Coping With Kidney and Bladder Changes Due to Chemotherapy
Watch for These Symptoms
- Pain or burning when you urinate or after you empty your bladder
- Pain or discomfort along your side and back
- Frequent, urgent urination
- Not being able to urinate
- Reddish or bloody urine
- Chills, especially shaking chills
American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org
National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov
BC Cancer Agency http://www.bccancer.bc.ca
Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca
Chemotherapy and you. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/chemotherapy-and-you.pdf. Updated June 2011. Accessed February 5, 2014.
Understanding chemotherapy: a guide for patients. American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/chemotherapy/understandingchemotherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/understanding-chemotherapy-more-side-effects-urine-bladder-kidney-problem. Updated March 17, 2013. Accessed February 5, 2014.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods MD
- Review Date: 02/2014 -
- Update Date: 02/05/2014 -
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