What Are the Side Effects of Chemo?

Q: What are the side effects of chemo?


A: Chemo (chemotherapy) is a common device to treat cancer. It works well. But, it works upon the whole body. So, it might affect your healthy cells while it kills cancer cells. Here are some common side effects of chemo:

  • fatigue
  • muscle pain and numbness
  • hair loss
  • skin and nail changes
  • easy bleeding
  • infection
  • anemia
  • nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • problems with swallowing
  • appetite changes
  • weight changes
  • easy losing concentration and focus in thoughts
  • fertility problems


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