6 Common Chemotherapy Side Effects

shutterstock_293632781 5. Kidney and bladder function Some chemotherapy patients may experience kidney and bladder infections.  Needing to urinate more often, pain when urinating, urinating less, and swelling of hand and feet (edema) are common urinary complaints. Did you know that there's a new tool for ER-positive breast cancer that may predict who needs 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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