Advertisement

When should I call for help if I am receiving chemotherapy?

If you are receiving chemotherapy, here is when you should call for help:
  • If you have a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or the emergency medical service number for your area.
  • If you are experiencing unexpected or severe side effects from the medication -- such as rash, fever, or excessive or unusual bleeding -- call your doctor.

Continue Learning about Chemotherapy For Cancer

Dancing Away from Chemo-Induced Neuropathy
Dancing Away from Chemo-Induced Neuropathy
When Tina Fey played real-life war correspondent Kim Barker in the movie Whiskey Tango Foxtrot some reviewers thought the script was off-balance. The ...
Read More
What are possible sexual side effects of chemotherapy?
Jan L. Shifren, MDJan L. Shifren, MD
Many of the side effects of chemotherapy, such as fatigue, nausea, hair loss, weight changes, an...
More Answers
How should I eat before starting chemotherapy?
Intermountain HealthcareIntermountain Healthcare
Even if your cancer treatment has not yet begun, start eating as well as you can right away. Make su...
More Answers
How Can Cancer Treatment Affect My Sexual Health?
How Can Cancer Treatment Affect My Sexual Health?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.