I have been on maintenance drugs now for a month and half. Last week I started noticing I was getting mouth sores, again. Yuck. I called the Oncology office and they suggested adding a daily multi-vitamin. I did and well the mouth sores seem to be going away. Good thing. I don?t think I can do mouth sores for two years. The drugs are cytotoxic so, I was also worried they might be affecting my blood counts too. Thankfully this week?s CBC showed all counts still look good.
Cytotoxic – Toxic to cells, cell-toxic, cell-killing. Any agent or process that kills cells. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are forms of cytotoxic therapy. They kill cells.
Definition from Medicine.Net.
Title of this post taken from Marilyn Manson. Though, I am pretty sure he was writing about a different experience than I am.