Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer
Types of Chemotherapy Drugs
- Nausea and vomiting
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Hair loss
- Low red blood cell count
- Weakened immune system (higher risk of getting sick)
Newer Treatment Approaches
- Decreased appetite
- Hand-foot syndrome (skin reaction)
- Fever and chills
- Back pain
- Pain and stiffness in the joints
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- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
- Review Date: 09/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/17/2014 -
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