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Potential Side Effects of Chemotherapy for Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Origin

Chemotherapy affects both normal cells and cancer cells. Side effects depend on the type and amount of drugs you take. Here are some common side effects that people with carcinoma of unknown primary origin (CUP) have when they take chemotherapy. Ask your doctor which ones are the most common for the drugs you are taking.

  • Appetite loss

  • Blood count change

  • Bruising and bleeding

  • Diarrhea

  • Hair loss

  • Infection

  • Mouth sores

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Tiredness and fatigue

Ask your doctor or chemotherapy nurse to help you ease these side effects.