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.
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.
Everyone will experience side effects uniquely. It’s important to discuss any side effects you have with your care team so they can help you manage them during your treatment.