Before you undergo treatment, talk with your doctor about potential side effects. Drugs and other therapies can prevent or manage many side effects.
The side effects of treatment will depend on many factors, including type of treatment and dosage, the age of the patient and coexisting medical conditions. Therapy may induce fatigue, nausea, fever, chills, dizziness, shortness of breath, peripheral neuropathy (tingling, burning, numbness or pain in the hands or feet), temporary loss of hair and other side effects.
Side-effects management is important. If you are having any concerns about your side effects, talk to your doctor to get help. Most side effects are temporary and resolve when treatment is completed.
To read about specific side effects of the drugs used to treat MF, visit Drug Listings.
- Managing Side Effects
- Integrative Medicine and Complementary and Alternative Therapies
- Download lists of questions to ask your doctor
- FDA drug information webpage
- Download or order The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s free booklet, Understanding Side Effects of Drug Therapy