Jan 6, 2016 01:00AM - edited Jan 8, 2016 06:34PM by Moderators
That's great news about your mom's cancer! We always like to hear stories of women beating this disease!
Blood Clots/phlebitis are a fairly common side effect of some cancer treatments, like targeted therapies such as Ibrance, chemo, and hormonal therapies. From our main site, www.breastcancer.org/treatment...:
"To ease pain and reduce your risk of blood clots, you can also:
- Wear support/compression stockings. These help reduce swelling and can help minimize any complications if you do develop a blood clot.
- Apply moist heat (a warm washcloth or towel) to the painful area several times a day."
Perhaps your mom can try one of those options, to help ease her discomfort and swelling. We know it can be scary! Just make sure she's following her doctor's orders, and if you're unsure of what those are, give the office a call and talk to a nurse! We hope the meds start to work really soon!