What to Expect with Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy is designed to kill fast-growing cancer cells. It can also affect healthy cells that grow quickly. These include cells that line your mouth and intestines, cells in your bone marrow that make blood cells, and cells that make your hair grow. You may have a lot of side effects, some or none at all. Most side effects go away after chemotherapy is over. But sometimes it can take months or even years for them to go away.
At Miami Valley Hospital (MVH), we have many ways to prevent or treat chemotherapy side effects and help you heal after each treatment session.
Some of the side effects that chemotherapy may cause are:
- Appetite changes
- Flu-like symptoms
- Fluid retention
- Hair loss
- Mouth and throat changes
- Nausea and vomiting
- Nervous system changes
- Sexual changes
- Skin and nail changes
- Eye changes
- Urinary, kidney and bladder changes
Learn more about Chemotherapy treatments at MVH.
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