Are you talking about others being able to "smell chemo" around someone who's having treatment? Or the patient herself, having the "chemo smell" in her nose all the time? If the latter, then it's no doubt related to "chemo taste," which gives you that "tin can" taste in your mouth all the time. And unfortunately, there's no drug you can take and not much you can do about it except simply get through it. Maybe lots of fresh air would help? Sucking on hard candies does seem to help some women with chemo taste; maybe it would help with "chemo smell" as well? Sorry we can't offer more definitive help, this is a tough one... PJH
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