Here are some of the more common side effects caused by chemotherapy:
Easy bruising and bleeding.
Anemia (low red blood cell counts)
Nausea and vomiting.
Similarly one may ask, are chemo and radiation done at the same time?
Giving Chemo and Radiation Therapy at Same Time Offers Same Benefits as Sequential Timing. If early-stage breast cancer is going to be treated with both chemotherapy and external beam radiation therapy, chemotherapy usually is given first. Radiation generally starts after chemotherapy is done.
How long is a cycle of chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy is typically given in cycles, which is a treatment followed by a period of rest. A cycle can last one or more days, but is usually one, two, three or four weeks long. A course of chemotherapy is comprised of multiple cycles. Each course is different, but generally consists of four to six cycles.