Every chemo treatment is different and individual side effects may vary. Your reaction will depend on the type of cancer, the location of the cancer, the drugs selected for your treatment and you your general physical health. Keep in mind that most of the side effects are temporary and disappear once your treatment is complete.
The most common side effect is fatigue though other possible reactions include:
- Bruising and bleeding
- Diarrhea and constipation
- Hair loss
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Numbness in your fingers or toes
Before your start your chemo, you will have the opportunity to meet with our dedicated chemo nurse. She will explain the routine as well as which side effects are more common to which chemo. As an experienced professional, she is aware of what can be done to mitigate those side effects and she will work together with you to effectively control the symptoms throughout your treatment.