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Chemotherapy side effects

Because chemotherapy is a systemic treatment that attacks fast growing cells, like cancer, other fast growing cells in the body like those in the hair, nails and lining of the stomach are often also affected. Different chemotherapies have different side effect profiles and not everyone will have the same reactions. It is important to talk with your treatment team about your side effects so the effects can be kept to a minimum or managed. 

To learn about specific chemotherapy drugs and side effects, visit these sections of Chemotherapy drugs and drugs often used during chemotherapy and Managing side effects.  

For a good overview of chemotherapy, side effects and coping, see the National Cancer Institute's booklet, Chemotherapy and You

Learn about side effects from chemotherapy

Side effects of lung cancer chemotherapy (Cancer Research UK)

What are the short and long term side effects of chemotherapy? (Chemocare) 

Lung cancer: Side effects (ASCO's

Learn about managing chemotherapy side effects 

Managing chemotherapy side effects (National Cancer Institute) 

Understanding and managing chemotherapy side effects (CancerCare Connect Booklet)

Chemotherapy side effects worksheet (American Cancer Society) 


See also:
Palliative care