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What are the side effects of chemotherapy for eye cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Chemotherapy causes a variety of well-known side effects. In the process of attacking cancerous lymphocytes, it can also weaken healthy blood cells. This produces general exhaustion and susceptibility to infection. It also causes nausea and loss of appetite. Exercise can counteract these effects to some degree. Intraocular injections, if appropriate, can diminish the occurrence of these side effects in the first place.

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