My husband has advanced thymic carcenoma, diagnosed Dec 2015, unoperable because it has grown around windpipe and arteries. He has svcs, clots in the vena cava, aorta, interior jugular and brachial vein in the arm. He has had one lot of 5 days radiation which caused oesophagitis and pneumonia, then he had celulitis. The clot in vena cava and aorta was found when first diagnosed and he was put on thinners. The one in his arm was found when he was in with pnemonia and the one in jugular when he had cellulitis. He swells badly, face,neck, arms and ankles. He is now on day 7 of 20 lots of radiation. They are of course targeting the tumor. No one seems to concerned about the clots. How does he keep getting them while on thinners, and what are the dangers?..another question if I may, will he ever be free of the swelling?
Sat, 03/19/2016 - 02:45#1
advanced thymic carcenoma and associated clots - 1273325