What to expect during cancer treatment
What to Expect During Cancer Treatment-Side Effects of Treatment
Finding out you have chancer presents many changes for you and your loved ones. Simply knowing what to expect can help you feel more in control and less worried about what lies ahead. We hope this information will help you and your family as you work through your fears and concerns about cancer and cancer treatment.
Bothersome side effects form cancer treatment can always be controlled or managed with help from your cancer team. Keep them up to date with how you're doing and whether you need more help. The severity of side effects from cancer treatment varies by type of treatment and from person to person.
• Talk with your cancer team about what to expect with your treatment. Common problems include:
Nausea and vomiting
Bone marrow changes
Mouth and skin changes
Changes in your sex life
•You may have many different emotions while going through cancer treatment.
•You may also have concerns about physical changes and side effects.
•Some people have side effects from cancer treatment while others don't have any.
Chemotherapy Side Effects
Chemotherapy drugs are very strong. They kill any cell that' s gr owing fast, even if it's not a cancer cell. So, some normal, healthy cells tha... read more