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  • I'm going to have chemotherapy, and I'm concerned about the side effects it might have.
  • I'm getting chemotherapy, and I'm having side effects.

I'm going to have chemotherapy, and I'm concerned about the side effects it might have.

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD on January 03, 2017

  1. What are the most common side effects for the type of chemotherapy I'll be getting?
  2. Are any of them serious? How long will they last?
  3. What problems should I call you about?
  4. Is there anything I can do before my treatment starts, or are there any medicines I can take, to prevent side effects?
  5. Will the side effects keep me from working or doing my other usual activities?

I'm getting chemotherapy, and I'm having side effects.

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD on January 03, 2017

  1. How serious are these side effects?
  2. How long will they last?
  3. Are there any treatments that might help?
  4. Do the side effects mean my chemo is working or not working?
  5. Can I change drugs or my chemotherapy schedule? How would that affect my treatment?