Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

Today there are four major types of treatment for cancer: biologic therapies, chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, of which may cause various side effects. Each of these can be used alone or, oftentimes, patients will receive a combination of treatment types.

Every cancer is different, and so is every patient. At Comprehensive Cancer Centers, we understand the importance of providing personalized care to determine the best course of treatment for your cancer. Our physicians will consider many variables including, the stage of your disease, your overall health, lifestyle and your personal preferences. As we discuss your treatment options with you and your family, don’t be afraid to ask questions. We want you to be comfortable making decisions about your care.

Some people experience unpleasant side effects from cancer treatments. The effects vary from person to person, so you may encounter a few or none at all. You and your family can better cope with chemotherapy and radiation therapy if you know what to expect in advance and how to manage them.

Some of the most common effects of chemotherapy include nausea and vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, infections, and increased chances of bruising and bleeding. Before your chemotherapy treatments, talk with your Comprehensive medical team, and get their recommendations for management.

With radiation therapy, some of the most common effects you may experience include fatigue, skin changes, and some loss of appetite. Before your radiation treatments, talk with your Comprehensive medical team, and get their recommendations for management.

To learn more about treatment side effects, click on the links below. All content provided through these links is for information only and does not constitute medical advice. Please consult your physician before acting or relying upon such information.

Guidance for Common Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Cancer Treatment Side Effects: Emotional Well Being
Cancer Treatment Side Effects: Dealing with Hair Loss
Cancer Treatment Side Effects: To Wig or Not to Wig
Cancer Treatment Side Effects: Sexual Complications
Cancer Treatment Side Effects: Skin and Nail Care

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If you feel that you need immediate consultation or advice regarding a serious condition, do not hesitate to call your Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada physician. If your call is received after business hours, a physician will be paged on your behalf and will respond quickly.

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The information provided within this website is not intended as medical advice. It should never be substituted for a consultation with a healthcare professional. Please contact your physician or visit a Comprehensive treatment center with questions and concerns about your health condition.