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Chemotherapy treatments are cancer killing drugs that can be given by mouth, or injected into a vein.  The drugs travel through the bloodstream to reach cancer cells in the body.  Chemotherapy is given in cycles, and the treatment can last several months. While on chemotherapy you may experience possible side effects including:

  • Hair loss
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite or increased appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Easy bruising






American Cancer Society

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National Cancer Institue at the National Institutes of Health