The treatment for ovarian cancer involves a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Chemotherapy shows some short term and long term side effects. But some women have hardly any side effects.
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Chemotherapy for ovarian cancer has several common side effects, regardless of the drug. It affects the immune system, often weakening it, so it is important for people undergoing chemotherapy to take care of their health and take proper precautions to reduce the risk of infection. The various side effects of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer are:
Long term side effects of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer include:
Different chemotherapeutic drugs have varying side effects on the female body but reaction of any of these drug is different in each individual woman. Almost all side effects are short-term and they gradually disappear once the treatment stops. Some of them, such as menopause and infertility, can be permanent. It is advisable to consult your doctor for proper medication for the cure of these symptoms. A woman should be emotionally and mentally prepared before undergoing chemotherapy for ovarian cancer treatment.
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