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    How will this treatment affect my daily life?

    I'm starting chemo treatment for cervical cancer and would like to know how the treatment will affect my day to day living? Will I be able to work, exercise, and perform my usual activities?
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  • ACCF’s Vision is to protect and enhance women’s health by eliminating cervical cancer and enabling treatment for women with cervical cancer and related health issues, … View Profile

    ACCF's Medical Advisory Panelist Dr Gino Pecoraro has advised: “Ideally, you should discuss this with your oncologist because it depends on which regime you are on, how extensive the spread is, your previous health and activity, your age, any other medical issues you may have including whether you had surgery prior and is undergoing radiation at the same time and a thousand other variables.
     
    Most people undergoing chemotherapy report tiredness, decreased energy levels and altered taste.  The hospital will give more specific advice and I strongly recommend you discuss specific concerns with the doctor prescribing your particular drugs.
     
    Finally, patients on chemo have good days and bad days, it may be that the day or so AFTER your infusion is the worst for any side effects and they may last for a very variable length of time.” We hope this helps and wish you very best with your treatment.

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