The Unexpected Side Effects Of Chemotherapy

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Madhulika Sikka, executive editor, NPR
Suleika Jaouad, writes the "Life, Interrupted" column for the New York Times Well blog

Undergoing chemotherapy is an unpleasant and often disruptive experience that can radically transform a cancer patient's life. From nausea and hair loss, to so-called "chemo-brain" and "metal mouth," the side effects can vary drastically and many are unexpected.



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