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Chemotherapy’s Difficult Side Effects

As dedicated mesothelioma attorneys, Williams Hart cares about our patients as people, not only as clients. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, we want you to be as comfortable and healthy as possible while dealing with your illness. To complement the other article on nausea caused by chemotherapy, this article will examine some other common side effects of mesothelioma treatment.

Suppressed Immune System

Your immune system may not be as strong as usual while you are undergoing treatment, so be careful about germs; even a simple cold can create trouble for someone with a compromised immune system. Keep your hands clean and be careful around anyone with a contagious illness. If your doctor recommends it, you may want to wear a face mask for extra protection. Consult with your doctor before taking vitamins or any over the counter medicine.

Memory Loss

Many chemotherapy patients report memory loss and difficulty thinking clearly, a problem commonly known as “chemo brain.” Word games and other puzzles can help exercise your mind, while helping you pass the time at a doctor’s appointment. Keeping detailed “to do” lists can also help you compensate for short-term memory problems. Some patients report that mild exercise also helped with this problem.


In rare cases, some types of chemotherapy can damage patients’ hearts. Take care of your heart by eating as well as possible and doing some mild exercise when you can. Talk to your doctor about other ways to protect your heart.

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