Side Effects

A wealth of knowledge to help patients deal with the side effects of cancer treatment such as nausea, vomiting, fatigue, infection, and pain.


Neurological Side Effects

Neurological side effects are those that affect the brain and nervous system and include peripheral neuropathy and chemo brain. 

Gastrointestinal Side Effects

GI side effects are those that affect your gastrointestinal system and include nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, mucositis and loss of appetite. 

Genitourinary Side Effects

GU side effects are those that affect your urinary system and include incontinence, proteinuria, nocturia, dysuria, hematuria, cystitis, bladder fibrosis, urinary urgency and urine discoloration.  

Pulmonary Side Effects

Pulmonary side effects are those that affect your lungs and include shortness of breath, pneumonitis, pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary toxicity. 

Skin/Hair/Nail Side Effects

The skin, hair and nails can be affected by cancer and treatment. Side effects include hand foot syndrome, nail and skin changes, hair loss and thinning, pruritus, photosensitivity, hyperpigmentation, delayed wound healing and telangiectasia. 

Low Blood Counts

Articles about neutropenia, anemia and thrombocytopenia. Tips for reducing associated risks and a chart to track blood counts.

Bone Health

Cancer and it's treatment can affect the health of your bones. Learn how and what you can do to improve bone health.

Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a chronic swelling that happens when lymph fluid is not moving well and protein-rich fluid accumulates in the tissues that can be disfiguring and affect quality of life.

Pain Management

Information about cancer related pain, how it is treated and common side effects of treatment.

Other Side Effects

Other side effects that may be unusual or not included in other categories.


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