Chemotherapy and radiation therapy cause varying degrees of side effects. It may be necessary to provide supportive care in order for the patient to complete and gain the full effect of planned treatment, or to reduce the burden of side effects.
Chemotherapy may cause
Radiation therapy may cause
- Diarrhea and sometimes nausea.
- Acute diarrhea can usually be kept under control with Imodium®.
- Nausea is treated with Afipran®.
- Skin soreness