Life With Cancer
Q&A: Cancer Side Effects
Your doctor has probably talked about any side effects your child might have from cancer treatment. Side effects like reduced fertility all depend on the diagnosis, type of treatment, and the doses of medicines or radiation. Everyone is different, so it's best to bring any questions or worries up with your child's medical team.
Side effects can range from tiredness and flu-like symptoms to hair loss and blood clotting problems. Because it's hard for doctors to predict how the body will react, a child who is being treated for cancer is closely monitored. Doctors weigh the amount and severity of side effects against the benefits of treatments.