What are the effects of chemotherapy on the lymphatic system?

Nothing major. Chemo drugs typically do not effect the lymphatic system. So it is not anything to worry about. These drugs typically lower the white cells, mostly neutrophils but spare the lymphocytes.

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What are the effects of chemotherapy on a guy's sperm?

Reduced counts. Certain chemotherapeutics can reduce sperm counts - temporarily or permanently. If future fertility is desired, then one must consider banking sperm. Read more...

What are the effects of chemotherapy how long does it stay in the body after each session?

Need detail. There are dozens of types of chemo. All with differing side effects and mechanism and duration relative to elimination. Read more...

Can anti oxidant n resveratrol increased the effects of chemotherapy for cancer patient?

Chemo front line. Lot is being written about beneficial effects of resveratrol as well as scientific fraud , current time only one that benefits from it the one who makes it and sell it , yet to see the one who uses it .Cancer patient best option is scientifically proven chemotherapy which consistently showed best out come, any others as supplement only. Read more...
Dr. Rao is correct. The fact that the principal article on resveratrol was a complete fake should tell you something. Generally, anti-oxidants have been the greatest disappointment in medicine throughout my lifetime. To my knowledge, none of the physicians I work with take any. Read more...

What are side effects of chemotherapy?

Depends on the drugs. There are many types of chemotherapy. They all cause rapidly-dividing cells to die, which might cause hair loss, mouth ulcers, decreased white blood cell counts, upset stomach, nausea, fingernail changes, and tingling. Ask your doctor about your regimen, because side effects are different for each drug. For example, some chemotherapies don't cause hair loss! Read more...
Depends. Different kind of chemo will give you different kind of possible adverse events. Some chemo will cause nausea, vomiting, suppression to bone marrow, hair loss, numbness , tingling etc more than others- while others are not giving such a big problems with above. So, discuss with your oncologist in detail re- possible side effects of chemo that you are going to receive. Read more...

What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

Totally variable. Completely depends on which chemotherapy agents are being used (ex bleomycin vs. vincristine) Talk to your oncologist, and be selective when getting info from internet. Can start here: http://m.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/chemotherapy/understandingchemotherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/index Take care. Read more...

What are some of the negative effects of chemotherapy?

Depends. The chance of chemotherapy working depends on a number of factors including -- tumor type, stage, prognostic factors as well as host (patient) characteristics such as age, genetics, etc. Those same factors including chemotherapy type, dose, frequency, duration effect the type of side effects that might be experienced. Read more...

Why are there so many negative effects of chemotherapy?

Cell damage. Most "traditional" or cyto(cell)toxic(damage) chemotherapy damages cancer cells and normal cells. Cancer cells are preferentially damaged because they are growing abnormally. Killing rapidly dividing/growing normal cells causes many of the potential side effects of chemo including hair loss, diarrhea, mucositis, etc. Read more...
Non specific. Unfortunately, standard chemotherapy does not differentiate between normal cells and cancer cells. That is why some normal cells are affected like cancer cells are. These are typically cells that divide quickly like hair follicles, bone marrow, the lining of the GI tract. That's where you see toxicity. Read more...

Most common side effects of chemotherapy an long term affects?

Oncology. I am sorry but you cannot possibly expect a valid or complete answer to this very broad and ambiguous question. There are thousands of cancers and numerous kinds of treatment for each one. This forum allows us to answer a question in four hundred or less characters. Your question has to be specific and simple enough. I think you may need to seek a different forum to answer your question today. Read more...

What are the side effects of chemotherapy, and how can these be managed?

Variable. There are many different chemo drugs, each with particular side effects so it is difficult to answer your question without knowing the specific drugs. Fatigue, nausea, hair loss, and low blood cell counts are seen with many but not all chemo drugs. The doc or nurse will usually teach the patient what to expect with the drugs they are getting, how to handle the side effects, and when to call. Read more...