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    uncancer published a blog post How is weight gain related to cancer treatment?
    Maintaining proper body weight during cancer treatment can be difficult. Because during this time some people lose weight, some people gain weight. There is no harm if a slight increase in weight during the treatment of cancer, but if the weight gain is too much, one needs to be careful. Weight gain and cancer Weight gain is the most common side effect in some cancers and in some treatments. For example, more than half of people with breast cancer gain weight during the treatment. Studies show that excess weight gain during treatment is directly related to the poor chance of recovery. Also, being overweight before starting treatment can increase the risk of further complications during recovery. There is a risk of having side effects like high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart problems. Why do cancer treatments can cause weight gain? Cancer treatments like chemotherapy, steroid treatment, and hormone treatments can lead to weight gain in different...
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    uncancer published a blog post Side effects of cancer treatment - Uncancer
    There are several side effects cancer treatments and cancer can cause. When treatment affects healthy tissues or organs, side effects are unavoidable. These can be different for each person and for different medicines and kinds of treatment. Long-term side effects are rare in modern chemotherapy. Following are common side effects of cancer treatment: Nausea Vomiting Nausea and vomiting are very common side effects that can be caused by chemotherapy. They go away slowly during the recovery phase of the chemo cycle or after the end of treatment. Presumably, doctors prescribe medications to manage nausea and vomiting so this can be controlled. Fatigue Fatigue is another common side effect of chemotherapy. Some people notice that they feel a little more tired than usual during this post-chemo cycle. This fatigue goes away over time after treatment is finished. Mental Health Chemotherapy can affect mental health as some people may have a mild decline in the ability to...
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