Follow this link to the part of our Understanding Chemotherapy guide that discusses chemotherapy side effects.
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.
This section of our Home Care guide provides a brief overview of chemotherapy and managing some of its side effects.
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.
Easy reading information on dealing with chemo brain.
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.
Learn how marijuana and the prescription drugs derived from the marijuana plant can affect the body and cancer-related symptoms.
Cold caps (scalp hypothermia) are sometimes used during chemo treatment to try to prevent hair loss. Learn more here.
If you are getting chemotherapy, this worksheet (in PDF format) can help you keep track of your side effects so that your health care team can help you manage them.