Some people think of managing chemo side effects as their main job during chemotherapy (chemo). Doing all that you can to prevent and reduce chemo side effects–especially serious ones–is important but not always in your control. Keep this in mind as you and your doctor discuss your chemo plan and review your treatment goals.

For now, you can take action to help get the most out of chemo.

Here's how:

  • The Chemotherapy and Infection Discussion Guide can help you understand your
    risk of infection

    Infection can be a serious side effect of strong chemo. Find out the factors that affect your risk of infection. Simply answer a few questions, and then print your results to share with your doctor.

    Use the Chemotherapy and Infection Discussion Guide to find out more.

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