Chemotherapy has many common side
effects. Most 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 depends 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.
You may be worried about chemotherapy and
its possible side effects. This is normal. Talk with your health care
provider and express your concerns. He/she 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
Learn more about support groups.
Komen Support Resources
FACTS FOR LIFE: Chemotherapy and Side Effects
Breast Cancer 101: Chemotherapy
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