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Side effects of cancer drugs

Nurse and patients talking about cancer

This section looks at the most common side effects of cancer drugs and how to deal with them. Each page has information about particular side effects of cancer drugs, including chemotherapy, biological therapies (including vaccines and monoclonal antibodies), hormone therapies, bisphosphonates and some painkillers. This section contains general information. Our individual cancer drug pages give information about the possible side effects of each drug.

Our tips and stories section is a way for you to share tips on how you've coped with treatment. If you have a tip that could help others to manage and cope with their cancer drug treatment, please send it to us. You can send it on the tips and stories contribution form.

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Updated: 18 November 2013