Chemotherapy has many common side effects.
Most side effects occur during treatment and begin to go away shortly after treatment ends. Others can last for months or even years.
How common and how the severe side effects are depend on the type of chemotherapy.
Let your oncologist or nurse know how the sessions are making you feel. They may be able to treat or prevent many side effects, or change your treatment plan to reduce them.
Learn about short-term side effects of chemotherapy.
Learn about long-term side effects of chemotherapy.
You may be worried about chemotherapy and its possible side effects. This is normal.
Talk with your health care provider about your concerns.
Your provider may be able to suggest a hospital social worker, patient navigator, psychologist or support group that can help ease anxiety related to chemotherapy (or to having breast cancer).
Learn more about support groups.
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