A wealth of knowledge to help patients deal with the side effects of cancer treatment such as nausea, vomiting, fatigue, infection, and pain.
Cancer and it's treatment can affect the health of your bones. Learn how and what you can do to improve bone health.
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.
Low Blood Counts
Cancer and the treatments used for cancer can affect your blood counts. These articles detail how your blood counts are affected.
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.
Information about cancer related pain, how it is treated and common side effects of treatment.
Pulmonary Side Effects
Pulmonary side effects are those that affect your lungs and include shortness of breath, pneumonitis, pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary toxicity.
Neurological Side Effects
Neurological side effects are those that affect the brain and nervous system and include peripheral neuropathy, encephalopathy, neurotoxicity, seizures and chemo brain.
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.
Other Side Effects
Other side effects that may be unusual or not included in other categories such as edema, epistaxis, conjunctivitis, cardiac toxicity, cataracts, gynecomastia, adrenal failure, fatigue and insomnia.