Treatment Side Effects

Side effects occur when healthy cells are damaged. Different chemotherapy and radiation treatments cause different side effects. Side effects may happen right away, a week to 10 days later, or even months to years later.

In general, the side effects from chemotherapy depend on the type and dosage. Side effects of radiation depend on which part of the body is treated. For example, if the hips receive radiation, only the skin, bone marrow, and hipbone may be affected. Your health care provider will talk with you about the different effects that your child may experience.

Learn more about some of the most common side effects of cancer treatment, and things you can do to prevent them:

  • Appetite Problems
  • Constipation
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Hair Loss
  • Low Platelet Count
  • Low Red Blood Cell Count
  • Low White Blood Cell Count
  • Mouth Sores and Dry Mouth
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Pain
  • Skin Change
  • Weight Gain or Weight Loss
Treatment Side Effects was last modified: April 22nd, 2015 by Geoff Duncan

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