Side Effects of Chemotherapy
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Chemotherapy can cause side effects such as hair loss, vomiting, and sexual problems. This portion of the eMedTV Web site highlights other common chemotherapy side effects and explains why they happen and how long they typically last.
Many people on chemotherapy will experience hair loss as a side effect. This part of the eMedTV archives explores chemotherapy and hair loss in more detail, explaining why hair loss occurs and providing some suggestions on how to deal with hair loss.
It is possible to develop skin and nail problems with chemotherapy. This part of the eMedTV Web site explains why chemotherapy drugs affect the skin and nails, and outlines some suggestions for dealing with nail and skin problems during chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy can cause sexual side effects in both men and women. This eMedTV resource takes a look at the various chemotherapy sexual side effects that can occur and discusses the feelings and attitudes that may accompany these effects.
If you are undergoing chemotherapy and pain becomes a problem, there are some things you can do. This eMedTV segment offers some suggestions for dealing with chemotherapy-related pain and explains what to discuss with your healthcare provider.
You may be more susceptible to infections while undergoing chemotherapy treatment. This eMedTV article examines chemotherapy and infections in more detail, and explains some medications and tips that can help prevent infections during chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy can cause nerve problems and muscle problems in some people. This eMedTV Web page explains the types of symptoms to watch out for and offers some suggestions on ways to cope with nerve and muscle problems during chemotherapy.
While nausea is a side effect of chemotherapy, newer drugs can help alleviate this symptom. This eMedTV page explores chemotherapy and nausea in more detail, listing some of the antinausea drugs available and offering tips on preventing this side effect.
As this eMedTV page explains, there are several things you can do to avoid mouth and gum problems during chemotherapy, such as brushing your teeth after every meal with a soft toothbrush. This page also covers how to deal with mouth sores and dryness.
It is possible to have kidney and bladder problems with chemotherapy. This eMedTV article explains what your doctor may have you do to avoid these problems and also lists some symptoms of bladder and kidney problems to watch out for.
This portion of the eMedTV archives explains why you may develop fluid retention during chemotherapy. This article also explains what your healthcare provider may suggest if you develop swelling or puffiness in your face, hands, feet, or abdomen.
Fatigue is one of the most commonly reported symptoms in cancer patients. This page from the eMedTV library explains what can cause this and offers some suggestions on what to do if you are experiencing fatigue with chemotherapy.
Diarrhea may become a problem when chemotherapy affects the cells lining the intestines. This eMedTV selection suggests ways to control chemotherapy-induced diarrhea and explains what to do if you have diarrhea for more than 24 hours.
It is possible to experience constipation with chemotherapy medications. This eMedTV page offers tips on dealing with constipation, such as drinking plenty of fluids. This page also explains when you should contact your doctor about constipation.
This eMedTV page explains that there could potentially be a link between low platelet counts, blood clotting problems, and chemotherapy. This page also lists symptoms of low platelet counts and ways to prevent problems if your platelet count is low.
Anemia can occur during chemotherapy because the bone marrow's ability to make red blood cells is reduced. This eMedTV page further explores chemotherapy and anemia, explaining how anemia is diagnosed and offering tips on dealing with the condition.
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