Chemotherapy Side Effects

Chemotherapy side effects

The side effects of chemotherapy may be high. Cancer medications are beneficial for killing cancer cells but they can also damage certain healthy cells in the process.

  • Chemotherapy side effects are as follows
    • Loss of hair
    • Less appetite
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Easy bruising and excessive bleeding
    • Diarrhoea
    • Dry mouth
    • Mouth sores
    • Fatigue
    • Fever
    • Weight loss
    • Pain from nerve damage
    • Infection
    • Anaemia
    • Constipation
    • Neuropathy
    • Lymphedema
    • Loss of memory
    • Skin and nail changes
    • Lack of sleep
    • Low sex drive
    • Infertility

    Most of the side effects are however manageable due to the advent of new generation medications.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    The cost of chemotherapy in India varies from Rs. 18000 to 50,000.

    It depends upon various factors. But chemotherapy duration varies from three to six months.

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