While undergoing treatment for cancer, you may experience a range of side effects. Each person's experience is unique and side effects will vary depending on the type of treatment you receive. Knowing how to manage these symptoms can help make your treatment experience a more positive one.


Fatigue is the most commonly experienced side effect of cancer treatment. The cancer fatigue program at CoxHealth can help you combat cancer related fatigue.  

Mucositis/Mouth Sores 

Mouth sores can be caused by some types of chemotherapy and by radiation therapy targeted at the head and neck areas.  


Not all people experience nausea and vomiting, and this can usually be managed with prescription medication.  

Hair Loss (Alopecia) 

Not all cancer treatments cause hair loss, and it is extremely variable. Wigs and hats are available in the Allenbrand Resource Center at Hulston Cancer Center.  


Diarrhea can be managed through changes in diet.  

Low Blood Counts 

Throughout treatment, you will have lab work done to monitor your blood counts.  


Whether you are male or female, some cancer treatments can affect your fertility and your ability to have children.  

Peripheral Neuropathy 

Peripheral nerves control sensations and movements in our arms and legs. Peripheral neuropathy can cause pain, numbness, tingling, swelling or muscle weakness.