Tricks To Minimizing Side Effects Of Chemotherapy

Thanks to modern chemotherapy treatments and doctor recommendations the side effects of chemotherapy go down to a mininum. Elemination of side effects and maintenance of the high quality of life during treatment increases the treatment success by increasing compliance of treatment.

Liv Hospital Ankara, Medical Oncology Specialist Gökhan Erdem M.D. drawed attention that before starting the treatment, patients and their relatives should be informed about the disease and treatment-related side effects. Gökhan Erdem “ In chemotherapy lack of information creates more negative effect, reducing compliance with treatment.” he said.

Gökhan Erdem M.D. told about the tricks to minimizing side effects of chemotherapy

  • Wash your hands frequently with antibacterial soap.
  • Try to avoid infectious diseases.
  • Have a good and balanced diet.
  • Keep on your social life.
  • Not consume alcohol and cigarette.
  • Follow the exercise program that is recommended by your doctor to prevent muscle loss.
  • Start the day with a light breakfast on the days of chemotherapy.
  • Drink plenty of water.

 

HG

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