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When should you call your doctor about the side effects of breast cancer treatment?

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  • Call your nurse or doctor if you have: A temperature over 100.4°F. If you have any fever or chills, tell your doctor right away. If you can’t get in touch with your doctor, go to the emergency room.
  • New mouth sores, patches, a swollen tongue, or bleeding gums
  • A dry, burning, scratchy, or "swollen" throat
  • A cough that is new or doesn’t go away
  • Changes in how your bladder works, including a need to go urgently or more often, burning when you pee, or blood in your urine
  • Digestive changes, including heartburn; nausea, vomiting, constipation, or diarrhea that is severe or lasts longer than 2 or 3 days; or blood in your stools

SOURCES: American Cancer Society. National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 27, 2017

SOURCES: American Cancer Society. National Cancer Institute.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 27, 2017

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