Types of Chemotherapy Drugs
- Nausea and vomiting
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Hair loss
- Low red blood cell count
- Weakened immune system
Newer Treatment Approaches
- Decreased appetite
- A skin reaction called hand-foot syndrome
- Fever and chills
- Back pain
- Pain and stiffness in the joints
Chemotherapy for prostate cancer. American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/ProstateCancer/DetailedGuide/prostate-cancer-treating-chemotherapy. Updated September 4, 2012. Accessed September 20, 2012.
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated August 3, 2014. Accessed September 20, 2012.
Prostate cancer. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated September 13, 2012. Accessed September 20, 2012.
- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
- Review Date: 09/2015 -
- Update Date: 09/17/2014 -