Chemotherapy Side Effects

Chemotherapy drugs are powerful medicines that can cause side effects. Some of these side effects are discussed below in other sections, but if you're looking for information on the side effects most commonly caused by chemotherapy, this is a good place to start.

Chemo Brain

The mental cloudiness some people notice before, during, and after chemotherapy is commonly called chemo brain. Here you can find information on chemo brain and tips to help you manage it.

Peripheral Neuropathy Caused by Chemotherapy

Some chemotherapy drugs can cause peripheral neuropathy, a set of symptoms caused by damage to nerves that control the sensations and movements of our arms and legs. Find out more about peripheral neuropathy and how to deal with it. 

Marijuana and Cancer

Learn how marijuana and the prescription drugs derived from the marijuana plant can affect the body and cancer-related symptoms.

Cold Caps (Scalp Hypothermia)

Cold caps (scalp hypothermia) are sometimes used during chemo treatment to try to prevent hair loss. Learn more here.