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What are the side effects of chemotherapy in treating colon cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Side effects are many and depend on the chemotherapy drugs used.
Most of them are reversible and not permanent. Typical effects include fatigue, low blood counts, diarrhea, mouth sores, infection risks, nausea, vomiting, nerve damage, liver damage, skin rash. Rare side effects include strokes, blood clots, lung or heart damage, increasewd blood pressure, wound healing problems.

In brief: Many

Side effects are many and depend on the chemotherapy drugs used.
Most of them are reversible and not permanent. Typical effects include fatigue, low blood counts, diarrhea, mouth sores, infection risks, nausea, vomiting, nerve damage, liver damage, skin rash. Rare side effects include strokes, blood clots, lung or heart damage, increasewd blood pressure, wound healing problems.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Adverse events (AE)

Combination of chemotherapy is used in colon cancer- i.
e.5fu, (fluorouracil) oxaliplatin, irinotecan, Bevacizumab etc. Each treatment will have diffferent potential ae- however in general-decrease blood counts, nausea/vomiting, numbness/tingling, diarrhea, , mucositis, constipation, fever, infection, bleeding, cold intolerance, etc-can happen. This is something you should discuss in detail with your oncologis.

In brief: Adverse events (AE)

Combination of chemotherapy is used in colon cancer- i.
e.5fu, (fluorouracil) oxaliplatin, irinotecan, Bevacizumab etc. Each treatment will have diffferent potential ae- however in general-decrease blood counts, nausea/vomiting, numbness/tingling, diarrhea, , mucositis, constipation, fever, infection, bleeding, cold intolerance, etc-can happen. This is something you should discuss in detail with your oncologis.
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