Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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Side Effects

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Cancer and cancer treatment often cause a variety of side effects. Talk with your doctor about which side effects are likely based on your specific treatment plan. An important part of cancer care is relieving side effects, called symptom management, palliative care, or supportive care. It is important to talk with your health care team about the specific side effects you experience and the best ways to manage and treat them.

To learn about the symptoms and management of the long-term side effects of cancer and cancer treatment, see Cancer.Net's Late Effects section.

To easily track the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment, Cancer.Net offers a free mobile application for iOS and Android called Cancer.Net Mobile. Cancer.Net Mobile includes a function to record the time and severity of symptoms and side effects for easy recall, as well as several other helpful features for people undergoing cancer treatment.

Cancer.Net En Español: Información sobre cómo controlar los posibles efectos secundarios del cáncer y del tratamiento contra el cáncer.

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