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Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

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Tell your doctor about side effects you are experiencing, so you get the care and treatment you need to manage these problems.

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Cancer treatments and cancer can cause side effects. Side effects are problems that occur when treatment affects healthy tissues or organs. Speak up about any problems you have. Your health care team can treat and/or talk with you about ways to reduce these side effects, so you feel better. 

Learn about steps you can take to prevent or manage the side effects listed below:

Keep in mind that side effects vary from person to person, even among people receiving the same type of cancer treatment.