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Overview of side effects of Cancer Treatment

In this section, we will discuss the possible side effects of cancer treatments. It is true that cancer treatment may have numerous side effects. However, these side effects can also be minimised or eliminated. When cancer treatment damages healthy cells, a side effect occurs. The reason is that, cancer cells are not very different from healthy cells. Due to this near similarity, drugs, which destroy cancer cells also often, affect normal cells.
Everyone reacts to treatment in a unique way. Many of the adverse effects may not even affect you. Nobody can predict what side effects are going to affect you or how seriously you are going to be affected. Only you can understand how you feel. Please ensure that you tell your nurse, doctor or health care professional about your condition so that he or she may intervene early to make you feel better.

Here is a list of some common cancer treatment side effects:

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