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#195011 - 08/18/17 07:32 AM Chemo Induced Kidney Damage  
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Roanoke, VA
I received 3 doses of Cisplatin (chemo) that were spaced three weeks apart. During this time my physician monitored my Creatinine Levels, Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) in addition to other Blood work.

Hydration and nutrition are extremely important especially within 48 hours post chemo as there is a potential for irreversibly kidney damage. Unfortunately nausea and/or vomiting is a side effect and it's very difficult to adequately hydrate. Often times they order IV therapy either at the cancer care center or at home.

Despite home IV therapy it appears that my kidneys have taken a hit and I'm trying to improve my levels by changing in my diet. There is so much information online I was hoping a member may provide any dietary recommendations that may have been successful. I did read about Nettle Leaf Tea but before I start throwing money haphazardly at remedies I thought I'd ask our members.

Thank you,

SCC 4a Biopsy- under tongue 4/7/17 results Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Surgery scheduled 5/9/17. Tumor Boarf reviewing case next Wednesday 5/3/17 Appt surgery/reconstruction/involvement TBD a affected area-base of tongue on the entire right side floor of mouth from base of tongue to wall of mandible, lymph nodes in neck involved. Proceeding w/PET, surgery/ reconstruction TBD, trach, port, radiation, chemo, feeding tube. Learning from you everyday. DeboraLee
#195016 - 08/19/17 12:26 AM Re: Chemo Induced Kidney Damage [Re: Tink222]  
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Tink, I am sorry. My husband came very close to having long-term damage and it may get him yet. So close he could not have the full treatment for the last dose. I hope you can see some improvement

Wife to DP. DX SCC BOT 1/31/17
First treatment 2/27/2017 Cisplatin 3 times and IMRT
Last treatment 4/18/2017
Clear PET 7/13/2017
PEG removed 8/4/2017

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