Chemotherapy is a medicine that is used to treat many types of cancer. It can be given in pill form (by mouth) or by intravenous (often called IV). This video gives you information about chemotherapy treatment. It also reviews possible chemotherapy side effects such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, hair loss, taste changes, fatigue, depression, sexual changes, muscle pain, skin rashes and numbness or tingling in feet or hands. Ways to care for yourself during your treatment are also shared such as: rest, exercise, taking in healthy food and fluids, bathing, skin care and caring for your emotions. Some signs and symptoms that you may experience that need to be reported to your doctor are also reviewed.
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