Initially, when I checked out the info-graphic I thought, "Wow, this is great information". It really is! Then I realized that I had experience with most of the side-effects and my thoughts changed to, "Wow, this is depressing" "chemo sucks". Unfortunately, these side effects exist. Fortunately, there are ways to help combat (note: help, not eliminate) them. So while it is unfortunate that the current cancer treatment is so incredibly harsh on the body, I feel it is important to be educated so that you can work to reduce those side effects, improve healing, and maintain a high quality of life during cancer treatment and beyond.
Below you will find the very informative info-graphic with links to the Healthline website. Since I have had more than my fair share of experience with chemo, I have added some tips and strategies I have learned to retain health and minimize side effects during treatment and beyond.
Chemotherapy affects most of the body's systems
(taken from: Healthline)