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What are side effects of chemotherapy drugs for melanoma?

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Your side effects will depend on which drug your doctor uses, and how long you have to get them, but they can include:

  • Hair loss
  • Mouth sores
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Bruise and bleed easily
  • Increased risk of infection

From: What Drugs Treat Melanoma? WebMD Medical Reference

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Mayo Clinic: “Melanoma.”

American Cancer Society: “Chemotherapy for melanoma skin cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Melanoma Skin Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “Drugs Approved for Melanoma.”

Medscape: “BRAF Gene Mutation Tests.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 6, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Melanoma.”

American Cancer Society: “Chemotherapy for melanoma skin cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Melanoma Skin Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “Drugs Approved for Melanoma.”

Medscape: “BRAF Gene Mutation Tests.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 6, 2018

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