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Depression and anxiety are different conditions, but they commonly occur to... 1 5
Cold intolerance is when you are extremely sensitive to cold temperatu... 2 12
Changes in appetite are common with cancer and cancer treatment. People wit... 2 5
Diarrhea describes loose, watery stools that occur more frequently than usu... 6 20
Dumping syndrome is a condition that can develop after surgery to remove al... 6 9
Extreme tiredness, typically resulting from mental or physical exertion or ... 2 7
Hand-foot syndrome is also called palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia. It is ... 7 16
Headache is pain in any region of the head. Headaches may occur on one or b... 2 7
Heartburn is a burning pain in your chest, just behind your breastbone. The... 1 3
Pain in the joints can occur due to a variety of factors, including as a si... 2 10
"Chemo brain" is a common term used by cancer survivors to describe thinkin... 3 8
Mouth or canker sores, also called aphthous ulcers, are small, shallow lesi... 3 9
A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contraction of one or more of yo... 6 16
Nausea is a "sick" or "queasy" feeling in your stomach. 4 11
Osteonecrosis of the jaw, commonly called ONJ, occurs when the jaw bone is ... 0 0
Numbness and Tingling can happen for a variety of reasons. A more severe fo... 2 8
Various rashes and skin problems can occur while taking cancer drugs. The e... 1 4
Edema is swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in your body's tissues. Al... 10 24
Dysgeusia or parageusia is a distortion of the sense of taste. Dysgeusia is... 3 5
Watery eyes can be due to various factors, including increased tearing, or ... 4 14
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    Anxiety/Depression

    Depression and anxiety are different conditions, but they commonly occur together. They also have similar treatments.  Feeling down or having the blues now and then is normal. And everyone feels ...

    Cold Intolerance

    Cold intolerance is when you are extremely sensitive to cold temperatures. Cold intolerance is more severe than the normal feeling of chilliness when you are outdoors on a cool day.

    Decreased Appetite

    Changes in appetite are common with cancer and cancer treatment. People with poor appetite or appetite loss may eat less than usual, not feel hungry at all, or feel full after eating only a small amou...

    Diarrhea

    Diarrhea describes loose, watery stools that occur more frequently than usual. You may also experience abdominal cramps and a greater volume of stool. Diarrhea varies in specific symptoms, severity an...

    Dumping Syndrome

    Dumping syndrome is a condition that can develop after surgery to remove all or part of your stomach or after surgery to bypass your stomach to help you lose weight. Also called rapid gastric emptying...

    Fatigue

    Extreme tiredness, typically resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness.

    Hand-Foot Syndrome

    Hand-foot syndrome is also called palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia. It is a side effect of some cancer treatments. Hand-foot syndrome causes redness, swelling, and pain on the palms of the hands and/...

    Headache

    Headache is pain in any region of the head. Headaches may occur on one or both sides of the head, be isolated to a certain location, radiate across the head from one point, or have a viselike quality.

    Heartburn

    Heartburn is a burning pain in your chest, just behind your breastbone. The pain is often worse when lying down or bending over.  Occasional heartburn is common and no cause for alarm. Most peopl...

    Joint Pain

    Pain in the joints can occur due to a variety of factors, including as a side effect of medication.

    Memory

    "Chemo brain" is a common term used by cancer survivors to describe thinking and memory problems that can occur after cancer treatment. Chemo brain can also be called chemo fog, chemotherapy-related c...

    Mouth/Throat Sores

    Mouth or canker sores, also called aphthous ulcers, are small, shallow lesions that develop on the soft tissues in your mouth or at the base of your gums. Unlike cold sores, canker sores don't occur o...

    Muscle Cramps

    A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contraction of one or more of your muscles. If you've ever been awakened in the night or stopped in your tracks by a sudden charley horse, you know that musc...

    Nausea

    Nausea is a "sick" or "queasy" feeling in your stomach.

    Necrosis of the Jaw

    Osteonecrosis of the jaw, commonly called ONJ, occurs when the jaw bone is exposed and begins to starve from a lack of blood. Osteo means bone and necrosis means death. As the name indicates, the bone...

    Numbness & Tingling

    Numbness and Tingling can happen for a variety of reasons. A more severe form of this is termed Neuropathy, which is damage to or disease affecting nerves, which may impair sensation, movement, gland ...

    Rash/Skin Issues

    Various rashes and skin problems can occur while taking cancer drugs. The effect of symptoms can range from mild to severe.

    Swelling

    Edema is swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in your body's tissues. Although edema can affect any part of your body, it's most commonly noticed in the hands, arms, feet, ankles and legs.

    Taste Changes

    Dysgeusia or parageusia is a distortion of the sense of taste. Dysgeusia is also often associated with ageusia, which is the complete lack of taste, and hypogeusia, which is a decrease in taste sensit...

    Watery Eyes

    Watery eyes can be due to various factors, including increased tearing, or epiphora. This can lead to eye irritation and inflammation. In some cases, the eyelid may need to be repaired in order t...

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