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Care During Chemotherapy and Beyond

Managing Side Effects



The side effects of chemo generally depend on the type of therapy being offered. Most chemotherapy side effects cease after treatment. Although uncommon, some treatments may produce long-term effects.

Following is a list of chemotherapy side effects categories, symptoms within each category, and links to additional side effects information.

A
I
Abdominal Pain
Impotence
Acid Indigestion
Incoordination
Acid Reflux
Infection
Allergic Reactions
Injection Site Reactions
Alopecia
Injury
Anaphylasix
Insomnia
Anemia
Iron Deficiency Anemia
Anxiety
Itching
Appetite (Lack Of)

Arthralgias
J
Asthenia
Joint Pain
Ataxia

Azotemia
K
 

Kidney Problems
B

Balance & Mobility Changes
L
Bilirubin Blood Level
Leukopenia
Bone Pain
Libido (Loss Of)
Bladder Problems
Liver Dysfunction
Bleeding Problems
Liver Problems
Blood Clots
Loss of Libido
Blood Pressure Changes
Low Blood Counts
Blood Test Abnormalities
Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
Breathing Problems
Low Platelet Count
Bronchitis
Low Red Blood Cell Count
Bruising
Low White Blood Cell Count
 

Lung Problems
C


Cardiotoxicity

M
Cardiovascular Events

Memory Loss
Cataracts

Menopause
Central Neurotoxicity

Metallic Taste
Chemo Brain

Mouth Sores
Chest Pain

Mucositis
Chills

Muscle Pain
Cognitive Problems

Myalgias
Cold Symptoms

Myelosuppression
Confusion

Myocarditis
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)


Constipation

N
Cough

Nail Changes
Cramping

Nausea
Cystitis

Nephrotoxicity


Nervousness
D

Neutropenia
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Neutropenic Fever
Dehydration

Nosebleeds
Depression

Numbness
Diarrhea


Dizziness

O
Drug Reactions

Ototoxicity
Dry Eye Syndrome


Dry Mouth

P
Dry Skin

Pain
Dyspepsia

Palmar-Plantar Erythrodysesthesia (PPE)
Dyspnea

Pancytopenia


Pericarditis
E

Peripheral Neuropathy
Early Satiety

Pharyngitis
Edema

Photophobia
Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) Changes

Photosensitivity
Electrolyte Imbalance

Pneumonia
Esophagitis

Pneumonitis
Eye Problems

Post-nasal Drip


Proteinuria
F

Pulmonary Embolus (PE)
Fatigue

Pulmonary Fibrosis
Feeling Faint

Pulmonary Toxicity
Fertility


Fever

R
Flatulence

Radiation Recall
Flu-like Syndrome

Rash
Flushing

Rapid Heart Beat


Rectal Bleeding
G

Restlessness
Gas

Rhinitis
Gastric Reflux

Ringing Ears
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Runny Nose
Genital Pain


Granulocytopenia

S
Gynecomastia

Sadness
Glaucoma

Seizures


Safety


Sexuality
H

Shortness of Breath
Hair Loss

Sinusitis
Hand-Foot Syndrome

Skin Reactions
Headache

Sleep Problems
Hearing Loss

Sore Mouth
Hearing Problems

Stomach Sour
Heart Failure

Stomach Upset
Heart Palpitations

Stomatitis
Heart Problems

Swelling
Heart Rhythm Changes


Heartburn

T
Hematoma

Taste Changes

Hemorrhagic Cystitis


Thrombocytopenia
Hepatotoxicity

Thyroid Hormone Levels
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Tingling
High Liver Enzymes

Tinnitus
Hyperamylasemia (High Amylase)

Trouble Sleeping
Hypercalcemia (High Calcium)


Hyperchloremia (High Chloride)

U
Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar)

Urinary Tract Infection
Hyperkalemia (High Potassium)


Hyperlipasemia (High Lipase)

V
Hypermagnesemia (High Magnesium)

Vaginal Bleeding
Hypernatremia (High Sodium)

Vaginal Dryness
Hyperphosphatemia (High Phosphous)

Vaginal Infection
Hyperpigmentation

Vertigo
Hypersensitivity Skin Reactions

Vomiting
Hypertriglyceridemia (High Triglycerides)


Hyperuricemia (High Uric Acid)

W
Hypoalbuminemia (Low Albumin)

Water Retention
Hypocalcemia (Low Calcium)

Watery Eyes
Hypochloremia (Low Chloride)

Weakness
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)

Weight Changes
Hypokalemia (Low Potassium)

Weight Gain
Hypomagnesemia (Low Magnesium)

Weight Loss
Hyponatremia (Low Sodium)


Hypophosphatemia (Low Phosphous)

X


Xerostomia