Cancer Treatment Tips

How to Manage Cancer Treatment Side Effects

We’re here to provide you and your family with the help you need throughout the entire cancer treatment process and beyond. This section provides helpful information about what to expect and how to help relieve some of the side effects of cancer treatments.

Common Cancer Treatment Side Effects

These are just some of the most common cancer treatment side effects. It’s not likely that you’re going to experience every side effect listed here, and there may be some that aren’t listed. Your oncologist can give you more details about which ones are most likely based on the specific cancer treatments you’re going to receive.

These tips are meant to help you prepare for and manage side effects while going through them. In some cases there are actions you can take to prevent a side effect. We also offer information about what you can try at home to help out.

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When to Contact Your Oncologist About Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

Some side effects require immediate attention such as an infection or a blood clot. If you are experiencing any of the following, please contact our office right away, day or night, for your next steps:

  • Fever that is 100.4 degrees (F) or higher

  • Chills that cause you to shake

  • Chest pain or shortness of breath

  • Confusion / Not making sense when talking

  • Severe headache with a stiff neck

  • Bloody urine