Other Side Effects

Other side effects that may be unusual or not included in other categories such as edema, epistaxis, conjunctivitis, cardiac toxicity, cataracts, gynecomastia, adrenal failure, fatigue and insomnia.


Arthralgias and Myalgias

Arthralgia is joint pain and myalgia is muscle pain. Both can be caused by treatment for cancer. 

Adrenal Failure

Adrenal failure, or adrenal insufficiency, is when the adrenal glands are no longer working correctly and it interferes with hormone production. 

Cardiac Toxicity

Cardiac toxicity is a side effect of cancer treatment that results in damage to the heart muscle or valves.

Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye.

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis, often called “pink eye”, is inflammation or redness of the membrane that covers the eye.

Edema

Edema is the buildup of fluid within the body tissues.

Fatiga y Cáncer

OncoLink, el primer recurso de cáncer de la Web, provee información comprensiva sobre la fatiga asociada al cáncer, ofrece recursos de cáncer que resaltan información importante sobre la fatiga y la anemia durante el tratamiento del cáncer, y discute el papel de la quimioterapia y la radioterapia como principales causas de la fatiga.

Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is the enlargement of breast tissue in men. 

Hepatotoxicity

Hepatotoxicity is liver damage. The liver can be damaged by some treatments for cancer. 

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