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.
Tumor Lysis Syndrome
Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is an oncologic emergency in which the rapid breakdown of cells causes an imbalance of chemicals and electrolytes in the body. Attempts are made to prevent TLS but in some cases treatment may become necessary.
Arthralgias and Myalgias (Joint or Muscle Pain)
Arthralgia is joint pain and myalgia is muscle pain. Both can be caused by treatment for cancer.
Adrenal failure, or adrenal insufficiency, is when the adrenal glands are no longer working correctly, and it affects hormone production.
Cardiac (heart) toxicity is a side effect of cancer treatment that results in damage to the heart muscle or valves.
A cataract is a medical term used to describe a clouding of the lens of the eye.
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
Conjunctivitis, often called “pink eye," is inflammation or redness of the membrane that covers the eye.
Edema is the buildup of fluid within the body tissues.
MET Inhibitor Swelling (Edema)
MET Inhibitors are a group of medicines used to treat a few types of cancer that can cause swelling (edema) in the feet, legs, hands, and arms.
Epistaxis is the medical term used to describe a nosebleed.
Fatigue and Cancer
Information about this common side effect, tips for managing and potential interventions to reduce fatigue.
Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)
Gynecomastia is the medical term used to describe the enlargement of breast tissue in men.
Hepatotoxicity (Liver Damage)
Hepatotoxicity is liver damage. The liver can be damaged by some treatments for cancer.
Hormone Therapy-Related Hot Flashes
Hormone therapy treatment for breast cancer can lead to hot flashes. This article teaches you more about hot flashes and how to manage them.
Insomnia is a common problem for people with cancer. Learn about treatments, lifestyle changes and sleep training to combat insomnia.