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What are the side effects of chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer?

John A. Chabot
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
The side effects of chemotherapy vary on the type and dose of drugs given, as well as the length of treatment. Some of the more common side effects associated with chemotherapy are hair loss, fatigue, mouth sores, nausea and vomiting. These side effects typically go away when treatment is stopped.

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