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Anybody have “tumor fevers”?

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    MeNDave
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      OK, quick update… Dave's meds have increased again since his nerve pain in his hand has come back.  At the same time, he finished his radiation yesterday to his spine, hip, and right axilary tumors (believed to be causing the hand pain).  He is very tired, and despite my being adament that he stay home and rest for his chemo appt tomorrow, he just he went to work. 

      OK, quick update… Dave's meds have increased again since his nerve pain in his hand has come back.  At the same time, he finished his radiation yesterday to his spine, hip, and right axilary tumors (believed to be causing the hand pain).  He is very tired, and despite my being adament that he stay home and rest for his chemo appt tomorrow, he just he went to work. 

      My question is this – he has been getting these fevers with the pain.  Last night it spiked at 102.9, and this morning was still 101.7.  His white blood cell count is good, but his hemoglobin is border line for a transfusion (9.4 currently).  His onc does not believe it is due to infection, and considering that other than the hemoglobin count, his bloodwork is excellent.  His liver levels are great.  I have read that sometimes when the tumors become necrotic, they can cause fever.  Of course, if the tumors are growing they can too, but that doesn't seem to be the case (we hope).

      I was just wondering if anybody else out there has experienced these.

      Best wishes to all,

      Maria

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