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What are the most common problems from chemotherapy?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Anemia/nausea/vomit

Most chemotherapeutic agents target rapidly dividing cells, thus bone marrow can be affected causing anemia which can cause weakness, lethargy & fatigue.
Can affect lining of GI tract and cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea & blood in stool. Can cause skin eruptions & blood in urine/hemorrhagic cystitis. Secondary effects can be clinical depression. Ask your oncologist.

In brief: Anemia/nausea/vomit

Most chemotherapeutic agents target rapidly dividing cells, thus bone marrow can be affected causing anemia which can cause weakness, lethargy & fatigue.
Can affect lining of GI tract and cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea & blood in stool. Can cause skin eruptions & blood in urine/hemorrhagic cystitis. Secondary effects can be clinical depression. Ask your oncologist.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hard to answer

There are many drugs categorized as chemotherapy.
The side effects and problems vary widely, depending on the drugs used. Can you be more specific about the drugs you are interested in knowing about?

In brief: Hard to answer

There are many drugs categorized as chemotherapy.
The side effects and problems vary widely, depending on the drugs used. Can you be more specific about the drugs you are interested in knowing about?
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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