Chemotherapy (chemo) medications can lead to chemo side effects such as diarrhea, which may leave you dehydrated. Try to drink adequate amounts of water and other liquids, and avoid caffeine during your chemo treatment.

Keep close track of your chemo side effects. This will help you report back to your doctor about:

This info may help your doctor and care team know more about what might help you feel better between treatments. Talk to your doctor about what symptoms or chemo side effects need to be reported right away.

Plan on getting rest; your body will need it. Arrange for your support network to take care of your daily chores and errands, so you can get as much rest as you can.

  • 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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