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When a person is undergoing chemotherapy, many different side effects are possible. The most common ones that people are aware of include nausea, hair loss, and fatigue. However, several other reactions can occur, based on the type of chemotherapy you are receiving, the dose, and how your body responds to it.
Other side effects of chemotherapy include:
If you are worried about these or any other problems while undergoing chemotherapy, talk to your healthcare providers. They can help provide reassurance, suggest ways to deal with or even prevent adverse reactions, or come up with alternative treatments.
(Click Chemotherapy Side Effects to learn more. This article goes into detail about the many different reactions that can occur, when they might appear, and how long they can last.)
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