Cancer Treatment Side Effects
Other Side Effects
Appearance: Taking Control During Treatment
Treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation can damage a person's skin, hair, and nails. Many of these changes will go away after treatment ends. But such side effects, particularly hair loss, may also damage a person's spirits.
Hypercalcemia (High Calcium Level in the Blood)
Your calcium level can become too high if your cancer has spread to the bones, causing calcium to be released, or your cancer may release certain hormones that affect the normal systems that control the calcium level in your blood.
Cancer Caused by Chemotherapy or Radiation
the likelihood of chemotherapy or radiation treatment causing a second cancer is rare. Nevertheless, cancer can occur in some instances, so it’s important to be aware of the potential risks involved before undergoing these cancer treatments.