Just seen your post. I've had four chemos and due to have chemo 5 tomorrow 🙂 we're on about the same by the sound of things. I only had two FEC then cancer became resistant to I've moved on to Tax on which I seem to be having more of a response.
Hi, I also had "Chemo burn" after 2nd fec but they continued to administer chemo through cannula in same hand.
Ali did it mean you couldn't have chemo in that hand - i'm really anxious to stay to timetable if I can.
Well went to see the plastics team at my hospital today and confirmed with my oncologist and they all think it is something called chemo extravasation - a leak of chemo into the tissue surrounding the cannula. Potentially very nasty but at the moment my sub-dermis is ok and eventually the outer dermis should heal. I have to have it monitored weekly (ANOTHER CLINIC!!) to check it isn't gettng worse. May not heal until after chemo. I will have to have chemo on my cancer side - which will not please the chemo nurses!
I had a very similar mark on my hand, although mine was more like a very sore bruise. The oncologist and staff at the chemo unit thought it had probably been caused by the Epirubicin (in the FEC) as it appeared before I had Tax. After that they put the cannula into the other hand for subsequent chemo sessions.
Lollymum, I had a mark in hand where cannula was after tax infusion. It went away after treatment finished. Mine was not sore but yes I would agree looked at bit like a burn. Hope this helps.
I've had four rounds of chemo - 2 FEC and 2 Tax and am now on day 12 of this cycle.
On day 8/9 a dark red mark, like a birthmark appeared on my left hand running from the left wrist bone up into my ring finger. It feels very sensitive to heat - like sunburn - and looks awful.
I went to my GP who has given me antibiotics as she suspects an infection in my vein - but although it hasn't spread it definitely isn't any better.
Has anyone else had anything similar?