need for any product to be used. Hence you should still be ok on the surgery side/radio side. I noticed I was odour free on both sides after the chemo, which finished in March 2017. Now I am back to 50% deodorant costs .........
Best wishes to you,
I have definitley noticed this. My chemo started Aug and ended Dec. My sister in law thinks this is still true for her too and her chemo finished 2 years ago. I tried googling and finding some reference to it on-line, but didnt find anything. It has nothing to do with radiotherapy bc I was slightly amused to be given advice on which deodorant I could use during treatment but didnt need to bother.
It is true for both armpits and I think I sweat less aswell as less smell 😁 Given I also suffer from hot flushes now, it is one small beneficial side effect.👍🏻
Oh bother, I was hoping this was something good to come out of our treatments! I have not been using deodorant on my surgery side and also noticed it was odour free. I shall be ready for the whiff to return, thanks for the heads up!
Well there I was saving on all deodorant costs after chemo ended in March 2017 when a couples of months ago I noted a faint whiff of sweaty pits returning in the non surgery/no radiotherapy side. Trouble is I have become so use to not wearing deodorant that I sometimes now forget to slap it on under one arm! Thankfully, the whiff has not yet returned to it's former pre-chemo glory . It seems the "farewell to smelly pits" was not a permanent chemo side effect.
Best wishes to all,
Hi Chick1, I noticed that my armpit that they took all the nodes out doesn't smell but the other one does! x