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.


Arthralgias and Myalgias

Arthralgia is joint pain and myalgia is muscle pain. Both can be caused by treatment for cancer. 

Adrenal Failure

Adrenal failure, or adrenal insufficiency, is when the adrenal glands are no longer working correctly and it interferes with hormone production. 

Cardiac Toxicity

Cardiac toxicity is a side effect of cancer treatment that results in damage to the heart muscle or valves.

Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye.

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis, often called “pink eye”, is inflammation or redness of the membrane that covers the eye.

Edema

Edema is the buildup of fluid within the body tissues.

Fatigue and Cancer

Information about this common side effect, tips for managing and potential interventions to reduce fatigue. 

Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is the enlargement of breast tissue in men. 

Hepatotoxicity

Hepatotoxicity is liver damage. The liver can be damaged by some treatments for cancer. 

Insomnia

Insomnia is a common problem for people with cancer. Learn about treatments, lifestyle changes and sleep training to combat insomnia.

Blogs

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May 17, 2013

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by Carolyn Vachani, MSN, RN, AOCN
July 8, 2019

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