Side Effects of Chemo

Side Effects of Chemo

Chemotherapy often involves severe adverse effects, but recent scientific advances mean that many of these are far more manageable than in the past. Depending on the type and extent of the treatment and other individual factors, adverse effects can range from mild to severe. Some people will have no adverse effects. The impact of treatment on a person’s daily life will depend on the extent of the symptoms.

 

Here are some of the adverse effects that may occur:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Alopecia, or hair loss
  • Fatigue
  • Hearing impairment
  • Loss of appetite
  • Change in bowel/bladder function