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What are some signs of dehydration from cancer treatment?

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You don’t always feel thirsty when you're dehydrated. Here are some other things to look for:

  • Dry mouth, tongue, or lips
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Swollen, dry, cracked tongue
  • Fast weight loss
  • Headache
  • Dark yellow urine or less urine
  • Irritability

SOURCES:

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Dehydration."

Breastcancer.org: "Dehydration."

Cleveland Clinic: "4 Things You Should Know About Cancer and Dehydration."

American Institute for Cancer Research: "Nutrition During Cancer Treatment."

FDA: "Xeloda (capecitabine) Tablets."

Marshfield Clinic: "Stay hydrated during cancer treatment."

OncoLink: "Preventing Dehydration During Cancer Treatment."

American Cancer Society: "Dehydration and Lack of Fluids."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 23, 2019

SOURCES:

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Dehydration."

Breastcancer.org: "Dehydration."

Cleveland Clinic: "4 Things You Should Know About Cancer and Dehydration."

American Institute for Cancer Research: "Nutrition During Cancer Treatment."

FDA: "Xeloda (capecitabine) Tablets."

Marshfield Clinic: "Stay hydrated during cancer treatment."

OncoLink: "Preventing Dehydration During Cancer Treatment."

American Cancer Society: "Dehydration and Lack of Fluids."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 23, 2019

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