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Physical Effects

Chemotherapy and Other Drug Therapies Children treated with chemotherapy, drug therapy or other therapies may be at increased risk for the following side effects. Click here to read more about these side effects. Fatigue Growth delays Thyroid dysfunction Infertility, including premature ovarian failure and premature menopause in girls and low testosterone levels and sperm counts in boys Hearing loss Bone or joint pain Secondary cancers, such as acute myeloid leukem ...

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Side Effects

Both cancer therapy and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) can sometimes produce side effects. For most patients, side effects are temporary and subside once the body adjusts to therapy or when therapy is completed. For other patients, side effects can be more severe, sometimes requiring hospitalization. The side effects of chemotherapy may vary, depending on the drugs used and the overall health of the patient.  Before you undergo treatment, talk with your doctor about pot ...

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Patient Well-Being During Treatment

Other Helpful Organizations

In addition to our programs and services for blood cancer patients, families and caregivers, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is pleased to offer an extensive directory of national and international resources. It may be helpful for you to browse each section to discover all that's offered.

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Managing Your Cancer

Just Diagnosed? Get all your questions answered here.

Get One-on-One, Personalized Support. Our Information Specialists provide disease and treatment information, clinical-trial searches, and financial and social support. Please consider a donation to LLS so we can continue to provide patient support and education and fund research to improve outcomes for all blood cancer patients.   ...

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Treatment

Suggested Reading

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis, treatment or long-term survival issues can sometimes be overwhelming or confusing. If you're an adult patient or the caregiver of an adult patient, there are books that can help you find ways to better manage your new responsibilities. Browse the list below for books that can help you cope.

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