Managing Side Effects of Chemotherapy

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Knowledge is power: Chemotherapy is designed to kill fast-growing cancer cells. It can also affect healthy cells that grow quickly that can cause side effects. If you know issues about your disease, you can prepare yourself better.
I had my first session of chemo therapy. It will continue 6 weeks. Once a week 4 hours. I did not develop any side effect yet. So far so good. I am working as usual, continue my life as I was doing before. Remember you may have a lot of side effects, some, or none at all. In my case I do not have, but if you do, learn how to deal with those effects. Focus on the solution not the problem!

Common side effects of chemotherapy
Fatigue
Pain
Sores in the mouth and throat
Diarrhea
Nausea and vomiting
Constipation
Blood disorders
Appetite loss
Hair loss

Nervous system effects. Some drugs cause nerve damage, resulting in one or more of the following nerve- or muscle-related symptoms:
Tingling
Burning
Weakness or numbness in the hands and/or feet
Weak, sore, tired, or achy muscles
Loss of balance
Shaking or trembling
Stiff neck
Headache
Visual problems
Walking problems
Difficulty hearing
Clumsiness

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References:
http://www.cancer.net/all-about-cancer/cancernet-feature-articles/treatments-tests-and-procedures/side-effects-chemotherapy

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/chemotherapy-and-you/page7#SE6

http://www.curetoday.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/article.showArticleByTumorType/id/807/tumorCategory/Cervical/article_id/451

National Cancer Institute: Chemotherapy Side Effects

CancerCare: Understanding and Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects

Chemocare.com: Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects

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