Blood cancer side effects
Side effects are the unwanted effects of blood cancer treatment. Some people experience these effects as a result of the cancer itself, even if they aren't having treatment.
Blood cancer treatment often causes hair loss as a side effect. It can be an upsetting side effect, but there's lots you can do to feel better about it.
Fertility problems can be a side effect of blood cancer treatment. There are things that can help, from preserving fertility before treatment, to emotional and practical support.
Lots of people with blood cancer get brain fog as a side effect of treatment. There are things you can do to help.
Peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage)
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition of the nerves. It can be painful, but there are lots of things that can help.
Coping with changes to your body or appearance
Blood cancer treatment can change the way you look and feel about your body - your body image.
Struggling with sleep is a common side effect of having blood cancer or treatment but there are things you and your doctor can do to help.
Side effects Q&A with a psychotherapist
Lots of people struggle with their emotions when having blood cancer treatment. We spoke to a psychotherapist about what can help.
Infection risk and neutropenia
Because blood cancer affects the body’s immune system, people with blood cancer can be at greater risk of infection.
Sickness and vomiting
Some blood cancers and treatments for blood cancer can make you feel sick (nausea) and, sometimes, cause you to be sick (vomit).
Sore mouth or gut (mucositis)
Mucositis is a common side effect of some blood cancer treatments. It affects your gastrointestinal tract, which includes your mouth and gut.