6 Common Chemotherapy Side Effects

shutterstock_375891628 4. Anemia Chemotherapy lowers the amount of red blood cells which can lead to anemia.  Anemia can make a person feel light-headed and dizzy, have a pallor complexion, bruise easily, shiver often, become prone to infections, and generally feel unwell. Learn more about what to expect when starting chemotherapy.
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  1. Evelyn says:

    One bad side effect of chemo for breast cancer patients is closing of your tear ducts. I confronted oncologist- said they didn’t know. Called opthamologist and he said it is quite common for cancer patients. He said if I had started on the eye drops b4 I started chemo I wouldn’t have had the problem. Tears going down your face. He had to clip my tear ducts to open them again. Wasn’t sure it would work but it did- thank goodness.

    • Tim Bossie says:

      Hi Evelyn. Thank you for sharing that experience with our readers and we are glad that you were able to get some help with this.

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