Swelling or puffiness in the face, hands, feet or abdomen can result from the fluids administered during chemotherapy or the chemotherapy itself, and should be discussed with a doctor or nurse. Here are some tips patients can try to manage swelling:
Limit salt intake. Salt can be present in foods such as soups, frozen or canned food, processed meats, cheese and soy sauce, for example.
Avoid tight clothing
Elevate the feet
Contact a doctor if the swelling becomes uncomfortable. Patients who have had no urine output for 12 hours or dark or bloody urine should contact their doctor or nurse immediately.