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Potential Side Effects from Chemotherapy for Malignant Mesothelioma

Potential Side Effects from Chemotherapy for Malignant Mesothelioma

Chemotherapy affects both normal cells and cancer cells. Side effects depend on the type and amount of drugs you take. Here are some common side effects that people with malignant mesothelioma have when they take chemotherapy. Ask your doctor which ones are the most likely to happen to you:

  • Constipation

  • Decreased blood counts

  • Diarrhea

  • Fatigue

  • Hair loss

  • Mouth sores

  • Nausea and vomiting

Serious side effects such as bleeding or infection may also occur. Most of these side effects go away a few days or weeks after the treatment is stopped.

 
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