What to ask your doctor about cancer drugs side effects
Some questions you might ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist about the side effects of cancer drugs
- What side effects could my cancer drugs cause?
- How soon will the side effects start?
- How severe might they be?
- How long might the side effects last?
- Are there any ways of reducing the side effects?
- How might the side effects affect me?
- What effects might the treatment have on my body?
- How can I prepare for the side effects?
- Who can help me manage the side effects?
- Is my hair likely to fall out?
- Would a cold cap help to reduce or stop my hair falling out from chemotherapy?
- Are there any risks from using a cold cap?
- Who should I phone if I get a high temperature or notice bleeding or bruising?
- Could my drug cause a severe skin rash?
- If I get a rash will I need special treatment for it?
- Is there anyone I can talk to about what to eat during my treatment?
- Should I worry if I lose weight during my treatment?
- Can you give me anything to help keep my weight up?
- Can I have diet supplements on prescription?
- Is my treatment likely to affect my skin or nails?
- Do I need to use protection or contraception whilst on treatment?
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