(For treatment side effects and complications only)
Cancer chemotherapy produces different reactions in different people. Reactions may also vary from treatment to treatment. Since most side effects are temporary, they will gradually disappear when your treatment is complete. There is no connection between the extent of the side effects you experience and the effect of the drug on your cancer. In other words, it does not mean that the treatment is not working if you do not have any side effects. Some side effects can be tiresome, but you and your doctor must weigh this against the benefits of treatment. Therefore, if you find it difficult to cope with any of the side effects, please discuss them with your doctor or nurse. There are many ways we can help you. The main areas affected by chemotherapy are those where normal cells rapidly multiply such as your bone marrow, mouth, digestive system, hair, skin, and reproductive system.