Potentially serious side effects of chemotherapy may include lowered white blood cell counts, which increase the risk of infection, and problems with heart function. If you now have or ever have had heart problems, be sure to tell your oncologist to prevent complications.
If you are concerned about thewhat potential effect your cancer treatment may have on your reproductive functioning, be sure to raise this issue with your doctor before you start therapy as well.
When you are satisfied that you have adequate answers to your questions, consider whether:
The potential side effects are compatible with your lifestyle and expectations during cancer treatment.
The benefits of the recommended treatment outweigh the potential side effects.