Side effects of chemotherapy

There are many different side effects of chemotherapy. But it's unlikely you'll experience them all, and there are ways to cope with them.

  • Head and neck cancers

    Possible side effects

    Chemotherapy can cause side effects. There are ways to manage these and most will go away once your treatment stops.

  • General information

    Late effects of chemotherapy

    Late effects are side effects you still have six months after chemotherapy, or side effects that begin years later.

  • General information

    Side effects of steroids

    Steroids are often given as part of chemotherapy treatment.

  • General information

    Possible effects on sex life and fertility

    Chemotherapy can affect your sex life and fertility. It’s important to discuss this with your doctor before treatment.