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Chemotherapy (cont.)

Chemotherapy and Your Daily Life

Chemotherapy affects people in different ways. How you feel depends on how healthy you are before treatment, your type of cancer, how advanced it is, the kind of chemotherapy you are getting, and the dose. Doctors and nurses cannot know for certain how you will feel during chemotherapy.

Some people do not feel well right after chemotherapy. The most common side effect is fatigue, feeling exhausted and worn out. You can prepare for fatigue by:

  • Asking someone to drive you to and from chemotherapy

  • Planning time to rest on the day of and day after chemotherapy

  • Getting help with meals and child care the day of and at least 1 day after chemotherapy

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