Other chemo side effects you may experience include:
- Muscle problems
- Appetite changes
- Weight changes
- Dry or discolored skin or nails
- Kidney and bladder irritation
You may want to keep notes on how you feel during and between treatments. Were you nauseated? Did you vomit? If so, how often? When did it start and stop? Did you have trouble sleeping? Did you notice any changes in your body? When did you start to feel better after chemotherapy (chemo)? How was your appetite? Did you feel dizzy, fatigued, or uncomfortable? Discussing how you feel will help your doctor and care team know if there are chemo side effects that can be addressed for the next treatment session. Speak with your doctor and care team right away if you notice something you think might be a chemo side effect.
You may have severe chemo side effects. If you do, it is vital that you know when to call your doctor. Learn more about serious chemo side effects here.
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.