Confusion and small seizures near the end of the chemo treatment

Hi, my dad has had 5 round of chemo for non Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he has 1 round left to go. Last week he started to become confused and muddled. He went into hospital to get checked over. His blood pressure was extremely high. They have done an MRI and that has come back clear. They are struggling to figure out what has caused this confusion. Since being in hospital he hasn’t been seen by any cancer specialist. Reading up on the side effects of Chemo, confusion and seizures are on the list. I am not happy with the service he is currently receiving in hospital. What would you recommend we do?

  • Hi es1999 and welcome to Cancer Chat.

    I'm very sorry to hear about the issues your dad has been having as he is nearing the end of his chemo, and that he hasn't been seen by a cancer specialist since being in hospital.

    I really do hope a cancer specialist has now seen your dad since you made this post, but if he hasn't and you would like to speak to someone about the service and care he is receiving then be sure to follow the advice we have about making a complaint. I hope this list of organisations we have will be helpful if you decide to go ahead with this, but if you'd like to talk things through with one of our cancer nurses before taking any action, do be sure to give them a call on 0808 800 4040, Monday - Friday between 9a.m - 5p.m. They're very well informed and will do all they can to help you and your dad at this very difficult time.

    I'm sure some of our members will offer their thoughts and advice to you soon as well.

    Kind regards,

    Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator