If you are diagnosed with leukemia, a blood and bone marrow cancer, your doctor will immediately advice you to undergo treatment such as radiation therapy, stem cell therapy, biological therapy or bone marrow transplant. Most of the times a mix approach are done to treat leukemia but among the most popular forms of treatment for leukemia or any under cancer is the chemotherapy, a process in which powerful drugs are employed in an attempt to eradicate cancerous cells. While this method can be effective, it also has a number of side effects, which unfortunately can’t be prevented as it is part of the treatment process, and these are some of them.
• Hair Loss
• Hair loss
• Mouth sores
• Anemia, lack of sufficient red blood cells
• Difficulty eating
• “Chemo-fog” or “Chemo-brain”, when a patient is having a hard time thinking and sometimes loss of memory.
When undergoing chemotherapy, it is important to stay positive, healthy and stress free. Just focus your mind in one thing – the end result is you would be leukemia free.