This is a perception-based question about smell. I've never talked to anyone about this, but would like to know if anyone knows what I am talking about.
I have been around some patients who I know are taking chemo...and i can smell it. To me, it smells like moth balls and bad men's cologne, but I can smell it right away.
Often I wonder what makes that smell. Is it the chemo drug itself that smells like that, or the smell of dying cells, or what makes that smell come through the skin like that. Maybe I am imagining this smell.
Do all chemo drugs make this smell come off people? If anyone would like to share their knowledge about the smell that comes off a patient taking chemo, I would be interested in reading. Thank you. Respectfully, Mario