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Chemotherapy for Cancer

Chemotherapy is a treatment used to attack rapidly-growing cancer cells. Learn why it is used, what to expect when it is administered, and how to cope with the side effects.
Hair brush with loose strands of hair
Scalp Cooling: Preventing Hair Loss From Chemotherapy
Young woman receiving chemotherapy, elevated view
Ways to Reduce Infection Risk During Chemotherapy
test tube with blood evaluating bone marrow suppression due to chemotherapy
What Does it Mean if You Have Bone Marrow Suppression?
A man putting toothpaste on his toothbrush
How Can You Cope With Mouth Sores From Chemotherapy
Balding woman fighting breast cancer outdoors looking off camera.
Coping With Hair Loss During Chemotherapy
woman wearing head scarf after chemo
Can You Prevent Hair Loss From Chemotherapy?
hand of patient to saline healthcare medical
Coping and Prevention of Skin Problems During Chemotherapy
Is There Anything I Can Do About Acid Reflux During Chemotherapy?
Intravenous cancer treatment
Dosage and Side Effects of Adrucil (Fluorouracil)
little girl who is neutropenic due to chemotherapy
What Should I Know About Neutropenia During Chemotherapy?
Cancer patient laying in her hospital bed
How to Deal With Taste Changes Caused by Chemotherapy
Lonely old asian patient on patient bed in hospital
What to Do if Food Loses Its Flavor During Chemotherapy
Woman with bitter taste in her mouth
Dealing With a Metallic Taste During Chemotherapy
nurse and patient discussing palliative chemotherapy
What Is Palliative Chemotherapy?
Tote and list of what to bring to chemo
The Essentials List of What to Pack for Chemotherapy
Person standing on scale
Will I Lose Weight During Chemotherapy?
washing vegetables is important on a neutropenic diet
The Neutropenic Diet for Chemotherapy
Torn packaging of wrapper containing a condom
Why You Should Use Condoms When You're Going Through Chemo
Finding comfort in his arms
Dealing With Low Sex Drive During Cancer Treatment
foot massage
Benefits of Undergoing a Massage During Chemotherapy
Ambulatory chemotherapy
Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism During Chemotherapy
Blood in human urine in sample pot
Is it Normal to Have Red Urine After Chemotherapy?
A bag of chemotherapy drugs.
Irritant and Vesicant Extravasation During Chemotherapy
Female cancer survivor with shaved head looking at remote rural view
How to Take Care of Yourself When You Lose Your Hair During Chemo
Young man receiving a non-tunneled central venous catheter.
How a Tunneled Central Line Gives Long-Term Access to Your Bloodstream
A woman washing her hands
The Best Ways to Safely Handle Fluids and Waste After Chemotherapy
chemotherapy infusion clinic. is Neulasta or Neuopogen better?
Neulasta vs. Neupogen for Chemotherapy: Which is Best?
Woman in underwear.
Will I Lose My Pubic Hair With Chemotherapy?
Woman sitting at the edge of a pool with sun hat on
Why Cancer Treatment May Raise Your Risk of a Sunburn
Woman using cream
7 Ways to Manage Dry Skin During Chemotherapy
Portrait of a young African American Woman with Cancer
Fears About Hair Regrowth After Your Chemotherapy
fried egg
How to Deal With Chemo's Food Challenges
person getting lumbar puncture
Reasons for Intrathecal Chemotherapy and Possible Side Effects
Patient recieving chemotherapy talking to doctor
How Central Venous Catheters Are Used in Chemotherapy
tanning bed
Find out If It Is Safe to Get a Suntan During Chemotherapy
Young woman sing triple mix for mouth sores from chemotherapy
How to Relieve Pain of Mucositis with Triple Mix
Woman about to start chemotherapy
Discover If You Should Expect Any Pain During Chemotherapy Treatment
Woman vomiting into bucket from bed
Why Chemotherapy Causes Nausea and Vomiting
woman with IV for receiving combination chemotherapy
What Does the Term Combination Chemotherapy Mean?
lab technician drawing blood to test for low platelets during chemotherapy
What Happens if I Have Low Platelets During Chemotherapy?
Young Man Receiving Chemotherapy at home.
Are You Getting Dehydrated During Chemotherapy?
Red and white blood cells
Nadir Happens During Chemotherapy, But Why?
cancer survivor with chemo curls
Tips for Caring for and Styling Your Chemo Curls
A white blood cell.
What Is Immunosuppression and How Is It Treated?
Adderall pills
Can Adderall Help Patients Suffering from Chemobrain?
Wigs in store window
How to Get Free Headgear During Chemotherapy
Husband hugging wife with cancer
How to Cope with the Negative Side Effects of Chemotherapy on Sex Life
Doctors attending patients receiving intravenous infusion in hospital
Being Prepared for Chemo Can Help Ease Your Worries and Fears
man reading during chemo treatment
How to Pass Time and Make Your Chemotherapy Appointment More Pleasant
Glass of alcohol on wooden table after chemotherapy
Can You Drink Alcohol During Chemotherapy Treatment?
Eyebrow pencils and a brush
How to Cope With Eyebrow Loss During and After Chemotherapy
Man talking to female doctor
The Most Common Chemotherapy Side Effects You Should Know About
Chicken soup in plate with spoon on napkin, close up
What Meals Can a Chemotherapy Patient Prepare Ahead of Time?
closeup of an iv drip with woman in pink hospital bed in blurry background
What Are the Long Term Side Effects of Chemotherapy for Cancer Treatment
Doctor discussing with patient
10 Travel Tips for People Undergoing Chemotherapy
female receiving chemotherapy and smiling because she packed her chemo tote bag
9 Things You Need to Pack in Your Chemo Bag
woman writing list
Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before You Undergo Chemotherapy
Female with cancer wondering if her chemotherapy drugs will cause hair loss
Which Cancer Chemotherapy Drugs Cause Hair Loss?
Cup of tea with ginger root on grey wooden table
Can Ginger Reduce Nausea from Chemo?
Cancer patient in hospice care
Should You Use Latisse for Chemotherapy-Induced Eyelash Loss?
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