Most chemotherapy side effects are temporary, but some people are affected months or years after treatment.
Chemotherapy drugs cause side effects. Find out more about the general side effects of chemotherapy drugs.
Most chemotherapy side effects are temporary and disappear once your treatment is over. For some people, chemotherapy can cause long term changes in the body months or years after treatment.
Cognitive changes refer to changes in your memory, concentration and ability to be able to think clearly.
These changes are also sometimes called chemo brain or chemo fog. They could be due to a variety of reasons, including cancer treatments and the cancer itself.
Having a DPD deficiency could make the side effects of the chemotherapy drugs fluorouracil and capecitabine worse. Find out what is DPD deficiency.