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Symptoms & Side Effects of Chemotherapy

General side effects of chemotherapy can happen when chemotherapy is given for any type of cancer. The side effects depend on a number of factors, including the cancer type, the type and amount of cancer drug(s) used and patient characteristics (for example, age, gender, overall health and well-being).

What Are the Common Side Effects of Chemotherapy?

  • Hair loss
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anemia
  • Bone loss
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Hand-foot syndrome
  • Low platelets
  • Low white blood cells
  • Mouth problems