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.

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