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Side Effects of Chemotherapy



Chemotherapy and Side Effects
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Chemotherapy Side Effects
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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.

Easing worries about chemotherapy

You may be worried about chemotherapy and its possible side effects. This is normal. Talk openly 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 cancer.

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Updated 04/30/14


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