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Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Cancer treatment often causes side effects that can range from mild discomfort to significant disruptions in daily life. Fortunately, the cancer care team at Blue Ridge Cancer Care can help you prevent, treat, or manage many of these side effects.

Side effects can vary in intensity and timing throughout your treatment, differing based on the type of therapy. For example, chemotherapy side effects may differ from those of radiation therapy.

While some side effects are preventable, many others are treatable. The specific side effects and their severity can vary from person to person, largely depending on the treatment type. Thankfully, there are effective ways to manage these side effects.

The purpose of this section is to provide you with information about cancer treatment, potential side effects and ways to manage the side effects. Click a topic below to learn more.