Chemotherapy: If You Are Considering It
Questions to ask your doctor if you are considering chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy's Effects on Organs/Body Systems
Because anticancer drugs are made to kill growing cells, they also affect normal, fast-growing cells such as blood cells forming in the bone marrow and cells in the digestive tract, reproductive system, and hair follicles. Some anticancer drugs may affect cells of vital organs, such as the heart, kidney, bladder, lungs, and nervous system.