Some people may have late effects from the chemotherapy. These are side effects you still have six months after chemotherapy, or side effects that begin years later. Late effects aren’t common and any risk is outweighed by the benefits of chemotherapy.
Your cancer doctor or specialist nurse can explain any possible late effects of your chemotherapy treatment. Occasionally, some chemotherapy drugs may increase the risk of developing heart or lung problems or rarely a second cancer. Some drugs may cause an early menopause, infertility – in both men and women or peripheral neuropathy.