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.
What are side effects?
Side effects are the unwanted effects of blood cancer treatment. Some are temporary and will stop during or after your treatment. Others can last longer.
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).
Mucositis (sore mouth or gut)
Mucositis is a common side effect of some blood cancer treatments. It affects your gastrointestinal tract, which includes your mouth and gut.