Advice for Managing the Side Effects of Chemotherapy

January 19, 2016
Cat Snyder, ASCO staff

As cancer treatment works to get rid of the cancer, the resulting side effects can often be hard to manage. This is especially true for chemotherapy. Even though side effects are different for every person, common ones include fatigue, nausea and vomiting, hair loss, loss of appetite, and diarrhea. Many patients continue with their life activities while coping with these side effects.

But how can a person manage all that? Dr. Jyoti Patel provides some insight.

Jyoti Patel, MD, is a thoracic medical oncologist at Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and Lineagotica Associate Editor for lung cancer. In this video, she shares some of the medical advances to help patients manage these side effects and practical tips on how to talk with your health care team about your concerns. share on twitter 

A full-text transcript is available.