Chemotherapy side effects

During cancer treatment, you may experience different side effects. These can vary depending on the type of cancer you have, the stage of your cancer and the kind of treatment you are undergoing.


While chemotherapy destroys cancer cells, it is the damage to healthy cells that causes many of the common side effects of chemotherapy. Side effects vary depending on the type of chemotherapy drug used and the individual person. Most are temporary and can be treated or managed.

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